Men's Vanguard Heritage

Men's Vanguard Heritage
Brooks Vanguard Men's Vintage Running Shoes

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$47.99 $47.99 - $74.99

Style #110166

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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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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Vanguard
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Good traction (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Walking (8)
  • Dry conditions (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      67% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (14 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (10), Low arch (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cool Kicks

I wanted a pair of retro running shoes and these are it. I do run, but not in these. They are a bit wide on me, but I have narrow feet. They...Read complete review

I wanted a pair of retro running shoes and these are it. I do run, but not in these. They are a bit wide on me, but I have narrow feet. They look great, and are comfortable. They do wear a bit quickly. The soles can get a bit torn up around the edges and the leather part isn't as durable as I would hope. But I am very happy with my purchase. Another pro is that they stay clean easily. And I like the laces as well. Solid 4/5

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Be very careful about size

Love the look of the vintage line. The originals back in the 70s were my first real running shoes in high school. The web site stated to buy them a half size smaller than...Read complete review

Love the look of the vintage line. The originals back in the 70s were my first real running shoes in high school. The web site stated to buy them a half size smaller than what you run in, but I stayed with my 11 running size. They were still very narrow which I don't remember the originals being and still about a full size too small. I will get another pair when I can find a store that carries Brooks that I can try on and find the correct size that I need. Otherwise I think it will become a few series of back and forth the set the right size.

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4.0

Looks good, feels great

By 

from NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vanguard:

Good pair.

  • 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

Great retro sneaker

By 

from Chelsea, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Chillin'
    • Dry Weather
    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    Great sneaker. Super lightweight. They remind me of the Nike Cortez but with better style and comfort. I've had them for about 2 weeks, worn them 3 or 4 times and I really like them. Go a half a size smaller for best fit.

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

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    4.0

    Cool Kicks

    By 

    from San Antonio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Casual
    • Skate

    Comments about Vanguard:

    I wanted a pair of retro running shoes and these are it. I do run, but not in these. They are a bit wide on me, but I have narrow feet. They look great, and are comfortable. They do wear a bit quickly. The soles can get a bit torn up around the edges and the leather part isn't as durable as I would hope. But I am very happy with my purchase. Another pro is that they stay clean easily. And I like the laces as well. Solid 4/5

    • 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 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Flame red and blue vanguards

    By 

    from Cleveland

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      Love the look. Love the feel

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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will buy these again.

      By 

      from No Hoilly wood Ca

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight
      • Responsive

      Cons

      • Haven't Had An Issue Y
      • Haven't Had An Issue Ye

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      He loves the color. Awsome color and very light weight.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      As usual. The best.

      By 

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Gym Rat

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Traction

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      Love them

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

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      responses

      By 

      from Knasas City, MO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Comments about Vanguard:

        The shoes are the exact look I was looking for at this time.

        The t shirt was ordered asa 2xl and showed up as a small.

        • 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 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I didn't buy these for running. Having recently moved from a very un-walkable city, to Seattle, where I walk everywhere, I realized quickly that it's time to retire the Vans. These are great, comfortable, casual shoes that are perfect for lots of walking.

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

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great feeling and good looking shor

          By 

          from The UP of Michigan

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Heels Are Noise
          • The Heel Leather Sounds L

          Best Uses

          • Casual

          Comments about Vanguard:

          Cool shoes

          • 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

          Great retro sneaker

          By 

          from Arlington, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Cute
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Arch Support
          • Squeaky

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard:

            I love these shoes. I wear a women's 10 and a men's 8, and the 8 fits perfectly. The burgundy looks great and overall the retro look is perfect. I wouldn't mind a little more arch support, especially because there's not room to add a inserts. My only other concern is that they're so squeaky! I think k they'll be better once I break them in a little more. Overall a great shoe for casual wear.

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

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