I've had a few Vans before and I will say that these are quite different. The shoes are unlike the Eras or Authentics, which I like. They fit nicely except for the fact that the heels are not very supported. Before you wear them in, taking a long stride can knock the heel right off. I got the Ombre colorway and I just want to say, if you're getting these shoes, get them in the Ombre style. The colors really complement each other without being too flashy. The shoes are real head-turners, but aren't over the top. If you are planning on getting a pair of shoes for the summer or spring, I would suggest these.