Vans has been in the game since 66' and these kicks are classic. They are really comfy and the easiness of slip on and off is great. The tongue uses an elastic on the sides to keep them tight and allow ease of entry. I find that these fit about .5 big, like all vulk sole sneakers. I normally wear a 10 in something like nike dunks or cup sole skate shoes. I am rocking a 9.5 in these and I like it.
Good lifestyle sneaks. Not running shoes by any mean. Your feet will hurt if you try and run even a 100 feet in these. For skating I found them to be basic and have lots of feel. They did shred pretty easy, but I expected it