Good to hear that yours are fine. Exactly what Vans boots do you have?
The toe sections on most boots are pretty solid and don't have the potential for problems like reneftw has with his boots.
I have the Vans Fargo. TheGoodRide idiots complained about the 'soft' toebox on those as well, but it really is mostly them spouting their usual bullshit/repeating what they have heard somewhere else. I am on my second pair of Fargos and have had them in many different binding, never had an issue with the toebox 'collapsing'.