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Vlado Leon Shoes

Vlado Leon Shoes

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If these run small, can the buyers please consider offering these in a size 14 US next time, or make it easy to work with the vendor? Sounds like exchanges with Vlado are costing buyers 2x shipping, which is a lousy solution.
The canvass is really stiff and the fit of the shoe is small and narrow. You cant wear them with a no show socks or low cut socks because it will peel off the skin of your achilles heel as you walk.
Did anyone join this drop? I'd like an update on how the look, feel, etc. I'm really interested in them but the past comments say otherwise
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I did size up... I wouldn't recommend buying this particular model of shoe unless you're in-store and try them on.
DesignedToRun
Thanks for the heads up
Do they make big sizes of this shoe? Like size 15 US? Asking for a friend :-)
Has anyone who skates tried these? They look rad, but I'm guessing that if you skate them, they wont last long at all. Wanting to get a nice midtop skate shoe, but can't imagine canvas holding up well to grip tape. Anyone been there?
yinzer
I would also be interested in the skate-ability of these shoes..
yinzer
These will not hold up to the grind.
Nothing available in the good colors above size 12 :(
Hoping for the grey/white colorway but doesn’t seem to be part of the drop. Maybe next time. :)
btoomajian
+1 for this color combination. Seems strange to show the grey/white combo in the email announcement, but not have it available for the drop.
rantng
I hate when they do that.
Definately smaller than other shoes of the same size, particularly width. I usually wear 8.5 but these were very tight. Massdrop referred me to the store in LA for exchange. They made me pay shipping both ways. $15 there and $10 back, which blew any savings from using Massdrop. Today I got the size 9's they exchanged and they're still tight! I'll be damned if i'm paying $25 more on the off chance they MAY fit so I guess I'm living with it. I'll have to get thin socks and hope they break in quick. Think twice before buying.
charmingbearedguy
I'm a size 8.5 with proportionally wider feet; I think I'll have to skip these.
Never have I ever worn shoes that gave me bloody blisters on the heel of my foot just 10 minutes into walking with them. I'm not the only one with comfort issues it seems. I'm sorry Vlado, but whatever you did with these, you did it wrong. Size 8.5 US Men was a good fit for me, but the heels have an abnormal bump of rubber(or whatever other material it may be) that keeps on rubbing against my heels. Exceptionally annoying for the first few minutes, excruciatingly painful for the next few hours. The inside heel of my right shoe is already stained with blood. Not worth the trouble and the money for these shoes.
I love how they have no width options, or larger sizes in the colors people would buy. I normally get a 13 double/triple wide or a 14 single/double wide. Most of these sizes only go up to 11.
Frozenstiff
i have that trouble a lot, i don't see shoes that come in size 14 often. I've actually never tried a 13 wide
Are those patches made out of animal leather?
asciimo
I reached out to the manufacturer and was assured that the leather-like material is synthetic:
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Thank you for contacting us and showing interest in our product. The accents on our Leon style are made of man made materials, not animal derived. Feel free to contact us again if any other questions. Have a great day. Hector MendezGeneral Manager 
Vlado Footwear
The fit is small, so go up a half/to full-size . I'm not sure if it's because they're small, but these are very difficult to pull on....no joke, it took me about 5 minutes this morning to just pull these shoes on. And as others have said, they are not very comfortable and it's nothing to do with length...the width is weird with them in the toe box. I'm hoping that these break-in after a bit or they're likely getting sold/donated/trashed.
InfinityLoops
Agreed. I have had the same issues with these shoes. I've tried wearing in wet weather in hopes they'd stretch. No luck so I'm going to offer them to my son to see if they fit him. Much to small and narrow for me. Otherwise these will go to our local goodwill store.
Half size up is an understatement. My 10's just showed up and I can't even get my heel all the way down into the shoe. Agree with others that even so, the fronts feel wrong, not a very comfortable fit.
I just received my order and have a change of heart. I usually wear a 9.5 and these 9.5's seem fine size wise. Not sure about the size-up recommendations on here.
Anyone intetested in buying mine? No wait time and shiping is on me in CON US. Colors are Grey and Dark Grey Twill. Thanks
Shoes run small, at least 0.5 size too small. I wear a 10.5 in most running shoes and casuals and a 9.5 - 10 in work boots. I ordered the 10.5 and it was difficult to put on and was extremely snug around my arch; they may run slightly narrow as well. First impressions are as expected, just want to bump my size up by .5 and see how that goes.. Shoe looks great and the sole feels good, I personally think it's worth the money.
Just got mine. They feel all kinds of wrong - it feels like the soles are flipped 180 degrees. They aren't - I looked - but there's no way I can wear these. Walking to the kitchen and back, I feel the strain in my knees from the inward-angle. A few blocks would be awful. It is really strange - I've had horribly uncomfortable soles before, but these feel decidedly weird and, well, just wrong.
I should have listened to folks here and did the half size up at least... I didn't have an issue with their other shoes in a size 9. It's the width on these that kill you. The shoe fits tight around the sides, making it almost impossible to put on. I think if i continued to force it, it would probably eventually rip. Once the shoe is on, it's not too bad, but I don't want to risk it. I'll be trying to exchange these.
What about sizing?
Dafungo
Order a half size up and you should be good.
Dafungo
Order a full size up
Bought these a couple of years back. Within about 3 months the heel had started to separate from the sole. Don't expect a lot of durability with these.
I set an alert for this drop and just saw the notification. I was interested in Grey/13 but it's already sold out. Any chance more Grey/13 will be added to the drop?
btoomajian
I also am only interested in the Grey 13's, pretty disappointed that they are currently unavailable at the moment. I've been constantly checking the drop to see if anything changes.
Is the sizing in US? As I'm in the UK need to double check and make sure I order the correct size.
JohnFST
Hi there! Sizing is in US sizing, correct.
JohnFST
I'm in the EU as well and a simple Google search for size conversion worked perfectly. Good luck.
How's the sizing on these? True to form?
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I did just that and was very happy, thank you.
mathees
You're welcome! I'm stuck with my too-tight shoes. I didn't want to pay to ship it back and pay again to have the correct size shipped to me. So I'll be finding a thinner insole to hopefully alleviate the problem.
25 sold and 13 of the options are already sold out...
If you have wide feet, don't bother. These were painfully narrow for my 4E width feet.
Another_Overpriced_Drop
yikes, thanks! my feet aren't necessarily wide but the way I walk requires wide shoes anyway.
Any chances of more stock being added? With only 10 people joined the color/size I want is already out of stock.
@Tyler Why is the shipping price (to Canada) so much higher than on earlier drops?
Bought these two years ago and there about finished... any chance we can get another drop? I love these shoes :D
sichy
There ya go!
mathees
Awesome! Thanks for the notification :)
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Received mine today, wore them all day. Here's my first impression. The coloring is a little off, a little darker than the pictures greys. The brown branding is a little cheap feeling, but that doesn't effect it all that much. I had a pair of brown laces that looked bomb when I laced them. Matches the color perfect. Sizing. I wear tens and ordered a ten due to stock. I have bony ankles and did notice a chafing on them at first, but soon broke them in and forgot about it. The main problem is the tapered high ankle is somewhat hard to get on. Sizing wise I was fine. I'm a freshman in high school so I wear tens despite being more of a nine to nine and a half in case I grow them in. I had a little bit less room than a pair of Aldo shoes I own, but plenty none the less. I should add in, the comfort on the sole was really good. It's thin but has alot more support than a pair of vans I own. I have a calus on my foot that would hurt on the vans thick sort of mushy flat sole. On these I walked no problem. The sides are padded making for my thin feet to be fine and cushioned.
Quality wise I wasn't blown away. The sole seems fine, but that canvas seems somewhat different for whatever reason compared to other canvas shoes I own. I think it's because my others are worn, and this one is thicker. My problem is the cheap branding on the sole. It looks to me as if a thin layer of rubber was used over some papery material, and the rubber was peeling on the first day. There might be a ruber coat fiz for this, but I wish they hadn't put the branding anyways. Secondly, I don't think the photo captures how slightly more tapered the shoe is in the middle and rouned at some parts. Not that it looks bad, just a little different.
All in all, if the shoe lasts I'll consider them again esp with these exact color matching laces. I rate 7/10 as an arbitrary rating. I'm no shoe expert by any means though.
EDIT:Turns out I was wrong, the bottom branding is all rubber, just some hard to remove sawdust or something for on the sole and washed off in the rain. I'm loving the shoes the more I wear them, and I struck a little lucky in sizing I think, cause they don't feel that shabby. Pretty goodish quality from my first two days.
azae2oo1
The bottom of these shoes is pre-sprayed with some sort of "felt" like material and will go away after a few days of use as there true rubber underneath. :D
Anyhow, keep us posted if you are starting to see a tear or separation from the inner heal where the fabric and sole meet. This is a quite a few other people have experienced including me from wearing the shoes on moderate/daily basis after 3 months.
crayzieap
Yeah I'll keep you guys notified. On a different note, would these wax fine? I'm thinking of waxing these as it's been raining more often lately.
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Vlado Leon Shoes and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/16.
Rest assured that we we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/11.
Obviously can't speak for these, but I got the high top version of these shoes. Wore out the heel section of the inside, exposing the plastic heel insert. Cut my heels all to hell. Tossed after 3 months, like clockwork with everyone else.
Don't buy these.