We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Based on a good number of owners, the Vans UltraRange Gore Hi is incredibly comfortable right out of the box.   
  • The textile upper relatively dries quickly after getting submerged on wet grounds, according to some users.  
  • It is among the Vans sneakers with the reverse waffle tread on the outsole that offers stability and superior grip on dry and wet surfaces.  
  • According to lots of wearers, the Gore-tex elastic strap across the upper keep the feet snug all day.
  • A couple of commentators say it is so easy to put on this high-top UltraRange Gore sneaker.  
  • This iteration of the Vans UltraRange is very lightweight, as per several online buyers. 
  • Some reviewers have a fantastic time doing light exercises and workout using this style as it offers a secured fit.  
  • Slipping on and off this shoe is trouble-free, according to some purchasers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer is bothered by the squeaking sound made by the fabric as the feet moves.  
  • Some purchasers will appreciate it more if this kick is made available in more color options.  
  • The back part rubs against one wear tester’s skin.  
  • Quite narrow and cramped around the toebox, as per a couple of reviewers.

Bottom line

The Vans UltraRange Gore Hi isn’t heavily equipped with tech features but its high-top form offers comfort and stability when tackling various terrains. It also leaves the feet fresh with its breathable and easy-to-dry upper.

Consumers speak well of its reverse waffle outsole as it accords remarkable performance on wet surfaces. It doesn’t fall short of multifunctional appeal which makes it ideal for different adventures.


Base model: Vans UltraRange
Top: High
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Vans UltraRange
Closure: Slip-on
Technology: UltraCush
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Blue
Special editions: 8 special editions
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The unisex Vans UltraRange Gore Hi is obtainable men’s and women’s sizing. Its sock-like textile upper gets an added locked down feature with the presence of the crisscrossing, expandable Gore-Tex strap on top. 

The entire upper rests on an UltraCush midsole compound that offers maximum cushioning and comfort. The co-molded mini lugs on the outsole provide the optimum grip that keeps the feet from slipping easily. 

Partly offering the same swag as the Adidas UltraBoost or NMD with its angular upper and thick midsole, the Vans UltraRange Gore Hi sports a soft textile top and gore strap detailing in a minimalist, stretchy façade. The sculpted midsole has a wedge-like finish that thickens on the heel. Its distinctly sporty aesthetic works well when thrown on with cropped denim, tight-fitting pants, pin-rolled straight-cut jeans, flattering midi-lengths, and leg-slimming capris. 

The Vans UltraRange Gore Hi is another clever take under the UltraRange franchise that grants versatility and unhampered mobility with its easy-to-wear slip-on build and sock-fit cleatie construction. This athletic-inspired high-top ticks all the right boxes on comfort and convenience in a lightweight and durable makeup.

Vans went for a comfy, street luxe vibe when it dropped the UltraRange Gore Hi that offsets the traditional cut of popular classic models as it is equipped with a high-top, sock-fit cleatie, wrapped with an elastic Gore-tex.  

This versatile kick follows the trail of the UltraRange, innovative lifestyle footwear designed by Vans pro surfer Pat Gudauskas with utility and comfort in mind. The drop of the UltraRange in 2017 jumpstarted a selection of Vans sneakers fitted out for diverse landscapes and lifestyles.  

The initial concept took the guise of the Old Skool flaunting the iconic Sidestripe, but its sole exhibited a stylish, slim contour. It utilized the signature rubber outsole but constructed with reverse waffle tread pattern for maximum traction.  

Vans has a long-established name in the skate world since it opened its doors at the Anaheim district in Southern California back in 1966 as a manufacturer of skate-specific footwear. From its original shoe, the made-to-order Authentic (formerly called the Style 44), Vans developed the Era along with pro riders Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. By 1977, the Old Skool was seen for the first time, an iconic sneaker that hatched the unmistakable crest of Vans called the Sidestripe. 

Fifty years later since the launch of the Old Skool, Vans attempted to step out of its skate-centered comfort zone and welcomed the progressive styling under the UltraRange franchise ideal for various terrains. This innovative approach marked a ground-breaking moment in Vans history and signaled the brand’s next generation of footwear engineering. 

  • Some of the designs that were born out of the UltraRange model are the outdoor-ready Vans Vault UltraRange Hi Gore-Tex MTE; lifestyle silhouettes such as the UltraRange AC and Gore and the UltraRange Rapidweld.  
  • The UltraCush Lite foam delivers cushioning for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. Its featherweight built doesn’t pose unnecessary load to the feet.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.