Verdict from +100 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Vans Slip-On Lite offers several colorway options.
  • The majority of reviewers agreed that this Vans shoe is impressively light. The UltraCush Lite insoles are a great addition, according to many reviewers.
  • This shoe is very comfortable, as stated by numerous buyers.
  • A few reviewers commented that they liked the cushioning around the heel of this shoe.
  • This shoe is easy to slip-on. A feature that many wearers liked most about this shoe.
  • Many commented that they use their pairs of the Slip-On Lite every day since they can easily be worn with almost any outfit. Several also said that this is a great shoe to wear when traveling.
  • The majority of reviewers would highly recommend this Vans shoe to anyone.
  • A few of the reviewers mentioned that they like the colors of these Vans Slip-On Lite shoes.
  • Some purchasers said they received lots of compliment wearing this shoe.
  • The Vans Slip-On Lite shoe comes with a budget-friendly price tag.

4 reasons not to buy

  • According to many reviewers, like other Vans Slip-On shoes, the Vans Slip-On Lite runs narrow and tight especially during the first few times. Though, for some, their pairs stretched out eventually after some time.
  • A few reviewers said that the Lite sole material is not as grippy as the gum rubber of the original Vans shoes.
  • Several purchasers noticed that this shoe has lower than typical heel counter which causes some slipping issues.
  • A handful of commenters noted that this slip-on Vans shoe gets dirty quickly and is hard to clean.

Bottom line

The classic slip-on silhouette is re-engineered to improve fit and reduce its overall weight, giving birth to the Vans Slip-On Lite shoe. It also impressed both loyal Vans wearers and a new wave of purchasers for its comfort and superb cushioning. However, there were a few complained regarding the shoe being too narrow around the toe area. Some also disliked that the great colors of this shoe for it is hard to clean.

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Good to know

Following the silhouette of the original Vans Slip-On shoe model, the Vans Slip-On Lite boasts a low-top profile in a slip-on type of closure system. The collar is sufficiently cushioned, which adds to the extra comfortable in-shoe feel given by the UltraCush Lite footbed and soft textile linings.

Like most Vans shoes, it is available in men’s sizing from 3.5 to 13 with half sizes up to 11.5. Women’s sizing is approximately 1.5 smaller than men’s. For example, if you are a size 7 in women’s sizing, then it is advisable to get this shoe in size 5.5 in men’s.

The Vans Slip-On Lite is a shoe ideal for those who are always on-the-go. Designed with a low-cut and slip-on combo, it boasts a very versatile profile both in terms of style and function. The canvas upper is made even more flexible with plenty of colorways to choose from so one would surely find a pair that suits his/her style best. Like most Vans shoes, this shoe can be paired with almost any kind of outfit and still look stylish.

A re-engineered version of the classic Vans Slip-On shoes, the Vans Slip-On Lite model utilizes new technology and innovative construction for improved fit and comfort while retaining the timeless style of the original. The canvas upper sits atop a very lightweight and flexible UltraCush Lite Sole unit, covering the outsole, midsole, and sock liners, that reduces the overall weight of the shoe for an upgraded comfort for all-day wear.

The classic Vans Slip-On remains as one of the most iconic silhouettes that Vans ever created. Formerly known as "Style #98", it first appeared on the shelves in 1977 and soon embedded into the skate and BMX scene during that era like any other Vans favorites.

An authentication that “less is more,” the Vans Slip-On’s popularity skyrocketed primarily because of its easy slip-on feature and versatile style. Its Checkerboard iteration, in particular, took off in 1982 when the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High immortalized it through Sean Penn’s character.

Today, the classic Vans Slip-On shoes are still highly sought after by loyal Vans followers, skateboarders, and casual consumers for its timeless design. Countless of colorways have already been released, and the silhouette has also been a subject of different collaborations with designers or retail shops.

The Vans Slip-On Lite is one of the modern takes on the well-loved classic Vans. It shadows the original's timeless look and casual flair, but it utilizes current technologies and construction for an improved fit and lighter ride. This particular rendition of the slip-on features an UltraCush sole unit from the insoles down to the outsoles, which reduces the overall weight of the shoe.

  • The Vans Slip-On Lite utilizes an Actionfit last for a higher heel height hence a more balanced feel in every stride.
  • Vans brandings are displayed on the side and heel.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.