Women's Vanguard

Brooks Vanguard Women's Vintage Running Shoes

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$84.99

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.


> See the Men's Vanguard


> Learn more about the Brooks Heritage Collection


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Vanguard
 
4.6

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (34)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Durable (9)
  • Arch support (8)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (4)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (25)
  • Work (13)
  • Dry conditions (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (30 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      91% 

      (32 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (31), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Enthusiast (11), Gym rat (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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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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

Retro, comfy, perfect

By SCG in RVA

from Richmond, VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer
Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • Work

    Comments about Vanguard:

    I wear these to work in a business casual setting, and everywhere I go now! They are so incredibly comfortable. I also appreciate that with no-show socks I can wear these with cropped pants.

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

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Discovering Brooks

    from Providence, RI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Arch Support
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      Really like these. I'm very particular in needing good arch support and had looked at several styles online since I needed something casual that I'm hoping to use in Europe for a lot of walking. These are great--agree w/prior reveiwers that out of the box they seem almost like an inexpensive sneaker, due to being lightweight, but they have great support and cushioning which is a rarity these days! Highly recommend.

      • 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 these shoes!!!!

      By Ms sore feet

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Vanguard:

        So comfortable .I can easily wear them all day. Thet areally light too. Can't beat these shoes for style, comfort and price.

        • 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

        Perfect day shoe

        By Emma

        from Dc

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Arch Support

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        Love them. Use them as a casual show to wear with shorts, around town, travel. Cute. Comfortable. Lightweight. Stylish. Perfect.

        • 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

        Lovely shoe

        By AmandaOSU

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Nice Looking

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Errand Shoe
          • Walking
          • With Orthotics/Inserts
          • Work

          Comments about Vanguard:

          So glad I found this shoe and it was on sale! So comfortable and nice enough to wear to work with dress pants or with gym clothes to run errands.

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

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