Men's Vanguard

Brooks Vanguard Men's Vintage Running Shoes

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$84.99 $55.00

Style #110166

Originally introduced in 1976, the Brooks Vanguard captures the essence of the 1970's running boom utilizing clean design lines, rich aesthetic, and classic styling with an iconic T-toe. The Vanguard features a real pigskin upper, as well as Brooks iconic Octopi outsole for traction, which has been recreated along with a pebbled Chevron and heel tab for opulence. The Vanguard is the signature shoe in the Spring 2014 launch as it embodies the running past and fashion-forward approach the Heritage collection defines itself by.

Please note: The Vanguard pays tribute to its original design, but this modern refresh is not a performance running shoe. As everyday kicks, you may wish to choose a half size smaller than your Brooks running shoes.


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Vanguard
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Comfortable (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Walking (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (7), Low arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great retro sneaker

I love these shoes. I wear a women's 10 and a men's 8, and the 8 fits perfectly. The burgundy looks great and overall the retro look is perfect. I wouldn't mind a...Read complete review

I love these shoes. I wear a women's 10 and a men's 8, and the 8 fits perfectly. The burgundy looks great and overall the retro look is perfect. I wouldn't mind a little more arch support, especially because there's not room to add a inserts. My only other concern is that they're so squeaky! I think k they'll be better once I break them in a little more. Overall a great shoe for casual wear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be very careful about size

Love the look of the vintage line. The originals back in the 70s were my first real running shoes in high school. The web site stated to buy them a half size smaller than...Read complete review

Love the look of the vintage line. The originals back in the 70s were my first real running shoes in high school. The web site stated to buy them a half size smaller than what you run in, but I stayed with my 11 running size. They were still very narrow which I don't remember the originals being and still about a full size too small. I will get another pair when I can find a store that carries Brooks that I can try on and find the correct size that I need. Otherwise I think it will become a few series of back and forth the set the right size.

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5.0

As usual. The best.

By 

from Minneapolis

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Traction

Best Uses

  • Dry Weather
  • Walking

Comments about Vanguard:

Love them

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Low Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

Comment on this review

 
4.0

responses

By 

from Knasas City, MO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    The shoes are the exact look I was looking for at this time.

    The t shirt was ordered asa 2xl and showed up as a small.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      I didn't buy these for running. Having recently moved from a very un-walkable city, to Seattle, where I walk everywhere, I realized quickly that it's time to retire the Vans. These are great, comfortable, casual shoes that are perfect for lots of walking.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great feeling and good looking shor

      By 

      from The UP of Michigan

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Heels Are Noise
      • The Heel Leather Sounds L

      Best Uses

      • Casual

      Comments about Vanguard:

      Cool shoes

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great retro sneaker

      By 

      from Arlington, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Cute
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Arch Support
      • Squeaky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I love these shoes. I wear a women's 10 and a men's 8, and the 8 fits perfectly. The burgundy looks great and overall the retro look is perfect. I wouldn't mind a little more arch support, especially because there's not room to add a inserts. My only other concern is that they're so squeaky! I think k they'll be better once I break them in a little more. Overall a great shoe for casual wear.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Quality left behind

        By 

        from TN

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Looks good

        Cons

        • Fabriccard Board Glue
        • Made Cheap
        • Poor Arch Support
        • Poor Cushioning
        • Poor Stability
        • Poor Traction
        • Uncomfortable
        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Disposable
        • For Show

        Comments about Vanguard:

        The retro styling is good. All of the Vanguard line are horrible cheap shoes.
        There only use is fashion. Do not waste your money.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Low Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        A little narrow

        By 

        from TX

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        Great for casual use and while they are a little narrow, you get used to it and forget about it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Love them

        By 

        from Louisville, KY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual wear

          Comments about Vanguard:

          These shoes look awesome and are super comfortable, but are definitely meant for casual wear and not training. Fit runs about one full size smaller than dress shoes, but the same as I wear in another northwestern based athletic brand.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Be very careful about size

          By 

          from Pompano Beach, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Vintage Model From My Pas

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Work

          Comments about Vanguard:

          Love the look of the vintage line. The originals back in the 70s were my first real running shoes in high school. The web site stated to buy them a half size smaller than what you run in, but I stayed with my 11 running size. They were still very narrow which I don't remember the originals being and still about a full size too small. I will get another pair when I can find a store that carries Brooks that I can try on and find the correct size that I need. Otherwise I think it will become a few series of back and forth the set the right size.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels too narrow
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Classic Style Shoe

          By 

          from Chicago

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Vanguard:

            Great shoe for anyone who wants a classic looking shoe, and who thinks that models like the Asic Onitsuka Tiger's heel is too narrow.

            Very comfortable and looks great.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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