Women's Vanguard Heritage

Women's Vanguard Heritage

$48.99 $48.99 - $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.


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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

Collection: Original Colors

Introduced in 1976, the Vanguard captured the essence of the '70s running boom. This modern update embodies our running past and the fashion-forward looks that define the Heritage Collection.

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Brooks Women's Vanguard Heritage Running Shoes

Collection: Mother Nature

Crisp autumn air, the delight of first snowfall, the fragrances of spring, and the summer sun shining down. Each shoe represents a season in earthy nylon, with a seasonal sock liner and a gold-kissed heel tab.

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Vanguard
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (46)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Cushions impact (23)
  • Durable (15)
  • Good traction (15)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Walking (38)
  • Work (21)
  • Dry conditions (14)
  • Gym (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (45 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (45), High arch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (26), Enthusiast (15), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (3)

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.

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5.0

Love These Shoes

By 

from Cincinnati, Ohio

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Weather
    • Gym
    • Perfect Cross Training
    • Walking
    • Wet Weather

    Comments about Vanguard:

    Trim outer sole. Flexible, light and comfortable. Low profile tread stays clean and free of debris.

    • 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

    Want these in every color!

    By 

    from Texas

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Good Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Looking Trendy

      Comments about Vanguard:

      I love these! I wear them with my jeggings, and they are the perfect low profile retro shoe. The soles are "squishy"... so comfortable. I feel like I'm walking on pillows. I'd love to have these in an array of colors... Red would be nice. (You hearing this Brooks?) They are a great casual shoe.

      My foot is slightly narrow, and they fit great. Keep that in mind when considering width.

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

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Runs small

      By 

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Walking
      • Work

      Comments about Vanguard:

      I love the look even though my husband says he is NOT a fan :). Oh well! Comfortable and cute! (I bought the light blue on sale.)

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

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LOVE

      By 

      from chicago,il

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Good Traction
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Weather
        • Walking
        • Work

        Comments about Vanguard:

        I love these shoes! I bought them for a walking vacation because they are super cute with yoga pants, cargo/casural pans, skinny jeans . I walked all over and they were amazing. I also wore to a 2-day trade show and my feet felt great all day!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • 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

        3rd Pair

        By 

        from Township of Washington, New Jersey

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Vanguard:

          Purchased 3 pairs. One for my mom who has some balance issues lately and they work great for her. I purchased another pair in a different color for her as well. Personally, I wear them to work, Phys. Ed Teacher, however I do run track and coach but do not use them for that.

          They are a great sneaker for walking, and standing on my feel all day at work and while coaching at practice and track meets. Very comfortable, good support, and they look good if you are a fashion forward person.

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

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great retro shoe!

          By 

          from Batesville, AR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Narrow / Tight

          Best Uses

          • Dry Weather
          • Walking
          • Work

          Comments about Vanguard:

          I ordered these shoes before my trip to Universal Studios, and I was so happy to have them for the many hours I spent on my feet. They provided plenty of heel cushioning, which is my biggest source of discomfort when spending a lot of time standing. They got a little bit wet during a pop up thunderstorm, but they dried quickly. My only complaint is that they were a tad tight where they narrow on my toes after my feet started swelling by the end of the day. However, I wore them during my whole trip to Orlando and will continue to wear them. Overall, I'm very happy with these shoes! They provide comfort while also being stylish.

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

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          beautyful shoes

          By 

          from Taipei,Taiwan

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Weather
            • Walking
            • Work

            Comments about Vanguard:

            When i received the shoes and thought that it maybe too small to me (usually i take a half big, and this one i took sz6.5)
            Then i put on ,it's fit and i walk all day not trouble to me!
            But when i take off seem a little bit embarrass because the shoe pad also take off!_!
            Maybe my next brooks should take sz7 better.
            Anyway it a good looking and nice shoes.

            • 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 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A note about apricot ...

            By 

            from phila, pa

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walking

              Comments about Vanguard:

              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.

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

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent everyday shoes!

              By 

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Durable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight
              • Responsive
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Weather
                • Gardening
                • Walking

                Comments about Vanguard:

                I don't use these for running; I'm a dancer and I wanted good everyday walking shoes. These are light, but supportive, stylish, and comfortable.

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

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

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