Women's Vanguard Heritage

Women's Vanguard Heritage

$47.99 $47.99 - $89.99

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.


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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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Brooks Running Heritage Collection

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Vanguard
 
4.6

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (59)
  • Lightweight (55)
  • Cushions impact (29)
  • Good traction (19)
  • Durable (18)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor arch support (5)

Best Uses

  • Walking (48)
  • Work (24)
  • Dry conditions (19)
  • Gym (5)
  • With orthotics/inserts (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      83% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (57 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (55), Low arch (4), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (35), Enthusiast (17), Gym rat (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), Yes (4)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A note about apricot ...

This review is specific to the apricot color: the stitching on the inside around the "t" is rough and rubs the tops of my toes. With this shoe I wear a...Read complete review

This review is specific to the apricot color: the stitching on the inside around the "t" is rough and rubs the tops of my toes. With this shoe I wear a thin sock liner, so back they will go. I will say, I also have this shoe in the grey/white and it is the MOST comfortable shoe for everyday wear and looks great with jeans or sporty skirts. The sole does show wear quickly, but that doesn't seem to affect the cushion inside after 1 year.

Reviewed by 66 customers

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5.0

Excellent!!!

By 

from Oklahoma

About Me Rarely Work Out

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Walking

    Comments about Vanguard:

    Love this shoe!!! Comfortable, fits great, and looks stylish!!! I Definitely 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 them!!

    By 

    from Lewisburg, Pa

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Weather
      • Gym
      • Walking

      Comments about Vanguard:

      Love these shoes!

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

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      5.0

      Love these retro sneakers

      By 

      from Hopkinsville,KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I wear these as everyday casual 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

        Good and stylish

        By 

        from albuquerque, nm

        About Me Gym Rat

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Traction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vanguard:

            This is a great shoe just to be comfortable while looking stylish. I'd order a 1/2 size up if I were you!

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

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            5.0

            Soft and comfortable

            By 

            from Eugene, OR

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Stability

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Walking
            • With Orthotics/Inserts

            Comments about Vanguard:

            I wear these shoes for casual events. I put my orthotics in them and they fit fine.

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

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            5.0

            Vintage Heaven

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Arch Support
            • Poor Traction

            Best Uses

            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Vanguard:

            Vintage look while at work for a pop of color

            • 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

            Totally dig these.

            By 

            from Berkeley

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Vanguard:

              I really appreciate the color combos and style of these shoes. I would really love for there to be a non leather version.

              • 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

              I LOVE these shoes

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking
                • Work

                Comments about Vanguard:

                These are awesome, I just wear them around the office. But, they are comfy, stylish and I get a ton of compliments!

                • 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 this shoe!

                By 

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trail Running
                  • Walking

                  Comments about Vanguard:

                  I really like this shoe for running. It fits well and is comfortable for all day wear, too.

                  • 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

                  #teamhappy

                  By 

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Trendy
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    Comments about Vanguard:

                    I have a very unique style/look and love these shoes! My fiancé wasn't a fan at all, but my first time wearing them I received two compliments! (from women of course) You can't beat the sale price. Don't contemplate, just buy them lol.

                    I would've ordered a half size smaller than my brooks running shoes (I have the pure grit 3's and the glycerin 12's) but the half size smaller wasn't available in the color I wanted. These shoes are a perfect fit with a pair of socks.

                    Worth every penny

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

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