Hey, Gang! Longtime readers may recall my ongoing love affair with Vince sneaker boots…first discovered at a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in…wait for it…2015. I first really featured them here, in an old article where I am NOT horrified by my fashion choices. (This is not the case for all old articles, which is a side-effect of blogging for 10+ years. Yikes and yikes — low-rise floral shorts, S? WHY?)
Are Vince. Nira Sneaker Booties Worth The Cost?
When several of you reached out, asking for a review of the new Vince Nira sneaker boots (water-repellent, in four neutral colors, and an updated shape), I didn’t hesitate. I think my exact words were, “OOOOOOOooooo” as I clicked ‘add to cart’.
Well…you’ll have to watch the video for all of my in-depth analysis (it’s a solid piece of investigative journalism, #snort), but the 2-second synopsis?
Totally worth it.
The updates Vince has made to their sneaker boots are welcome updates for 2020. The higher shaft means that they work with cropped mom jeans (not just skinny jeans) and the water-repellent coating — for a boot I primarily wear with thick, wool socks — just makes oodles of sense.
Where my old Vince sneaker boots (the 2015 version) were — and are(!) — amazing with skinny jeans, the lower shaft means that they look a bit strange with the cropped mom (or dad) jeans, making them a bit limiting. But both boots (the old ones AND the 2020 version) can be worn with thick Smartwool socks peeking out.
But the fact that I’m still getting compliments on these boots — five years later — even if it’s only with my (now high-rise) skinny jeans…does speak to their longevity. These boots have a sort of under-the-radar cool that makes them a pretty classic buy.
And with the new, higher shaft, water-resistant exterior AND 40% off?
They’re an easy win.
Shop Vince Nira Sneaker Boots & Other Outfit Details
The Star of the Show: Vince Nira Sneaker Boot
Other Products Featured In The Video…. (anything with a ** denotes a sustainably made product)
- OLD Vince Sneaker Boots (NOT waterproof)
- rag & bone Nina Skinny Jeans (size 26): my exact wash is sold out, but I also like this wash
- Black Cashmere Sweater (size small)**
- Black silk cami (size small)**
- Smartwool Light Hiker socks (either ‘denim’ or ‘navy’ color) – unisex sizing – use code THEMOMEDIT for 15% off
For the Pinners…
Love the review but what color do you have? Trying to decide on a color is nuts. I would tend to want one that goes with alot which trying to shy away from black as I have alot of black. Thanks
I have the Vince go rhys and love them. Though pricey the Vince boot is def worth it!
Thanks for the review! Just out of curiosity, how would you say this Vince style compares to the Blondo Flora, which you modeled for us during one of the Nordstrom Anniversary posts earlier this year?
I find the Vince ones more comfortable – the leather is a bit softer, and I didn’t always love where the Blondo zipper hit. The Blondo’s shaft is also much shorter – I can happily wear the Blondos with skinny jeans, but they looked a little funny with cropped mom jeans.
What color do you have on in the new Vince? Dark Gray
Yes! It is the dark gray.
By dark gray do you mean steel or coastal? Those are my color options. Both look very similar.
Ahhhh…I mean steel. Coastal is actually a really dark navy (but you’d never know it from the pics).
What socks are you wearing with these? Thank you!
I’m also curious about what socks you’re wearing Shana. Please let us know- thanks!
You bet – just updated the post. The socks are Smartwool, in either the navy or denim color: https://shopstyle.it/l/bpWM7 (also, use code THEMOMEDIT for 15% off)
Would you say that the Vince sneaker boots run big, small, or true to size? I’m usually a women’s 7.5, and I’m trying to determine what size might fit me best! Thanks.
They run small!