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Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« on: January 29, 2012, 06:33:58 PM »
So recently I fucked my ankle really bad and it hasn't fully healed in over 4 or 5 months.  I've tried out some different mid and high top shoes for better ankle support but I can't say I've found one I've really liked yet.  I tried the dylan mid tops, the nike blazer hi's, and vans skate highs.

Any suggestions on other options?
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 06:49:35 PM »
Huf Huppers!

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
SB Dunk Mids are my personal favorite. add an extra insole and tie the laces to the top and your feet are totally secure and protected. i jump down stuff in these kicks all the time and foot/back pain has never a problem for me.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 06:58:18 PM »
Bitch I'm 'bout it 'bout it

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 07:24:07 PM »
Huf Huppers!

never tried huf shoes, how is the board feel?

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 07:32:41 PM »
I had Circa Tre highs, black nubuck which lasts a long time and protects better than suede, plenty of support, vulc sole, just sick shoes. They call them highs but they're more like a solid mid-top.

In my opinion you can never go wrong with half-cabs either.
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012, 07:49:51 PM »
mue bueno

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012, 07:50:30 PM »
I liked my Hsu's.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012, 07:57:07 PM »
I liked my Hsu's.

I never really liked the "look" of the hsu's too much.  Same with the circa's, they both look kinda bulky.

not to say they aren't good shoes, I just never skated well with heavier shoes aka most adidas skate shoes
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 08:00:53 PM »
Westgates are nice, Carroll Selects, or the 'eS Manwolf shoe is you can find 'em.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 08:02:33 PM »
Carroll Selects are awesome shoes, same with Half Cabs

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 08:11:13 PM »
fo real, carroll select thrasher edition, what a great shoe.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 08:46:51 PM »
I got the brown suede Cons CTS mids and I really like them. Lace them up to the top and you're gold. I also tossed in some
Dr Scholls Gel Work Inserts.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 08:54:12 PM »
My Hsu 1s were one of my favorite shoes ever. I don't really like the look the Hsu 2s though.
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 09:27:23 PM »
I forgot Telfords, good cupsole.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 10:36:25 PM »
half cab and dunk mids are my favorite mids
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012, 10:42:18 PM »
Put on a helmet and some pads and start doing some real shit.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012, 11:04:19 PM »
anyone try the arto mid by gravis?  The one with the ollie pad on the side reminiscent of vision footwear.

But either way, I think i'll try the huf shoes next, they seem to be least bulky out of all the shoes I've seen

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012, 01:08:00 AM »
CTS mids
and the starplayer mids.


the newest version of the campus mid in black is actually reallllly good.
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012, 01:25:35 AM »
CTS mids
and the starplayer mids.


the newest version of the campus mid in black is actually reallllly good.

is the campus mid bulky like the low tops though?  I never did like that adidas skate shoes have those weird padding around the corner.  I also can't feel my board in their shoes...

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:03 AM »
I liked my Hsu's.

I never really liked the "look" of the hsu's too much.  Same with the circa's, they both look kinda bulky.

not to say they aren't good shoes, I just never skated well with heavier shoes aka most adidas skate shoes

Pro series Half-Cab are sick. They added a good insole so it's the first time I didn't have to use Dr Scholls in Vans in many years, and the supertuff suede held up well. To boot, the matte black just looks great.

After the 90's I think Circa's got better and have always broken in well for me. The ones I had that did look kinda bulky didn't feel bulky, especially the vulcs.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2012, 08:06:31 AM »
anyone try the arto mid by gravis?  The one with the ollie pad on the side reminiscent of vision footwear.

But either way, I think i'll try the huf shoes next, they seem to be least bulky out of all the shoes I've seen

really nice shoe, but they dont feel like a mid, more like a less scooped lowtop. still no complaints

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012, 09:57:04 AM »
DUNKS

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012, 12:15:19 PM »
ima break it down like this

THE BEST MID-TOP SKATE SHOES

Vulc: Vans Half-Cab (Pro)
Cupsole: Nike SB Dunk Mid (the newer, redesigned ones)
Somewhere Inbetween: Nike SB Blazer Hi

I've skated multiple pairs of each & I know my mid-tops, any of these will get the job done. I see alot of Carroll Select love on here but ive had two pairs that really sucked ass. I bought the 2nd pair hoping that the first pair were just defect.... Naw son them shits blew out on me just the same, not to mention they gave my first & only heel bruise. lakai only gets my T-shirt money from here on out im sorry Mike.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2012, 01:31:17 PM »
Fuck Pros. Classics or get the fuck off my feet.
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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2012, 01:34:47 PM »

I need those on my feet right now. I love black and white blazers. I had these last year and they were pretty comfortable.


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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2012, 01:41:16 PM »

I need those on my feet right now. I love black and white blazers. I had these last year and they were pretty comfortable.


I had those blue halfcabs too, soooooo good. I want another pair!

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2012, 03:40:20 PM »
I actually have a pair of hi top blazers.  Haven't got much skating in them because of my ankle, and on top of that, my classes are fucking hard this quarter.  at the moment, the boardfeel is kind 'eh.'  Wondering if these break in well or not

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2012, 05:44:48 PM »
Half Cabs tried and true. I like both the classics and the pros.

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Re: Your favorite mid / high top shoe?
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2012, 06:29:41 PM »
I actually have a pair of hi top blazers.  Haven't got much skating in them because of my ankle, and on top of that, my classes are fucking hard this quarter.  at the moment, the boardfeel is kind 'eh.'  Wondering if these break in well or not

 they get REALLY flexible after awhile dont worry.  if you lace them up to the top its almost like the shoe just becomes a part of your foot