We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A couple of users were driven into purchasing the Vans Fuzzy Authentic Platform 2.0 because of how fashionable it is.  
  • One who expected these to be heavy because of the thick soles was quite surprised that these are incredibly lightweight.
  • The fact that its look doesn’t look like the other Vans sneakers drove one into purchasing them.
  • Expect that these look better in real life than on images, said one buyer.
  • A pleased consumer found herself purchasing both colorways of the Fuzzy Authentic Platform 2.0.
  • The small details like the craftsmanship and the finishes were much appreciated by one customer.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some expressed disappointment because the print started to become patchy and pull apart.
  • Many of those who commented said that the sizing is inconsistent and narrow on the toe bed.
  • Compared to the regular Authentics, the sidewall of these sneakers are flatter, and it catches dirt faster.
  • One wishes that it sports the same interior as the past models.

Bottom line

There’s no stopping Vans from refashioning its classics. Known to conduct all styles and colors, it goes all out with the Fuzzy Authentic Platform 2.0. The plush and printed upper equaled by the thick outsole only demands attention but muted enough for everyday casual wear.


Base model: Vans Authentic Platform 2.0
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Vans Authentic
Price: $70
Special editions: 2 special editions
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Fit & Sizing

This fuzzy version of the Vans Authentic Platform 2.0 shoes is available in unisex sizes. Generally, those who have owned a similar style would have an idea, but because most said that the sizing is inconsistent, it is recommended to go to a brick-and-mortar store to get the best-fitted shoe.

Known to push the boundaries, the Fuzzy Vans does not only level up its feature but also its style game. Most fashion magazines always advise that less is more, but these sneakers only mean that rules are made to be broken. This shoe only knows how to make a statement, combining texture and print but doesn’t go overboard as it remains to use neutral colors, which makes it a better qualifier for the daily rotation.

The platform sole makes it an excellent pair to be used, whether it’s sunny or rainy. Wearing these with leggings, joggers, skinny jeans, will transition to both. Just change up the top-- hot months call for tank tops or thin shirts while throwing a coat, or a thick jacket will get you armed for the colder season.

After doing it so many times, the classic with a twist is a skill that Vans has perfected. Seering the iconic Authentic being reinvented into something that is on the “wild” side. The plush leopard upper is not only a feast on the eyes but for the hands too.

The history of the Vans Authentic can be dated since the brand was established. Beginning its story in the 60s by the Van Doren brothers and partners Serge Delia and Gordon Lee, Vans had a unique store concept that contributed to the brand’s success. Its first store was built in Anaheim, California, which housed all that there is needed for the product-- the factory, storefront, and atelier.

Along with the brick-and-mortar structure, the Style #44 Deck Shoe was the first launched design which up until now can be seen on the market. Later on, called the Vans Authentic, it captured everything that is California-- skate, surf, BMX, and snow, but more importantly, the sunny beach. All of that translated on the design, quality, and integrity of the shoe, which genuinely makes it a classic.

The Vans Authentic became the tool for experimentation along with the history of Vans. It sported innumerable colorways and print and reinvented to different silhouettes. The Vans Fuzzy Authentic Platform 2.0 is just one of its many iterations. It exhibits a thicker sole and an animal-print upper.

  • Two colorways are available for this pack-- a classic brown and another one with a more muted gray upper.