Converse and Vans look relatively similar at first. But what about Vans vs. Converse sizing? Do they fit the same? Let’s discover it in the following post.

When compared to Vans, Converse Chuck 70s runs true to size. The only difference is that Converses are much more comfortable on the first wear than Vans, whilst Vans require some “breaking in” before they could be used as a day-to-day sneaker. But what about other Vans and Converse models? What is Vans vs. Converse sizing compared to each other? Let’s discover it in this article.

Vans Vs. Converse Sizing

In this part, let’s compare the Vans vs. Converse sizing of several popular models on the market. 

Vans Sk8-Hi Vs. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing

As most stated, the sizing of these two styles differed. In particular, Converse Chucks are a half size larger than Vans Sk8-His. 

Vans Sk8-Hi Vs. Converse Pro Leather Sizing

Vans Sk8-Hi shoes, in my opinion, fit more closely to Converse Pro Leathers than Chucks. However, the Converse was still slightly looser in my personal belief. Because these are narrow sneakers, if you have wide feet, you should consider wide sizing.

Vans Authentic Vs. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing

Converse Chucks, in my experience, run around a half size larger than Vans Authentic Lows. These sneakers are both narrow, so if you have between or wide feet, you should consider wide sizing or bigger sizing options.

Vans Authentic Vs. Converse Pro Leather Sizing

In my personal observation, the Vans Authentic sneakers fit much more closely to the Converse Pro Leathers than the Converse Chucks. Converse was still a little bit looser, but it was close. Because these shoes tend to come in a narrow fit, you should consider wide sizing if your feet are wide or in between sizes.

Vans UltraRange EXO Vs. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars Sizing

The Vans UltraRange shoes are slightly longer than almost all other Vans sneakers, but they have additional shock absorption behind the foot that other Vans sneakers do not have. What’s more,  I found that the Vans UltraRange sneakers fit true to size, while the Converse Chucks ran slightly larger. 

Vans UltraRange EXO Vs. Converse Pro Leather Sizing

Generally speaking, the sizing of the Converse Pro Leather sneakers was very similar to that of the Vans UltraRange sneakers. Both pairs of shoes are true to size. 

Vans Sk8 Hi Vs. Converse One Stars Sizing

Converse One Stars are similar to Converse Chucks in that they run a little bit larger than almost all other Vans shoes. The Vans Sk8-Hi shoes fit slightly tighter than the Converse One Stars, but keep in mind when looking at the picture, and you will see that the Converse One Stars have a much more pointed toe and a thicker rubber overlay all around the toe, making them look longer than they actually fit. 

Vans UltraRange EXO Vs. Converse One Stars Sizing

I discovered the Vans UltraRange shoes to be slightly larger than a lot of other Vans sneakers. The fit of the Vans UltraRange EXO and the Converse One Stars is very equivalent on the whole. Keep in mind that the Converse One Stars usually have a thicker rubber overlay around the toe, making them appear longer than they really are.

Vans Authentic Vs. Converse One Stars Sizing

I’ve found that the Converse One Stars sneakers, like the Converse Chucks shoes, are a little bit larger than most other Vans shoes, including these Vans Authentics.

The Converse One Stars fit a little wider than the Vans Authentics, but keep in mind that the Converse One Stars sneakers feature a more pointed toe and a thick rubber layering around the toe, making them appear longer than they are.

Vans Old Skool Vs. Converse Sizing

The sizing of the Vans Old Skool sneakers is very equivalent to that of the Converse Pro Leather sneakers. This implies that the Vans Old Skool shoes will be a little bit smaller than the Converse Chucks, which, in my experience, are relatively larger than the Converse Pro Leathers shoes. These Converse Pro Leathers and Vans Old Skool come in a narrow fit, so if your feet are wide or in between sizes, order a size up.

Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle Vs. Converse Sizing

The Vans UltimateWaffle is nearly identical to the Vans UltraRange when it comes to sizing. It fits slightly larger than other sorts of classic Vans sneakers. Although the sizing is comparable to Converse Pro Leathers, I think that the Vans EVDNT sneakers are slightly larger.

Vans Vs. Converse Fit Guide

Are Vans Wider Than Converse?

Vans sneakers, in my experience, are not really wider than Converse shoes. Vans Authentic,  Vans Old Skool,  Vans UltraRange EXO, Vans Sk8-Hi, Vans Slip-On, Converse Chucks, Converse One Stars, and Converse Court Daze Pro Leathers are all styles I’ve tried. All of these sneakers, in my opinion, come in a narrow design. Wide sizing is recommended for those who have wide feet.

To get your Vans wide sizing, you can go to the Vans “Custom” page, where you can make your own custom adjustments like ordering custom wide-fit sneakers.

Similarly, Converse also offers wide sizing options, and particularly Converse Chucks. You can go to Converse.com and navigate to the Converse Chucks page, where you will also find the option to get wide sizing.

Vans Size Chart

US Men’s SizeUS Women’s SizeUK SizeEU SizeFoot length (cm)
3.552.534.521.5
45.533522
4.563.53622.5
56.5436.523
5.574.53723.5
67.553824
6.585.538.524.5
78.563925
7.596.54025.5
89.5740.526
8.5107.54126.5
910.584227
9.5118.542.527.5
1011.594328
10.5129.54428.5
1112.51044.529
11.51310.54529.5
1213.5114630
12.514124731
1314.5134832
13.515144933
1415.5155034

Converser Size Chart

Converse/Unisex or US Men’s SizeUS Women’s SizeUK SizeEU SizeFoot length (cm)
3533522
3.55.53.53622.5
46436.523
4.56.54.53723.5
57537.524
5.57.55.53824.5
6863924.5
6.58.56.539.525
7974025.5
7.59.57.54126
810841.526.5
8.510.58.54227
911942.527.5
9.511.59.54328
1012104428.5
10.512.510.544.529
1113114529.5
11.513.511.54630
12141246.530.5
1315134831.5
1416144932
1517155033
16181651.534
1719175335

Final Thoughts

Vans shoes fit a little bit smaller than almost all Converse sneakers, including the Converse One Stars and the Converse Chucks, but they share the same sizing as the Converse Pro Leathers. Vans might need to be sized up half of a size if you would like a more roomy fit. Converse One Stars and Converse Chucks, on the other hand, might need to be sized down half of a size if you desire a more snug fit.

The fact is that many of these Converse and Vans shoes fit narrowly is a recurring theme. What’s more, lots of  Vans and Converse are performance shoes that are not loose and wide by design. So, if you have wide feet, you should probably consider wide shoes.