Women's Vanguard

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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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Reviews

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Vanguard
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (12)
  • Work (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      85% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (9), Enthusiast (7), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the Casual Stylish Retro Shoe

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Satisfied

Based on other reviews I sized a half size up, but those were too big so I returned for my usual size. The toes are a bit narrow and the shoe feels a bit...Read complete review

Based on other reviews I sized a half size up, but those were too big so I returned for my usual size. The toes are a bit narrow and the shoe feels a bit tight overall, but I decided to keep them. They are supportive and I love the look of the shoe. I'm just crossing my fingers that they will loosen up with wear.

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5.0

LOVE these shoes!

By Violet

from Seattle

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vanguard:

      I got these shoes to replace my Chuck Taylors...because lets face it...those shoes look cool but are not comfortable. ;) The Brooks Vanguard has a hip retro look and the shoes are SO comfortable. I love them!

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      5.0

      Brooks Vanguard

      By Riverrat

      from Providence, Rhode Island

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Wear To Run Errands

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I wear these to work on dress down day with jeans and to do daily shopping.

        • 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

        Nice shoe

        By AustinKimmy

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Use
          • Dog Walking
          • Walking

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I bought the fuschia in a size 8. While at first they felt a bit snug they actually started to feel better the longer I wore them. I'm glad I decided to stick with them because after I first tried them on and they felt tight I decided to send them back. But I waited two weeks, tried them on again and decided to commit to keeping them. I usually wear a size 8.5 with my Brooks Launch for running. But for my casual, walking around shoes I stick to my normal size 8. I'm glad they were out of the gray color, which I originally wanted. It forced me to buy a brighter color, which is good to brighten my wardrobe. They are fun and comfy for my casual shoes. I like the vintage vibe.

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

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          3.0

          Satisfied

          By ECTC

          from North Carolina

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard:

            Based on other reviews I sized a half size up, but those were too big so I returned for my usual size. The toes are a bit narrow and the shoe feels a bit tight overall, but I decided to keep them. They are supportive and I love the look of the shoe. I'm just crossing my fingers that they will loosen up with wear.

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

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            5.0

            LOVE these!

            By APS

            from Arlington, VA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Great For Running Errands
              • Walking

              Comments about Vanguard:

              These are great, comfortable, casual shoes. They are stylish and go with everything!

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

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