Size and fit

The Vanguard Heritage’s shoe size may run larger than your favorite Brooks running shoes, as such, it is advised to order a pair 0.5 size smaller than your normal size. Men’s shoes are available in sizes 7-13 while the women’s versions are offered in sizes 6-11.

Although the sneaker’s design was rooted from a running shoe, this lifestyle shoe does not promise to provide the same type of support its predecessor offered.

Brooks Vanguard Heritage Style

Sporty and stylish, the Brooks Vanguard Heritage ensures to make heads turn. Available in a wide array of colorways, the brand made sure that there’s a pair available for every person’s unique style and personality.

Men’s models are offered in 5 color schemes, while women are considered the luckiest, with at least 15 color combinations offered in the market. This low-top shoe is perfect for everyday wear. Pair this retro-styled shoe with jeans, shorts and other casual clothing, and look great and feel comfortable all day.

Notable Features

Aside from this shoe’s noticeable and durable pigskin upper with the iconic T-toecap, the Brooks Vanguard Heritage is also well-liked for its sponge Octopi outsole. The suction-like pattern on the shoe’s outsole gives this sneaker improved traction. In addition, the shoe’s pebbled Chevron heel tab adds a luxe look to the sneakers already stylish aesthetics.

Brooks Vanguard Heritage History

The 1970’s was a momentous era for this legendary brand. It was during this period that Brooks became a popular choice among runners and running enthusiasts for its high-performance sneakers.

The Vanguard is among the most coveted running shoes during that time. Originally released in 1976, this classic shoe has won the admiration of many sports lovers for its functionality as well as clean and appealing aesthetics.

In celebration of Brooks’ 100th anniversary, they decided to release the Heritage Collection, allowing the brand’s loyal followers to relive and experience the running craze during the 1970s. Included in this line is the Vanguard. Re-engineered to give the shoe’s classic silhouette a modern and fashion-forward look, Brooks fans are certainly in for a treat.

However, it is notable that this recent iteration is made as a lifestyle shoe and was not built to function as a performance running shoe.

Additional Info

  • This street-ready kicks also feature a dual EVA midsole that gives the sneakers enhanced comfort.
  • The shoe’s upper also includes a breathable nylon mesh and a mesh tongue.
  • The Vanguard Heritage is also distinguished for its classy leather lining.

Rankings

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.