These kicks are unisex like many Vans models. Vans Woven Check Authentic are offered in men’s sizing which runs larger by 1.5 sizes than the women’s. The measurements available for these kicks run from 3.5 to 10.
The fit is like most Vans models, according to a few users, and they’re true to size.
Dressed up or dressed down, these shoes look good. Black Vans Woven Check Authentic sneakers can be paired with dark jeans, a printed button-up long-sleeved shirt, and a corduroy jacket for a street-style look. The Spanish Villa/Snow White colorway, meanwhile, would be cool matched with khaki shorts and a blouse or tee.
Vans Woven Check Authentic shoes carry that unmistakeable retro feel of those legendary kicks that paved the way for the brand to be recognized the world over. The shoes are still as relevant as ever, and this new iteration delivers a fresh new perspective on the old classic.
The vintage styling is interesting and hard to pass up. It’s an excellent addition to anyone’s regular shoe rotation.
The Vans brand is a company founded by the van Doren brothers, Paul and Jim, in 1966 in Anaheim, California. They didn’t intend to be a skateboarding company at the outset. They just wanted to produce really tough shoes that you’d be proud to show off to people. However, skateboarders got wind of the durable kicks and found them to be perfect for their sport.
One of their very first models was the #44 Deck Shoe, now known as the Authentic. It had a minimalistic design, and since it wasn’t really constructed with skating in mind, there wasn’t much padding to be found. It was, however, extremely durable because Vans utilized #10 Duck canvas for the shoes’ uppers and the soles were thick and grippy.
These were a hit with the skateboarding community, and by word of mouth, talk about this Authentic by Vans spread far and wide. The model proved to be so popular that the brand would release many iterations of the Authentic throughout the years. One of this is the Vans Woven Check Authentic which captures the same look as the classic but updates it with a contemporary woven fabric instead of the usual canvas material.
- Vans Woven Check Authentic kicks feature Vans’ signature waffle rubber outsoles.