Verdict from 100+ user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • Some of the reviewers dubbed the Vans Blur Check Authentic as a must cop and a must-have.
  • Several of those who commented savored all the compliments that they have gotten.
  • It is easy to slip on and off according to one commenter. 
  • The rubber sole provides excellent traction which avoids slipping.
  • The style of these can transition from summer to winter.
  • According to a Vans fan, the Blur Check Vans Authentic is his new favorite from the brand. 
  • Comfort is a description that was used by a couple of those who reviewed. 
  • One like how convenient to buy these are.
  • According to an online commenter, these fit the bill of getting the Checkerboard upper without looking like the one that everybody owns. 
  • The majority liked the figurative and literal trippy look of these.
  • Many love its classic and authentic look with a twist because it stands out from a sea of sneakers. 

1 reason not to buy

  • One hopes that the blurring effect on this Vans Authentic comes on the whole shoe. 

Bottom line

No one could actually think that turning its wearer and everyone who looked dizzy could become stylish. While its design is a neck breaker, people would have to second guess if staring at the upper is the right decision. 

Get all the benefits of the classic, including its black and white signature colorway, only with some visual deception with the Vans Authentic Blur Check shoes. Surprisingly, there are no significant disappointments with these, which only goes to show that its construction is truly a classic. 

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Good to know

Capturing both the girls and boys, users can take full advantage of getting the matching pairs. Refer to the 3.5 to 13 size range for men and 5 to 14.5 for women. Like its predecessor, its lace-up design delivers customizable fit, and the metal eyelets ensure durability for years. 

Vans Authentic seemingly is a tried and tested silhouette when it comes to style. The shape of the shoe, which is an icon in itself, boasts that it can pair with an unimaginable amount of outfits. The blurred out pattern clad on the upper sends a message that we have not seen everything yet. The optical illusion pattern draws attention, which is part of this shoe’s charm. 

Combining versatility and quirkiness, wearers would find it amusing to style these. Girls can transition it from hot to cold weather by pairing it with the right pieces. Shorts, denim skirt, and ripped jeans pairs effortlessly with a basic tank top or cropped top. Of course, the go-to summer dress is also a great option to beat the summer heat. 

Overcoming the freeze doesn’t mean that the ladies should lose their sense of style. To look extra, an all-black ensemble, topped with a colorful jacket is a surefire way of looking like an effort was placed in the outfit. 

The guys, on the other hand, can also pair these with shorts during the summer but during the breezy months, a hoodie paired with pants takes the laid-back style intact.

The skateboarding and lifestyle footwear powerhouse live up to its reputation of bridging the brands’ and consumers’ authenticity and style. With their recently released pattern, the eclectic twist to their signature checkerboard pattern, expect to get some second glances. 

“Classic” is an easily thrown word for many sneakers, but being the pioneer that sailed the brand to success, its name is only fitting. Beginning their story in 1966, the then Van Doren Rubber Company was founded by four men, Serge Delia, Gordon Lee and brothers Paul and Jim Van Doren. With a unique concept, constructing a seemingly all-in-one stop shop-- factory, storefront, and atelier, purchasers can have a more personalized feel on their shoe. 

Only twelve pairs of shoes were sold during its opening, but it only fueled the founders to continue the business. Style #44 was the first released silhouette. The low-top and laid-back profile matched the style of skateboarders which, during the ’70s, became a booming extreme sport. The success of the #44 garnered its current name, the Vans Authentic. 

From thereon, we've seen the brand transform it in infinite ways possible. One of its freshest drops is the blurred out iconic checkerboard pattern which gives the appearance of motion into the shoe. 

  • There’s no room for protest here as the Vans Authentic Blur Check are offered for cheap at $60. 
  • Other silhouettes spotted sporting the blurred checkerboard pattern are the Slip-On, Old Skool, and SK8-Hi


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