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Old 07-04-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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How do Vans shoes fit?

I want to buy some Hello Kitty Vans for my daughter as a birthday surprise and she's an 11, maybe a 12. So if Vans run big, 11s might be perfect. Any experience? Thanks.

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Old 07-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

They used to run big, I would go in and try some on yourself and see how the style fits you, then you will know whether to get her the exact size or size down or up for her.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

Maybe you could take a pair of her shoes with you to the shop to see how they compare? I think Vans runs big, personally, but then if her feet are growing fast, maybe the extra room would be good?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:39 PM   #4
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

I just got my daughter and son vans n they run normal to small I'd say cz daughter wearing 4.5 in stride rite I got a 5 thinking shed have room n her toy at end if 5 n sons ran a lil small to hope that helps
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

We bought Hello Kitty Vans for DD1 last summer and they seemed to run average on her. I will warn you, though, that they didn't last long. She started wearing them in September and wore them about 3 days/week including PE days at school. They had a hole worn through the sole of one heel by April. She's not a kid who's rough on shoes normally. In fact, she's never worn out a pair of shoes before those.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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I have always found them to run wide and short. I love Vans because I have wide feet.
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

They run big. The slip ons do, anyway. My sons normally wear a 12 and a 1...I have a pair of 12s (that belonged to older son) and they are a good finger width too big for my younger son.

ETA: If you can swing it, get both sizes from Zappos! I do that frequently and return the pair that doesn't work. Free shipping both ways!
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I find that slipons in general are hard to size up on. There's nothing to hold the foot in like tight laces kwim?

I think vans run slightly large.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:56 AM   #9
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Re: How do Vans shoes fit?

They do run a little big. We got DS some Yo Gabba Gabba ones awhile back and he wore a hole in the sole pretty quickly. He's never done that with any other shoe.

Undecided on if we'll get more of them. He loved them!
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Slip ons run big, the others not so much. My oldest has skinny feetsies so they were hard to fit. I normally wear a 9 and in Vans I need a 10. That being said, the bottoms do wear out fairly quick for the amount you pay

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