Converse vs Vans – Battle of The Classics


Yo, skaters! It’s 2023, and I’m dropping some fresh knowledge on you with the ultimate showdown: Converse vs. Vans.

Converse and Vans, man, they’re like the OGs of the skate and streetwear game. These kicks have been on our feet for ages, and they’ve got their own vibes, you feel me?

So, after years of shredding in both Converse and Vans, here’s the lowdown:

  • One brand produces the best low tops
  • One brand produces the best high tops
  • One brand is more affordable & super versatile
  • One brand is noticeably more comfortable
  • One brand fits true to size & one fits bigger
  • One brand is more durable
  • One brand has a better leather version
  • One brand is better for skating
  • One brand is slightly better for lifting and squats
  • One brand has a better cultural impact

No need to wait around, dudes and dudettes! Let’s cut to the chase and break down these bad boys. Check it out – I’m laying down a quick rundown to help you figure out which one’s your skate soulmate:


Converse vs Vans

Styles & Flavors

Check it, folks! We’re talking about the styles that make your ride pop:

Converse is all about that classic vibe, especially the legendary Chuck Taylor All Star. Think clean and timeless, with that no-fuss canvas upper, rubber toe cap, and sole – that’s what gives ’em that old-school, go-with-anything look. Plus, you’ve got a smorgasbord of colors and patterns to choose from.

Now, Vans? They’re like a skater’s paradise of options. You’ve got the iconic Vans Old Skool, Slip-On, and Authentic models, bringing that chill, skate-inspired flavor. And peep those waffle soles – signature move right there. With a rainbow of colors, prints, and collabs, they’re the go-to for all you creative cats and style-savvy riders.

Alright, peeps, let’s talk about the comfort factor – a real game-changer for us skaters, right?

Which brand is more comfortable?

First off, let’s not kid ourselves; neither Converse nor Vans are getting gold stars in the comfort Olympics, trust me.

Converse, they’re comfy for everyday kicks, no doubt. But breaking ’em in can feel like breaking in a wild stallion. That rugged canvas and rubber combo takes a bit of time. And arch support? Well, it’s like trying to find water in a desert – not so great for comfort connoisseurs.

Vans, on the other hand, step up their game straight out of the box. They’ve got better arch support than Converse, and that padded collar and insole? That’s some extra cushioning goodness right there. No wonder they’re a top pick for those who crave all-day comfort.

Again, don’t expect miracles here. Both of these OG brands aren’t exactly known for their cloud-like comfort. It’s more about style and versatility, you feel me?

But if you want the scoop, Vans edge out Converse in the comfort game. You can stroll or shred for hours, especially with those High Tops – they lock you in with that ankle support, a real skate essential.


Now, Chucks, they’re flat as a pancake, with minimal arch love. Vans, they’ve got some raised support from that beefy rubber sole, plus a sweet flex near the toe box, offering some relief on extended walks.

Still, let’s not toss Converse out of the mix just yet. Both brands offer comfier options, like the Chuck 70s and Pro models from Converse, and Vans’ Anaheim and Vault lines, not to mention kicks with the ComfyCush tech for added squish. But Vans is more comfortable in general.

In the end, Vans win the comfort crown, especially with those basic models. But remember, when you choose Converse or Vans, it’s more about lookin’ fresh and versatile than expecting a cloud-like experience – you feel me? Comfort isn’t their claim to fame.

So, in the comfort showdown, Vans take the win.




Now, onto low tops and high tops – who’s the real champ in each category?

Let’s dive in…


Which brand makes the best low tops?

Alright, let’s talk low tops – the go-to for shreddin’ in style. Vans and Converse got their heavy hitters, and it’s time to break it down:


Vans brings the heat with their Authentics, Old Skools, and Slip-Ons. And on the flip side, Converse rocks the scene with those iconic Chuck Taylors and the sleek One Stars.

So, here’s the deal – when you pit the Vans Authentic against the Converse Chuck Low Tops, the Chucks throw down with that rubber armor up front.

That’s like a knight in shining armor for your toes, dudes. My trusty toes have peeked through the canvas on some Vans, so that extra protection on the Chucks? It’s a game-changer for me.



In my opinion, Vans takes the crown for low tops. I’m all about those Authentic Lows, and the Old Skool Lows beat out the One Stars any day. Plus, let’s talk slip-ons – Converse’s Slip-On can’t even lace up to Vans’ level of popularity.

Vans low tops just give off that sleek, rad vibe that matches my style. Canvas-wise, they’re on par, but where Vans really shines is that beefy sole – they’re gonna last longer in that department.

Don’t get me wrong, Converse low tops still have a place in my heart, but Vans just have more to offer for me.

Now, when it comes to the Old Skool Low Tops, they’re like the VIPs of the Vans lineup. With a mix of suede and canvas, they’re packing that high-quality punch. No wonder they’re a bit pricier at 60 bucks compared to Converse’s $50-$55.

Styling is the name of the game, and for us fashion-conscious skaters, Low Top Converse just doesn’t cut it. Stylistically, I’m swaying toward the Vans camp all the way.


But hold up, we gotta give credit where it’s due. When it’s high tops we’re talking about, Converse takes the crown…


Which brand makes the best high tops?


You know the deal – Vans roll deep with the Sk8-Hi, and Converse throws down with the Chuck Taylor High Top.

But when it comes to high tops, no question, the crown goes to the Converse Chuck Taylor 70. Those 70s got that sleek, sexy design that’s pure fire, and they’re comfier than a bean bag chair at a skate sesh.


I’m all about those Chuck 70s, man. They’re like a trusty sidekick, and they don’t break the bank. I’ve rocked ’em, thrashed ’em, then copped ’em again. And the best part? You can toss ’em in the washer when things get gnarly.

What I don’t love about the Vans Old Skool High Tops aesthetically is the extra padding inside the high collar, which, aesthetically, ain’t my jam. But you know what that means? It’s all about comfort, especially for us skaters who need that ankle armor.


Overall, in the battle of low tops vs. high tops, I gotta give it to Converse for high tops, but Vans low tops? They’re in a league of their own.

Hands down, the Converse Chuck Taylor 70 is the high-top king. It’s classy, it’s easy to flex with, and it’s got that all-around versatility that keeps you lookin’ fresh.


Talking about versatility…

Which is more versatile?

Converse, they’re all about that classic, low-key style. They’re like the Swiss Army knife of kicks – they can rock with jeans, dresses, or whatever you throw their way. People dig ’em for that timeless appeal.

Now, Vans? They’re like the artists of the shoe world, offering up a canvas for your creativity. With colors, patterns, and collabs for days, you can go from fancy to fierce with ’em. They’re all about making a bold fashion statement.

But here’s the deal – the winner here, hands down, is the Converse Chuck Taylor 70. Why? ‘Cause it’s got that sleek silhouette that’s on point. The Vans Sk8-Hi can sometimes look like it’s been hittin’ the protein shakes a bit too hard, you know what I’m saying? It leans more toward the laid-back, casual vibe.



Chucks can keep it casual too, but they bring that mature swagger to the party. And hey, the high-top Chuck Taylors? They’re like the secret sauce, easy to flex with any outfit – dressed up or down, they got your back.

I know some folks say the Chuck High Tops and Low Tops are twins separated at birth, but for me, high tops are the way to roll. They’re the chameleons of the sneaker world, ready to vibe with any style you throw at ’em.

The Vans Old Skool are all about serving up style, but they’re not as versatile. You hit up Pinterest, and you’ll see, they’ve got a limited range. Usually, it’s chinos, ripped jeans, or a cozy sweater. They can’t quite swing the crossover appeal that Chucks bring.

Chucks? They’re like the MVPs, matching up with skinny jeans, jerseys, wedding dresses, suits, leggings – you name it, they’re game. From formal to street, business casual to clubbing, Chucks go the distance, and that’s why they win the versatility showdown.


Now, Vans might make up some ground in other areas, but in the versatility game, it’s Chuck Taylor all the way. So, what’s next on the style menu?

Which is more durable?

Converse kicks are like the OG in durability, especially with that rubber outsole. Those canvas uppers will battle the grind of everyday life, but expect some gnarly scuffs over time, you know?

Vans, on the other hand, are built to shred, especially for skateboarding and active use. That vulcanized waffle sole is like Velcro for your board and lasts for ages. Plus, some models rock that reinforced toe cap, giving them extra longevity.

Let’s dive deeper…

Both these sneakers are made with some quality materials, so they can handle some serious wear and tear. But which one’s tougher? That’s a wild card. My homies have had their Converse and Vans for years without a hiccup.

But what I’ve found is if you’re cruising in these bad boys every day or throwing down serious sessions, figure they’ll roll strong for around eight months to a year. So, durability? Pretty much neck and neck, especially if you’re putting in work day in and day out or lifting in them.

Breakdown Signs

With Vans, you’ll generally see breakdown issues up in the forefoot first, around that eight-month to a-year mark. It’s all about how much you thrash them and if you’re sliding through dirt and puddles.

With Converse, it’s like a mixed tape. But usually, you’re looking at a solid eight months to a year before you feel the wear and tear signs.

As for me and my Converse low tops, they’ve gone and torn up on me toward the back end of the canvas when I’m lifting. That’s why I I like having a high-top model in the Converse lineup.

Real talk, if you dropped only $50 to $60 on these kicks, it’s not too shabby if they hold up for eight months to a year. Anything past that? Well, that’s just a bonus round, my friend. 🛹🤘

But which one is more durable?

Vans Old Skool Lows are the real deal. These kicks are all about that solid build. Check it – suede on the toe box and heel and double stitching in all the right places to handle those gnarly abrasion points.


Vans have thicker and more durable midsoles so they’re built to last, especially when it comes to the sole game.


The vulcanized waffle grip rubber outsole offers traction for days on or off the board. Plus, they’ve got those padded collars, giving your ankles that extra love and support.

On the flip side, the Converse All Star Chucks have canvas uppers, keeping things light and breezy, and metal eyelets for some extra muscle. That signature white rubber toe cap and that vulcanized rubber sole scream strength, stability, and durability.

But here’s the kicker – Chucks aren’t exactly known for their durability. That bottom material often wears out faster than a bad ollie. Holes are known to form in the thin soles and cupping at the stitching on both sides near the toe box separates your upper from your lower.

So, no doubt, Vans take the crown for durability. Thick soles, tough materials, and a construction that’s like a fortress for your feet.

I think Vans actually increase in appeal because the dirtier they look, the more appeal they have, but you can tell that durability is key to Vans.

Do Converse and Vans have premium versions?

Like I said earlier, Converse and Vans are not just throwing down regular kicks, they’ve got these premium lines, like the primo stuff, you know?

Vans have their Anaheim and Vault range and Converse have the Chuck 70s and the Pro models.

Sure, these shoes might dig a little deeper into your pocket, but you’re talking about some next-level craftsmanship here. They’re built to go the distance. Or are they?

Talking about leather, which brand has better leather versions of some of their classics?

Leather Converse vs Leather Vans

Alright, this is going to be another super detailed section…

In this section, we’re going to be more specifically looking at the leather itself. Is it real leather and is it durable enough to justify buying the leather version of the sneaker? Is it just a cheap terrible leather that’s just going to be as durable as a canvas version of the sneaker?


The leather of the Chuck Taylor feels really fake. I mean it’s got to be real leather just because they say it is on the little tag on the inside, but it doesn’t feel like real leather.

As for the type of leather used, it has to be chrome-tanned leather, especially for this price point. There’s really no way it’s a veg-tanned leather and it makes more sense for it to be a chrome tan because chrome tan is a lot cheaper and it doesn’t take quite as much upkeep.

So, for $60, my bet is it’s chrome-tanned, no doubt.

And speaking of leather, check out this interesting article that breaks down chrome-tanned versus veg-tanned leather.

Now, let’s talk build. It’s Converse so that means vulcanized construction. They wrap that foxing around the rubber and cure it all together to create a bond.

The outsole is rubber, but this isn’t your regular Converse sole with that felt texture. It’s pure rubber. And you wanna know a secret? That felt stuff? They add it to make these kicks look like slippers when they import them, so they can dodge those heavy tariffs and import fees. Sneaky, right? 🤫


However, the Leather Chuck Taylor doesn’t have it. Maybe it’s because it’s harder to classify something as a slipper if it has leather in the upper and so it wasn’t worth trying to classify it as a slipper and put the felt on the bottom.

The lining of the shoe is just like all the other Converse with the canvas lining that I really like. The insole is just that classic non-removable dual-density insole with the canvas on top.


Right off the bat, that chrome-tanned leather is no joke. It’s thicker, feels like a higher grade, and can take a beating without going all foamy and weak on you.

Now, just like Converse, these Vans rock a pretty hefty coating, but maybe not quite as thick as Converse. This isn’t that natural leather grain pattern that you see with higher-quality leather.

It’s got this polyurethane coating they call Vans Guard. Translation? They basically slapped some plastic on top to keep things water-resistant, sneaky but practical.

Construction-wise, it’s classic Vans – vulcanized all the way. And inside? They’ve got that UltraCush insole. Now, it isn’t like memory foam; it’s more like squishy packing peanuts. But trust me, it’s comfier and softer than what Converse is dishing out.

Me? I’m all about that UltraCush, and the best part? It’s removable, so you can slide in your orthotics or something a little thinner if that’s your jam. 🛹

Waterproof Test

The water beaded up on both of these really well because there is that heavy coating on top.



And you know why folks in the service industry love these leather shoes? Because if you spill stuff on them or they take an unexpected dip, they’re going to be easy to wipe clean and the fluid is not going to absorb into your shoe.

Leather Test



Putting the caliper on the Vans, we’re talking 2 millimeters of thickness here, and that’s a solid half millimeter thicker than what Converse is packing.

Looking really closely at the cross-section, you can see that the Vans do have some of that grain pattern that is associated with a higher-quality leather that binds all the fibrous bits together, which gives the leather its strength and durability. 


So, even though the leather on the Vans has a polyurethane coating on top, it still retains the strength of that grain pattern on the very top bit underneath the polyurethane.



Doing the same test with Converse, we’re looking at around 1.5 millimeters of thickness here, not paper-thin but definitely thinner compared to Vans.

Converse is trying to bring a bit of that grain pattern to the party but just not quite as much compared to Vans.


Again, I think Vans is pretty close to full-grain leather with a good amount of that grain pattern in there.

Now, Converse, on the other hand, might be more of a top-grain deal. They’ve sanded off a chunk of that grain to get a smooth leather canvas, then slapped on that coating and embossed this pebbled print on top.

Just from the cross-section alone, you can see it. Vans is rocking a slightly higher-grade leather, while Converse goes for a more budget-friendly option.

In the grand skate-off, Vans takes the thickness, durability, and quality crown. But these Vans might give you a little more work in the break-in department due to that thick leather. Still, I say it’s worth it. Thicker leather all the way, my friend!

Scratch Test



Scratching that polyurethane coating off on both shoes, the coating flakes up and starts separating from that top layer of leather.

Actually, that’s the big thing I don’t like about any coated leather that has a really heavy finish on top because as you start wearing these and you start flexing them, that coating kind of starts to bubble up and starts getting a little bit loose.

It’s only a matter of time before that top coat starts flaking off and these shoes look terrible.

That’s why I much prefer an unfinished leather because the more that you wear an unfinished leather, with that grain in the leather, it’s never going to flake off like a fake coated leather is going to.

Also, once this polyurethane layer starts splitting and cracking, your water resistance is gone anyway.

So, both of these leathers are not the highest-quality leathers, but they’re also not $300 sneakers.

Overall, which of these two has the higher-quality leather?

I think the Vans is a lot higher quality.

It’s thicker, it has less of a coating on top, it’s not quite as heavily embossed, and it has more of that grain pattern that’s going to give you the longevity and strength in your sneaker.

Converse is just a really thin cheap leather that just barely has any grain in it at all.

So, in terms of the leather versions of Converse vs Vans, I would go with Vans.

Which is more affordable?

When it comes to the price, both are generally priced in the mid-range at a price of $50-$60, making them affordable for most budgets. However, Converse is a little bit cheaper than Vans.

For example, the Vans Old Skools are going for $60 whereas the Converse All-Star Ox are going for $55.

Again, they do cost around the same price, which is pretty on the money for how long these shoes generally last. But even if they only last eight months to a year, it’s still fine.

Honestly, with the stability and versatility of the shoes, if you love how these fit and feel, then the price point is an awesome perk of having these shoes.

Obviously, the first round goes to Converse.


Sizing & Fit

Generally, you’re going to need to size down in Converse. For example, the Converse All Star Lows are made to fit wide and they fit a half size to a full size bigger than the Vans Old Skool which fits a bit more true to size.

The video jumps to how Chris finds his Chucks in terms of sizing.

So make sure you try them on in-store before buying them if possible.

So for fit, if you like your shoes to fit true to size, Vans are going to be a solid choice.

But if you like a little bit more of a relaxed fit and you don’t need the extra ankle support from the Vans Old Skool for your lifestyle needs, then you can’t go wrong with the Chuck Taylors.

In terms of fit, we’ve got a tie.

If you want to know whether other Vans sneakers run big or small, then this article is more in-depth. And to get the accurate size, make sure you check our Vans sizing charts

Next, who makes the comfiest sneakers?


Converse vs Vans for skating

Basically, the reason why people like to skate in these shoes is because they are thin, they have a great board feel, and there’s no extra crazy insole on the inside.

When you first start skating in these, it’s going to take you a while to get used to the impact in how there is no specific insole, but once your feet get used to them, you’ll start to notice very little difference between those shoes.

Which is more durable for skating?

In terms of durability, any thin shoe is probably not going to last very long compared to a shoe that is designed to last longer obviously.

Both Converse and Vans are thin and so they’re not going to last very long, but there is a little hack with that.

Some skateboarders always shoe goo a layer over top of them before they even start skating in them to extend the life of the canvas.

Also, some skaterboarders cut out a piece from an old shoe or a piece of a shirt and glue it on the inside as well to create a double layer of cloth and of shoe goo.

In terms of flick, the Converse have this giant rubber toe cap which surprisingly gives you the right amount of flick that you like, and the gum outsole grips the board perfectly.

The Vans Era Pro does seem to last way longer than Converse because it has an extra rubber layer called the DuraCap all under the toe box area.


The waffle cup sole is a great outsole hands down, but you do have to break it in. You have to skate in it for a couple of days before you can get the perfect flick.


Overall, both shoes basically skate the same. Yet, you have your give and take with each shoe.

Now that a lot of gym goers start rocking these classics, which is the better shoe for lifting?

Converse vs Vans for lifting

Both of these models are tried and true classics and I feel like a lot of powerlifters and even recreational lifters have at least trained once in one of these shoes.

In this section, we’re going to compare the Vans Authentic and the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops.

Actually, the differences between the Vans and Converse in terms of lifting are subtle and they don’t really make or break performance, but they are worth noting in my opinion.

Stack Height & Drop

The Converse does have a slightly decreased stack height compared to the Vans.

So basically, the amount of material that separates the foot from the floor is a tiny bit less in the Converse all across the board from the forefoot to the midfoot to the heel compared to the Vans Authentic.

Both of these shoes have flat heel-to-toe drops, which puts your foot flat with the ground because as a powerlifter or recreational lifter, you don’t necessarily want that heel jacked up with an elevated heel.

Upper Material

Both have canvas uppers, but generally, the Converse’s upper is a little bit more maneuverable and malleable compared to the Vans.

The Vans tends to be a little bit stiffer and that’s why you’ll often see lipping at the crux of the forefoot whenever you’re walking and bending the shoe a lot throughout the forefoot.

I think that’s due to the thicker canvas construction and the midsole construction not necessarily working perfectly with one another.

Those are three differences between Vans and Converse from a performance point of view. They don’t really make or break performance by any means, but they were differences that I wanted to point out nonetheless.

With this out of the way, which model is best for lifting?

Right off the bat, I’m going to say that both of these models have very stable midsoles and outsoles.

So, if you’re worried about compression under squats, deadlifts, barbell movements, or whatever you might be using these shoes for, these shoes are going to be pretty great at resisting that.

This is why a lot of powerlifters will reach for either Converse or Vans and deadlift and squat monstrous amounts of weight. It’s because of their stability. 

I will say if you are somebody who wants to take out the insoles of these shoes, the insoles are not removable.

But if you do want to take out the insole to get a little bit flatter to the ground or put in a more comfortable insole, you can definitely do that a bit easier in the Converse.

Outside of stability, neither Converse nor Vans are not going to be necessarily the most versatile when it comes to things like functional fitness or cross-training. They’re not exactly designed for responsiveness, bounding, lighter runs, etc.

So generally, when lifters wear Vans or Converse, it will be more for static strength work where you’re not necessarily doing a ton of plyos or bounding where you need to have a responsive midsole and outsole to provide feedback for your activities.


Curious to find out whether Converse are up to the running challenge, don’t miss our related article: Are Converse Good for Running? We’ll dive deep into the details and help you decide if they’re the right fit for your running journey.

Which shoe do I train more in?

Personally, I really do enjoy both. I like to wear the Converse probably a bit more regularly these days just because I like how they fit and how flat I feel to the ground with them.

I wear Vans more for recreational training and when I want a shoe that I could wear to the gym and then out and about afterwards. But reality is if you’re considering which is best for lifting, they’re both kind of neck and neck.

So, if you are considering which model is best for lifting, it’s tough. I cannot definitively say that one is necessarily always better than the other because they are both very stable, perform very similarly, and have a lot of similarities when it comes to their construction traits.

Which brand has a stronger cultural impact?

Vans started in 1966 in a shop in Anaheim California. They’ve basically stayed true to those SoCal roots hitting it big with skaters and non-skaters alike.

From the Vans’ major role in sponsoring the Warped Tour to their partnership with Supreme, Metallica, and even artists like Anderson Paak, Vans have always felt like the free spirit of the shoe world.

Converse, on the other hand, was founded in 1908 in Massachusetts, the same year Henry Ford introduced the Model T. That’s how old these shoes are.

For the last hundred years, Converse, specifically the Chuck Taylors, have embedded themselves in everything.

We’re talking fashion movements, subcultures, basketball, baseball, hip-hop, punk, modern street culture, and the list goes on.

Converse has been probably one of the most important figures in the shoe business in the last 100 years not just as a basic shoe.

Vans has a crazy following, but what I will say is Converse’s cultural impact was sharp, it stayed on the rise, and it’s been basically through everything.

Unfortunately for my Vans team, I’ve got to give the cultural points to Converse.

Converse vs Vans – Final Verdict

Converse and Vans are inarguably iconic shoe brands. Both companies make amazing classics which are good quality and have superb styling.

Just like how Crocs rose to popularity, Converse and Vans’ popularity stems from their ability to fit a lot of your needs.

They have a similar build quality in my opinion and they both can take a bit of a beating and they hold up fairly well.

They both offer clean and simple sneakers that go with pretty much anything, and for the money, there’s not a lot that beats them.

But Vans are certainly more comfortable and absolutely more durable and Converse have got the cultural impact down and they’re super versatile. 

For all your style people, if you dress more casual or mature, the Converse All Stars really complete the look and are the ones I think you should get whereas if you dress more street or younger, definitely go for the Vans Old Skool as they will match your outfit.

If you do skateboard a lot, I would recommend you get the Vans Old Skool High as the extra ankle support, double stitching, and padded abrasion points will be very useful for you.

For the gym goers, you can honestly use either sneaker as they will both support the gains you’re making. They’re both decent choices for heavy lifts like deadlifts and squats.

Even though the majority of Converse shoes are a bit more flimsy, have thinner materials, and don’t offer much structure, some people actually like the way the canvas sits closer to their legs. It’s just less bulky.

Choosing a classic model from either brand, you can’t really go wrong and so don’t worry too much about it.

In reality, we don’t have to choose just one pair or one pair over the other. We can wear them all.

But if you were torn between which pairs to get, then I hope this Converse vs Vans comparison has helped you out.

You can get your favorite Converse and Vans below:




Are Vans more popular than Converse?

If Vans is ranked #16 on the list of Global Top 100 Brands based on customer ratings, then it suggests that Vans may currently have a higher level of popularity or brand recognition compared to Converse, at least among the customers surveyed for this ranking. Popularity can vary over time and across different groups of people, so this ranking provides a snapshot of Vans’ standing at that particular moment. Keep in mind that brand popularity can be influenced by various factors, including marketing efforts, product offerings, and consumer preferences.

Are Converse or Vans better for feet?

Whether Converse or Vans are better for your feet depends on personal comfort and fit. Both brands offer a range of styles, and what works best for you may vary. It’s essential to try on both brands and choose the one that feels more comfortable and supportive for your specific foot shape and needs. Additionally, consider factors like arch support, cushioning, and insole quality when making your decision. Customizing your footwear with orthotic insoles can also improve comfort and support, regardless of the brand you choose.

Are Converse and Vans the same shoe?

Converse and Vans are not the same shoe. They are two distinct brands with their own styles, designs, and histories. While they both offer canvas sneakers and have a presence in skate and streetwear culture, they have different aesthetics and characteristics that set them apart.

Why do people prefer Vans?

People often prefer Vans for their timeless style, comfort, grip, durability, and reputation in skateboarding culture. Vans offer a versatile and classic look that appeals to a wide range of individuals, making them a popular choice for both fashion and function.

Which is expensive Vans or Converse?

Both Converse and Vans range between $40 and $70. Also, The price can vary depending on the specific model and design. In general, some premium or specialized versions of both brands can be more expensive, but they also offer more affordable options. It ultimately depends on the specific shoe and features you’re looking for.

Are Vans good for everyday walking?

Vans can be suitable for everyday walking, especially for those who find them comfortable and supportive. However, the level of comfort and support can vary depending on the specific Vans model and your individual foot shape and needs. Some people find Vans comfortable for daily wear, while others may prefer shoes with more cushioning or arch support for extended walking or standing. It’s essential to try them on and see how they feel for your specific use.

Why do people workout in Converse or Vans?

People often choose to work out in Converse or Vans because these shoes offer flat soles, which can provide stability and a solid base for lifting weights and performing strength training exercises. They are also relatively affordable compared to specialized athletic shoes and can be suitable for certain types of workouts, such as weightlifting and powerlifting, where a flat, non-compressive sole is preferred for better balance and ground contact. However, they may not be ideal for all types of athletic activities, so it depends on the specific workout goals and preferences of the individual.

I hope I’ve covered everything. If you’ve got any questions, ask me in the comments below and I’ll answer them down there.

This pretty much wraps this Converse vs Vans epic battle.

I hope you’re staying safe out there and until then, see you in the next one 🙂

About Eric Barber

Eric Barber is a happy father of two little angels, a husband, and a runner. He eats, sleeps, and dreams anything foot related: running shoes, walking shoes, sneakers, you name it. It all started when Eric was a shoe store specialist watching and fitting people's feet day in and day out.

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