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$84.99
Style #120159

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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.


> See the Men's Vanguard


> Learn more about the Brooks Heritage Collection


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Vanguard
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking (7)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        73% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        91% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too wide

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

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    Navy not black

    By Abigstep

    from Atlanta

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Navy Not Black

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    I really really like this shoe but I thought it was black when they arrived, I realized they were navy.

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

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    5.0

    Love this shoe!

    By anonymous

    from Tucson, Az

    About Me Gym Rat

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vanguard:

        Found these shoes in a women's fitness catalog that was sold out in my size, 10-10 1/2, but tried these in an 11, and they were too big. I then ordered the men's shoe in a 9, and they are perfect. The only difference is the tweed is more muted, not as white/grey. The sole on the men's shows it as being all white, and instead it is like the women's, black and white. They feel very comfortable, and look so good!

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

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        5.0

        extreme comfort for your feet!

        By DC

        from San Francisco

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I wear this shoe everyday walking around San Francisco. It's extremely light weighted, with good support (I stand all day at work and after a full day, my lower back doesn't hurt!) and it's amazingly comfortable. A nice plus - it's good looking! All in a great shoe, highly recommend it!

          • 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 them so much I want to order more

          By Trails trails trails

          from River Falls, WI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Walking

            Comments about Vanguard:

            I plan to wear these shoes walking around. I love the throwback look of them, and I want to purchase them in another color as well. Good job, Brooks. I wish that you could make the running shoes look more throwback 70's with the cushion and support of your wonderful running shoe.

            • 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)

             
            4.0

            Love the Casual Stylish Retro Shoe

            By ThunderThighs

            from Overland Park, KS

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Casual
            • Work

            Comments about Vanguard:

            I too bought the shoes thinking they would be red. I was disappointed with the dusty pink but still liked them enough to keep them. Initially they felt kind of lightweight and cheap for the price, but they've been great. I do appreciate light weight feel and comfty sole. I also LOVE the retro style and having a cute suede shoe from Brooks to wear around when I'm not running. I hope Brooks continues to offer retro casual wear shoes.

            I normally wear a 7 and have somewhat wide feet, so I ordered a 7.5, which ensured I had plenty of toe room. For the record, I saw the film by Bob Anderson called A Long Run (he's the creator of Runner's World) and whenever they showed pictures of the shoe review from the 70s, there were the Brooks that looked like these with the same retro box these come in. I thought that was awesome. Like I said, I hope they keep some of the retro casual apparel/shoe options.

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

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