Women's Vanguard Heritage

Women's Vanguard Heritage

$48.99 $48.99 - $89.99

Style #120159

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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  • Color: 955

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100 Year History

The Brooks Heritage Collection celebrates our rich running history by paying tribute to the classic footwear models that catapulted us into the running boom of the 1970s. This specially curated collection has evolved season over season, weaving together style and technology to encompass decades of progress building the best gear for runners.

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Brooks Running Heritage Collection

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Vanguard
 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (54)
  • Lightweight (51)
  • Cushions impact (26)
  • Durable (16)
  • Good traction (16)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor arch support (5)

Best Uses

  • Walking (45)
  • Work (23)
  • Dry conditions (15)
  • Gym (4)
  • With orthotics/inserts (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (49 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (51), Low arch (4), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (33), Enthusiast (16), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Form & Function

I ordered the bright blue color - and they are beauties! I have a super neutral wardrobe and wanted a "fun" pair of tennies. I am an avid runner but wanted...Read complete review

I ordered the bright blue color - and they are beauties! I have a super neutral wardrobe and wanted a "fun" pair of tennies. I am an avid runner but wanted something more casual/stylish to wear to work and out and about. I stuck with my normal shoe size and ordered the 7.5 - I have been wearing thin, low-rise socks and they fit great. After the first two wears, I had a little rubbing at the top of the heel and on the top of my foot under the tongue, but they're perfectly comfortable now. I've only had them a couple weeks so I cannot speak to their durability or support while training/running. For casual everyday wear, the support is great and they arrived in just two days' time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A note about apricot ...

This review is specific to the apricot color: the stitching on the inside around the "t" is rough and rubs the tops of my toes. With this shoe I wear a...Read complete review

This review is specific to the apricot color: the stitching on the inside around the "t" is rough and rubs the tops of my toes. With this shoe I wear a thin sock liner, so back they will go. I will say, I also have this shoe in the grey/white and it is the MOST comfortable shoe for everyday wear and looks great with jeans or sporty skirts. The sole does show wear quickly, but that doesn't seem to affect the cushion inside after 1 year.

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5.0

Vintage Heaven

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Arch Support
  • Poor Traction

Best Uses

  • Walking
  • Work

Comments about Vanguard:

Vintage look while at work for a pop of color

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

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5.0

Totally dig these.

By 

from Berkeley

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    I really appreciate the color combos and style of these shoes. I would really love for there to be a non leather version.

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

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    5.0

    I LOVE these shoes

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Vanguard:

      These are awesome, I just wear them around the office. But, they are comfy, stylish and I get a ton of compliments!

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

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      5.0

      Love this shoe!

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Running
        • Walking

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I really like this shoe for running. It fits well and is comfortable for all day wear, too.

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

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        5.0

        #teamhappy

        By 

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Trendy
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I have a very unique style/look and love these shoes! My fiancé wasn't a fan at all, but my first time wearing them I received two compliments! (from women of course) You can't beat the sale price. Don't contemplate, just buy them lol.

          I would've ordered a half size smaller than my brooks running shoes (I have the pure grit 3's and the glycerin 12's) but the half size smaller wasn't available in the color I wanted. These shoes are a perfect fit with a pair of socks.

          Worth every penny

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

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          5.0

          Love the slender look

          By 

          from Arkansas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Gym
            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Vanguard:

            Great for everyday wear
            have a slim look, even though they only come in M width
            Suede makes it perfect for winter and cooler weather wear
            Wish there were a year-round shoe just like it

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

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            4.0

            everyday sneakers

            By 

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Arch Support
            • Poor Cushioning

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Vanguard:

            These shoes are great for everyday wear. They are lightweight, without a lot of cushioning so would not be great for long periods of standing, however.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little sneaker

            By 

            from Fairfield, CT

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Vanguard:

              Love these - bought these mainly to have a cute commuting shoe (I walk a few miles a day commuting). I was sick of commuting in work shoes and these are pretty adorable even with a suit. Wasn't considering running in them but I may try, they're really comfortable and super lightweight. Overall very pleased.

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

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              5.0

              Love These Shoes

              By 

              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Gym
                • Perfect Cross Training
                • Walking
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Vanguard:

                Trim outer sole. Flexible, light and comfortable. Low profile tread stays clean and free of debris.

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

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                5.0

                Want these in every color!

                By 

                from Texas

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Good Traction
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Looking Trendy

                  Comments about Vanguard:

                  I love these! I wear them with my jeggings, and they are the perfect low profile retro shoe. The soles are "squishy"... so comfortable. I feel like I'm walking on pillows. I'd love to have these in an array of colors... Red would be nice. (You hearing this Brooks?) They are a great casual shoe.

                  My foot is slightly narrow, and they fit great. Keep that in mind when considering width.

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

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