Women's Vanguard

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Brooks Vanguard Women's Vintage Running Shoes

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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


> See the Spring 14 Heritage Collection Lookbook


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4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        71% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    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

    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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    5.0

    Sneaker LOVE!

    By Rora-san

    from Seattle

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Arch Support

    Best Uses

    • Walking
    • With Orthotics/Inserts

    Long time Brooks running shoe wearer, but bought the sneaks for a trip to Tokyo where I would be walking alot but needed a "styled sneaker". Light, smart looking and able to fit my custom orthodics which provided the needed support. Only slight con were the white laces which was easily remedied with a purchase of brown - looks much, much better! I usually don't write product reviews but these shoes really hit the mark - nice job!

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

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    4.0

    Love the color!

    By EB

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Indoor Use

      Stylish, yet practical.

      • 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

      Cute, but...

      By rain runner

      from Seattle

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Walking

        Thought these shoes were really cute. The picture on the website looked red, however, when the shoes arrived they were a dusty pink. Customer service said they'd put the wrong picture up online. So disappointing as I really wanted the red. Returned them only because of the color issue, otherwise the shoes themselves were nice.

        • 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

        Great with anything!

        By KO

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking

          Disclaimer - I'm an employee! I recently went to Europe and loved having these as my comfortable yet stylish go-to walking shoes. When not wanting to stick out like a sore thumb as a tourist it is important to have a cute walking shoe and these were awesome.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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