Vans Running Shoes Review

Everyone knows of the iconic Van’s shoe, but what about their running shoes? Classic Van’s aren’t good for running due to the flat soles that don’t offer much shock resistance, making it hard on joints. However, in 2016 Vans formed and marketed their first running shoe with Sole Classics. Since then the options and styles of running shoes available at the company have skyrocketed. Here we are going to review a variety of running shoes from Van’s in order to save you time and effort in your journey to finding the perfect running shoe.

Vans Running Shoes for ADULTS

UltraRange VR3

The UltraRange VR3 is a new running shoe in the Vans family, with Vans stating that it’s one of their most sustainably produced footwear yet. The cotton, leather, rubber, and polyester aspects of the shoe are all made from recycled, responsibly sourced, materials. The shoe has an attractive design on the mesh and comes in a large variety of colors: lilas, black, chive, dark denim, and cobblestone. It comes with a molded eco-midsole, as well as an eco-outsole. The running shoe is super breathable and lightweight. Many reviewers rave about its good traction, as well as its ability to absorb shock. The UltraRange VR3 is currently priced at $120 USD or $145 CAD on the Van’s official website.

UltraRange EXO SE

The UltraRange EXO SE is developed for comfort and support. The breathable running shoe even provides all-terrain grip due to the shoes high traction and flexibility. The stylish, multicolor shoe comes in a variety of different color options: black and white, green and orange, all white, red and black, and olive green with burgundy are just a few of the many options available. Many reviewers rave about the shoes durability and lightweight. The UltraRange EXO SE is currently marketed at $100 USD or $130 CAD on the Van’s official website.

UltraRange Rapidweld

The UltraRange Rapidweld is an athlete-inspired, versatile shoe. The shoe includes an UltraCush insole for comfort and durability. The shoe also includes a sock-like fit in an attempt to reduce the likelihood of rubbing and chafing during long wears. The exterior is made with a variety of materials such as suede and mesh, and is produced with water-based inks and glues. It comes in 2 colors: black and white, and all black. The material is both lightweight and breathable, and reviewers rave about its great traction and fit. The UltraRange Rapidweld is currently priced at $90 USD or $120 CAD on the Van’s official website.

UltraRange EXO MTE-1

The UltraRange EXO MTE-1 is designed to withstand the elements. Whether you’re running in the rain, snow, or a muddy trail, this shoe’s durability will ensure your feet are comfortable and dry regardless. The shoes are made for a variety of terrains and made out of tough materials like leather. It comes in a few different color options: light brown, arctic camo black, and dark brown. Many reviewers rave about its ability to absorb shock as well as the fact that they’re waterproof. The running shoe even comes with a thermal regulation system that retains heat, without retaining moisture in your shoe. The UltraRange EXO MTE-1 is currently for sale on Van’s official website for $120 USD or $140 CAD.

Abalone UltraRange EXO

The Abalone UltraRange EXO is designed for comfort, support, and breathability. The tongue of the shoe has ports that offer superior airflow, and the molded midsole adds comfort, while still keeping the shoe lightweight. It includes all-terrain grip for staying functionable whether you’re looking to go for a run on the sidewalk or in the mountains. The shoe has a stylish multicolor design and comes in 11 different style options including, black and white, red and green, gray and black, and green and orange. Many reviewers rave over the shoes’ attractive design as well as its durability. The Abalone UltraRange EXO is currently priced at $99.95 USD/130 CAD on Van’s official website. 

UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1

The UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1 is built for whatever type of weather you run into. Whether you’re hiking in the snow or trekking through mud, these waterproof, durable shoes won’t let you down. The shoe is made with durable leather, textile, and synthetic uppers. The shoes provide great traction as well as a thermo insulation system that keep your feet warm without holding in internal moisture. The shoe comes in various different color patterns including: brown with color pops, black with color pops, as well as all black, and all brown. Many reviewers rave about the comfortableness of the shoe as well as its good arch support. The UltraRange EXO Hi MTE-1 is currently priced at 135 USD/$165 CAD on Van’s official website.. 

EVDNT UltimateWaffle

The EVDNT UltimateWaffle is designed for comfort, grip, and durability. It has a translucent outsole as well as extra cushioning on the insole. The breathable shoe has a sock-like fit for stability and comes in a variety of different colors on the mesh, suede overlay, and rubber accent pieces.. The available colors of the shoe include: all-white, gray, and black, as well as color wheel navy, and red white and blue. Reviewers of the shoe compliment the stylish design of the shoe as well as its good arch support. The EVDNT UltimateWaffle is currently priced at $110 USD/$145 CAD on Van’s official website.

Vans Running Shoes for KIDS

Toddlers’ UltraRange Rapidweld V

The adult UltraRange Rapidweld running shoe also comes in options for children with some minor adjustments. The shoe is still just as durable and versatile, and provides support in high-wear areas. The shoe is made from breathable mesh, and contains synthetic and leather components as well. The toddlers’ style shoe comes with a velcro hook and loop closure, as well as shoe lace for easy on and off options. The Toddlers’ UltraRange Rapidweld V is currently available for $65 USD or $85 CAD.

While Van’s is certainly not known for their running shoes, the brand has definitely been putting in an effort to change that. Hopefully, in the coming years there will be more and more options to choose from from the iconic brand.

Final Thoughts

Vans has a plethora of shoes for all ages and types. Just don’t forget they also make running shoes for those of you who need to do more than just a little bit of walking. Make sure you comb this list and find the one that works best for you. You might like them better than you originally thought.

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