Women's Vanguard Heritage

Women's Vanguard
Brooks Women's Vanguard Heritage Running Shoes

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$84.99 $55.00

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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Vanguard
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (38)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Cushions impact (17)
  • Arch support (10)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Walking (30)
  • Work (16)
  • Dry conditions (9)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (36), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (20), Enthusiast (13), Gym rat (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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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4.0

comfortable

By 

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    worn only a few times but satisfied so far

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    cute and comfortable

    By 

    from chicago

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cushions Impact
    • Durable
    • Good Arch Support
    • Good Traction
    • Very comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Vanguard:

      I am a dental hygienist and wear the same shoes to work everyday. These offer firm support, yet are very comfortable. Variety of colors, other girls at my work now want a pair!

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Like marshmallows hugging my feet!

      By 

      from Snohomish, WA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I absolutely love these shoes. I really just thought they would look cute with a skirt and reasonably supportive, which they do and are. I never expected them to be so amazingly comfortable. I'm training for my second half marathon, but this is the first time I've followed a strict program, so my feet are demanding comfortable shoes with good support between runs. They really feel like marshmallow foot hugs, I love them! Great job again Brooks!

        • 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

        Cute, Comfy, and Versatile

        By 

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I got these after a friend ordered a pair and fell in love with them. I like them, because they are cushioned, have a little arch support, and can be worn to the gym or out with jeans. I got a green color, which looked mint green in the photo, but turned out brighter, but I still like the color. The soles do wear down after lots of walking and use, but the shoe itself has held up well. I would recommend these for walking, style, travel, or going to the gym, but not running.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Baby blue

        By 

        from No Hoilly wood Ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I walk on them all day. I love the color. Very lightweight. I would certainly recommend them to others people.

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Retro, comfy, perfect

          By 

          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 

            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 

              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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Perfect day shoe

                By 

                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

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Lovely shoe

                By 

                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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