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Title: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on March 26, 2020, 03:03:56 PM
Hi!

I, like many others, like to read some short impressions/reviews of shoes before I spend my hard earned cash. Request & share in this thread so its easier to find.

I'll start by requesting impressions on these:
Adidas Copa Nationale
Adidas 3St.004
Has anyone skated these?

Thanks!

Title: Re: The "Have anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Seadramon on March 26, 2020, 03:25:18 PM
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Post by: jay_nev on March 26, 2020, 03:40:55 PM
Just asked about vans rowley rapidwell pro in upcoming shoe thread, responses below to get this started.

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Anyone tried the rowley rapidweld pro?
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Yeah just finished skating a pair. Highly recommend.
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Same. I skated a pair when they first came out. Really durable and good sole, they donít wear out as fast as regular vans sole since it uses waffle cup. Along with the no stitch, mine took a while to show wear and tear.

(https://i2.wp.com/skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FA19_Skate_RowleyRWProLTD_a7r1246.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Nth syd bear on March 26, 2020, 03:59:28 PM
Hi!

I, like many others, like to read some short impressions/reviews of shoes before I spend my hard earned cash. Request & share in this thread so its easier to find.

I'll start by requesting impressions on these:
Adidas Copa Nationale
Adidas 3St.004
Has anyone skated these?

Thanks!
I have a pair of 3st.004 that I skate in from time to time when I'm in between
Finding something new... but like a lot of people I have too many shoes..

In regards to 3st.004 nice comfortable shoe but I don't particularly like skating
In them I think they fit me funny . I have med-high arches if that helps idk..
I would not buy again  but would not be surprised if people on here disagree because it's a quality shoe
And probably me having shoe madness.. I leave 50% of sessions hating my shoes  :-\
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: legion on March 26, 2020, 04:49:22 PM
I wear 3st.004 as chillers. Idk if I could handle the heel-toe drop as skate shoes. Seems like a 10mm drop and maybe 8mm after the insoles pack out. With some socks I can't keep my feet from sliding forward. Fwiw, I think I'm ok with a 4-6mm drop.
Boardfeel in the forefoot is amazing. Grip is pretty good and that weird fixing tape seems grippier than the hex part. Arch support oddly comes from the fixing tape and the shape of the upper, insole is pretty flat.
Have you seen Art's coffee break review on the shoes?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on March 26, 2020, 06:41:56 PM
Slight aside, but I'm surprised the heel to toe drop of skate shoes isn't more a thing. I can't stand adidas because they seem to have an insane drop. However, it is one more thing to become totally obsessed about like wheelbase and shit though.
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Post by: off on March 26, 2020, 09:33:36 PM
saw this earlier today. really want to get one of the black pairs
https://www.skatedeluxe.com/blog/en/adidas-skateboarding-copa-nationale-wear-test-copa-mundial-to-copa-nationale/
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Post by: Nth syd bear on March 26, 2020, 10:16:43 PM
Slight aside, but I'm surprised the heel to toe drop of skate shoes isn't more a thing. I can't stand adidas because they seem to have an insane drop. However, it is one more thing to become totally obsessed about like wheelbase and shit though.

Agreed for the most part.. adidas side note I did not have an issue with city cups other than I broke my big toe skating in them
I've got a new pair of them on ice but I now have it in my head they aren't protective enough..
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on March 27, 2020, 01:24:12 AM
I wear 3st.004 as chillers. Idk if I could handle the heel-toe drop as skate shoes. Seems like a 10mm drop and maybe 8mm after the insoles pack out. With some socks I can't keep my feet from sliding forward. Fwiw, I think I'm ok with a 4-6mm drop.
Boardfeel in the forefoot is amazing. Grip is pretty good and that weird fixing tape seems grippier than the hex part. Arch support oddly comes from the fixing tape and the shape of the upper, insole is pretty flat.
Have you seen Art's coffee break review on the shoes?

Thanks for this. I wasent aware that they had heel-toe drop... Thats a big turn off

I cant say ive noticed much heel-toe drop in the Adidas ive skated so far.
Only Adiease and Matchbreak Super. Maybe thats why I enjoy them so much for 3 flips? :D
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on March 27, 2020, 01:54:37 AM
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I wear 3st.004 as chillers. Idk if I could handle the heel-toe drop as skate shoes. Seems like a 10mm drop and maybe 8mm after the insoles pack out. With some socks I can't keep my feet from sliding forward. Fwiw, I think I'm ok with a 4-6mm drop.
Boardfeel in the forefoot is amazing. Grip is pretty good and that weird fixing tape seems grippier than the hex part. Arch support oddly comes from the fixing tape and the shape of the upper, insole is pretty flat.
Have you seen Art's coffee break review on the shoes?
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Thanks for this. I wasent aware that they had heel-toe drop... Thats a big turn off

I cant say ive noticed much heel-toe drop in the Adidas ive skated so far.
Only Adiease and Matchbreak Super. Maybe thats why I enjoy them so much for 3 flips? :D

I donít think they have such a big heel to toe drop.
Not like a busenitz or something like that, they feel ďnormalĒ... Iím super picky with skate shoes and those have worked for me really well. Iím on my second pair right now and I love the sock fit of the tongue. The heel is more padded that todayís skate shoes which I also like because it locks it down better.
I think the grip of the tooling is like any regular cupsole, but itís really flexible and takes no time to break in because of the hexagonal cuts.
My downsides are actually the looks, Iím not too massive on the aesthetic of it, the front facing stripes look really out of place in a shoe with such simple lines, but thats personal opinion.
Also, make sure to superglue the seams on the eyestay before skating, that thing rips quite quick if you donít.

I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: t0mmywr1ght3rd on March 27, 2020, 02:10:15 AM
dc legacy/tribeka/kalis

ive been skating tribekas and legacys lately but what the fuck is up with toe box. my big toe hurts after every sesh. i sized up but maybe i should go up another size idk
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Post by: tom on March 27, 2020, 03:03:39 AM
I skate the Legacy Slims. Theyíre a great shoe. The sole feels pretty big at first, but you get used to it/it breaks in. Theyíre really comfortable and they hold up really well. Iíve been skating a pair for about a month and a half now and the suede is just starting to show signs of wear. If your big toe hurts itís probably because you sized up and theyíre slightly too big
I want to try the Tribekaís as well. They look like another shoe out of 1998 that was slimmed down and updated for 2020
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 27, 2020, 04:06:35 AM
Anyone tried Adidas 3st.001 Or 002? With the 002 specifically do they stay tight or do they start to kind of rattle around as they get older and how much of a pain in the ass is it to put them on and take them off?

Also has anyone tried the original Suciu ADV? How do they stack up against the adv 2?

For reference, I typically skate vulcs and I like my shoes to be fairly flexible but still have some padding. I
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TwisT on March 27, 2020, 05:21:05 AM
I just want to second that, the DC legacy slim is a great shoe that takes forever to break in.

Anybody mess with the nike SB alleyoop. Their like the current chain store SB shoe but I like them. They look like a better version of the new GTS
https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_1280_v1/f_auto/uuksuuo9jvravohynlvo/sb-alleyoop-skate-shoe-d7G7HK.jpg (https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_1280_v1/f_auto/uuksuuo9jvravohynlvo/sb-alleyoop-skate-shoe-d7G7HK.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on March 27, 2020, 05:24:25 AM
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I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.

I've read somewhere that they have actual plastic around with the heel? Can you confirm this?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on March 27, 2020, 05:56:05 AM
Busenitz pro. Half size down, $28 worth it? New from adidas. I always try to convince myself but usually pass..
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Post by: Richard Skidder on March 27, 2020, 06:15:50 AM
Busenitz pro. Half size down, $28 worth it? New from adidas. I always try to convince myself but usually pass..
Itís that fucking tongue man. It falls to the side and you have a pillow between the side of your foot and the side of the shoe making ollies and shit feel weird. Maybe itís my super flat foot causing the tongue to shift? I donít know but thatís what keeps me from getting another pair. Elastic tongue straps should come standard with all puffy shoes.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on March 27, 2020, 06:33:06 AM
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Busenitz pro. Half size down, $28 worth it? New from adidas. I always try to convince myself but usually pass..
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It’s that fucking tongue man. It falls to the side and you have a pillow between the side of your foot and the side of the shoe making ollies and shit feel weird. Maybe it’s my super flat foot causing the tongue to shift? I don’t know but that’s what keeps me from getting another pair. Elastic tongue straps should come standard with all puffy shoes.
yeah... I’d plan on cutting the tongue down but still same issue and it’s been well documented as a flaw with them
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Post by: pdknox on March 27, 2020, 06:35:19 AM
never cut the tongue off your busenitz
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Post by: off on March 27, 2020, 08:17:02 AM
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I wear 3st.004 as chillers. Idk if I could handle the heel-toe drop as skate shoes. Seems like a 10mm drop and maybe 8mm after the insoles pack out. With some socks I can't keep my feet from sliding forward. Fwiw, I think I'm ok with a 4-6mm drop.
Boardfeel in the forefoot is amazing. Grip is pretty good and that weird fixing tape seems grippier than the hex part. Arch support oddly comes from the fixing tape and the shape of the upper, insole is pretty flat.
Have you seen Art's coffee break review on the shoes?
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Thanks for this. I wasent aware that they had heel-toe drop... Thats a big turn off

I cant say ive noticed much heel-toe drop in the Adidas ive skated so far.
Only Adiease and Matchbreak Super. Maybe thats why I enjoy them so much for 3 flips? :D
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I donít think they have such a big heel to toe drop.
Not like a busenitz or something like that, they feel ďnormalĒ... Iím super picky with skate shoes and those have worked for me really well. Iím on my second pair right now and I love the sock fit of the tongue. The heel is more padded that todayís skate shoes which I also like because it locks it down better.
I think the grip of the tooling is like any regular cupsole, but itís really flexible and takes no time to break in because of the hexagonal cuts.
My downsides are actually the looks, Iím not too massive on the aesthetic of it, the front facing stripes look really out of place in a shoe with such simple lines, but thats personal opinion.
Also, make sure to superglue the seams on the eyestay before skating, that thing rips quite quick if you donít.

I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.
you can destripe the busenitz since they are stitched on
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: IanBZHD on March 27, 2020, 10:17:48 AM
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Busenitz pro. Half size down, $28 worth it? New from adidas. I always try to convince myself but usually pass..
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Itís that fucking tongue man. It falls to the side and you have a pillow between the side of your foot and the side of the shoe making ollies and shit feel weird. Maybe itís my super flat foot causing the tongue to shift? I donít know but thatís what keeps me from getting another pair. Elastic tongue straps should come standard with all puffy shoes.
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yeah... Iíd plan on cutting the tongue down but still same issue and itís been well documented as a flaw with them
I skated a pair of Busenitz when the first came out, and they were weird but ok if I remember.

BUT I got another pair recently just for casual/work shoes since Adidas had them for cheap.
I think I pretty much hate the shoe at this point. My heel slips like crazy, the tongue is poorly designed, and I tried skating them once and remembered how bad the heel raise is.
I honestly can't wait to take them off after a long day and just feel bad NOT wearing something I paid for.
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Post by: Joe Davola on March 27, 2020, 10:30:51 AM
Super thin vulc lover here.

Boardfeel and grip are def my top priorities.

I wish I liked cupsoles, especially Adidas. Busenitz are one of my favorite looking shoes. Can't stand skating them. Heel always slips out, tongue falls to the side and the tall heel throws off my balance big time.

I bought some 3St.004s for super cheap, knowing they'd just be for chill. My heel and the tongue stays put, but the tall heel still would mess with my skating.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on March 27, 2020, 10:40:25 AM
Super thin vulc lover here.

Boardfeel and grip are def my top priorities.

I wish I liked cupsoles, especially Adidas. Busenitz are one of my favorite looking shoes. Can't stand skating them. Heel always slips out, tongue falls to the side and the tall heel throws off my balance big time.

I bought some 3St.004s for super cheap, knowing they'd just be for chill. My heel and the tongue stays put, but the tall heel still would mess with my skating.

And this is why Nike, specifically the Blazer GT, is my fav shoe.
Thin vulc sole. The sole's height is low, creating more a cup feel to the flick. Tongue has straps. Many lace holes so you can really get locked in. They have a huge drawback, and thats durability.
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Post by: t0mmywr1ght3rd on March 27, 2020, 04:29:36 PM
I skate the Legacy Slims. Theyíre a great shoe. The sole feels pretty big at first, but you get used to it/it breaks in. Theyíre really comfortable and they hold up really well. Iíve been skating a pair for about a month and a half now and the suede is just starting to show signs of wear. If your big toe hurts itís probably because you sized up and theyíre slightly too big
I want to try the Tribekaís as well. They look like another shoe out of 1998 that was slimmed down and updated for 2020

word, thanks. i think the tribekas are my fav shoe rn, they're super comfy once broken in
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Post by: cant kickflip but can tre on March 27, 2020, 06:07:47 PM
Anyone tried Adidas 3st.001 Or 002? With the 002 specifically do they stay tight or do they start to kind of rattle around as they get older and how much of a pain in the ass is it to put them on and take them off?

Also has anyone tried the original Suciu ADV? How do they stack up against the adv 2?

For reference, I typically skate vulcs and I like my shoes to be fairly flexible but still have some padding. I
I've skated the original Suciu's and they do last a long time. However, the insoles they come with are rubber-like (Adiprene) and it rolls up your socks on the bottom when putting on the shoe. Super annoying. I haven't skated his second shoe so unfortunately I can't do a comparison
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Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on March 27, 2020, 06:10:23 PM
I wish they kept the Busenitz pro RX a staple in the line. Or at least implement the changes into the OG.
It was truly the best version of the Busenitz Pro. The tongue had the straps, so itís stays in place and feels snug. The heel had this ďcat tongueĒ material that grips your heel in. Also the stroble board was a thin Eva, which might not be a lot but any cushioning added is a plus. Pig suede too, those things were tough. I still have a red pair in the ice but I donít see myself skating an all red pair of shoes. :/
(https://www.sneakerfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/adidas-busenitz-rx-black-gum-CQ1161-2.jpg)

Also, cutting the tongue of the Busenitz down is straight up profanity. Donít do that.
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Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on March 27, 2020, 06:12:52 PM
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Anyone tried Adidas 3st.001 Or 002? With the 002 specifically do they stay tight or do they start to kind of rattle around as they get older and how much of a pain in the ass is it to put them on and take them off?

Also has anyone tried the original Suciu ADV? How do they stack up against the adv 2?

For reference, I typically skate vulcs and I like my shoes to be fairly flexible but still have some padding. I
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I've skated the original Suciu's and they do last a long time. However, the insoles they come with are rubber-like (Adiprene) and it rolls up your socks on the bottom when putting on the shoe. Super annoying. I haven't skated his second shoe so unfortunately I can't do a comparison

Itís probably the same, they didnít change the insole on the 2nd one. I also have a pair of Suciu 1s, skated like 2 or 3 times but I wasnít feeling them. Been collecting dust for a while now.
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Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on March 27, 2020, 06:20:28 PM
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I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.
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I've read somewhere that they have actual plastic around with the heel? Can you confirm this?

What do you mean Plastic around the heel?
They have like a fused tpu layer in the heel, but thereís nothing crazy about it. Maybe a bit more stability but nothing else. They also donít have a noticeable raised heel like the Busenitz, or even the 3ST.004 (which I donít think it has that much of a raised heel anyway). They are quite thin too, I think more low impact friendly, like regular indoor soccer shoes...
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Post by: Vintagebody on March 28, 2020, 01:12:04 AM
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I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.
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I've read somewhere that they have actual plastic around with the heel? Can you confirm this?
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What do you mean Plastic around the heel?
They have like a fused tpu layer in the heel, but thereís nothing crazy about it. Maybe a bit more stability but nothing else. They also donít have a noticeable raised heel like the Busenitz, or even the 3ST.004 (which I donít think it has that much of a raised heel anyway). They are quite thin too, I think more low impact friendly, like regular indoor soccer shoes...

I just read a review on them at the adidas webpage: "The suede on the shoe is very nice but I wouldíve preferred more suede or leather Instead of plastic on the shoe.". So I was guessing the blue part of the sole (so from mid to around heel) was plastic :D
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Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on March 28, 2020, 07:58:41 AM
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I also have the Copa Nationale to try next but havenít yet.
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I've read somewhere that they have actual plastic around with the heel? Can you confirm this?
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What do you mean Plastic around the heel?
They have like a fused tpu layer in the heel, but thereís nothing crazy about it. Maybe a bit more stability but nothing else. They also donít have a noticeable raised heel like the Busenitz, or even the 3ST.004 (which I donít think it has that much of a raised heel anyway). They are quite thin too, I think more low impact friendly, like regular indoor soccer shoes...
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I just read a review on them at the adidas webpage: "The suede on the shoe is very nice but I wouldíve preferred more suede or leather Instead of
 plastic on the shoe.". So I was guessing the blue part of the sole (so from mid to around heel) was plastic :D
Ah ok, no itís not plastic. Itís just another color of rubber. Think of a similar construction to the city cup.
They have like a twin cup construction on the medial side that shows the midsole foam (like the Liberty Cup or a Reebok Club C):
(https://z3q9z4b3.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Adidas-Copa-Nationale-Royal-Blue-Yellow-Tint-Cloud-White-3-scaled.jpg)
Itís pretty soft, but not sure which compound it is.
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Post by: kike on March 28, 2020, 10:51:01 AM
Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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Post by: jamersonbass on March 28, 2020, 11:01:37 AM
Anyone tried Adidas 3st.001 Or 002? With the 002 specifically do they stay tight or do they start to kind of rattle around as they get older and how much of a pain in the ass is it to put them on and take them off?

Also has anyone tried the original Suciu ADV? How do they stack up against the adv 2?

For reference, I typically skate vulcs and I like my shoes to be fairly flexible but still have some padding. I

I skated both and found the originals to be slightly bulkier/longer than the II's.  I loved the II's, and just like the Busenitz ADV which I also loved, Adidas seemingly pulled the plug.  Wish Verso would've dropped when the II's did.
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Post by: off on March 28, 2020, 12:30:30 PM
Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Yossi on March 28, 2020, 12:45:00 PM
How is the heel lock on the Spanky G6?

I got a pair of the Lakai Newports for super cheap, and I could crank the laces tight and still be able to slide my foot out of the shoe. Garbage
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: rosemaryBB on March 28, 2020, 12:50:08 PM
Anyone tried Adidas 3st.001 Or 002? With the 002 specifically do they stay tight or do they start to kind of rattle around as they get older and how much of a pain in the ass is it to put them on and take them off?

I skated the 002's for a while and they skated really well, only problem for me was that I got the hideous black and red Nak colorway (they were on sale for $30 and I wanted to try the shoe) and I hated the way they looked on my feet, but again, probably just a color thing. They lasted a while for me, they fit snug enough, but weren't hard to get off my feet, good flick etc.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Fat Tire on March 28, 2020, 02:45:34 PM
Provider anyone?
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Post by: Joe Davola on March 28, 2020, 06:03:11 PM
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Super thin vulc lover here.

Boardfeel and grip are def my top priorities.

I wish I liked cupsoles, especially Adidas. Busenitz are one of my favorite looking shoes. Can't stand skating them. Heel always slips out, tongue falls to the side and the tall heel throws off my balance big time.

I bought some 3St.004s for super cheap, knowing they'd just be for chill. My heel and the tongue stays put, but the tall heel still would mess with my skating.
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And this is why Nike, specifically the Blazer GT, is my fav shoe.
Thin vulc sole. The sole's height is low, creating more a cup feel to the flick. Tongue has straps. Many lace holes so you can really get locked in. They have a huge drawback, and thats durability.
Thanks for the heads ups. Iíve never really given them a good look.
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Post by: Carrolls Chesthairs on March 29, 2020, 07:13:06 AM
Might be past the point of finding them, but anybody want to describe this shoe so we can live/skate vicariously through the emotions?
Preferably, not the person in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcJ_iOfum4
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Post by: jamersonbass on March 29, 2020, 07:50:39 AM
Might be past the point of finding them, but anybody want to describe this shoe so we can live/skate vicariously through the emotions?
Preferably, not the person in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLcJ_iOfum4

I've only had a couple sessions on them.  I've skated Adidas for the last 6 years (Busenitz ADV, Busenitz Pro, Suciu ADV and ADV II).

They feel pretty solid.  My favorite feature is the outsole pattern doesn't pick up pebbles.  The outsole material seems firmer to me.  Probably haven't properly broken them in.

The toebox is a bit more spacious width-wise then I'm used to.

Overall, just a nice, low profile cupsole. 
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Post by: Weezil on March 29, 2020, 12:14:42 PM
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Super thin vulc lover here.

Boardfeel and grip are def my top priorities.

I wish I liked cupsoles, especially Adidas. Busenitz are one of my favorite looking shoes. Can't stand skating them. Heel always slips out, tongue falls to the side and the tall heel throws off my balance big time.

I bought some 3St.004s for super cheap, knowing they'd just be for chill. My heel and the tongue stays put, but the tall heel still would mess with my skating.
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And this is why Nike, specifically the Blazer GT, is my fav shoe.
Thin vulc sole. The sole's height is low, creating more a cup feel to the flick. Tongue has straps. Many lace holes so you can really get locked in. They have a huge drawback, and thats durability.
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Thanks for the heads ups. Iíve never really given them a good look.
if you shoe goo them they last forever though, ran a pair way longer than i usually do with skate shoes and managed to wear through the soles, went through a crazy amount of laces though.
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Post by: fakienoseslide on March 31, 2020, 06:05:22 AM
Has anyone skated new old skool pros that came out this year? I'm talking about the blackout colorway if that matters.

Just got mine from the mail and it feels like vans has changed the sizing. Last time when I tried these on a couple years ago, my true size was perfectly snug. Now it feels like there is a little bit of extra in front of my toes and I'm contemplating on getting a half size smaller or at least I would need to try a half size smaller to be sure.

I went down a half a size for ave pros and after some painful days it turned out to be a good decicion. The shoes were long enough but really just squishing my toes from the sides.

Has anyone else noticed this or has staying inside made me crazy?
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Post by: jay_nev on March 31, 2020, 06:31:29 AM
Has anyone skated new old skool pros that came out this year? I'm talking about the blackout colorway if that matters.

Just got mine from the mail and it feels like vans has changed the sizing. Last time when I tried these on a couple years ago, my true size was perfectly snug. Now it feels like there is a little bit of extra in front of my toes and I'm contemplating on getting a half size smaller or at least I would need to try a half size smaller to be sure.

I went down a half a size for ave pros and after some painful days it turned out to be a good decicion. The shoes were long enough but really just squishing my toes from the sides.

Has anyone else noticed this or has staying inside made me crazy?
my blackout OS pros (Ultracush, not popcush) didn’t fit me the best and hurt my toes. My tts is typically a 12.5 which they don’t make so I’ve worn 12 in vans. That could be the issue. Same thing kind of happens in the Rowan’s but not as bad.  Probably trying 13 next but getting used to the almost-too-big feeling is weird.
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Post by: fakienoseslide on March 31, 2020, 09:36:18 AM
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Has anyone skated new old skool pros that came out this year? I'm talking about the blackout colorway if that matters.

Just got mine from the mail and it feels like vans has changed the sizing. Last time when I tried these on a couple years ago, my true size was perfectly snug. Now it feels like there is a little bit of extra in front of my toes and I'm contemplating on getting a half size smaller or at least I would need to try a half size smaller to be sure.

I went down a half a size for ave pros and after some painful days it turned out to be a good decicion. The shoes were long enough but really just squishing my toes from the sides.

Has anyone else noticed this or has staying inside made me crazy?
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my blackout OS pros (Ultracush, not popcush) didnít fit me the best and hurt my toes. My tts is typically a 12.5 which they donít make so Iíve worn 12 in vans. That could be the issue. Same thing kind of happens in the Rowanís but not as bad.  Probably trying 13 next but getting used to the almost-too-big feeling is weird.

Yeah, I personally can't do too big shoes when skating. But you're saying you can do 0.5 size smaller with old skool pros?

I just emailed the skateshop and they told me that they'll send me the 10.5 shoes and I'll send back the ones I am not keeping. Great service that understand skaters is why you support your local shops. I'm gonna loose a couple euros on the return fees but fuck it, better this than not being sure.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: wake and bacon on March 31, 2020, 09:57:48 AM
if you cut the tongues on busenitz pros you don't deserve them
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Post by: jay_nev on March 31, 2020, 10:09:24 AM
if you cut the tongues on busenitz pros you don't deserve them
lol struck a nerve with that comment. Iím all set w them anyway. Havenít heard good things.
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Post by: sharkbarf on March 31, 2020, 11:12:05 PM
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Busenitz pro. Half size down, $28 worth it? New from adidas. I always try to convince myself but usually pass..
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Itís that fucking tongue man. It falls to the side and you have a pillow between the side of your foot and the side of the shoe making ollies and shit feel weird. Maybe itís my super flat foot causing the tongue to shift? I donít know but thatís what keeps me from getting another pair. Elastic tongue straps should come standard with all puffy shoes.
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yeah... Iíd plan on cutting the tongue down but still same issue and itís been well documented as a flaw with them
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I skated a pair of Busenitz when the first came out, and they were weird but ok if I remember.

BUT I got another pair recently just for casual/work shoes since Adidas had them for cheap.
I think I pretty much hate the shoe at this point. My heel slips like crazy, the tongue is poorly designed, and I tried skating them once and remembered how bad the heel raise is.
I honestly can't wait to take them off after a long day and just feel bad NOT wearing something I paid for.

Same experience. Now I push like Busenitz and it helps my heel from slipping out. I look like an idiot because I donít skate as fast as he does but as soon as this pair is finished Iíll be back to pushing normal.
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Post by: flintstagram on April 05, 2020, 08:53:36 AM
How is the heel lock on the Spanky G6?

I got a pair of the Lakai Newports for super cheap, and I could crank the laces tight and still be able to slide my foot out of the shoe. Garbage

I didn't have any issues with the heel lock. I had issues with the shoe looking dumb on my foot. I also prefer a bit more padding in the sides of the shoe and these are pretty minimal. That being said I liked the flick and they've got the same sole as the Reynolds G6, which was why I bought them. I won't however, be buying another pair. Also seemed to rip my laces frequently. Those metal eyelets and my grip would murder my laces.

 I really hope emerica starts making a similar shoe to the last Reynolds soon. I'm hoarding 4 or 5 more pairs of those.

Currently skating the Adidas 3st.004. I'm not super into its elevated heel.

Edited because I forgot to mention the laces issue.
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Post by: JonoHawk9n3 on April 05, 2020, 02:52:37 PM
if you cut the tongues on busenitz pros you don't deserve them


1000% agree with this! ::)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: lazer69 on April 06, 2020, 07:40:45 PM
Anyone own DC Maswells?

Whats strange is all the colors except the white look like they have suede lower/side/flick panels. Il ike the white most but they look leather all all over. but im not sure. Also how do they feel?
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Post by: Willie on April 06, 2020, 09:03:05 PM
I found some 3st.004s on sale in my size in a good color but they felt ridiculously narrow in the middle. I donít have a wide foot at all but it looked like my foot was spilling over the sides and it was kind of painful. Maybe they break in but my first reaction was that my instep looked like Thunder in Big Trouble In Little China.
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Post by: Sila on April 06, 2020, 11:32:47 PM
Supra Elevate?

Looking for a somewhat thin cupsole and they look promising.

I just wish Reebok would make a durable version of the Club C/Revenge with a bit more padding.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Wonderful Whizzplank on April 07, 2020, 12:24:00 AM
Anyone skated the Rowley Classics? I've got some but I'm apprehensive about the nubuck material they're made of
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Post by: chris. on April 07, 2020, 04:11:34 AM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them

Ive has these for a little while but just started breaking them in. I have only been riding around the neighborhood so far. I really like them.

(https://i.imgur.com/7yhoqDj.jpg)
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Post by: jay_nev on April 07, 2020, 09:25:24 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-r6zElFvkb/?igshid=16m3zntds6n2t
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on April 07, 2020, 12:07:13 PM
Anyone skated or owned that new Copa Nationale?
Iíve tried Gatos and my foot looked like it was melting out of them. Are they similar?
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Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on April 07, 2020, 03:11:23 PM
Anyone skated or owned that new Copa Nationale?
Iíve tried Gatos and my foot looked like it was melting out of them. Are they similar?


Check the previous page.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on April 07, 2020, 06:08:09 PM
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Anyone skated or owned that new Copa Nationale?
Iíve tried Gatos and my foot looked like it was melting out of them. Are they similar?
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Check the previous page.

Completely forgot. May wait for a Pal to post it. Didn't seem bad from that sites review. I'll wait until shops open to try them in person.
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Post by: Threadz on April 07, 2020, 10:36:06 PM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them
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Ive has these for a little while but just started breaking them in. I have only been riding around the neighborhood so far. I really like them.

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Thirded. They're currently half price on the Adidas AUS store, so I'm pretty tempted by 'em. Just not sure about sizing as Adidas tends to be all over the shop. E.g. Buz Pro = US10, Buz Vulc = US10.5, Lucas ADV & 3ST.003 = US9.5. How'd you go with sizing your pair chris.?
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on April 07, 2020, 11:47:50 PM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them
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Ive has these for a little while but just started breaking them in. I have only been riding around the neighborhood so far. I really like them.

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Thirded. They're currently half price on the Adidas AUS store, so I'm pretty tempted by 'em. Just not sure about sizing as Adidas tends to be all over the shop. E.g. Buz Pro = US10, Buz Vulc = US10.5, Lucas ADV & 3ST.003 = US9.5. How'd you go with sizing your pair chris.?

For me it was true to size. I have Campus ADV and 3ST.004 tts but with 3ST.003 it was half size down.
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Post by: DaSk8D00D on April 08, 2020, 10:00:11 AM
Ordered some Adidas Tyshawn last night, excited to try them. Anyone else in here skate these yet? Iíve heard theyíre lace eaters but aside from that theyíre a solid shoe
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Post by: Ok on April 08, 2020, 10:24:06 AM
Ordered some Adidas Tyshawn last night, excited to try them. Anyone else in here skate these yet? Iíve heard theyíre lace eaters but aside from that theyíre a solid shoe


Havenít skated mine enough to eat laces. Solid shoe. Surprised at the value, so far. Real reasonable retail. Just got the solid black w/gold accents. Suede is showing discoloration quickly, but no seams, stitches, or gluing is popping. I like the shoe. Insole is minimal, put some running insoles in. I like the height, and the overall shape, from a functionality standpoint. Not my fave looking shoe. The sole rubber is firm, hard even,  not necessarily in a bad way. My last shoe was the most recent ave shoe and that shoe was also very firm. The ave was probably more stable, felt very difficult to roll an ankle in that shoe. These tjís and my body mechanics result in a little lean, inward (Iíve forgotten which that is? Supination?), but itís workable for sure. Overall a good shoe. My last 4 shoes that Iíve liked (outside of aj1s which I was trying to stick with) have been the legacy slim, proto, ave, and now these. And Iíd rate them all pretty well.
Trying to hold out for tiagos
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Post by: DaSk8D00D on April 08, 2020, 11:52:01 AM
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Ordered some Adidas Tyshawn last night, excited to try them. Anyone else in here skate these yet? Iíve heard theyíre lace eaters but aside from that theyíre a solid shoe
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Havenít skated mine enough to eat laces. Solid shoe. Surprised at the value, so far. Real reasonable retail. Just got the solid black w/gold accents. Suede is showing discoloration quickly, but no seams, stitches, or gluing is popping. I like the shoe. Insole is minimal, put some running insoles in. I like the height, and the overall shape, from a functionality standpoint. Not my fave looking shoe. The sole rubber is firm, hard even,  not necessarily in a bad way. My last shoe was the most recent ave shoe and that shoe was also very firm. The ave was probably more stable, felt very difficult to roll an ankle in that shoe. These tjís and my body mechanics result in a little lean, inward (Iíve forgotten which that is? Supination?), but itís workable for sure. Overall a good shoe. My last 4 shoes that Iíve liked (outside of aj1s which I was trying to stick with) have been the legacy slim, proto, ave, and now these. And Iíd rate them all pretty well.
Trying to hold out for tiagos

Thanks for the feedback! Iíve skated AJ1ís and currently sitting on some legacy slims so if theyíre as good as those then Iíll be fine. Looking forward to those Tiagoís as well
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Post by: Theeogbiing on April 08, 2020, 02:39:39 PM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them

Chewys/Liberty Cup is pretty bulky, but from what I've seen they seem to skate really good. Just dont skate often enough to try a new kick out rn, so they are sitting pretty.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Deepern0ah on April 08, 2020, 09:13:15 PM
Supra Elevate?

Looking for a somewhat thin cupsole and they look promising.

I just wish Reebok would make a durable version of the Club C/Revenge with a bit more padding.

They are pretty stiff out the box and take a little while to break in. Leather wears quickly, at least in the white pairs have. Kind of a weird shaped shoe with a narrower toebox than I expected. Find them for cheap they might be worth it.
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Post by: Deepern0ah on April 08, 2020, 09:15:36 PM
Anyone skated the Rowley Classics? I've got some but I'm apprehensive about the nubuck material they're made of

Probably skated around 5 pairs before they re-released them. Not sure what changes they've made but can say the original ones didn't last long at all.
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Post by: YungJugg on April 08, 2020, 09:36:46 PM
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Ordered some Adidas Tyshawn last night, excited to try them. Anyone else in here skate these yet? Iíve heard theyíre lace eaters but aside from that theyíre a solid shoe
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Havenít skated mine enough to eat laces. Solid shoe. Surprised at the value, so far. Real reasonable retail. Just got the solid black w/gold accents. Suede is showing discoloration quickly, but no seams, stitches, or gluing is popping. I like the shoe. Insole is minimal, put some running insoles in. I like the height, and the overall shape, from a functionality standpoint. Not my fave looking shoe. The sole rubber is firm, hard even,  not necessarily in a bad way. My last shoe was the most recent ave shoe and that shoe was also very firm. The ave was probably more stable, felt very difficult to roll an ankle in that shoe. These tjís and my body mechanics result in a little lean, inward (Iíve forgotten which that is? Supination?), but itís workable for sure. Overall a good shoe. My last 4 shoes that Iíve liked (outside of aj1s which I was trying to stick with) have been the legacy slim, proto, ave, and now these. And Iíd rate them all pretty well.
Trying to hold out for tiagos

very surprised to hear the ave felt that stable for preventing rolls, always thought they looked like theyíd destroy my ankle. really love the Proto aside from my heel blisters breaking in, recently scooped legacy slims and im looking forward to skating them. heel support is big for me and it looks like Iím on a similar shoe trajectory as you.
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Post by: Ok on April 08, 2020, 11:43:12 PM
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Ordered some Adidas Tyshawn last night, excited to try them. Anyone else in here skate these yet? Iíve heard theyíre lace eaters but aside from that theyíre a solid shoe
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Havenít skated mine enough to eat laces. Solid shoe. Surprised at the value, so far. Real reasonable retail. Just got the solid black w/gold accents. Suede is showing discoloration quickly, but no seams, stitches, or gluing is popping. I like the shoe. Insole is minimal, put some running insoles in. I like the height, and the overall shape, from a functionality standpoint. Not my fave looking shoe. The sole rubber is firm, hard even,  not necessarily in a bad way. My last shoe was the most recent ave shoe and that shoe was also very firm. The ave was probably more stable, felt very difficult to roll an ankle in that shoe. These tjís and my body mechanics result in a little lean, inward (Iíve forgotten which that is? Supination?), but itís workable for sure. Overall a good shoe. My last 4 shoes that Iíve liked (outside of aj1s which I was trying to stick with) have been the legacy slim, proto, ave, and now these. And Iíd rate them all pretty well.
Trying to hold out for tiagos
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very surprised to hear the ave felt that stable for preventing rolls, always thought they looked like theyíd destroy my ankle. really love the Proto aside from my heel blisters breaking in, recently scooped legacy slims and im looking forward to skating them. heel support is big for me and it looks like Iím on a similar shoe trajectory as you.

My feeling with the AVEís was that the shoe felt very stable, felt like my foot was lower in the shoe, no tippy. I feel more in the sole than on top.  remember the shoe being cut low, so there was no protection from shark bites.
The legacy slims were really decent for me. Great value, decent cushioning, shoe lasted longer than I expected, width was perfect for my narrow heel, wider forefoot. Slightly less volume in the toe, materials were kinda stiff.
Tbh I probably like Jordanís more than any of these shoes.
 The Protos and the tyshawns probably felt the most similar, both are more narrow, harder sole.


Itís been so long since I skated regularly, and longer still since I was decent enough to have opinions worth sharing.
Ability and dedication aside, I also change my equipment around, and have never been the type to say, skate only blazers for a year straight. So I donít have a Ďcontrolí to reference back to. Iím usually looking for a cupsole, but after that🤷🏻‍♂️. I trust anyone will take these ramblings with a grain of salt.
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Post by: Threadz on April 09, 2020, 06:03:52 AM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them
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Ive has these for a little while but just started breaking them in. I have only been riding around the neighborhood so far. I really like them.

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Thirded. They're currently half price on the Adidas AUS store, so I'm pretty tempted by 'em. Just not sure about sizing as Adidas tends to be all over the shop. E.g. Buz Pro = US10, Buz Vulc = US10.5, Lucas ADV & 3ST.003 = US9.5. How'd you go with sizing your pair chris.?
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For me it was true to size. I have Campus ADV and 3ST.004 tts but with 3ST.003 it was half size down.

Legend. I still haven't decided if I want to pull the trigger on them yet... Have you had actual skate time in them? Do they feel as bulky as they look?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Peepeeboy69 on April 12, 2020, 03:42:49 PM
Has anyone skated the emerica dissent? They look pretty much like a marana clone with emerica logo.
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Post by: Vintagebody on April 13, 2020, 10:02:26 AM
Are all Blazers the same? Thin upper and not very long lasting?
I really enjoy skating them, but after using the Matchbreak Super, Nike feel so sketchy thin and flimsy.
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Post by: JudoOrigami on April 13, 2020, 11:14:42 AM
I have 3 pairs of blazers that I picked up cuz people on here were raving about the mids.

I bought the orange label mids (white) which are reasonably thick, good quality, and super comfy.

The GT blazer which is fairly thin but skated well straight out of the box and have a nice flick but fit kinda long and I have trouble heelflipping in them for reasons I can't explain.

3rd pair is some lows with a rubber toe cap that I got for a good price and they are kinda snug around the pinky toe and stupid thin on the ollie area I imagine I'll have to shoegoe them before skating in them they aren't super comfortable but I don't think they make them anymore.

My guess is the standard blazer mid is the way to go like people say but for 115 cad and never going on sale I haven't bothered trying them as of yet. When my orange labels get cooked (skating them currently) I might try a standard pair.
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Post by: Vintagebody on April 13, 2020, 11:22:45 AM
Sweet! Thanks! I'll try some mids then, before I leave Blazers behind forever :D

And ye, ive had 2 pairs of standard blazers, and one of them seemed to be lesser quality, tho both get ollie holes quick. 
I do have a pair of blazer GT's, but I love the colorway so I wont skate them yet.
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on April 13, 2020, 01:23:07 PM
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Now that you mentioned it, what about the liberty cup? I'm eyeing the chewy ones.
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seconded. yet to see them in the wild on feet let alone on slap. i really like the look of them
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Ive has these for a little while but just started breaking them in. I have only been riding around the neighborhood so far. I really like them.

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Thirded. They're currently half price on the Adidas AUS store, so I'm pretty tempted by 'em. Just not sure about sizing as Adidas tends to be all over the shop. E.g. Buz Pro = US10, Buz Vulc = US10.5, Lucas ADV & 3ST.003 = US9.5. How'd you go with sizing your pair chris.?
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For me it was true to size. I have Campus ADV and 3ST.004 tts but with 3ST.003 it was half size down.
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Legend. I still haven't decided if I want to pull the trigger on them yet... Have you had actual skate time in them? Do they feel as bulky as they look?

Definitely felt weird at first but like any other shoe, you will get used it. The sole comes REALLY high on the heelflip area so that kinda trips me out still. Not the best but also not the worst would be my opinion on them.
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Post by: fat philly skater on April 13, 2020, 03:50:28 PM
Anybody skate cons fastbreaks? it seems all of them now are mostly nylon which looks like it would explode quickly. Wish I snagged the all suede al davis ones
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Post by: ballintoohard on April 15, 2020, 07:38:01 PM
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Might be past the point of finding them, but anybody want to describe this shoe so we can live/skate vicariously through the emotions?
Preferably, not the person in this video?
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I've only had a couple sessions on them.  I've skated Adidas for the last 6 years (Busenitz ADV, Busenitz Pro, Suciu ADV and ADV II).

They feel pretty solid.  My favorite feature is the outsole pattern doesn't pick up pebbles.  The outsole material seems firmer to me.  Probably haven't properly broken them in.

The toebox is a bit more spacious width-wise then I'm used to.

Overall, just a nice, low profile cupsole.

These are the worst shoes I've ever skated and I skated in the puffy shoe days. I felt the sole was like a crayon and stiff/insensitive. I normally skate Blazers, Bruins, sometimes Dunks or Old Schools. I've had a few cupsoles I've liked, but these were atrocious.
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Post by: ballintoohard on April 15, 2020, 07:41:06 PM
To the person asking about Vans sizing they're the same as they always are for me. The different insoles can make them feel tighter, but I swap the insoles out immediately if they're the super thick cush ones. I've skated/worn vans since 1998 and always been a 10
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Post by: gaunting on April 16, 2020, 12:28:43 AM
posted this in another thread, but decided to post here too seeing as how the other thread wasnít appropriate for the question. but, has anyone skated the emerica provost ďprovidersĒ?
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Post by: malakawarrior on April 16, 2020, 05:43:21 AM
can anyone give me an idea of how long the leather blazer mids last? I found a pair for a good price but im skeptical on the leather since my louie lopez converses got a hole after the 2nd time skating them
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Post by: Vintagebody on April 16, 2020, 07:10:16 AM
can anyone give me an idea of how long the leather blazer mids last? I found a pair for a good price but im skeptical on the leather since my louie lopez converses got a hole after the 2nd time skating them

Ive not tried leather blazers, but blazers in general get ollie holes exceptionally fast...
Considering Nike owns Cons, I expect nothing different
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on April 16, 2020, 08:10:04 AM
posted this in another thread, but decided to post here too seeing as how the other thread wasnít appropriate for the question. but, has anyone skated the emerica provost ďprovidersĒ?

answered in the other, but gonna copy here:

Skated 5 pairs of them last year. Really good shoe, takes one session of breaking in that can be a bit hurtful, but if you get used to the "anti-slip" insole, it's a great shoe with amazing board feel and great grip. They last me around 4 weeks with ~4-5 days of skating each week. First thing to go is the grip of the sole, way before I could get through the upper material.
Love Emerica! Skated the Provider, the Hsu and my favorite after a long break in: The Winkowski. Still not sure what my favorite shoe is... benchmark for me is the Lucas Puig. Kind of love/hate the Busenitz Pro (havent tried the vulc). Cons Hi seem great to me for three sessions, then they feel sooooo flat... any suggestions?
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Post by: ballintoohard on April 16, 2020, 10:45:15 AM
can anyone give me an idea of how long the leather blazer mids last? I found a pair for a good price but im skeptical on the leather since my louie lopez converses got a hole after the 2nd time skating them

Slower than Cons, faster than some others. It weirdly seems to depend on the model and color. For some reason some of them seem to have a "wider" midsole and the leather isn't at such a vertical angle. I've had pairs go months with no holes (but obvious wear) and others get them in a few weeks.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: FrozenIndustries on April 16, 2020, 01:21:42 PM
For anyone who has skates the Vans Rowan Pros...does the new sole formula hold up any better than on the regular pro classics?
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Post by: art hellman on April 16, 2020, 01:25:36 PM
For anyone who has skates the Vans Rowan Pros...does the new sole formula hold up any better than on the regular pro classics?

http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/ (http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/)
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Post by: tony mugu on April 16, 2020, 01:50:45 PM
just got done with almost 2 pairs of DC Legacy Slims

Highly recommend them if you can find them on sale they last a good while (I bought white ones size 10 last summer and black ones size 9 last September) and the white ones have just only now broken beyond skate (hole in kickflip area and sole) the black ones still have some life in as Iíve been alternating.

I would however recommend putting in a different insole as the stock DC one feels great for like a week then itís shit. I used the vans ultracush.

Regarding size I preferred the bigger size 10 shoe over a 9. Both fit well and most likely true to size but with the 10 I feel like I had a bit of extra real estate to flick with.


Anyone got any details on OG Lynxís? The price point for thin vulcanised shoes I cannot justify. I watched a video of a guy reviewing them from here but I felt it was too brief.
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Post by: FrozenIndustries on April 16, 2020, 03:15:02 PM
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For anyone who has skates the Vans Rowan Pros...does the new sole formula hold up any better than on the regular pro classics?
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http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/ (http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/)

Thanks, that sold me on them.
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Post by: jay_nev on April 16, 2020, 05:39:00 PM
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For anyone who has skates the Vans Rowan Pros...does the new sole formula hold up any better than on the regular pro classics?
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http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/ (http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/)
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Thanks, that sold me on them.
iíd certainly recommend them, too.
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Post by: FrozenIndustries on April 17, 2020, 06:32:00 AM
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For anyone who has skates the Vans Rowan Pros...does the new sole formula hold up any better than on the regular pro classics?
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http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/ (http://www.weartested.com/vans-rowan-pro/)
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Thanks, that sold me on them.
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iíd certainly recommend them, too.

For me, vans pro classics (particularly Half Cab Pros) are they shoe that fits, skates, and looks the best. I just get bummed on the fact that the soles wear through so fast. The Rowans look super sick, and if Vans is doing something about the soles then I am so down.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: t0mmywr1ght3rd on April 17, 2020, 06:14:39 PM
Anybody skate cons fastbreaks? it seems all of them now are mostly nylon which looks like it would explode quickly. Wish I snagged the all suede al davis ones

really comfortable shoes, for some reason the leather ones felt more comfortable to me.. the suede version just felt oddly stiff to me. in terms of durability though the leather ones ripped up super quick as opposed to the suede version. also the laces seemed really thin and ripped in like 3 sessions

probably my fav pair of cons in terms of comfort esp if it  has the lunarlon insoles
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: johnes on April 18, 2020, 06:54:00 AM



Anyone got any details on OG Lynxís? The price point for thin vulcanised shoes I cannot justify. I watched a video of a guy reviewing them from here but I felt it was too brief.
What do you want to know? Iíve had 3 pair, my true size is 11US and thatís what all 3 of my pair have been and they are a great fitting shoe. I dont get heel slip. They last a long time. The insole is alright but similar to the legacy 98 but they are still really comfy. Iíve skated all 3 mostly with the stock insoles and I almost always swap out insoles for shoes but havenít with the lynx except for a couple times to test out other insoles and found that I didnít need a thicker insole.

I never have any issue with breaking in new shoes but I donít find that to be the case for a lot of other skateboarders.

The sole gets decently flexible, the board feel is chill/is a non issue for me (but keep in mind Iím not that good at skateboarding so if youíre a lot better than me, then board feel is probably more important to you). Not gonna be as good boardfeel as the legacy slim but itís not hard to get used to (for me at least). I put them straight on out of the box and start skating them and they are great.
Sole gets decently flexable or after 2 sessions for me. And excellently flexable after a couple weeks.

Def one of the most durable and comfortable cupsoles on the market imo.

Not sure if my video is the one youíre talking about being too brief but if it was mine, I would like to know what you think I could have done to improve the review and give the watcher more information, thanks.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: skatefresh on April 18, 2020, 08:18:52 AM
Anyone skated the dc legacy vac? I'm on my second pair or regular ones and copped the these on ebay for $35.
(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/hi-res/adys100520_legacy98vacs,p_bkw_frt1.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: larry leadfoot on April 19, 2020, 04:54:08 AM
Great idea for a thread.

Going to chuck a curveball in here and ask, if I like the 212s by NB is there anything else I would like? Do I just stick to this shoe? I'm pretty much asking - what other wide vulc shoes are out there? I've skated a lot of Slip-on Pros but even those feel a little narrow compared to the 212s. Habitat Austyn's were the perfect shoe for me, but that ship sailed many moons ago.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: tony mugu on April 19, 2020, 07:10:00 AM



Not sure if my video is the one youíre talking about being too brief but if it was mine, I would like to know what you think I could have done to improve the review and give the watcher more information, thanks.

i just noticed the thread, https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=105605.0, yeah it was your video. your skating is dope by the way, better than mine.

anyways i suppose to improve it, i kinda like shoe reviews to be a bit longer? that's my personal preference but i still think they can be concise and still have some more footage. maybe even a little history about the shoe too. I recently watched Ben Degros review on halfcabs and I really like how he does his reviews. I find it helpful how he will record the first session then cuts to a few weeks later and shows the shoe rather than showing the shoe after 20 hours of skating.

thank you for your time and i think im gonna pull the plug on them at the end of the month, i think they will be worth it since they are half price.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: JudoOrigami on April 19, 2020, 07:15:43 AM
havent watched his content in a minute but that Christian Florence guy or whatever his name is did pretty good shoe reviews i thought.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on April 19, 2020, 07:18:09 AM
Great idea for a thread.

Going to chuck a curveball in here and ask, if I like the 212s by NB is there anything else I would like? Do I just stick to this shoe? I'm pretty much asking - what other wide vulc shoes are out there? I've skated a lot of Slip-on Pros but even those feel a little narrow compared to the 212s. Habitat Austyn's were the perfect shoe for me, but that ship sailed many moons ago.
255 are a great shoe
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: toque on April 19, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
When Dunks got all thinned out a few years back the sizing got weird and I had to go up a half size. Anybody know if the sizing is back to normal now that the padded tongue is back?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Peepeeboy69 on April 19, 2020, 05:27:55 PM
How are the kalis s (not the og)?

I'm mostly concerned with comfort/cushioning and durability

The only other dc I've skated before was the infinite s but I didn't like it cause it felt really thin like a bowling shoe and the upper was so thin even just kicking my board to turn it around would hurt. My favorite shoe so far is the etnies marana
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on April 19, 2020, 09:21:33 PM
How are the kalis s (not the og)?

I'm mostly concerned with comfort/cushioning and durability

The only other dc I've skated before was the infinite s but I didn't like it cause it felt really thin like a bowling shoe and the upper was so thin even just kicking my board to turn it around would hurt. My favorite shoe so far is the etnies marana
Tts, best shoe I've skated in the last years. Go for it, you won't regret it.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: JudoOrigami on April 20, 2020, 03:14:04 AM
Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: danmasontree on April 20, 2020, 07:02:30 AM
Kinda wanna try the Louie Lopez. Anyone skate these? I know they are vulc but I aint jumping down anything these days
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on April 20, 2020, 07:06:05 AM
Kinda wanna try the Louie Lopez. Anyone skate these? I know they are vulc but I aint jumping down anything these days
theyre nice. I kinda like the insole tbh. Little narrow but the heel lining is awesome and super locked in. Like a little suede piece back there. Little tough slipping on and off if thatís what you do.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: danmasontree on April 20, 2020, 08:03:20 AM
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Kinda wanna try the Louie Lopez. Anyone skate these? I know they are vulc but I aint jumping down anything these days
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theyre nice. I kinda like the insole tbh. Little narrow but the heel lining is awesome and super locked in. Like a little suede piece back there. Little tough slipping on and off if thatís what you do.

Thanks for the response. How narrow? Like Busentiz? And I do slip on and off so that might annoying me ha
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on April 20, 2020, 08:57:53 AM
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Kinda wanna try the Louie Lopez. Anyone skate these? I know they are vulc but I aint jumping down anything these days
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theyre nice. I kinda like the insole tbh. Little narrow but the heel lining is awesome and super locked in. Like a little suede piece back there. Little tough slipping on and off if that’s what you do.
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Thanks for the response. How narrow? Like Busentiz? And I do slip on and off so that might annoying me ha
not that narrow. I think you’ll be fine tho. The toe shape gets narrow and a little pointed. The grip is original chucks and pretty sick. My insole (light green pair) didn’t have zoom air in heel. I’d recommend for sure. Half size down if you like snug
https://www.tactics.com/info/converse-louie-lopez-skate-shoes-wear-test-review
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Ok on April 20, 2020, 09:11:35 AM
When Dunks got all thinned out a few years back the sizing got weird and I had to go up a half size. Anybody know if the sizing is back to normal now that the padded tongue is back?

Tongue had padding again, and I say they are tts.
Disclaimer: I had dunks back when but wasnít ALL bout it em, like some. I also didnít mind my Ishod dunks that had the thinner fit. My orange labels Wete too soft, the shadows feel just right. Havenít skated them yet tho.
I should have just settled on dunks a long time ago, but....you know fuckin Nike, and then dunks are a pain to get sometimes and I donít want to be one of those dudes....
But yeah, they seem good, skate good.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Chromeandflammen on April 20, 2020, 01:15:57 PM
Just asked about vans rowley rapidwell pro in upcoming shoe thread, responses below to get this started.

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Anyone tried the rowley rapidweld pro?
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Yeah just finished skating a pair. Highly recommend.
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Same. I skated a pair when they first came out. Really durable and good sole, they donít wear out as fast as regular vans sole since it uses waffle cup. Along with the no stitch, mine took a while to show wear and tear.
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(https://i2.wp.com/skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FA19_Skate_RowleyRWProLTD_a7r1246.jpg)
Mine ripped from just walking around for a couple of hours.... Wouldn't buy them again.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: toque on April 22, 2020, 02:34:22 PM
Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab

hah
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Ok on April 22, 2020, 08:31:26 PM
Anyone skate the gts return?
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Post by: yourbreakfsat on April 23, 2020, 05:06:31 PM
How does Popcush compare to Ultracush? I really want to try Vans again, but the insole is the sole reason I don't wear them anymore. Ultracush and Ultracush 3D hurt my feet and gave me lower back problems because of the lack of support.
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Post by: sadnocomply on April 23, 2020, 06:30:24 PM
How does Popcush compare to Ultracush? I really want to try Vans again, but the insole is the sole reason I don't wear them anymore. Ultracush and Ultracush 3D hurt my feet and gave me lower back problems because of the lack of support.
Itís basically the same shit just thicker
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Fat Tire on April 23, 2020, 06:53:47 PM
Nobody asked but these suede blazers I already have an ollie hole after three sessions on month old Jessup grip.

Gonna try my luck with Nike support, will report back...
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Post by: jay_nev on April 23, 2020, 08:31:53 PM
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How does Popcush compare to Ultracush? I really want to try Vans again, but the insole is the sole reason I don't wear them anymore. Ultracush and Ultracush 3D hurt my feet and gave me lower back problems because of the lack of support.
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It’s basically the same shit just thicker
disagree. Replied a few times on this. Popcush in Rowan’s reminds me of g6. A firmer more responsive foam than ultracush that doesn’t feel soft and bottom out.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on April 24, 2020, 06:16:58 AM
Anyone used remind insoles ?? Compared to footprint? Havenít had either.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on April 24, 2020, 06:59:17 AM
Nobody asked but these suede blazers I already have an ollie hole after three sessions on month old Jessup grip.

Gonna try my luck with Nike support, will report back...

Yep... Ive had 3 pairs of Blazers, all got Ollie hole insanly quick. To be honest, ollie is the true test of a shoe's durability. Its easy to make a shoe flick friendly, and it should not be difficult to make a shoe ollie friendly either.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Ok on April 24, 2020, 09:07:25 AM
Anyone used remind insoles ?? Compared to footprint? Havenít had either.

This is one of those things thatís been gone over, and I just fucking forget the answer every time.
Itís right up there with steep decks/flat decks fingers of flat and ventures or Indyís or whatever (thereís a formula, cannot remember which).
Or if lock-ins can only be used one way.
Dunno
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Post by: jay_nev on April 24, 2020, 09:23:31 AM
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Anyone used remind insoles ?? Compared to footprint? Haven’t had either.
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This is one of those things that’s been gone over, and I just fucking forget the answer every time.
It’s right up there with steep decks/flat decks fingers of flat and ventures or Indy’s or whatever (there’s a formula, cannot remember which).
Or if lock-ins can only be used one way.
Dunno
lol so true. Well I searched and found this about the medic I think because $45

Sure. Not everyone's bag but they are stiff and cradle your heel nicely while providing perfect arch support for my feet (I have medium high arches) I like them in vulcs as they add more support, security and impact absorption. My foot just feels safer... def take away some board feel but being 44 and breaking toes... they keep me going into a session a lot longer. They are $45 new but I've had three sets I've found on sale for half that and each pair has lasted me over a year.

I was not a fan of the footprints I had.
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Post by: weon on April 24, 2020, 03:41:28 PM
yo Sk.A.T.A.N., whats the fit like in the Copa Nationale? considering getting the mike arnold colorway online

PS. I love that skateshoeguru is the first comment on that shoe review link hahahh I wonder if he still lurks here
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on April 25, 2020, 06:42:09 AM
Has anybody skated the continentals in vulc?

(https://www.lifestylesports.com/dw/image/v2/BCDN_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-LSS_eCommerce_Master/default/dw9a4a6001/images/11682922xlarge.jpg?sw=530)
(https://media.endclothing.com/media/f_auto,q_auto:eco/prodmedia/media/catalog/product/0/5/05-07-2019_adidas_continentalvulc_white_navy_eg4588_gh_1.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Solid bowlcut on April 25, 2020, 11:12:06 AM
Does anyone have experience on DC Williams Slims or TFunks? Considering on ordering them online so would be nice to know about sizing. Also, how are these shoes for handling impact?
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Post by: gsosa on April 25, 2020, 12:28:19 PM
Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
I had a couple of samples of the Patriot like a year and a hald ago, and I would recommend em. Really comfy and lasted performed really well, offers nice cupsole support still offering quite good boardfeel (I usually skate shoes like this or even thicker).
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on April 28, 2020, 05:43:18 PM
the old Nike SB Project BA fit long? (Because of the pointed toe?)

Can anyone compare the fit to another model?
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Post by: kike on April 28, 2020, 06:30:34 PM
They are true to size. Also they are not pointy at all, they have a roomy, square toebox.

I don't know if there is a comparable fit, at least that I have weared (I can only think of the nb#420). They are pretty much a skateable runner shoe.

I decided to skate my last pair and damn they are the best Nike sb
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Post by: jay_nev on April 28, 2020, 07:06:49 PM
They are true to size. Also they are not pointy at all, they have a roomy, square toebox.

I don't know if there is a comparable fit, at least that I have weared (I can only think of the nb#420). They are pretty much a skateable runner shoe.

I decided to skate my last pair and damn they are the best Nike sb
ok thanks! Wondering if I can go half down/same size as the blazer low gt. Never tried the BA but heard very good things and mightíve found  a pair second hand. 
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Mystical Leader on April 30, 2020, 06:59:24 AM
Has anyone skated the new crockett 2 hi-tops?

I think they look cool for a cupsole..
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Post by: elbarto on April 30, 2020, 12:15:59 PM
Iím waitin on a pair of the new Jon Dicksonís (thanks emericaTM), anyone have experience with them yet? Iíve been skating the G6 slips for my last 3 pairs of shoes and I love them. Wish they lasted a little longer but shoe goo helps an extra month or so
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: shmazz on April 30, 2020, 10:29:28 PM
Thoughts on the Berle Pros? From what Iíve heard theyíre pretty durable, but Iím a bit worried about how they fit, they do look kinda narrow in pics
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on April 30, 2020, 11:35:47 PM
Thoughts on the Berle Pros? From what Iíve heard theyíre pretty durable, but Iím a bit worried about how they fit, they do look kinda narrow in pics

From walking around I found them comfortable. I will say that one of my eyelets has almost torn and on the inside by my toes there is a tear. Which is a sign they wonít be around for long. This may be my luck. Other than that I find them very comfortable and I like the way they feel on my foot. People complained about the flick but, I like how they flick, the board feel is nice but, the sole isnít as grippy. Iíve only skated them for slappies and flat but, they feel good.
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Post by: Live Fast Johnny on May 01, 2020, 05:39:19 AM
I mentioned in the Nike SB thread that the Team Classics had become my go to shoe right now so I thought I'd share a quick review of my experience with them.  Just as a baseline I have a narrow, high arch foot and am a moderate to high mileage runner.

Positives:
+Supportive Heel and Forefoot
+TTS for Nike SB and most skate shoes
+Feel broken in out of the box
+Generally look good with whatever pants you are running
+Easily found and often on sale


Negatives
-Break down quickly and do not last quite as long as comparable cupsoles (especially true of the Durao version)
-Heel support could still be a little bit better

All in all they're a good shoe for the price you pay.  Got a few pairs left but also trying the Alleyoops and some Vans AVE's right now.
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Post by: ramplocal on May 01, 2020, 06:18:56 AM
I mentioned in the Nike SB thread that the Team Classics had become my go to shoe right now so I thought I'd share a quick review of my experience with them.  Just as a baseline I have a narrow, high arch foot and am a moderate to high mileage runner.

Positives:
+Supportive Heel and Forefoot
+TTS for Nike SB and most skate shoes
+Feel broken in out of the box
+Generally look good with whatever pants you are running
+Easily found and often on sale


Negatives
-Break down quickly and do not last quite as long as comparable cupsoles (especially true of the Durao version)
-Heel support could still be a little bit better

All in all they're a good shoe for the price you pay.  Got a few pairs left but also trying the Alleyoops and some Vans AVE's right now.
Please let me know when you review the alleyoops, i have been thinking abt getting a few pairs since they are on sale
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on May 01, 2020, 08:04:56 AM
Iím waitin on a pair of the new Jon Dicksonís (thanks emericaTM), anyone have experience with them yet? Iíve been skating the G6 slips for my last 3 pairs of shoes and I love them. Wish they lasted a little longer but shoe goo helps an extra month or so

If it's cool with you, could you maybe post how they fit? Really interested in them, but can't check them out around here. Got an 8 with the Provider shoe, but an 8.5 with the Winkoski Omen Hi.
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Post by: elbarto on May 01, 2020, 02:20:36 PM
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Iím waitin on a pair of the new Jon Dicksonís (thanks emericaTM), anyone have experience with them yet? Iíve been skating the G6 slips for my last 3 pairs of shoes and I love them. Wish they lasted a little longer but shoe goo helps an extra month or so
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If it's cool with you, could you maybe post how they fit? Really interested in them, but can't check them out around here. Got an 8 with the Provider shoe, but an 8.5 with the Winkoski Omen Hi.

They should be here in a couple hours so if my day-drunk ass remembers Iíll post a first impression. I usually wear an 8.5 and thatís what I ordered so weíll see. The wino slips fit nicer a half size down Iíve found.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on May 02, 2020, 02:09:54 AM
Anyone skated the Adidas Campus ADV?
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 02, 2020, 05:17:22 AM
Anyone skated the Adidas Campus ADV?
Skating them right now and to be honest kinda hate them. If you like flexible shoe with not a lot of structure, then its a perfect shoe but i personally like stiffer shoes. Flick is good and grip is okay, but prepare to switch laces every session. Also been skating them for little over week (mainly flatground) and they dont seem to hold up that good durability wise.

Just waiting them to be done so i can go back on Emericas or DCs.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Deletniez on May 02, 2020, 08:35:55 PM
Anyone skate the Romero Laced?
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Post by: Ok on May 02, 2020, 08:55:23 PM
Anyone skate the Romero Laced?

Like the first version and it was shockingly really good and then I just quit skating it. So yeah. Fuck you emerica for no reason
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Post by: oyolar on May 02, 2020, 08:58:31 PM
Anyone skated the Proper Rooks? I ordered a pair and have worn them out doing chores but I'm in shelter-in-place so haven't skated in a while (and have a pair of AVE Pros I'm still working my way through) and in my boredom am wondering what people's experiences are.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on May 02, 2020, 10:08:19 PM
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Like the first version and it was shockingly really good and then I just quit skating it. So yeah. Fuck you emerica for no reason
Simple show, no padding and if you can remove the insole do it and replace it. My pair lasted surprisingly long. The lack of padding made the collar uncomfortable occasionally.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 03, 2020, 12:37:08 AM
Anyone skate the Romero Laced?
Terrible heel slippage, pretty much only Emerica model that i would not go back.
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Post by: off on May 03, 2020, 01:03:58 AM
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Skating them right now and to be honest kinda hate them. If you like flexible shoe with not a lot of structure, then its a perfect shoe but i personally like stiffer shoes. Flick is good and grip is okay, but prepare to switch laces every session. Also been skating them for little over week (mainly flatground) and they dont seem to hold up that good durability wise.

Just waiting them to be done so i can go back on Emericas or DCs.
can someone attest to this? usually hear nothing but good things about these shoes
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 03, 2020, 01:45:14 AM
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Skating them right now and to be honest kinda hate them. If you like flexible shoe with not a lot of structure, then its a perfect shoe but i personally like stiffer shoes. Flick is good and grip is okay, but prepare to switch laces every session. Also been skating them for little over week (mainly flatground) and they dont seem to hold up that good durability wise.

Just waiting them to be done so i can go back on Emericas or DCs.
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can someone attest to this? usually hear nothing but good things about these shoes
This maybe mostly comes down to my preference. I'm more stiff and bulkier cupsole type of guy.
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Post by: jay_nev on May 03, 2020, 03:25:37 AM
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Skating them right now and to be honest kinda hate them. If you like flexible shoe with not a lot of structure, then its a perfect shoe but i personally like stiffer shoes. Flick is good and grip is okay, but prepare to switch laces every session. Also been skating them for little over week (mainly flatground) and they dont seem to hold up that good durability wise.

Just waiting them to be done so i can go back on Emericas or DCs.
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can someone attest to this? usually hear nothing but good things about these shoes
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This maybe mostly comes down to my preference. I'm more stiff and bulkier cupsole type of guy.
nah I didnít skate them but from wearing, the upper isnít really structured, the toe and forgot creases weird. The tongue is thin and kept having to be pulled bc it would crease weird at the bottom.
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Post by: Charlie Hustle on May 03, 2020, 04:10:32 AM
Anyone skated the Proper Rooks? I ordered a pair and have worn them out doing chores but I'm in shelter-in-place so haven't skated in a while (and have a pair of AVE Pros I'm still working my way through) and in my boredom am wondering what people's experiences are.
I liked them. Comfortable, durable, pretty basic cup. My only gripe was how fast the tread on the bottom forefoot wore out. Wish they took off and offered more colorways.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on May 03, 2020, 03:40:42 PM
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Anyone skated the Adidas Campus ADV?
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Skating them right now and to be honest kinda hate them. If you like flexible shoe with not a lot of structure, then its a perfect shoe but i personally like stiffer shoes. Flick is good and grip is okay, but prepare to switch laces every session. Also been skating them for little over week (mainly flatground) and they dont seem to hold up that good durability wise.

Just waiting them to be done so i can go back on Emericas or DCs.
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can someone attest to this? usually hear nothing but good things about these shoes
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This maybe mostly comes down to my preference. I'm more stiff and bulkier cupsole type of guy.
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nah I didnít skate them but from wearing, the upper isnít really structured, the toe and forgot creases weird. The tongue is thin and kept having to be pulled bc it would crease weird at the bottom.
damn sounds like a pass to me. sucks cause they look great
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Post by: CrimsonGhost on May 03, 2020, 06:36:14 PM
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Anyone skate the Romero Laced?
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Terrible heel slippage, pretty much only Emerica model that i would not go back.

Totally agree, I don't know how this shoe is stillso popular and in production. Just bought a brand new pair of these off Mercari last week. For $15 bucks I'll ride them out, but I'm glad I never paid full boat. I assume they're more loungers than skate shoes. But sure aren't marketed that way.
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Post by: MyUserName on May 03, 2020, 06:43:06 PM
DC Kalis Vulc?
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Post by: IanBZHD on May 03, 2020, 07:18:19 PM
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Anyone skate the Romero Laced?
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Terrible heel slippage, pretty much only Emerica model that i would not go back.
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Totally agree, I don't know how this shoe is stillso popular and in production. Just bought a brand new pair of these off Mercari last week. For $15 bucks I'll ride them out, but I'm glad I never paid full boat. I assume they're more loungers than skate shoes. But sure aren't marketed that way.
I highly think the opposite of the Romero Laced.
In my mind, I know they will take about a week of walking around in until the shoe breaks in and stops rubbing your Achilles which sucks, but after that it's a great go-to shoe.
I have heel slippage on over half the shoes I try, but the Romero Laced always locked my foot in nice after broken in and the flick/shape is great.
For like $65 new and usually on sale, it's a great choice.
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 04, 2020, 12:30:48 AM
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Anyone skate the Romero Laced?
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Terrible heel slippage, pretty much only Emerica model that i would not go back.
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Totally agree, I don't know how this shoe is stillso popular and in production. Just bought a brand new pair of these off Mercari last week. For $15 bucks I'll ride them out, but I'm glad I never paid full boat. I assume they're more loungers than skate shoes. But sure aren't marketed that way.
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I highly think the opposite of the Romero Laced.
In my mind, I know they will take about a week of walking around in until the shoe breaks in and stops rubbing your Achilles which sucks, but after that it's a great go-to shoe.
I have heel slippage on over half the shoes I try, but the Romero Laced always locked my foot in nice after broken in and the flick/shape is great.
For like $65 new and usually on sale, it's a great choice.
It sucks because without the heel slips it would be near perfect slim cupsole. Flick was really good and durability was awesome, also loved the look on white ones.
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Post by: elbarto on May 04, 2020, 01:37:44 AM
Just got my Dicksons in earlier today and had a driveway sesh. Fuckin comfy, feel broken in right out of the box, look good, feel good. Cheers Dickson. Had to do some boned out switch flips in emí.
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Post by: Mystical Leader on May 04, 2020, 02:30:43 AM
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Terrible heel slippage, pretty much only Emerica model that i would not go back.
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Totally agree, I don't know how this shoe is stillso popular and in production. Just bought a brand new pair of these off Mercari last week. For $15 bucks I'll ride them out, but I'm glad I never paid full boat. I assume they're more loungers than skate shoes. But sure aren't marketed that way.
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I highly think the opposite of the Romero Laced.
In my mind, I know they will take about a week of walking around in until the shoe breaks in and stops rubbing your Achilles which sucks, but after that it's a great go-to shoe.
I have heel slippage on over half the shoes I try, but the Romero Laced always locked my foot in nice after broken in and the flick/shape is great.
For like $65 new and usually on sale, it's a great choice.
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It sucks because without the heel slips it would be near perfect slim cupsole. Flick was really good and durability was awesome, also loved the look on white ones.

Been eyeing the romero laced hi any feedback on those?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Richard Skidder on May 04, 2020, 04:42:17 AM
Anybody skated the Americana?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: drunk guy on May 12, 2020, 12:54:54 PM
Real crazy question. Anyone skate half cab pros lately? Do they flick funny?
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Post by: Jory4 on May 12, 2020, 01:27:27 PM
Real crazy question. Anyone skate half cab pros lately? Do they flick funny?
Yep and no.

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Post by: drunk guy on May 12, 2020, 01:36:50 PM
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Real crazy question. Anyone skate half cab pros lately? Do they flick funny?
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Yep and no.
thanks for that!
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Post by: DarkPools on May 13, 2020, 12:42:38 AM
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Real crazy question. Anyone skate half cab pros lately? Do they flick funny?
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Yep and no.
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thanks for that!

Recently skated in a pair and they flicked well. How I expected them to for Van's Pro vulcs.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Sila on May 18, 2020, 08:02:42 AM
Etnies Veer anyone? 
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Post by: DarkPools on May 18, 2020, 12:00:46 PM
Etnies Veer anyone?

I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/923/pD52XA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/922/wZkKDo.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/3asAl5.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/MpftYk.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Peepeeboy69 on May 18, 2020, 02:34:08 PM
joslin 2 anyone? Do they last as long as the maranas? That lil suede piece on the toe just looks like its begging to fall off from kickflips
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Post by: DarkPools on May 18, 2020, 04:12:39 PM
joslin 2 anyone? Do they last as long as the maranas? That lil suede piece on the toe just looks like its begging to fall off from kickflips
I have them and they feel good. Just walked around in them, though and havenít skated them yet. They look to be durable, though.

There are three layers in the toe: suede toe panel, leather/suede (depending on the color way) underneath (meets the sole like on a dunk), and a rubber layer under the leather. If they skate anything like the Joslin 1 or the Marana, they will be durable, even if the suede toe panel comes off easy.
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Post by: weon on May 19, 2020, 12:34:31 AM
did anyone ever try ANMLY? considering the tempest since the black is on sale and also iím insane
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Post by: Sila on May 19, 2020, 01:50:41 AM
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Etnies Veer anyone?
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/923/pD52XA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/922/wZkKDo.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/3asAl5.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/MpftYk.jpg)

Appreciate the in-depth run down. I've never skated Etnies before but the Marana has great reviews, definitely when it comes to durability, so i've been tempted to try a pair out. The Veer is closer to what i'm looking for though. I really want a thin, but not super thin cupsole. Was having a look at Supra Elevates too but these are a bit thicker. Will likely end up getting a pair. Thanks
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Post by: Vintagebody on May 20, 2020, 07:16:59 AM
I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 20, 2020, 08:22:14 AM
I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.
Damn, how? Most of my friends have skated those well over month atleast. I'm afraid to skate mine now lol.
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Post by: Vintagebody on May 20, 2020, 08:45:29 AM
How? I got a new deck with unfamiliar shape, so I did alot of basics grinds, manuals etc.
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Post by: Murge on May 20, 2020, 09:11:19 AM
Anybody skated the Americana?

I really liked the Americana. Durable and I feel like my luck flips was better with them. But maybe itís just in my head. I have a fat foot and they did pinch and rub my right (back foot) in the beginning and it hurt but after break in they was great.
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Post by: off on May 20, 2020, 10:42:28 AM
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I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.
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Damn, how? Most of my friends have skated those well over month atleast. I'm afraid to skate mine now lol.
on my 10th session with them today and I don't have much visible wear, black suede pair still holding up strong and look good. mostly skating flatground and no holes in sight
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Post by: Vintagebody on May 20, 2020, 11:14:06 AM
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I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.
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Damn, how? Most of my friends have skated those well over month atleast. I'm afraid to skate mine now lol.
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on my 10th session with them today and I don't have much visible wear, black suede pair still holding up strong and look good. mostly skating flatground and no holes in sight

10th session and not much visible wear? Either Adidas has a huge product quality variety, or you are a beginner
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sus on May 20, 2020, 11:29:58 AM
I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.

that's why you go 3st.003 instead, it's got the ollie pad.

Also pick the 3st.004's with pig suede, they'll last longer
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Post by: sus on May 20, 2020, 11:37:26 AM
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Etnies Veer anyone?
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/923/pD52XA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/922/wZkKDo.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/3asAl5.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/MpftYk.jpg)
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Appreciate the in-depth run down. I've never skated Etnies before but the Marana has great reviews, definitely when it comes to durability, so i've been tempted to try a pair out. The Veer is closer to what i'm looking for though. I really want a thin, but not super thin cupsole. Was having a look at Supra Elevates too but these are a bit thicker. Will likely end up getting a pair. Thanks

I've skated both the Veer and the Marana, here's a small breakdown comparing the two
-Veer breaks in first hour or so/Marana breaks in after a few days
-Veer is more flexible/Marana is stiffer
-Veer lasts me close to a month (average shoe lifespan for me)/Marana will last me 2-2.5 months
-Veer has a extra layer of suede/Marana has a rubber-like toecap that lasts longer
-Both have a michelin outsole that has good grip

TLDR - Veer breaks in quick and skates better than the Marana imo, but the Marana lasts longer as it's a tank of a shoe

I'm pretty picky when it comes to cupsole shoes, especially because i prefer slim cupsoles, but i really liked the Veer and skated two pairs. I wouldn't mind skating a third and fourth pair tbh
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sgm06sti on May 20, 2020, 03:56:12 PM
I have some Etnies kingpins on order are they good ? Thanks !
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I bought some Adidas 3st.004 on sale today.
Skated them for 2 hours (sportswatch) and already got olliehole. What a joke...
How hard can it be to put that rubbermaterial stuff they put in the toe, in the ollie area? Or use thicker suede.
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Damn, how? Most of my friends have skated those well over month atleast. I'm afraid to skate mine now lol.
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on my 10th session with them today and I don't have much visible wear, black suede pair still holding up strong and look good. mostly skating flatground and no holes in sight
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10th session and not much visible wear? Either Adidas has a huge product quality variety, or you are a beginner
or you got a bunk pair
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Post by: DarkPools on May 21, 2020, 11:02:30 AM
@ Sila, you're welcome for the rundown! I've been meaning to share my thoughts on the shoe since I've seen a number of people ask but not get any answers since these came out last year.

Sus summed it up well. I share most of the same thoughts, except I think the Marana skates better, but only because I like a stiffer shoe for longevity.

If you haven't tried Etnies, specifically the Marana, Joslin, or Veer, I definitely recommend any of them that fits your shoe silhouette take. In this case, the Veer may be a good option. I was also tempted by those Elevates but never tried em.
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Post by: yourbreakfsat on May 21, 2020, 11:31:34 PM
Has anyone skated the new versions of the Superstars? How's the impact protection and support?

(https://www.tactics.com/a/bzvx/9/adidas-superstar-skate-shoes-footwear-white-core-black-gold-metallic.webp)
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on May 22, 2020, 01:55:30 AM
Has anyone skated the new versions of the Superstars? How's the impact protection and support?

(https://www.tactics.com/a/bzvx/9/adidas-superstar-skate-shoes-footwear-white-core-black-gold-metallic.webp)
Ben Degros had pretty good video about them.
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Post by: yourbreakfsat on May 22, 2020, 03:48:08 PM
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Has anyone skated the new versions of the Superstars? How's the impact protection and support?

(https://www.tactics.com/a/bzvx/9/adidas-superstar-skate-shoes-footwear-white-core-black-gold-metallic.webp)
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Ben Degros had pretty good video about them.

I watched it, but he didn't really go over the impact protection and support, just really more of the boardfeel and durability.

Although since the boardfeel was shit, I could probably assume the protection is godly lol
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Post by: Ryantology on May 23, 2020, 09:41:34 AM
How about the cons Jack Purcell mid? Wondering if they fit tts
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Post by: off on May 23, 2020, 10:45:42 AM
whos skated the adidas rivalry? low or high, either is fine
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Post by: whale on May 23, 2020, 01:01:01 PM
Anyone skate the gts return?
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on June 03, 2020, 01:35:00 PM
Thinking about getting some Es Evants, any experiences with them?
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Post by: TwisT on June 03, 2020, 02:14:05 PM
did anyone ever try ANMLY? considering the tempest since the black is on sale and also iím insane

I can't speak for The Tempest although I do want a pair just to rock. Something differtent.

I got the ANMLY rift low top, basic black and gum.
Its a solidly built skate shoe. Good flex. Took a little longer to break in than I expected. Really durable. The te is all one piece. the stitching on the side is all cosmetic so it's not a fall apart shoe. You know where panels and shit start flapping off. It has a hidden toe cap, That's a little hard for my taste, feels similar to the Westgate g6. The rubber sole also has a lip the kind of works like a to cap, that took a while the wear down. The grip was fine. The board feel was fine. I've had better and I've had worse.

I did stop skating them because They ran big. While they do warn that they run big, I figured my wide feet would cancel it out, since I've been having issues with shoes being too narrow.


(https://i.imgur.com/PnR33eZm.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/1Ms0NDNm.jpg)

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Post by: Goldeneggs on June 03, 2020, 10:56:57 PM
Thinking about getting some Es Evants, any experiences with them?

They are an insult to the koston 3s
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Post by: Glurmpz on June 03, 2020, 11:46:33 PM
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/923/pD52XA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/922/wZkKDo.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/3asAl5.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/MpftYk.jpg)

Interesting. I'm a cupsole guy, and I got the all brown Veer, but they're so thick that I had to literally sand down the sole to get some board feel, and it still wasn't enough. I love them, but not enough board feel for me unfortunately. For comparison, I've been skating Sal 97's, Supra Ellingtons, Es Swifts, and Accel slims with an extra thick insole. I got the Veer cause I like how they look and my pops worked for Michelin his whole life. Technically, the colorway I got is a BMXer model - I wonder if it's stiffer or something? I almost feel like I tried on those black ones and they were more flexible. These ones are hard as rock.
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Post by: behavioralguide on June 04, 2020, 01:31:08 AM
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Etnies Veer anyone?
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
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Interesting. I'm a cupsole guy, and I got the all brown Veer, but they're so thick that I had to literally sand down the sole to get some board feel, and it still wasn't enough. I love them, but not enough board feel for me unfortunately. For comparison, I've been skating Sal 97's, Supra Ellingtons, Es Swifts, and Accel slims with an extra thick insole. I got the Veer cause I like how they look and my pops worked for Michelin his whole life. Technically, the colorway I got is a BMXer model - I wonder if it's stiffer or something? I almost feel like I tried on those black ones and they were more flexible. These ones are hard as rock.

I remember trying on etnies bmx shoes like 10 yrs ago and they had a thin little metal plate running heel to toe, maybe they still do
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on June 04, 2020, 01:46:00 AM
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Etnies Veer anyone?
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/923/pD52XA.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/922/wZkKDo.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/320xq90/r/924/3asAl5.jpg)
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Interesting. I'm a cupsole guy, and I got the all brown Veer, but they're so thick that I had to literally sand down the sole to get some board feel, and it still wasn't enough. I love them, but not enough board feel for me unfortunately. For comparison, I've been skating Sal 97's, Supra Ellingtons, Es Swifts, and Accel slims with an extra thick insole. I got the Veer cause I like how they look and my pops worked for Michelin his whole life. Technically, the colorway I got is a BMXer model - I wonder if it's stiffer or something? I almost feel like I tried on those black ones and they were more flexible. These ones are hard as rock.
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I remember trying on etnies bmx shoes like 10 yrs ago and they had a thin little metal plate running heel to toe, maybe they still do
Not sure if etnies mentions it on their BMX models on their site or any shop that sells them but I've seen them mention on IG when advertising a shoe (Marana Crank for example) that there is a shaft or crank (some tech term) in the midsole for enhanced pedal feel and protection. I think that brown Veer night have something similar in it since it's a BMX model but I can't verify. If you try any other color of the Veer they will feel much more flexible but still sturdy like etnies cupsoles tend to be. I promise you, so they're worth a try if you can get a different colorway! 👍🏻👍🏻
All those shoes are comparable to the Veer, so you should like the  board feel and protection in the Veer. Hope we helped!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: joe momma on June 05, 2020, 10:02:00 AM
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Has anyone skated the new versions of the Superstars? How's the impact protection and support?

(https://www.tactics.com/a/bzvx/9/adidas-superstar-skate-shoes-footwear-white-core-black-gold-metallic.webp)
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Ben Degros had pretty good video about them.
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I watched it, but he didn't really go over the impact protection and support, just really more of the boardfeel and durability.

Although since the boardfeel was shit, I could probably assume the protection is godly lol


After skating 15+ pairs of these in the past 2 years I have some feedback. Save yor insoles from the old shoes.  - they take a week to break in. The huge insole that comprises the core structure of the shoe will get softer over time and that will also lead to less impact protection. The flick contact piece of the shoe will eventually smooth out and cone a bit( like a wheel thats been powerslid too many times) definitely not quick to get used to but once you do they're amazing.  switching back to other adidas - soccer or sport inspired was tough. switching between round and pointy toe shoes was never something I enjoyed.
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Post by: Crabby_Bastard on June 05, 2020, 11:25:49 AM
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Has anyone skated the new versions of the Superstars? How's the impact protection and support?

(https://www.tactics.com/a/bzvx/9/adidas-superstar-skate-shoes-footwear-white-core-black-gold-metallic.webp)
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Ben Degros had pretty good video about them.
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I watched it, but he didn't really go over the impact protection and support, just really more of the boardfeel and durability.

Although since the boardfeel was shit, I could probably assume the protection is godly lol
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After skating 15+ pairs of these in the past 2 years I have some feedback. Save yor insoles from the old shoes.  - they take a week to break in. The huge insole that comprises the core structure of the shoe will get softer over time and that will also lead to less impact protection. The flick contact piece of the shoe will eventually smooth out and cone a bit( like a wheel thats been powerslid too many times) definitely not quick to get used to but once you do they're amazing.  switching back to other adidas - soccer or sport inspired was tough. switching between round and pointy toe shoes was never something I enjoyed.

This version of the superstar has a different sole and insole than the version you are referring to.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Glurmpz on June 05, 2020, 09:32:27 PM

Not sure if etnies mentions it on their BMX models on their site or any shop that sells them but I've seen them mention on IG when advertising a shoe (Marana Crank for example) that there is a shaft or crank (some tech term) in the midsole for enhanced pedal feel and protection. I think that brown Veer night have something similar in it since it's a BMX model but I can't verify. If you try any other color of the Veer they will feel much more flexible but still sturdy like etnies cupsoles tend to be. I promise you, so they're worth a try if you can get a different colorway! 👍🏻👍🏻
All those shoes are comparable to the Veer, so you should like the  board feel and protection in the Veer. Hope we helped!

There's no plate, but I wonder if they possibly use a harder durometer compound for the bmx sole? I've sanded about half the thickness of the tread off them, and already skated them 4 times, and they still feel like rocks compared to the Accel Slim Plus, which has a thicker sole than the Accel Slim. Very little boardfeel. Too bad, I was really stoked on trying this shoe but I won't risk investing in another with the same sole (though these were only $30 from the distro). Bit too bulky. Not even close to the feel/flexibilty of any of my other shoes. The Scam and LoCuts I had were perfect, using a modern version of the old school etnies sole.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sadnocomply on June 06, 2020, 10:49:49 AM
Donít know if this is the best thread for this question but who has the best outsoles in the game? I blow through soles and I mean blowwww through those hoes! My shoes last me 2 weeks of everyday skating (lakaiís) and then I have holes in the balls of my feet on my shoes lmao. Iím not even heavy or anything! My Reynolds g6 lasted me like 3 weeks and same problem I was down to the red foam under the gumsoles.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: FrozenIndustries on June 06, 2020, 11:56:52 AM
Donít know if this is the best thread for this question but who has the best outsoles in the game? I blow through soles and I mean blowwww through those hoes! My shoes last me 2 weeks of everyday skating (lakaiís) and then I have holes in the balls of my feet on my shoes lmao. Iím not even heavy or anything! My Reynolds g6 lasted me like 3 weeks and same problem I was down to the red foam under the gumsoles.

I have this exact problem. Longest lasting for have been:

Cupsole - dunks, busenitz
Vulcanized - blazers, rowans

If the rowans hold up a few more weeks they'll be my new go-to.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sadnocomply on June 06, 2020, 01:40:15 PM
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Donít know if this is the best thread for this question but who has the best outsoles in the game? I blow through soles and I mean blowwww through those hoes! My shoes last me 2 weeks of everyday skating (lakaiís) and then I have holes in the balls of my feet on my shoes lmao. Iím not even heavy or anything! My Reynolds g6 lasted me like 3 weeks and same problem I was down to the red foam under the gumsoles.
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I have this exact problem. Longest lasting for have been:

Cupsole - dunks, busenitz
Vulcanized - blazers, rowans

If the rowans hold up a few more weeks they'll be my new go-to.
hell yeah good to hear as I have 2 pairs of rowans waiting to be shredded. Will report back on the longevity.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on June 06, 2020, 07:23:01 PM
Etnies Michelin soles are durable. Maybe the most durable I've had next to Dunks.
I'll skate my Maranas and Joslins for at least a month and there's barely any wear on the soles.  That's usually skating street and parks, plus running Mob grip
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Post by: Hyliannightmare on June 07, 2020, 06:38:10 PM
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20.99 had to grab em. Lutzka was on a while.
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Post by: elbarto on June 08, 2020, 12:32:19 AM
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20.99 had to grab em. Lutzka was on a while.

Lol just rip 2 of the lines off and hopefully nobody will be able to read the sole.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Live Fast Johnny on June 12, 2020, 05:21:56 AM
Just wanted to post a quick update on the Nike SB Team Classics which I know a few more people are running now or have asked about.  The regular suede ones have lasted considerably longer than the leather ones did.  I superglued the seams and they show very little wear.  The nylon on the upper is kind of ugly looking once it gets worn but has held up.  The weak link continues to be the insole breakdown, especially on the heel, but I still probably have a few weeks left.
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Post by: jay_nev on June 12, 2020, 05:39:27 AM
Just wanted to post a quick update on the Nike SB Team Classics which I know a few more people are running now or have asked about.  The regular suede ones have lasted considerably longer than the leather ones did.  I superglued the seams and they show very little wear.  The nylon on the upper is kind of ugly looking once it gets worn but has held up.  The weak link continues to be the insole breakdown, especially on the heel, but I still probably have a few weeks left.
hows the outsole durability
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Post by: moonordie on June 12, 2020, 05:57:11 AM
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20.99 had to grab em. Lutzka was on a while.
How's that a pro and not a con?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Live Fast Johnny on June 12, 2020, 06:16:38 AM
hows the outsole durability

Really good.  Much better than the AVE's I have in the rotation.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: dipped on June 17, 2020, 02:01:03 AM
Anyone tried out the Nike sb Adversary yet?
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Post by: sk8ergurl on June 17, 2020, 07:16:10 AM
you should try STRAYE. wicked comfortable and some dope styles. pretty cheap too.
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Post by: camel filters on June 17, 2020, 07:41:25 AM
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Donít know if this is the best thread for this question but who has the best outsoles in the game? I blow through soles and I mean blowwww through those hoes! My shoes last me 2 weeks of everyday skating (lakaiís) and then I have holes in the balls of my feet on my shoes lmao. Iím not even heavy or anything! My Reynolds g6 lasted me like 3 weeks and same problem I was down to the red foam under the gumsoles.
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I have this exact problem. Longest lasting for have been:

Cupsole - dunks, busenitz
Vulcanized - blazers, rowans

If the rowans hold up a few more weeks they'll be my new go-to.
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hell yeah good to hear as I have 2 pairs of rowans waiting to be shredded. Will report back on the longevity.
I'm a month in on my rowans and toe and ollie area (where I usually tear a hole) still look untouched. The huge vulc bumper really protects my huge blowout areas. The sole is also feeling great and unfloppy unlike some vans pros I've had. Bought 2 more rowans a couple weeks ago. I'll prob be good on shoes for at least the rest of the year.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Yossi on June 17, 2020, 09:24:24 AM
Anyone had the New Balance 288? Does it fit tts? Heel lock? The 255s and old PJs fit a bit small on me.

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Post by: moonordie on June 17, 2020, 07:33:20 PM
Anyone had the New Balance 288? Does it fit tts? Heel lock? The 255s and old PJs fit a bit small on me.

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288 are one of the best shoes I've ever skated, not that durable tho. Go half size bigger.
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Post by: moonordie on June 17, 2020, 07:35:36 PM
you should try stay the fuck out of STRAYE. wicked comfortable and some dope styles. pretty cheap too. worst pieces of shit ever unless you want a shoe that lasts 5 days.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: cricketclub on June 17, 2020, 07:43:40 PM
Thinking about trying the etnies veer, Es accel slim or dc legacy slim. Should I go with my SBís dunk size? I went with that size in the lakai carrols and that was a mistake. I should have ordered a half size larger. I have a narrow mid foot but I like a roomy long toe box. It can be an unfortunate aesthetic but thatís my foot shape.
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Post by: YungJugg on June 17, 2020, 08:07:05 PM
Thinking about trying the etnies veer, Es accel slim or dc legacy slim. Should I go with my SBís dunk size? I went with that size in the lakai carrols and that was a mistake. I should have ordered a half size larger. I have a narrow mid foot but I like a roomy long toe box. It can be an unfortunate aesthetic but thatís my foot shape.

Legacy Slim and Carroll fit pretty similar in length imo, but the toebox on the Legacy Slim is def a lil roomier in height, like itís easier to wiggle your toes in. Keep in mind I have the leather Carrolls which Iíve heard are the more snug colorway
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on June 17, 2020, 11:54:17 PM
Thinking about trying the etnies veer, Es accel slim or dc legacy slim. Should I go with my SBís dunk size? I went with that size in the lakai carrols and that was a mistake. I should have ordered a half size larger. I have a narrow mid foot but I like a roomy long toe box. It can be an unfortunate aesthetic but thatís my foot shape.
I have wide feet and i went half size up on Legacy slims. Also, pretty much best shoe for skating if you like the style.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Joe Davola on June 18, 2020, 07:30:01 AM
Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
I ordered the Rippers because of nostalgia. Have a foot injury so havenít skated them, but Iím excited to. I was worried about the overall quality because theyíre basically a brand new shoe company, in my eyes at least. They seem well made tho. Will report back once skated.


Any input on Busenitz vulcs II? I wish I could skate the of cupsole version but I just hate them.
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Post by: jay_nev on June 18, 2020, 09:11:18 AM
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Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
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I ordered the Rippers because of nostalgia. Have a foot injury so haven’t skated them, but I’m excited to. I was worried about the overall quality because they’re basically a brand new shoe company, in my eyes at least. They seem well made tho. Will report back once skated.


Any input on Busenitz vulcs II? I wish I could skate the of cupsole version but I just hate them.
I haven't skated em but i recall some others got em right when they dropped and gave them quite negative reviews.

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In my case: Busenitz vulc 2, can't deal with vulcs anymore.
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Make my feet hurt just skating down the street
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Exactly this, at least they "helped" me realize that I needed to have up vulc crap. Skated those twice and I had a horrible time. Got some Protos and pain is just a memory now.
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Post by: moonordie on June 18, 2020, 05:30:30 PM
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Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
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I ordered the Rippers because of nostalgia. Have a foot injury so havenít skated them, but Iím excited to. I was worried about the overall quality because theyíre basically a brand new shoe company, in my eyes at least. They seem well made tho. Will report back once skated.


Any input on Busenitz vulcs II? I wish I could skate the of cupsole version but I just hate them.
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I haven't skated em but i recall some others got em right when they dropped and gave them quite negative reviews.

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In my case: Busenitz vulc 2, can't deal with vulcs anymore.
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Make my feet hurt just skating down the street
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Exactly this, at least they "helped" me realize that I needed to have up vulc crap. Skated those twice and I had a horrible time. Got some Protos and pain is just a memory now.
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Maybe I'll give them another try but sure not right now, is rain season in here :(
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Post by: off on June 21, 2020, 05:44:09 PM
have been skating af1s for the last week and i might never go back to conventional skate shoes. built like tanks and the boardfeel is still there when i need it
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Post by: tzhangdox on June 21, 2020, 11:28:56 PM
have been skating af1s for the last week and i might never go back to conventional skate shoes. built like tanks and the boardfeel is still there when i need it

careful dont roll your ankles
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Post by: Ok on June 22, 2020, 02:11:04 AM
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have been skating af1s for the last week and i might never go back to conventional skate shoes. built like tanks and the boardfeel is still there when i need it
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careful dont roll your ankles

The dream, to be able to function in that shoe. Love the way they look, heavy leather court shoe. Donít normally hate creases, but I do on af1s. More importantly, hard to skate. Flick is really difficult. Look sick tho.
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Post by: imposter on June 22, 2020, 06:10:57 AM
Campus vulc 2
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Post by: wake and bacon on June 22, 2020, 10:10:11 AM
i love the busenitz vulc 2's. they are a marked improvement over the first, but the OG busenitz is still the best shoe imo. but i mean yeah, it's a thin vulc, of course you're gonna feel the pavement every step.

campus adv's really, really suck. it's such a bummer because i LOVED the original campus vulcs from the late 00's. they really botched the tongue and toe. as another member mentioned, it folds and creases super weird and you can actually *feel* how weird it is as opposed to just how it looks. i will never buy another pair, unless they utilize tongue straps or something to stop the tongue and toe from sagging like crazy.
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Post by: choke mayne on June 22, 2020, 11:24:52 PM
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Anyone skate the gts return?
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yah they're pretty good.  at first they feel super tight and narrow but they stretch out so normal size is chill.  they kinda have a similar flick as a janoski but without being as long in the toe.  for a cupsole theyre thin and the heel sits at a normal height--pretty durable too
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Post by: cricketclub on June 26, 2020, 11:40:12 AM
I just found the dc penza's for 35 online. Hope they fit right but the store has free returns during covid so I guess i don't have much too worry about. I saw johnes has a youtube review of them. I like how chunky the sidewall is in the flick area, hopefully it functions well. I wear down my dunk sidewalls so fast and they just simply perform better when they are newer and stick out further. I will report back once I skate em.
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Post by: Sila on June 27, 2020, 04:25:41 AM
I just found the dc penza's for 35 online. Hope they fit right but the store has free returns during covid so I guess i don't have much too worry about. I saw johnes has a youtube review of them. I like how chunky the sidewall is in the flick area, hopefully it functions well. I wear down my dunk sidewalls so fast and they just simply perform better when they are newer and stick out further. I will report back once I skate em.

Keen to hear your review. There's been cheap pairs available here in Australia since the start of the year but I have a bunch of shoes to get through so still havn't got a pair. I really like the silhouette, not too puff but not super skinny.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Freger on June 28, 2020, 04:10:08 PM
Anyone tried skating fake Jordans? Really curious if they would skate good

https://m.alibaba.com/amp/product/1600061048019.html
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 28, 2020, 04:26:23 PM
Converse checkpoints anyone? Whats the board feel like? Only Cons I've skated are older KA II which I loved and had really good board feel for a cupsole as well as a pointy toe that makes for a unique but enjoyable flick. Also what's the difference between the checkpoint and breakpoint?


Starting to get through the suede on my Lakai Manchesters and I'll need a replacement soon. Manchesters were great, first Lakai I've skated and they really impressed me. The insole is super comfortable and offered good protection without being bulky, the tongue was perfect, sole has the perfect amount of grip, and they held up really well. Definitely highly recommend and I'll be skating more Lakai in the future for sure after this.
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Post by: Peepeeboy69 on June 30, 2020, 05:52:54 PM
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joslin 2 anyone? Do they last as long as the maranas? That lil suede piece on the toe just looks like its begging to fall off from kickflips
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I have them and they feel good. Just walked around in them, though and havenít skated them yet. They look to be durable, though.

There are three layers in the toe: suede toe panel, leather/suede (depending on the color way) underneath (meets the sole like on a dunk), and a rubber layer under the leather. If they skate anything like the Joslin 1 or the Marana, they will be durable, even if the suede toe panel comes off easy.

i skated mine for maybe 4-5 sessions. The toe panel ripped within 2 days and the last layer ripped through so I can see the inside of the shoe already. Also the 'lace protectors' didn't work at all, my laces ripped in 3 spots simultaneously. The laces they came with are super short and don't reach up high where I like for that good heel lock. I felt like I couldn't get the same lock with the velcro strap. Kind of disappointing coming from the marana michellins.

They'd probably last longer if I was more preemptive about gluing the toe, but the fake lace protectors really bummed me out cause I hate changing laces, especially this early. They look sick though I got the all black with the gumsole, just didn't last like I expected, and are nice and cushiony like you'd expect.
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Post by: graypubes on July 02, 2020, 10:32:02 PM
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did anyone ever try ANMLY? considering the tempest since the black is on sale and also iím insane
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I can't speak for The Tempest although I do want a pair just to rock. Something differtent.

I got the ANMLY rift low top, basic black and gum.
Its a solidly built skate shoe. Good flex. Took a little longer to break in than I expected. Really durable. The te is all one piece. the stitching on the side is all cosmetic so it's not a fall apart shoe. You know where panels and shit start flapping off. It has a hidden toe cap, That's a little hard for my taste, feels similar to the Westgate g6. The rubber sole also has a lip the kind of works like a to cap, that took a while the wear down. The grip was fine. The board feel was fine. I've had better and I've had worse.

I did stop skating them because They ran big. While they do warn that they run big, I figured my wide feet would cancel it out, since I've been having issues with shoes being too narrow.


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I bought some tempests directly from the anmly website for $50 shipped.  They were on sale because the color dye was slightly off.  When they arrived I could tell they werenít pure black, but it was  close enough so it didnít bother me.

I only skate cupsole midtops so I am coming off several pairs of Marana mids.  I use footprint insoles and shoe goo on the upper of every shoe I skate.  I wear a 10.5 marana and a 10.5 tempest fit me well.

On first inspection, the tempest had pretty good build quality.  I am not a huge fan of the gap in the ankle, but it didnít bother me too much.  They have one of those neoprene liners.  I wasnít sure what to think at first but I became a fan of the liner.  Easy to slide my foot in.  But there is some stitching on the ankle that wasnít smooth.  I would imagine it could irritate some achilles tendons.

I walked around in them for a couple weeks to break them in, which is pretty standard for me.  They were pretty comfy right out of the box and broke in nice. When I started skating them they felt good.  Similar board feel to the maranas.  The lace loops did a decent job of keeping my laces in good shape but they did eventually rip.

I was kind of bummed to see the toe cap layer isnít actually an extra layer of material.  The top portion of the upper ends at the stitch line, so I wonder why they even did that.  If it's not another layer just make the whole upper one piece instead of putting in stitching that just rips up.  But when it flopped over there is a decently durable layer underneath the suede.  I shoegooíd the flap on to that other layer and it was good to go.

Maybe I have been spoiled by the Michelin soles on the marana.  Those do not give up.  But the soles on the tempest flatted pretty quick.  Still feels ok with some flat but definitely not as good as when they had tread.

A small touch I like is the rubbery-plasticy thing under the bottom lace hole.  That thing is quite durable and it is right where I often get a hole.  I would like to see it just a bit wider.

I do a lot of heel flips and the cuffs of my maranas always end up destroyed.  The tempest barely took damage from heel flips.

Overall, good shoe.  I would skate another pair but I wish the sole lasted longer.  Worth the 50 bucks but Iíd rather go back to marana.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on July 03, 2020, 03:39:18 PM
Anyone tried skating fake Jordans? Really curious if they would skate good

https://m.alibaba.com/amp/product/1600061048019.html
tyshoes might have your answers
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Madam, I'm Adam on July 03, 2020, 03:46:37 PM
Converse checkpoints anyone? Whats the board feel like? Only Cons I've skated are older KA II which I loved and had really good board feel for a cupsole as well as a pointy toe that makes for a unique but enjoyable flick. Also what's the difference between the checkpoint and breakpoint?


Starting to get through the suede on my Lakai Manchesters and I'll need a replacement soon. Manchesters were great, first Lakai I've skated and they really impressed me. The insole is super comfortable and offered good protection without being bulky, the tongue was perfect, sole has the perfect amount of grip, and they held up really well. Definitely highly recommend and I'll be skating more Lakai in the future for sure after this.

Huh, that's good to know! I read some bad reviews from good people here and they weren't too stoked on it. Maybe I'll try it out.
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Post by: DarkPools on July 04, 2020, 02:46:09 AM
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Converse checkpoints anyone? Whats the board feel like? Only Cons I've skated are older KA II which I loved and had really good board feel for a cupsole as well as a pointy toe that makes for a unique but enjoyable flick. Also what's the difference between the checkpoint and breakpoint?


Starting to get through the suede on my Lakai Manchesters and I'll need a replacement soon. Manchesters were great, first Lakai I've skated and they really impressed me. The insole is super comfortable and offered good protection without being bulky, the tongue was perfect, sole has the perfect amount of grip, and they held up really well. Definitely highly recommend and I'll be skating more Lakai in the future for sure after this.
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Huh, that's good to know! I read some bad reviews from good people here and they weren't too stoked on it. Maybe I'll try it out.
They'll have to clarify, but I think they're referring to the Manchester on the vulc sole, not the XLK cupsole. If it's the vulc, I've heard and seen nothing bad about them YET. If it's the cup, saw the same fairweather reviews of them. The only person who had actually expressed that they really liked them  was Ben Degros in one of his  videos a little while back.
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Post by: Tommy G on July 05, 2020, 06:29:48 AM
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Converse checkpoints anyone? Whats the board feel like? Only Cons I've skated are older KA II which I loved and had really good board feel for a cupsole as well as a pointy toe that makes for a unique but enjoyable flick. Also what's the difference between the checkpoint and breakpoint?


Starting to get through the suede on my Lakai Manchesters and I'll need a replacement soon. Manchesters were great, first Lakai I've skated and they really impressed me. The insole is super comfortable and offered good protection without being bulky, the tongue was perfect, sole has the perfect amount of grip, and they held up really well. Definitely highly recommend and I'll be skating more Lakai in the future for sure after this.
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Huh, that's good to know! I read some bad reviews from good people here and they weren't too stoked on it. Maybe I'll try it out.
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They'll have to clarify, but I think they're referring to the Manchester on the vulc sole, not the XLK cupsole. If it's the vulc, I've heard and seen nothing bad about them YET. If it's the cup, saw the same fairweather reviews of them. The only person who had actually expressed that they really liked them  was Ben Degros in one of his  videos a little while back.

Can confirm. The materials they used for the Manchester vulcs I bought a couple of years ago were terrible. Blew a hole through them and they started to lose their shape very easily.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crabby_Bastard on July 05, 2020, 04:44:09 PM
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Converse checkpoints anyone? Whats the board feel like? Only Cons I've skated are older KA II which I loved and had really good board feel for a cupsole as well as a pointy toe that makes for a unique but enjoyable flick. Also what's the difference between the checkpoint and breakpoint?


Starting to get through the suede on my Lakai Manchesters and I'll need a replacement soon. Manchesters were great, first Lakai I've skated and they really impressed me. The insole is super comfortable and offered good protection without being bulky, the tongue was perfect, sole has the perfect amount of grip, and they held up really well. Definitely highly recommend and I'll be skating more Lakai in the future for sure after this.
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Huh, that's good to know! I read some bad reviews from good people here and they weren't too stoked on it. Maybe I'll try it out.
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They'll have to clarify, but I think they're referring to the Manchester on the vulc sole, not the XLK cupsole. If it's the vulc, I've heard and seen nothing bad about them YET. If it's the cup, saw the same fairweather reviews of them. The only person who had actually expressed that they really liked them  was Ben Degros in one of his  videos a little while back.
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Can confirm. The materials they used for the Manchester vulcs I bought a couple of years ago were terrible. Blew a hole through them and they started to lose their shape very easily.


The Manchester vulc that is available now is completely different from the Manchester vulc from a few years back. The new version uses much better materials.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: cricketclub on July 05, 2020, 05:50:39 PM
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I just found the dc penza's for 35 online. Hope they fit right but the store has free returns during covid so I guess i don't have much too worry about. I saw johnes has a youtube review of them. I like how chunky the sidewall is in the flick area, hopefully it functions well. I wear down my dunk sidewalls so fast and they just simply perform better when they are newer and stick out further. I will report back once I skate em.
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Keen to hear your review. There's been cheap pairs available here in Australia since the start of the year but I have a bunch of shoes to get through so still havn't got a pair. I really like the silhouette, not too puff but not super skinny.

They were too small. Iím going to send them back and see if they have a 1/2 size bigger. They looked like I would like them.
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Post by: chillclinton87 on July 06, 2020, 10:45:47 AM
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I just found the dc penza's for 35 online. Hope they fit right but the store has free returns during covid so I guess i don't have much too worry about. I saw johnes has a youtube review of them. I like how chunky the sidewall is in the flick area, hopefully it functions well. I wear down my dunk sidewalls so fast and they just simply perform better when they are newer and stick out further. I will report back once I skate em.
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Keen to hear your review. There's been cheap pairs available here in Australia since the start of the year but I have a bunch of shoes to get through so still havn't got a pair. I really like the silhouette, not too puff but not super skinny.


since they are on sale almost all the time on DC's Site i might try em out. they just look like a very classic "skate shoe" to me back when i started skating around 2001. Really great mix of puff/ not too much puff- i'd say a functional amount of padding all around if that makes sense.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on July 08, 2020, 06:33:33 AM
Have anyone skated the Vans UA Sport?
They look sick, but I guess is not a skate shoe per say
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Post by: Tommy G on July 08, 2020, 07:29:54 AM
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Etnies Veer anyone?
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I have and probably 15-16 hours clocked in on my pair (Black/Gum) so far. It's a good shoe and feels like a slightly slimmer and slightly less cushioned Marana without the rubber toe. The toe vamp feels longer than the Marana/Joslin, so that messed with my mind and flick at first, but it went away and felt great once I broke them in.

Flick feels great, but the rubber was wearing away kind of quick on the outsole from kickflip tricks, in my opinion.
Suede seems pretty good. Haven't broken through anywhere yet. However, I have popped stitching in a couple spots in the toe box/ollie area, but there's suede underneath, so I'm not worried.
Insole is average at best and should be replaced with one of your choice to make these even more comfortable. I threw a pair of State insoles in mine.
Fit is slightly narrow, so order 0.5 size up just like the Marana/Joslins. Unless you have slim, narrow feet, then you might be able to get away with TTS. Double insole on the 0.5 size up may work if they're too large for you if you 0.5 size up. I've done that before and it works in some shoes.
The cupsole is pretty flexible, much more so than the Marana/Joslin 1&2 right away. You may like that or you may not. Surprisingly, it was a positive for me, since I usually like the slightly stiffer sole for support and durability.

Overall, it's a good mid range (price and construction) cupsole shoe that is not too padded but not too thin and is easy to skate a lil bit of everything in. Will post photos of mine soon so you can see wear, in case you're interested.

EDIT: PHOTOS @ ~16 hours of skating in the Veer Black/Gum:
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Interesting. I'm a cupsole guy, and I got the all brown Veer, but they're so thick that I had to literally sand down the sole to get some board feel, and it still wasn't enough. I love them, but not enough board feel for me unfortunately. For comparison, I've been skating Sal 97's, Supra Ellingtons, Es Swifts, and Accel slims with an extra thick insole. I got the Veer cause I like how they look and my pops worked for Michelin his whole life. Technically, the colorway I got is a BMXer model - I wonder if it's stiffer or something? I almost feel like I tried on those black ones and they were more flexible. These ones are hard as rock.
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I remember trying on etnies bmx shoes like 10 yrs ago and they had a thin little metal plate running heel to toe, maybe they still do
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Not sure if etnies mentions it on their BMX models on their site or any shop that sells them but I've seen them mention on IG when advertising a shoe (Marana Crank for example) that there is a shaft or crank (some tech term) in the midsole for enhanced pedal feel and protection. I think that brown Veer night have something similar in it since it's a BMX model but I can't verify. If you try any other color of the Veer they will feel much more flexible but still sturdy like etnies cupsoles tend to be. I promise you, so they're worth a try if you can get a different colorway! 👍🏻👍🏻
All those shoes are comparable to the Veer, so you should like the  board feel and protection in the Veer. Hope we helped!

I got that same Devon Smillie all brown colorway and it's still stiff as fuck after I've walked in them for over a week, so there must be something in the midsole. I'll skate them after I've destroyed my Lakai's but this'll be fun getting some boardfeel out of these lol
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: babywantsbluevelvet on July 08, 2020, 09:50:40 PM
Have anyone skated the Vans UA Sport?
They look sick, but I guess is not a skate shoe per say

Just came off of a month skating the suede Vans Sport. Theyíre really unforgiving even when walking around town, so I would definitely rip out the insoles and replace them with something more supportive. After scraping out almost every remaining scrap of blue foam from the footbed, my 6mm Kingfoam Orthotics made for a nice and snug fit. Once youíve swapped out the insoles, theyíre fantastic for skating. They really hug your feet and have a great flick. Itís also cool how few people you see wearing them. The soles wear down before anything else in my experience.
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Post by: DarkPools on July 09, 2020, 12:19:34 AM
I personally don't like slip ons for skating but I'm interested in whoever tries the Veer Slip to see what they think of a cupsole slip.
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Post by: yourbreakfsat on July 09, 2020, 01:15:09 PM
How do the newer models of Converse CONS perform? Mainly concerned about the CX insole since I haven't heard much about them (bring back Lunarlon).

How do they compare to Vans Popcush and Lakai?

inb4 "they're like zoom air but better"
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on July 09, 2020, 02:09:40 PM
How do the newer models of Converse CONS perform? Mainly concerned about the CX insole since I haven't heard much about them (bring back Lunarlon).

How do they compare to Vans Popcush and Lakai?

inb4 "they're like zoom air but better"
Well, anything is better than zoom air.
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on July 10, 2020, 02:52:34 AM
How do the newer models of Converse CONS perform? Mainly concerned about the CX insole since I haven't heard much about them (bring back Lunarlon).

How do they compare to Vans Popcush and Lakai?

inb4 "they're like zoom air but better"

just skated the cons hi pros and the insoles bottomed out after 5 days. like no support left, got a small heel bruise just doing an ollie over a bigger carton. no comparison to popcush which holds up much better or even a adidas lucas premiere (which is a cupsole, but a really thin one).
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Post by: off on July 10, 2020, 04:34:15 PM
anyone skate the cons fastbreak?
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Post by: off on July 10, 2020, 05:02:44 PM
anyone skate the cons fastbreak?
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Post by: SoftCarPrawn on July 10, 2020, 06:02:05 PM
anyone skate the cons fastbreak?

Iíve had a few pairs, starting with the Al Davis shoe.  Pretty good shoe in my opinion.  Has a lot of feel under the ball of the foot but itís a good bit thicker under the heel.  They took me a minute to break in for sure but the sole lasted a long time for me.  The only thing I canít speak too much on is the durability of the upper because I skate more transition and donít pop my board as much as most.  But if youíre willing to throw a little super glue on the stitching Iíd bet it would last about as long as any other typical skate shoe.  Hope that helps dude!

Edit: they also look really rad and I was never bummed out looking down at my feet.
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Post by: Eggie Vedder on July 10, 2020, 06:57:57 PM
Did anyone get the nyjah 2s? Iím not a fan of nyjah or Nike but my old man bones are a fan of comfort/support and I canít pull off bulkier shoes so they seem like a potential compromise.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 10, 2020, 07:23:06 PM
Did anyone get the nyjah 2s? Iím not a fan of nyjah or Nike but my old man bones are a fan of comfort/support and I canít pull off bulkier shoes so they seem like a potential compromise.
I posted it on the Nike thread but, as a fan of the Nike Free one elected it to be like it. I went half a size up as a wider-ish foot and it still fit a little tight but Iím sure it stretches out over time. Itís breathable and is half as supportable as the original Free.
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Post by: off on July 10, 2020, 09:05:18 PM
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Iíve had a few pairs, starting with the Al Davis shoe.  Pretty good shoe in my opinion.  Has a lot of feel under the ball of the foot but itís a good bit thicker under the heel.  They took me a minute to break in for sure but the sole lasted a long time for me.  The only thing I canít speak too much on is the durability of the upper because I skate more transition and donít pop my board as much as most.  But if youíre willing to throw a little super glue on the stitching Iíd bet it would last about as long as any other typical skate shoe.  Hope that helps dude!

Edit: they also look really rad and I was never bummed out looking down at my feet.
good looks for the feedback. will keep on the list to try out unless someone says something deal breaking about them
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on July 13, 2020, 11:24:52 AM
Chima Pro 2's anyone?
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Post by: RossDailey on July 13, 2020, 03:59:16 PM
Chima Pro 2's anyone?

The Chima 1's are vastly superior to the Chima 2's unfortunately.

Pinches the top of your foot (right before the toes / where the tongue meets the rest of the shoe)

The plastic shank in the insole is... "interesting", so much so that i got rid of it & put in a Ultracush from an old pair of KWalks that I had

Rubber toe cap was cool though.

I'm back to skating Chima 1's almost exclusively
( I do swap out the Ultracush lite insole for the thicker Ultracush insole... makes the feet happier )
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 13, 2020, 05:01:23 PM
Chima Pro 2's anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu00bKs6ed0&t=328s
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Post by: GBLange on July 16, 2020, 10:10:34 PM
Mike Crum's Power skate shoe
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Post by: RossDailey on July 17, 2020, 11:43:26 PM
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Chima Pro 2's anyone?
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They pinch the top of the foot where your foot meets the toes / tongue meets the toe of the shoe.

The insole is stiff by design & I wasn't into it, so I swapped it out for another Vans Pro HD insole.

After a few sessions I swore I'd never get them again & returned to my stash of Chima's first pro model on Vans.
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Post by: Vintagebody on July 18, 2020, 12:43:13 AM
I'm actually skating a pair atm. Heel is a little low, and the whole shoe feel rather stiff. Other then that I kinda enjoy them.
But the sole is indeed way too stiff. That plastic shit it has is seriously stupid
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on July 20, 2020, 09:09:29 AM
I've been eyeing some DC Rowlan white/gum, love that color combo.
Any words on them?
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Post by: Vintagebody on July 21, 2020, 12:59:58 PM
3rd session with Chima 2's. Still feel a little stiff. Grip is excellent. Excellent heelflip shoe.
However, i'm impression is mostly negative.
Shoe's fit is good, but uncomfy materials. Its too thin, and very stiff. No plushness what so ever. Better not get hit on the feet by the board! The heel is also a little too short in height for my liking.

I'm willing to try another pair of Vans tho, duo to the grip and rather nice vulc.
Suggestions? Ave? Half Cabs? Rowan ive heard is wide fit... else id get those
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Post by: Bristol_Palin on July 22, 2020, 12:39:25 AM
3rd session with Chima 2's. Still feel a little stiff. Grip is excellent. Excellent heelflip shoe.
However, i'm impression is mostly negative.
Shoe's fit is good, but uncomfy materials. Its too thin, and very stiff. No plushness what so ever. Better not get hit on the feet by the board! The heel is also a little too short in height for my liking.

I'm willing to try another pair of Vans tho, duo to the grip and rather nice vulc.
Suggestions? Ave? Half Cabs? Rowan ive heard is wide fit... else id get those

I'm skating the rowans. I really can't say enough good things about them. Love the way they feel. Also it's a very comfortable shoe. I love half cabs as well, but I think I prefer the way the rowans skate. It honestly feels sort of relatable to a lower halfcab. It has great board feel but still feels much more supportive and padded than most vulcs. Good flick. I do want to try the new Ave shoe, but I haven't as of yet.
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Post by: Vintagebody on July 22, 2020, 07:11:07 AM
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3rd session with Chima 2's. Still feel a little stiff. Grip is excellent. Excellent heelflip shoe.
However, i'm impression is mostly negative.
Shoe's fit is good, but uncomfy materials. Its too thin, and very stiff. No plushness what so ever. Better not get hit on the feet by the board! The heel is also a little too short in height for my liking.

I'm willing to try another pair of Vans tho, duo to the grip and rather nice vulc.
Suggestions? Ave? Half Cabs? Rowan ive heard is wide fit... else id get those
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But are they not very wide? Could measure the width at the heel area? And the insole at the heel?
I'm skating the rowans. I really can't say enough good things about them. Love the way they feel. Also it's a very comfortable shoe. I love half cabs as well, but I think I prefer the way the rowans skate. It honestly feels sort of relatable to a lower halfcab. It has great board feel but still feels much more supportive and padded than most vulcs. Good flick. I do want to try the new Ave shoe, but I haven't as of yet.
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Post by: Joe Davola on July 22, 2020, 09:37:14 AM
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Anyone try the new Fallen stuff yet? Im ashamed to say I'm kinda feelin their RDS colab
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I ordered the Rippers because of nostalgia. Have a foot injury so havenít skated them, but Iím excited to. I was worried about the overall quality because theyíre basically a brand new shoe company, in my eyes at least. They seem well made tho. Will report back once skated.
All right so Iíve put the Rippers through about 10, ~1 hour flat ground sessions. Wasnít expecting much, which was good, because theyíre just ok.
Kinda thick and slippery for a vulc. The insole is pretty crappy. Fairly durable, but I havenít put them through a whole lot.
Satisfied my nostalgia urge, but wouldnít try again
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Post by: Utopos on July 22, 2020, 09:47:56 AM
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They pinch the top of the foot where your foot meets the toes / tongue meets the toe of the shoe.

The insole is stiff by design & I wasn't into it, so I swapped it out for another Vans Pro HD insole.

After a few sessions I swore I'd never get them again & returned to my stash of Chima's first pro model on Vans.

All of this. Mine started to crap out after a few sessions.
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Post by: jay_nev on July 22, 2020, 10:25:50 AM
isn't ben degros skating a pair of fallen right now/ thought he replied to a comment saying he really liked them. haha
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 22, 2020, 10:33:16 AM
isn't ben degros skating a pair of fallen right now/ thought he replied to a comment saying he really liked them. haha
That Cristian guy skated a pair. He said they werenít the best but were durable.
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Post by: joe momma on July 22, 2020, 11:49:47 AM
Has anyone skated the nike adversary? Kind of looks like a dad shoe, but its difficult enough to find good cupsoles that aren't super sporty and luckily the mesh paneling is not where I flick.
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on July 27, 2020, 10:00:31 AM
Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...
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Post by: SoftCarPrawn on July 27, 2020, 11:51:27 AM
Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...

Iíve hoarded every pair of lunarlon insoles from previous cons Iíve had.  But the FP insoles can be trimmed down to fit whatever shoe you want, just donít trim past the stitching. 
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Post by: babywantsbluevelvet on July 27, 2020, 12:06:09 PM
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Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...
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Iíve hoarded every pair of lunarlon insoles from previous cons Iíve had.  But the FP insoles can be trimmed down to fit whatever shoe you want, just donít trim past the stitching.

Yep, did this. I trimmed my 10/10.5 Footprint Kingfoam Orthotics to fit my 9.5 Cons low tops. The length is actually fine as it is, but just had to barely trim the big toe side and pinky toe side. Iím using the added heel pad too with no problems. I donít do anything big or really high impact and theyíre all good. Love the way they feel. Ankle and top of foot bonks arenít too fun though.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: l1ll1ll1 on July 27, 2020, 04:03:22 PM
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Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...
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Iíve hoarded every pair of lunarlon insoles from previous cons Iíve had.  But the FP insoles can be trimmed down to fit whatever shoe you want, just donít trim past the stitching.
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Yep, did this. I trimmed my 10/10.5 Footprint Kingfoam Orthotics to fit my 9.5 Cons low tops. The length is actually fine as it is, but just had to barely trim the big toe side and pinky toe side. Iím using the added heel pad too with no problems. I donít do anything big or really high impact and theyíre all good. Love the way they feel. Ankle and top of foot bonks arenít too fun though.

thanks for the input... just now realised what those black things in the packaging of the footprints are: the heel pads. cut the insoles down a bunch and gonna try em out tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: rapscallion on July 27, 2020, 04:21:35 PM
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Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...
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Iíve hoarded every pair of lunarlon insoles from previous cons Iíve had.  But the FP insoles can be trimmed down to fit whatever shoe you want, just donít trim past the stitching.
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Yep, did this. I trimmed my 10/10.5 Footprint Kingfoam Orthotics to fit my 9.5 Cons low tops. The length is actually fine as it is, but just had to barely trim the big toe side and pinky toe side. Iím using the added heel pad too with no problems. I donít do anything big or really high impact and theyíre all good. Love the way they feel. Ankle and top of foot bonks arenít too fun though.
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thanks for the input... just now realised what those black things in the packaging of the footprints are: the heel pads. cut the insoles down a bunch and gonna try em out tomorrow morning.
to add on to this.. I've occasionally trimmed a footprint insole too much and had great success attaching other scraps to the sides with superglue

anyone skated a vans comfy cush?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 27, 2020, 08:40:28 PM
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Weird ask, but maybe somebody has any input:

Been sticking with Blazers lately. Just for the fun of it, I put on my old Cons Hi Pros on today Ė I stopped skating those after a couple of bad heel bruises, skating tiny shit. I had so much fun in the Cons today, just riding a park, but after about 40 minutes I got another small heel bruise bailing a shitty tiny trick.
So.
Anybody got ideas for aftermarket insoles that actually fit the Cons Hi Pros? Tried Footprint Orthotics, but mine don't fit / the shoe gets way too tight and my size (-8-) actually seems to short for the Cons that fit my foot...
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Iíve hoarded every pair of lunarlon insoles from previous cons Iíve had.  But the FP insoles can be trimmed down to fit whatever shoe you want, just donít trim past the stitching.
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Yep, did this. I trimmed my 10/10.5 Footprint Kingfoam Orthotics to fit my 9.5 Cons low tops. The length is actually fine as it is, but just had to barely trim the big toe side and pinky toe side. Iím using the added heel pad too with no problems. I donít do anything big or really high impact and theyíre all good. Love the way they feel. Ankle and top of foot bonks arenít too fun though.
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thanks for the input... just now realised what those black things in the packaging of the footprints are: the heel pads. cut the insoles down a bunch and gonna try em out tomorrow morning.
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to add on to this.. I've occasionally trimmed a footprint insole too much and had great success attaching other scraps to the sides with superglue

anyone skated a vans comfy cush?

Wouldnít recommend it. Doubt the foam would hold up as well.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: oyolar on July 27, 2020, 10:40:17 PM
Now that theyíve been out a while, howíre the Carrolls?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Allen. on July 27, 2020, 11:56:02 PM
I posted about em in the other thread but did anyone skate the Bruin Hyperfeel?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on August 02, 2020, 07:06:43 PM
Got a pair of the DC Kalis S (or whatever the newer model is). Do they stretch? Board feel and support is great but one of my feet feels uncomfortably tight
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Nth syd bear on August 03, 2020, 02:40:02 AM
Has anyone skated the nike adversary? Kind of looks like a dad shoe, but its difficult enough to find good cupsoles that aren't super sporty and luckily the mesh paneling is not where I flick.
I have a pair I ordered online regrettably.. late night boredom
 
They're ok only skated in them very briefly. 
However if I had the luxury to try them on first I would of saved my money

So u know insoles are glued in. I hate that
might pull them out and put something better in and see how they feel.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on August 03, 2020, 05:06:33 AM
Got a pair of the DC Kalis S (or whatever the newer model is). Do they stretch? Board feel and support is great but one of my feet feels uncomfortably tight
They don't stretch, at least on my exp. But keep in mind I had the all white leather ones.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on August 03, 2020, 05:20:14 AM
I posted about em in the other thread but did anyone skate the Bruin Hyperfeel?
i did. they were awesome.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: rosemaryBB on August 06, 2020, 03:58:14 PM
Has anyone skated those weird ass and kinda ugly janoski mid slips? I've been looking for a mid/high slip for a while and never really wanted to fuck with those clearweather things and just found a decently priced Janoski one in my size.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on August 07, 2020, 05:31:44 AM
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Has anyone skated the nike adversary? Kind of looks like a dad shoe, but its difficult enough to find good cupsoles that aren't super sporty and luckily the mesh paneling is not where I flick.
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I have a pair I ordered online regrettably.. late night boredom
 
They're ok only skated in them very briefly. 
However if I had the luxury to try them on first I would of saved my money

So u know insoles are glued in. I hate that
might pull them out and put something better in and see how they feel.

Also curious about the Adversary. How is the support/cushion from the outsole/midsole? Was expecting a thin insole, and I'm fine with that as long as the sole does its job. That sole looks like a thicc boi, which is what has me tempted, but no shops near me have stocked them, so I haven't seen them in person.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Paperclip20 on August 07, 2020, 06:44:57 AM
Louie Lopez Pro

Probably one of the most durable shoes I've skated. I've been skating these for around a month and with shoe goo could probably for longer. The sole has extra material in the wear areas also so they aren't bald either which usually ruins shoes for me. Support was decent for a vulc but personally I like cupsole shoes more. There's not too much to it besides just being a solid all around shoe.
(https://i.imgur.com/1hyeocZ.jpg)
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Post by: A HOMOSEXUAL PERSON on August 07, 2020, 08:19:06 AM
puma C-Skate
(https://i.ibb.co/8zJmyVQ/C-Skate-Trainers.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8zJmyVQ)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ballintoohard on August 07, 2020, 12:11:12 PM
anyone have advice on wino slip sizing? I am a 10 in Vans and Nike and I found pairs in 9.5 and 10.5 for cheap.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on August 07, 2020, 12:12:39 PM
anyone have advice on wino slip sizing? I am a 10 in Vans and Nike and I found pairs in 9.5 and 10.5 for cheap.
i think you could go to the 9.5. I have a 12 in them and they arent crazy snug, but wear a 13 in things like NB 913, Janoski slip.. basketball shoes, nike runners, etc.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: yourbreakfsat on August 11, 2020, 06:18:31 PM
Not really a "Has anyone skated" question, but has anyone had any experience with the Lakai Evos?

I'm thinking of getting them for distance running since nearly everything about them scream running shoe, but I can't find any information about using them for running.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0079/6740/8228/products/EVO_MULTI-PRINT-CANVAS_MS2200250B03_MUPTC_02_1200x.jpg?v=1596738353)

I'm guessing they're probably meant to be chillers rather than performance shoes, but it couldn't hurt to try my luck.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: fat philly skater on August 11, 2020, 06:23:26 PM
Not really a "Has anyone skated" question, but has anyone had any experience with the Lakai Evos?

I'm thinking of getting them for distance running since nearly everything about them scream running shoe, but I can't find any information about using them for running.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0079/6740/8228/products/EVO_MULTI-PRINT-CANVAS_MS2200250B03_MUPTC_02_1200x.jpg?v=1596738353)

I'm guessing they're probably meant to be chillers rather than performance shoes, but it couldn't hurt to try my luck.
just get shoes made for that, your feet will thank you
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Richard Skidder on August 16, 2020, 01:22:24 PM
Anyone skated the accel OG recently? I canít really wear HalfCabs anymore and Iím not afraid of more padding. I tried the accel slims but the forefoot area was to thin underfoot for me. Do the OGs still have that nice locked down feeling? Do they stay fairly stiff? I skated them a lot before eS went under and now that theyíre back do they still feel the same?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Sila on August 16, 2020, 11:52:07 PM
Emerica Omen Hi?

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Post by: lampshade on August 17, 2020, 02:30:38 AM
Not really a "Has anyone skated" question, but has anyone had any experience with the Lakai Evos?

I'm thinking of getting them for distance running since nearly everything about them scream running shoe, but I can't find any information about using them for running.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0079/6740/8228/products/EVO_MULTI-PRINT-CANVAS_MS2200250B03_MUPTC_02_1200x.jpg?v=1596738353)

I'm guessing they're probably meant to be chillers rather than performance shoes, but it couldn't hurt to try my luck.

Just get actual running shoes. 
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 17, 2020, 06:24:26 AM
Anyone skated the Copa National? Iíd be interested to see how that shoe holds up / breaks down. Iíve got 3 pairs of cons left but then I think I got to go back to something a bit more supportive.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on August 17, 2020, 06:31:00 AM
Not really a "Has anyone skated" question, but has anyone had any experience with the Lakai Evos?

I'm thinking of getting them for distance running since nearly everything about them scream running shoe, but I can't find any information about using them for running.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0079/6740/8228/products/EVO_MULTI-PRINT-CANVAS_MS2200250B03_MUPTC_02_1200x.jpg?v=1596738353)

I'm guessing they're probably meant to be chillers rather than performance shoes, but it couldn't hurt to try my luck.
Don't do it
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Solid bowlcut on August 19, 2020, 01:03:33 PM
Any Cons shoe recommendations? Never had any and now when my feet are still relatively young, i'm down to try some.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 19, 2020, 04:23:35 PM
Any Cons shoe recommendations? Never had any and now when my feet are still relatively young, i'm down to try some.
My best advice is to seek out an old used pair with a lunarlon insole. Take those and put them in a ctas or onestar, both are great shoes but the new insoles arenít great. I have some Louies next in line , I hear great things
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Junglist on August 19, 2020, 06:39:46 PM
etnies senix/mc rap??
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Post by: Solid bowlcut on August 20, 2020, 07:33:10 AM
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Any Cons shoe recommendations? Never had any and now when my feet are still relatively young, i'm down to try some.
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My best advice is to seek out an old used pair with a lunarlon insole. Take those and put them in a ctas or onestar, both are great shoes but the new insoles arenít great. I have some Louies next in line , I hear great things
I might have some Footprints laying around somewhere so thats okay, how is the sizing on ctas or onestars nowadays?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on August 20, 2020, 09:03:46 AM
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Any Cons shoe recommendations? Never had any and now when my feet are still relatively young, i'm down to try some.
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My best advice is to seek out an old used pair with a lunarlon insole. Take those and put them in a ctas or onestar, both are great shoes but the new insoles arenít great. I have some Louies next in line , I hear great things
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I might have some Footprints laying around somewhere so thats okay, how is the sizing on ctas or onestars nowadays?
I go .5 size down canít speak on the sizing adding FPís though Iíd imagine it would change the fit
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: GoldenGateHeights on August 20, 2020, 05:23:46 PM
How are the Converse Checkpoint on sizing and heel + ball support? I'm an 8 in Vans + Adidas, 8.5 in GT Blazers. Love the support I get in Adidas Campuses and Vans with Popcush/Ultracush, but the GT Blazers absolutely killed my heels, which if I remember correctly a lot of Converse have.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: padded_shorts on August 21, 2020, 07:56:53 AM
Emerica Omen Hi?
I think the colorways have differences. I've skated the Winkowskis. They have fairly thick padded ankle support and a little rubber ollie patch. It's a standard vulc sole. The upper takes some breaking in. They will wear out like a typical vulc shoe will.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on August 21, 2020, 10:51:41 AM
etnies senix/mc rap??
I had the Senix. Moderately puffy. The tongue was a nice poof in my opinion. I went 0.5 size up like I do in the Marana and and they fit pretty well. I think they'd be a little snug/tight at TTS, in my opinion.
The sole is deceiving. You sit much lower than you think would by looking at it. Despite that, still quite nice fit. I opted to throw some Ultracush HD insoles in there instead of the thin foam ones and they skated okay for me. Fit fairly comfortably. Ironically, with their "non slip" grip, I was sliding around on my grip tape and at parks. The flick was decent and they seemed to be somewhat durable, but I retired them early because they just did not break in and skate the way I wanted them to. 6.5-7/10.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Junglist on August 21, 2020, 11:15:38 AM
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etnies senix/mc rap??
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I had the Senix. Moderately puffy. The tongue was a nice poof in my opinion. I went 0.5 size like I do in the Marana and and they fit pretty well. I think they'd be a little snug/tight at TTS, in my opinion.
The sole is deceiving. You sit much lower than you think would by looking at it. Despite that, still quite nice fit. I opted to throw some Ultracush HD insoles in there instead of the thin foam ones and they skated okay for me. Fit fairly comfortably. Ironically, with their "non slip" grip, I was sliding around on my grip tape and at parks. The flick was decent and they seemed to be somewhat durable, but I retired them early because they just did not break in and skate the way I wanted them to. 6.5-7/10.
Thanks man! I think the rap has the same sole too.
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Post by: DarkPools on August 21, 2020, 12:54:10 PM
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etnies senix/mc rap??
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I had the Senix. Moderately puffy. The tongue was a nice poof in my opinion. I went 0.5 size up like I do in the Marana and and they fit pretty well. I think they'd be a little snug/tight at TTS, in my opinion.
The sole is deceiving. You sit much lower than you think would by looking at it. Despite that, still quite nice fit. I opted to throw some Ultracush HD insoles in there instead of the thin foam ones and they skated okay for me. Fit fairly comfortably. Ironically, with their "non slip" grip, I was sliding around on my grip tape and at parks. The flick was decent and they seemed to be somewhat durable, but I retired them early because they just did not break in and skate the way I wanted them to. 6.5-7/10.
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Thanks man! I think the rap has the same sole too.
No problem man! I meant to say that I 0.5 sized up for these. I believe they do share the same sole!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: shawngreg on August 26, 2020, 09:57:55 AM
i havent skated Vans in probably 5 years, but have been interested in trying a pair again.  out of all the models they offer now is there 1 that seems to be a fan favorite?  classic pro oldskools or halfcabs?  the walkers, rowans, berles, or crocketts??  any insight is appreciated bros
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Solid bowlcut on August 26, 2020, 11:06:08 AM
For vulc shoes, Halfcab pros are one of the best ones out there. Fully recommend them.

Currently skating Old Skools and not really feeling them. Shoe feels really floppy and too wide even for my feet.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on August 26, 2020, 11:14:07 AM
I thought they were fine but the general consensus is that people didnít like the Elijah.

The Rowan is like the half-can and has gotten some positive feedback. Sk8-his arenít so bad.

The old skool doesnít feel so bad but the suede doesnít cover the canvas and itís kinda crappy for how I personally heel flip.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Lukabrazi on August 26, 2020, 11:22:46 AM
i havent skated Vans in probably 5 years, but have been interested in trying a pair again.  out of all the models they offer now is there 1 that seems to be a fan favorite?  classic pro oldskools or halfcabs?  the walkers, rowans, berles, or crocketts??  any insight is appreciated bros

been skating the rowans after a year + of GT Blazers, really like them after they broke in . definitely holding up better durability wise as well.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: skatesum609 on August 26, 2020, 11:24:14 AM
Just got these on sale and was planning on skating them hopefully. Converse pro high tops non skate. Iím pretty sure there were a few people on here saying they skated em but forgot what the feedback was
https://www.champssports.com/product/converse-pro-leather-hi-mens/166813C.html
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: shawngreg on August 26, 2020, 12:17:24 PM
hell yeah, thanks for the feedback bros
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on August 26, 2020, 01:04:07 PM
Just got these on sale and was planning on skating them hopefully. Converse pro high tops non skate. Iím pretty sure there were a few people on here saying they skated em but forgot what the feedback was
https://www.champssports.com/product/converse-pro-leather-hi-mens/166813C.html

I had the suede ones from the Hopps collab. Technically part of the skate line, but I think they're the same as the non-skate ones. I bought them online, and the fit was borderline too big - I might have gone down a half size if I had tried them on. The collar goes up pretty high - I couldn't wear them with the top eyelet laced. The sole is kind of a brick - pretty stiff, not much cushion, and doesn't change much when it breaks in. I didn't mind that, but you won't like it if you normally skate vulcs. The sole did feel a little bit tall/tippy, and I wish there was a bit less drop from heel to toe (I wear orthotics, so heel drop is really noticeable - may not be an issue for anyone else). They lasted a while - the upper got a little floppy, but the sole held onto the support and grip, and nothing blew out prematurely. I would think the leather upper will hold onto its shape longer than suede, but you might be mad at the flick until they're broken in.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: flintstagram on August 26, 2020, 06:42:01 PM
Anyone skated the Copa National? Iíd be interested to see how that shoe holds up / breaks down. Iíve got 3 pairs of cons left but then I think I got to go back to something a bit more supportive.

I'm recovering from a hip surgery so I haven't actually done anything other than roll around in them and wear them, but I'm way stoked on them. Comfy  ass shoes for sure. I'm sure there's a YouTube wear test for them from someone. Seem like a durable shoe from actually seeing and wearing them. Hopefully I'll know within the next month or so.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: larryhagman on August 27, 2020, 11:24:59 AM
How are the Converse Checkpoint on sizing and heel + ball support? I'm an 8 in Vans + Adidas, 8.5 in GT Blazers. Love the support I get in Adidas Campuses and Vans with Popcush/Ultracush, but the GT Blazers absolutely killed my heels, which if I remember correctly a lot of Converse have.

I fit Vans 9.5 perfectly and I think I got the Checkpoints in 9.5 but they run pretty small. Very narrow fit like most cons but I broke them in eventually. I liked them although the outsole was not that durable and my heel would slip if I didn't lace them to the top. They have a removable insole that is alot thinner than old lunarlon/ultracush/etc. insoles but I liked it and put them in my 3MCs
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on August 29, 2020, 08:31:39 AM
Lynx zero anyone?

Iím loving my Lynx OGs, and while the zero loses some of the aesthetic. It looks like it gives a little more ďflickĒ (I realize this is probably mental) and board feel. Tough to find anything on them though
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Mink on August 29, 2020, 10:51:58 AM
i havent skated Vans in probably 5 years, but have been interested in trying a pair again.  out of all the models they offer now is there 1 that seems to be a fan favorite?  classic pro oldskools or halfcabs?  the walkers, rowans, berles, or crocketts??  any insight is appreciated bros

all-suede Vault Old Skools.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Nth syd bear on August 29, 2020, 05:46:21 PM
Lynx zero anyone?

Iím loving my Lynx OGs, and while the zero loses some of the aesthetic. It looks like it gives a little more ďflickĒ (I realize this is probably mental) and board feel. Tough to find anything on them though

I'm skating a pair at the moment black grey red ones.

I really like them...  but they are not durable in the least
The inner soles suck and the stitching goes fast

Plenty of board feel and they are soles are not overly stiff..
as I said I like them and ordered another pair already
but if you go through shoes quick or want vakue for money i wouldn't reccomend
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: WHYAMIDOINGTHIS on September 01, 2020, 09:59:55 AM
These are for sale until tomorrow for like 32 bucks, has anyone skated these, are they good?
Etnies Jameson Vulc Mid Top
(https://i.imgur.com/WZiOBFd.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Vintagebody on September 08, 2020, 11:39:08 AM
Back to Nike, and skating the Bruin's. Specificly the Orange Label one's.
Its so nice to be back on Nike. Fit is indeed slightly narrower than Blazers.
Other then that they skate exactly the same to me, and seems to have just as bad durability.

(https://i.imgur.com/NyE8hLK.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 09, 2020, 02:03:15 PM
Anyone skated Dunk Elites? Got a pair of EBay. I know someone had a pair where the sole cane off.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: os89 on September 09, 2020, 03:30:55 PM
Anyone skated Dunk Elites? Got a pair of EBay. I know someone had a pair where the sole cane off.

I donít know but Iíve wanted a pair. What colorway did you get? Also always wanted to try the koston 3s. Kind of just look like team classics now but still interested. Just have never found either.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 09, 2020, 03:33:45 PM
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Anyone skated Dunk Elites? Got a pair of EBay. I know someone had a pair where the sole cane off.
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I donít know but Iíve wanted a pair. What colorway did you get? Also always wanted to try the koston 3s. Kind of just look like team classics now but still interested. Just have never found either.
(https://cdn.runrepeat.com/i/nike/25809/nike-sb-zoom-dunk-high-elite-mens-black-black-atomic-teal-0847-600.jpg)

I got these. Considered getting some Kostons but couldnít find them cheap enough.
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Post by: os89 on September 09, 2020, 03:34:49 PM
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Anyone skated Dunk Elites? Got a pair of EBay. I know someone had a pair where the sole cane off.
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I donít know but Iíve wanted a pair. What colorway did you get? Also always wanted to try the koston 3s. Kind of just look like team classics now but still interested. Just have never found either.
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(https://cdn.runrepeat.com/i/nike/25809/nike-sb-zoom-dunk-high-elite-mens-black-black-atomic-teal-0847-600.jpg)

Those look nice
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TwisT on September 09, 2020, 04:03:59 PM
These are for sale until tomorrow for like 32 bucks, has anyone skated these, are they good?
Etnies Jameson Vulc Mid Top
(https://i.imgur.com/WZiOBFd.jpg)

I did not skate them but I couldnít get my right foot into the shoe. Left foot was snug. My feet are in the wide.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: drunk guy on September 09, 2020, 04:46:15 PM
gilbert 2?
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Post by: Made In China on September 09, 2020, 04:59:52 PM
gilbert 2?
If you like thin cupsoles that offer a little more support than a vulc, the low tops are prefect. I had a pair of them a few years back and they were one of my favorite pairs of shoes ever.

I just ordered a pair of the new hightops, so we'll see if those hold up as well!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: toque on September 12, 2020, 06:18:47 PM
Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

(https://images.vans.com/is/image/Vans/WM9VNE-HERO?$583x583$)

Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: El Chupacabra on September 12, 2020, 06:28:44 PM
I skated the Dunk Elite lows and his. They felt a lot stiffer in the sole than the normal dunks and took a while to break in. I like the hightops a lot more but they're a complete bitch to get on your foot. Like you have to struggle. But once they're on, the sock thing is nice and supportive without restricting movement. They also are paper thin in the toe and kind of disintegrated quickly, so thats the biggest thing against them. $100 plus shoe should last more than a few sessions.
If you can find them on sale for less than 80, I'd say they're worth it.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Hyliannightmare on September 12, 2020, 06:40:50 PM
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Anyone skated Dunk Elites? Got a pair of EBay. I know someone had a pair where the sole cane off.
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I donít know but Iíve wanted a pair. What colorway did you get? Also always wanted to try the koston 3s. Kind of just look like team classics now but still interested. Just have never found either.
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(https://cdn.runrepeat.com/i/nike/25809/nike-sb-zoom-dunk-high-elite-mens-black-black-atomic-teal-0847-600.jpg)

I got these. Considered getting some Kostons but couldnít find them cheap enough.

Found some koston 3 at the local outlet forever ago. One of the best shoes I've ever skated. So supportive,  just wish they were highs with a sock liner. Angle hits hurt
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 12, 2020, 11:14:00 PM
I remember around the time when Nike was pushing the thick insoles. My friend told me he skated them Kostons but the sole wore out quickly.

Just got my pair but theyíre in a surprisingly good shape.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: fs_filip on September 13, 2020, 02:07:22 AM
anyone got a pair of the new joslin vulcs (the ones with the michelin outsole) ? are they worth the price or should i just look somewhere else

tempted to get some
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on September 13, 2020, 04:45:49 AM
Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

(https://images.vans.com/is/image/Vans/WM9VNE-HERO?$583x583$)
Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on September 14, 2020, 05:18:28 AM
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Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

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Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.

Seems like it wouldn't be that hard for them to encapsulate the Comfycush material in a more durable rubber. Seems like that would make for a really good skate shoe. Not sure why they haven't done that.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on September 14, 2020, 06:02:50 AM
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Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

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Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.
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Seems like it wouldn't be that hard for them to encapsulate the Comfycush material in a more durable rubber. Seems like that would make for a really good skate shoe. Not sure why they haven't done that.
the comfycush is more foam than rubber. Feel like it would chunk off
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 14, 2020, 07:24:42 AM
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Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

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Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.
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Seems like it wouldn't be that hard for them to encapsulate the Comfycush material in a more durable rubber. Seems like that would make for a really good skate shoe. Not sure why they haven't done that.
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the comfycush is more foam than rubber. Feel like it would chunk off
It would eventually pack out too. Then your shoe would be all warped and odd feeling on the inside.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on September 14, 2020, 07:26:55 AM
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Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

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Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.
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Seems like it wouldn't be that hard for them to encapsulate the Comfycush material in a more durable rubber. Seems like that would make for a really good skate shoe. Not sure why they haven't done that.
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the comfycush is more foam than rubber. Feel like it would chunk off

That's what I mean - use the Comfycush material for the midsole, and just put more durable rubber around it to cover it. They already modified the Comfycush shoes based on covering the foam - the first run of them were just an all foam sole, but they have since covered the bottom in rubber (presumably because they were too slippery and/or were falling apart). Just apply that concept around the whole sole unit.

You can see in the photo below that they have regular gum rubber on the bottom for traction. That wasn't there in the first run of Comfycush - it was just the white foam everywhere.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR1IHe0Xp9yYwnalbiCvTcwpRGgGxUDRQXVMw&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: l1ll1ll1 on September 14, 2020, 02:56:26 PM
Any input much appreciated:

Hurt my ankle pretty bad, so looking to skate hi shoes for the next months (at least).
Love Blazer Mids.
But since my cast didn't fit in any of my shoes I tried and it fit Tiago's NB# 1010 and I'm in love with them in terms of board and pop feel. I'm about to retire the cast, but I'm intreaged. Soooo, any ideas for a high/mid cupsole that has a comparable feel, stiff sole like the 1010?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on September 15, 2020, 03:23:18 AM
Any input much appreciated:

Hurt my ankle pretty bad, so looking to skate hi shoes for the next months (at least).
Love Blazer Mids.
But since my cast didn't fit in any of my shoes I tried and it fit Tiago's NB# 1010 and I'm in love with them in terms of board and pop feel. I'm about to retire the cast, but I'm intreaged. Soooo, any ideas for a high/mid cupsole that has a comparable feel, stiff sole like the 1010?

I'll give you a couple of my suggestions that could work:

Etnies Marana Mid
Dunk High/Mid (impossible right now lol)
NB 440 High (drops in November I believe?)
Converse Rival
Converse Fastbreak (regular or Cons)
Converse Pro Leather High
Adidas Originals Top Ten
Air Jordan 1 (mid or high) with an insole swap
Proper Footwear Cinex Mid (solid dudes behind this brand, too)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on September 15, 2020, 04:06:32 AM
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Can't imagine the Vans "Comfy Cush" shoes are great but I'm curious. Would be nice to skate more supportive Eras.

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Comfy cush are not made for skating, I have some old skools and yes, they feel super nice but impossible to skate due the rubber they use.
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Seems like it wouldn't be that hard for them to encapsulate the Comfycush material in a more durable rubber. Seems like that would make for a really good skate shoe. Not sure why they haven't done that.
I have skated, just pushing, my old skools comfycush and boy they feel horrible.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on September 15, 2020, 05:20:48 AM
Any input much appreciated:

Hurt my ankle pretty bad, so looking to skate hi shoes for the next months (at least).
Love Blazer Mids.
But since my cast didn't fit in any of my shoes I tried and it fit Tiago's NB# 1010 and I'm in love with them in terms of board and pop feel. I'm about to retire the cast, but I'm intreaged. Soooo, any ideas for a high/mid cupsole that has a comparable feel, stiff sole like the 1010?

Cons Pro Leather
Adidas Tyshawn
Adidas Rivalry Hi
Adidas Pro Model (borderline - might do the trick for you)

That's about it on stiff-ish cupsole mid/highs. All of the other ones I know of are noticeably softer/thinner in the sole. I've never tried the Cons Fastbreak, but it looks promising. Dunks, NB# 440's (assuming the mid is the same sole as the low), Jordan 1's, and the Proper Cinex are all pretty thin in the forefoot - not necessarily bad shoes, but they're not going to feel like Tiagos.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: l1ll1ll1 on September 15, 2020, 01:50:53 PM
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Any input much appreciated:

Hurt my ankle pretty bad, so looking to skate hi shoes for the next months (at least).
Love Blazer Mids.
But since my cast didn't fit in any of my shoes I tried and it fit Tiago's NB# 1010 and I'm in love with them in terms of board and pop feel. I'm about to retire the cast, but I'm intreaged. Soooo, any ideas for a high/mid cupsole that has a comparable feel, stiff sole like the 1010?
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I'll give you a couple of my suggestions that could work:

Etnies Marana Mid
Dunk High/Mid (impossible right now lol)
NB 440 High (drops in November I believe?)
Converse Rival
Converse Fastbreak (regular or Cons)
Converse Pro Leather High
Adidas Originals Top Ten
Air Jordan 1 (mid or high) with an insole swap
Proper Footwear Cinex Mid (solid dudes behind this brand, too)

Awesome list thanks!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: dipped on September 15, 2020, 01:53:45 PM
Has anyone tried the vans varix?
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on September 15, 2020, 01:56:33 PM
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Any input much appreciated:

Hurt my ankle pretty bad, so looking to skate hi shoes for the next months (at least).
Love Blazer Mids.
But since my cast didn't fit in any of my shoes I tried and it fit Tiago's NB# 1010 and I'm in love with them in terms of board and pop feel. I'm about to retire the cast, but I'm intreaged. Soooo, any ideas for a high/mid cupsole that has a comparable feel, stiff sole like the 1010?
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Cons Pro Leather
Adidas Tyshawn
Adidas Rivalry Hi
Adidas Pro Model (borderline - might do the trick for you)

That's about it on stiff-ish cupsole mid/highs. All of the other ones I know of are noticeably softer/thinner in the sole. I've never tried the Cons Fastbreak, but it looks promising. Dunks, NB# 440's (assuming the mid is the same sole as the low), Jordan 1's, and the Proper Cinex are all pretty thin in the forefoot - not necessarily bad shoes, but they're not going to feel like Tiagos.

Thanks to you too... the Cons Pro Leather looks great. Got a Dunk Mid from a friend (believe it or not), right out of the box the toe box sucks, but I'll see...
Should I wait for the Adidas Rivalry Hi Star Wars https://www.adidas.de/rivalry-hi-star-wars-schuh/FX9290.html (https://www.adidas.de/rivalry-hi-star-wars-schuh/FX9290.html)?  ;)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: twic3 on September 15, 2020, 02:57:12 PM
Has anyone tried the vans varix?

I have a pair that I bought to skate originally but they were so comfortable to walk around in that I just kept them clean. They dont feel as phat as they look and they snug my feet very well. I believe theres a rubber or plastic layer on the toe, the shoe in general has multiple layers of material so I imagine it would be pretty durable and it does help keep the shoe firm.

But yeah, I would recommend giving them a chance.

 
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: GoldenGateHeights on September 15, 2020, 03:42:32 PM
Eyeing some suede Janoski RM's - do these run TTS or small? I wear an 8 in Vans and Adidas, but when I tried some GT Blazers in an 8 they were noticeably small. Guessing an 8.5 for the Janoski's to play it safe?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: El Chupacabra on September 15, 2020, 07:21:30 PM
Janoski RMs are a vast improvement over the original, in terms of fit. Wider in the forefoot most notably. I've worn Janoski slip ons for years and now I got the RMs I'm never going back.
They are basically the same size as the originals, but way more ergonomically shaped to the foot. I'd go TTS.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: straight on September 15, 2020, 09:54:19 PM
just got a new pair of cons ctas pro ox in obsidian . i guess itís been a minute since ive had a pair but these have like leather or plastic on the inside of the heel and my achilles is sore as shit . this is prob my all time favorite shoe but breaking this heel in is killing me .. anyone else going through this?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Coolguy69 on September 16, 2020, 03:18:29 PM
For anyone that has skated the GTS returns. I just got a pair and i cant figure out if they are just too narrow for my foot or if they will stretch out. The shoe as a whole feels pretty good, but the arch area of my foot sticks out a little bit over the sole, sort of like  a foot muffin top. i cant figure out if im just not used to this kind of shoe from skating vans for the past few years or if they fit wrong?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on September 17, 2020, 05:11:27 AM
Janoski RMs are a vast improvement over the original, in terms of fit. Wider in the forefoot most notably. I've worn Janoski slip ons for years and now I got the RMs I'm never going back.
They are basically the same size as the originals, but way more ergonomically shaped to the foot. I'd go TTS.
This is the kind of answer that you expect from Slap.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on September 17, 2020, 05:38:03 AM
For anyone that has skated the GTS returns. I just got a pair and i cant figure out if they are just too narrow for my foot or if they will stretch out. The shoe as a whole feels pretty good, but the arch area of my foot sticks out a little bit over the sole, sort of like  a foot muffin top. i cant figure out if im just not used to this kind of shoe from skating vans for the past few years or if they fit wrong?

I don't have them myself, but a lot of people have said that's a very narrow shoe. The upper should stretch slightly, but if the problem is that your foot is wider than the sole, that isn't changing. I'd probably just return them if you can.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Coolguy69 on September 17, 2020, 07:15:09 AM
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For anyone that has skated the GTS returns. I just got a pair and i cant figure out if they are just too narrow for my foot or if they will stretch out. The shoe as a whole feels pretty good, but the arch area of my foot sticks out a little bit over the sole, sort of like  a foot muffin top. i cant figure out if im just not used to this kind of shoe from skating vans for the past few years or if they fit wrong?
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I don't have them myself, but a lot of people have said that's a very narrow shoe. The upper should stretch slightly, but if the problem is that your foot is wider than the sole, that isn't changing. I'd probably just return them if you can.

Thanks man
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: peterpenis on September 18, 2020, 01:32:59 AM
Any experiences with the dc infinite slip ons? I've been skating  vans and emerica slip ons a lot recently, curious about this cheaper option. Or any other slip ons out there I need to try?
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Post by: Sila on September 18, 2020, 02:50:15 AM
Any experiences with the dc infinite slip ons? I've been skating  vans and emerica slip ons a lot recently, curious about this cheaper option. Or any other slip ons out there I need to try?

State Keys are good slip ons
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Murge on September 20, 2020, 08:00:27 PM
Any experiences with the dc infinite slip ons? I've been skating  vans and emerica slip ons a lot recently, curious about this cheaper option. Or any other slip ons out there I need to try?

Veer slip is a slip on cupsole.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on September 22, 2020, 02:53:52 PM
anyone skate jordans outside of the ones?
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 22, 2020, 03:26:17 PM
anyone skate jordans outside of the ones?
4s and 5s look like theyíd skate great.
Would be sick to see a for skating version of them but, chances are that unless youíre on, you wonít skate them.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on September 22, 2020, 03:39:48 PM
4s it is then. 5s look like clown shoes once the toebox creases
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on September 23, 2020, 04:38:16 AM
I've always wanted to skate AJ3's. Those feel exactly how I want skate shoes to feel on my feet. I've never had 4's, but I've had 5's and thought they were a little too bulky/heavy. 1's look great on a skateboard, but they're too thin in the forefoot for me - especially after they're broken in.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Hombreezy on September 28, 2020, 07:48:16 AM
Has anyone skated the es Quattros?
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Post by: funeral_tuxedo on September 29, 2020, 09:12:19 PM
Kind of just fell in love with a pic of the DC Williams Slims in black suede w/ gum from the Upcoming Shoes Thread. Has anyone skated them and know about the sizing and sole cushion? Thanks.

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on September 29, 2020, 09:23:35 PM
anyone skate the nike air trainers
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on September 29, 2020, 10:27:31 PM
anyone skate the nike air trainers
Not sure the consensus of this guy on Slap but he does review stuff Iím considering.
http://youtu.be/fd6DCAdxBHo
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on September 30, 2020, 04:49:02 AM
anyone skate the nike air trainers
I tired to skate the Polar ones, they're awful. That missing part on the kickflip area is a bitch. Also the sole last nothing and is not grippy at all.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Rafael on September 30, 2020, 05:11:48 AM
anyone skate jordans outside of the ones?

Iíve skated 4ís, Spizikes and those 312 lows. They all skate good just takes a few sessions to break in the flick.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: FrozenIndustries on September 30, 2020, 06:47:26 AM
I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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Post by: jerrygurneyscream on September 30, 2020, 07:14:06 AM
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I tired to skate the Polar ones, they're awful. That missing part on the kickflip area is a bitch. Also the sole last nothing and is not grippy at all.

I second this. Tried taking my polar AT1s out on a session to see how theyd do, Kickflips felt like ass. treflips worked, but also felt horrible. Very minimal boardfeel, like worse than your typical cupsole. I really like their skating, but they kinda force you to skate like emile laurent and nick boserio. Which doesnt look good unless you go really fast. Theyre really comfortable though, honestly my favorite shoes to go walk around in for a day.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Paperclip20 on September 30, 2020, 07:22:47 AM
I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?

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Post by: jay_nev on September 30, 2020, 07:52:44 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
still really want a pair. Thanks for the info
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Post by: FrozenIndustries on September 30, 2020, 09:24:08 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.

Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
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Post by: Made In China on September 30, 2020, 02:23:46 PM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
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Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
Definitely true to size for me. I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 in the Spanky G6s fit perfectly. I definitely agree with the points above too. I typically skate thinner cupsoles and the Spanky G6 is the prefect in-between of boardfeel and comfort for me.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: londys on September 30, 2020, 06:23:12 PM
Has anyone tried the bruin react? Are the insoles good compare to lunarlon or fp insoles. I can only buy online here so there is no way to try it out. tia.
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Post by: moonordie on September 30, 2020, 07:35:23 PM
Anybody tried Lucas shoe?
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Post by: Colt Cannon's Cargos on September 30, 2020, 09:07:12 PM
4s it is then. 5s look like clown shoes once the toebox creases

I could not skate the 4's, that plastic piece that the laces run through at the bottom is too annoying
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Post by: jay_nev on October 01, 2020, 04:48:51 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
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Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
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Definitely true to size for me. I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 in the Spanky G6s fit perfectly. I definitely agree with the points above too. I typically skate thinner cupsoles and the Spanky G6 is the prefect in-between of boardfeel and comfort for me.
I was able to sneak into a 12 in the wino g6 slips and itís snug but wear a 13 in vans pro, numeric, etc. should I go 13?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Front Blunt on October 01, 2020, 08:07:31 AM
Kind of just fell in love with a pic of the DC Williams Slims in black suede w/ gum from the Upcoming Shoes Thread. Has anyone skated them and know about the sizing and sole cushion? Thanks.

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)

I would also like to know, that color way is sexi
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on October 01, 2020, 10:55:44 AM
Anyone try the Superstar adv? Not the vulc one adidas did a few years ago but the newer cupsole ones. Look great online but I'm afraid they'll be clown shoes.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CrimsonGhost on October 01, 2020, 08:41:03 PM
Anyone try the Superstar adv? Not the vulc one adidas did a few years ago but the newer cupsole ones. Look great online but I'm afraid they'll be clown shoes.

Only ever had the vucl versions but I can say mine were shit. I did maybe 6 ollies and cruised around the first day and the suede on the upper already started forming a hole and the foxing was coming off.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Uncle Flea on October 02, 2020, 06:31:36 AM
Bobby worst es'  from 2010. I wanna buy them but they are 9s.

Are they going to run regs like my old sole tech stuff from before 2002

Or are they going to be totally frickin fucked and run small and pointy like the Ren g6s?

I'm surprised they are still available so I figured I'd ask

My alexis one stars are awesome. It's actually the best feeling shoe I've had in a while. They just ran very big. Like I could hide few teenths in the toes.

Imagine that. Wanna do a line? Hey maaan why does your stuff smell like Fritos?

Well I quit blow like 15 years ago but I like to keep a ball or two in my shoes just to increase the street value of my kickflips and capitalize the G of my back 80 Fakie manny.

I'm such a weirdo in the morning.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on October 02, 2020, 07:38:31 AM
these DC Williams slims are up on the DC site and I'm gonna pull there trigger on a pair. Anyone know if they,re they tts?

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: rosemaryBB on October 02, 2020, 10:56:41 AM
Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: GoldenGateHeights on October 02, 2020, 12:36:35 PM
Picked up some GT Blazer Low's to try as a vulc alternative to some Campus ADV's - anyone else feel like this are noticably shorter, especially in the toe? Think I might need to go a 1/2 size up.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on October 02, 2020, 03:32:38 PM
these DC Williams slims are up on the DC site and I'm gonna pull there trigger on a pair. Anyone know if they,re they tts?

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)

Bought the black suede/white sole pair not knowing if Iíd even skate them. Super comfortable kickers. Stepped on the board with them once and just could not. Too rounded for me. Iím a size 10 and they I wouldnít call them ďroomyĒ but theyíre less tight on the foot than most other shoes. Not super helpful but they get a 9/10 as kickers, 3/10 to skate
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on October 02, 2020, 03:41:34 PM
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these DC Williams slims are up on the DC site and I'm gonna pull there trigger on a pair. Anyone know if they,re they tts?

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)
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Bought the black suede/white sole pair not knowing if Iíd even skate them. Super comfortable kickers. Stepped on the board with them once and just could not. Too rounded for me. Iím a size 10 and they I wouldnít call them ďroomyĒ but theyíre less tight on the foot than most other shoes. Not super helpful but they get a 9/10 as kickers, 3/10 to skate

Thanks Gary. I'm gonna go with my regular size. Appreciate it.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: YungJugg on October 02, 2020, 04:01:18 PM
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these DC Williams slims are up on the DC site and I'm gonna pull there trigger on a pair. Anyone know if they,re they tts?

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)
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Bought the black suede/white sole pair not knowing if Iíd even skate them. Super comfortable kickers. Stepped on the board with them once and just could not. Too rounded for me. Iím a size 10 and they I wouldnít call them ďroomyĒ but theyíre less tight on the foot than most other shoes. Not super helpful but they get a 9/10 as kickers, 3/10 to skate
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Thanks Gary. I'm gonna go with my regular size. Appreciate it.

Please report back with your interpretation of their fit! Everybody has a diff view of TTS.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: joe momma on October 04, 2020, 07:04:10 AM
Picked up some GT Blazer Low's to try as a vulc alternative to some Campus ADV's - anyone else feel like this are noticably shorter, especially in the toe? Think I might need to go a 1/2 size up.

Adidas sizing is all over the place for each model and sometimes even each colorway . Nike is 100% tts everytime.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Uncle Flea on October 04, 2020, 07:12:27 AM
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Picked up some GT Blazer Low's to try as a vulc alternative to some Campus ADV's - anyone else feel like this are noticably shorter, especially in the toe? Think I might need to go a 1/2 size up.
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Adidas sizing is all over the place for each model and sometimes even each colorway . Nike is 100% tts everytime.

Nah bud. It's still little wonky.

So blazers are half size bigger than dunks af2 half size smaller
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: baustin on October 05, 2020, 07:40:31 AM
These look nice, almost like the Adidas answer to the Blazer. Has anyone ever tried to skate them?

https://www.adidas.com/us/basket-profi-shoes/FW4513.html
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Murge on October 05, 2020, 08:20:12 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
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Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
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Definitely true to size for me. I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 in the Spanky G6s fit perfectly. I definitely agree with the points above too. I typically skate thinner cupsoles and the Spanky G6 is the prefect in-between of boardfeel and comfort for me.


Dudes with spankys: is the heal collar like the Romero? Romero rubber my Achilles raw
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sus on October 05, 2020, 10:31:40 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
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Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
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Definitely true to size for me. I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 in the Spanky G6s fit perfectly. I definitely agree with the points above too. I typically skate thinner cupsoles and the Spanky G6 is the prefect in-between of boardfeel and comfort for me.
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Dudes with spankys: is the heal collar like the Romero? Romero rubber my Achilles raw

Naw, the spankys is just suede on the collar, no rubber so it's hella soft. I can rock them with no socks and my achilles is chillin
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on October 06, 2020, 12:06:38 AM
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I know someone asked about heel lock on them, but can anyone spill the T on the Spanky G6? Specifically:

What is the board feel like/will I feel like I am in platform shoes if I have tried and failed to quit vulcs before?
How durable is the sole?
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  • I don't think they're a platform shoe but you will not have the same boardfeel as a vulc. Impact protection is nice though
  • Heel lock is solid, never felt my foot slipping at all in them.
  • Sole is reasonably durable and with the foam in the midsole there is still some extra after the rubber.
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Thanks. TTS? The only other Emerica's I've skated are Reynolds low vuls and Wino G6. With the Winos, I probably should have gone down a half size.
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Definitely true to size for me. I wear a 10 in most shoes and a 10 in the Spanky G6s fit perfectly. I definitely agree with the points above too. I typically skate thinner cupsoles and the Spanky G6 is the prefect in-between of boardfeel and comfort for me.
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Dudes with spankys: is the heal collar like the Romero? Romero rubber my Achilles raw
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Naw, the spankys is just suede on the collar, no rubber so it's hella soft. I can rock them with no socks and my achilles is chillin

If you're used to the Romeros, these are a step up in comfort but there's still next to no padding in the collar. The inside is a pretty soft fabric that rests against your ankle unlike the Laced Romeros, which dig into your ankles from my experience.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on October 06, 2020, 05:21:53 AM
These look nice, almost like the Adidas answer to the Blazer. Has anyone ever tried to skate them?

https://www.adidas.com/us/basket-profi-shoes/FW4513.html

Looks like it's the same outsole as the Busenitz Vulc 1, which I recall being extremely thin. Upper looks skateable, though. Probably virually no cushioning or support in the sole, so it would work for you if you like skating just the thinnest vulcs available.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: baustin on October 06, 2020, 07:00:45 AM
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These look nice, almost like the Adidas answer to the Blazer. Has anyone ever tried to skate them?

https://www.adidas.com/us/basket-profi-shoes/FW4513.html
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Looks like it's the same outsole as the Busenitz Vulc 1, which I recall being extremely thin. Upper looks skateable, though. Probably virually no cushioning or support in the sole, so it would work for you if you like skating just the thinnest vulcs available.

Seems like a good assessment. I may give em a try with FP insoles because I did like the Busenitz Vulc 1 and Iím always looking for a good high top to skate in.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sus on October 06, 2020, 09:19:20 AM
Bobby worst es'  from 2010. I wanna buy them but they are 9s.

Are they going to run regs like my old sole tech stuff from before 2002


Or are they going to be totally frickin fucked and run small and pointy like the Ren g6s?

I'm surprised they are still available so I figured I'd ask

My alexis one stars are awesome. It's actually the best feeling shoe I've had in a while. They just ran very big. Like I could hide few teenths in the toes.

Imagine that. Wanna do a line? Hey maaan why does your stuff smell like Fritos?

Well I quit blow like 15 years ago but I like to keep a ball or two in my shoes just to increase the street value of my kickflips and capitalize the G of my back 80 Fakie manny.

I'm such a weirdo in the morning.

I still have some eS Bobby Worrest First Bloods (Bobby's 1st pro shoe) at my house, and they fit true to size.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41GKWo6IiwL.jpg)

If you're looking at the Bobby Worrest Edgar's (2nd eS pro shoe) i dunno how the fit is

ngl i definitely wish i either didnt skate my First bloods (even though they skated great) or still had an extra pair. I absolutely loved those shoes.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Porkchop Sandwiches on October 06, 2020, 10:40:55 AM
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Bobby worst es'  from 2010. I wanna buy them but they are 9s.

Are they going to run regs like my old sole tech stuff from before 2002


Or are they going to be totally frickin fucked and run small and pointy like the Ren g6s?

I'm surprised they are still available so I figured I'd ask

My alexis one stars are awesome. It's actually the best feeling shoe I've had in a while. They just ran very big. Like I could hide few teenths in the toes.

Imagine that. Wanna do a line? Hey maaan why does your stuff smell like Fritos?

Well I quit blow like 15 years ago but I like to keep a ball or two in my shoes just to increase the street value of my kickflips and capitalize the G of my back 80 Fakie manny.

I'm such a weirdo in the morning.
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I still have some eS Bobby Worrest First Bloods (Bobby's 1st pro shoe) at my house, and they fit true to size.
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41GKWo6IiwL.jpg)

If you're looking at the Bobby Worrest Edgar's (2nd eS pro shoe) i dunno how the fit is

ngl i definitely wish i either didnt skate my First bloods (even though they skated great) or still had an extra pair. I absolutely loved those shoes.
I too have some First Bloods sitting around, and some Edgar's too. I miss the days of vulc shoes with midsoles.

Edgar's fit basically TTS. They have a reinforced toe that could cramp/pinch your toes when they are not broken in.
When the wino G6 came out, I thought they looked like the Edgar's- the upgrades in the Dickson make it a very similar shoe, moreso than the wino.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Jurfin on October 06, 2020, 03:11:41 PM
This is in reference to older posts in this thread, but I found a solution to the dreaded moving tongue on the Busenitz Pro. You know the leather strip on the tongue that the laces go through? Pull the laces through that as usual, but then bring the laces to the next hole on the side they came from, instead of on the opposite side as you usually would. This holds the tongue in place really well and totally solved that problem for me. Hoping it might help someone else!

To anyone who has skated the Busenitz and the ST3.004, how do the 4ís compare? Similar amount of boardfeel going on there?

Adidas has 30% off on shoes on their site right now, I am tempted to snag a pair. Thanks!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TracersOnlyfans on October 06, 2020, 08:56:52 PM
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these DC Williams slims are up on the DC site and I'm gonna pull there trigger on a pair. Anyone know if they,re they tts?

(https://images.boardriders.com/global/dcshoes-products/all/default/xlarge/adys100573_williamsslims,p_bgm_frt1.jpg)
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Bought the black suede/white sole pair not knowing if Iíd even skate them. Super comfortable kickers. Stepped on the board with them once and just could not. Too rounded for me. Iím a size 10 and they I wouldnít call them ďroomyĒ but theyíre less tight on the foot than most other shoes. Not super helpful but they get a 9/10 as kickers, 3/10 to skate
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Thanks Gary. I'm gonna go with my regular size. Appreciate it.
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Please report back with your interpretation of their fit! Everybody has a diff view of TTS.
i would say TTS.

 i have these in black/black leather, size 10. I've had many pairs of legacy slims, which fit snug at first then are perfect after a few days. These were basically perfect out of the box, so maybe a tiny bit bigger than the slims. My ankles are fucked, and some shoes just hurt after walking in them for five minutes, these are on that list. Something clicks in my back ankle and then I'm limping for a few hours, so I've only rolled around in these, never skated them. Hope this helps.

If there's anyone in here from NZ and wants to buy mine, you can have them for $50nzd plus shipping. That's less than half retail. Hit PM.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on October 07, 2020, 08:14:58 AM
This is in reference to older posts in this thread, but I found a solution to the dreaded moving tongue on the Busenitz Pro. You know the leather strip on the tongue that the laces go through? Pull the laces through that as usual, but then bring the laces to the next hole on the side they came from, instead of on the opposite side as you usually would. This holds the tongue in place really well and totally solved that problem for me. Hoping it might help someone else!

To anyone who has skated the Busenitz and the ST3.004, how do the 4ís compare? Similar amount of boardfeel going on there?

Adidas has 30% off on shoes on their site right now, I am tempted to snag a pair. Thanks!

I am jazzed to hear about a potential fix to the abuse itís tongue problem. They were on sale recently and I passed cuz of that but next time Iíll be on it.

In my first pair of 004s now and my second pair is in the mail. Awesome board feel, much like how I remember the busenitz. They have a thin feel but have held up great for me skating everything besides gaps and stairs. Highly recommend!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Garbagewagon on October 07, 2020, 09:17:16 AM
Anyone have any experience with the Fred Gall State jawns? Curious about sizing.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 07, 2020, 09:32:18 AM
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This is in reference to older posts in this thread, but I found a solution to the dreaded moving tongue on the Busenitz Pro. You know the leather strip on the tongue that the laces go through? Pull the laces through that as usual, but then bring the laces to the next hole on the side they came from, instead of on the opposite side as you usually would. This holds the tongue in place really well and totally solved that problem for me. Hoping it might help someone else!

To anyone who has skated the Busenitz and the ST3.004, how do the 4ís compare? Similar amount of boardfeel going on there?

Adidas has 30% off on shoes on their site right now, I am tempted to snag a pair. Thanks!
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I am jazzed to hear about a potential fix to the abuse itís tongue problem. They were on sale recently and I passed cuz of that but next time Iíll be on it.

In my first pair of 004s now and my second pair is in the mail. Awesome board feel, much like how I remember the busenitz. They have a thin feel but have held up great for me skating everything besides gaps and stairs. Highly recommend!

Do they feel like the Dorado Boost? Or the other version. Those were great. Iíd consider picking up a pair for that.

Also, they really should add tongue centering straps to Busenitz. They changed the Suiciu insole why canít they add straps to their most consistent shoe?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Jurfin on October 08, 2020, 01:52:21 PM
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This is in reference to older posts in this thread, but I found a solution to the dreaded moving tongue on the Busenitz Pro. You know the leather strip on the tongue that the laces go through? Pull the laces through that as usual, but then bring the laces to the next hole on the side they came from, instead of on the opposite side as you usually would. This holds the tongue in place really well and totally solved that problem for me. Hoping it might help someone else!

To anyone who has skated the Busenitz and the ST3.004, how do the 4ís compare? Similar amount of boardfeel going on there?

Adidas has 30% off on shoes on their site right now, I am tempted to snag a pair. Thanks!
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I am jazzed to hear about a potential fix to the abuse itís tongue problem. They were on sale recently and I passed cuz of that but next time Iíll be on it.

In my first pair of 004s now and my second pair is in the mail. Awesome board feel, much like how I remember the busenitz. They have a thin feel but have held up great for me skating everything besides gaps and stairs. Highly recommend!

Thanks my dude. Definitely going to try a pair for my  next shoe. I really like the look of the super light grey/white ones  8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Skrotum on October 09, 2020, 06:55:27 AM
Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?

Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 09, 2020, 07:14:31 AM
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Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
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Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
To add to this fire, my size sold out very quickly. Way too quick for there to be this much silence.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: cricketclub on October 09, 2020, 07:29:03 AM
Probably gonna order some Etnies Veers.

1/2 size up from my Nike Dunk size right?
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Post by: DarkPools on October 09, 2020, 11:51:41 AM
Probably gonna order some Etnies Veers.

1/2 size up from my Nike Dunk size right?

I'd say so. I have a couple pairs in 11.5. I'm an 11 in all SB dunks and need to go to an 11.5 in Veer, Marana (cup), and Joslin (cup) models. I tried on both an 11 and 11.5 last year and the 11 was tight in the toe box.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: off on October 14, 2020, 07:21:27 AM
anyone skate the es quattro? need the good, bad, and ugly before i burn some more greenbacks
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 14, 2020, 11:13:06 PM
anyone skate the es quattro? need the good, bad, and ugly before i burn some more greenbacks
or the Evants?
Iím digging that grey colourway...
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: AsianVegan on October 15, 2020, 12:37:23 AM
Anyone skated the Nike Team Classics? I'd be keen to hear opinions, especially compared to a bruin or GT blazer - just grabbed a pair for $40 AUD so even if they just meh I'm not bummed.
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Post by: Vintagebody on October 15, 2020, 12:53:33 AM
I have. Not the best cups ive skated, but its for sure a good shoe. I'd imagine the all leather/suede version would be sick to skate actually. I only skated those with that soft padding and suede... Durability was OK, better than Blazers/Bruins.
Slightly less, but still very good grip for a cup.

6/10
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Rogue on October 15, 2020, 05:44:55 AM
A meth head had a beat to shit pair of Emerica Pillars at work last night. He may or may not have gotten them from Salvation Army, but they looked like they held up. I mean they werenít skated, but more like lived in a creek for the last month.

Anyone skated them?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: FredGallsBallz on October 16, 2020, 08:01:53 AM
Do the Adidas Adiease, specifically the canvas ones, have any type of extra layer for durability? I'm wondering about the basic Adiease, not the Adiease premiere. Thanks.
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Post by: DaleCooper on October 17, 2020, 07:38:21 PM
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Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
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Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
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To add to this fire, my size sold out very quickly. Way too quick for there to be this much silence.


Still waiting on some word about Last Resort as well. Bummmmmmmp
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: shawngreg on October 19, 2020, 08:06:27 AM
def interested in Last Resort feedback as well.

this is a question that i probably know the answer to, but is the half cab pro that much better than og half cabs?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on October 19, 2020, 08:20:56 AM
Anyone skated the Nike Team Classics? I'd be keen to hear opinions, especially compared to a bruin or GT blazer - just grabbed a pair for $40 AUD so even if they just meh I'm not bummed.
Is a decent shoe but get half size BIGGER.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 19, 2020, 08:24:00 AM
def interested in Last Resort feedback as well.

this is a question that i probably know the answer to, but is the half cab pro that much better than og half cabs?

The difference is what goes into it. You get the removable PopCush/UltraCush. But you can swap them on the OG, the regular one lacks the Vans layer of rubber below the high wear areas of the upper. I want to say the shape is different but itís probably not much (insole will make a difference in fit).
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on October 19, 2020, 10:18:47 AM
def interested in Last Resort feedback as well.

this is a question that i probably know the answer to, but is the half cab pro that much better than og half cabs?

Your mileage may vary, but I would say the OG Half Cab is a better shoe for my tastes than the pros. I've never much liked Vans pro shoes - the OG one feels a little more stable under your foot (although less cushioned). I don't like the shape of the Half Cab Pro - too slim and the panels are too small. The OG one has more of a classic skate shoe fit, and is closer to the shape of my foot. Pro does have the Duracap layer under the suede, but I don't really skate shoes into the dirt enough to need that (the sole is usually too bald/floppy for me before the suede is toast). If you really like how UltraCush/PopCush insoles feel, and you're looking for a slimmer fitting shoe; you'll probably prefer the pro. They also consistently release new colourways of the pro also, if that matters to you. The Classic, you can usually only find in black lately.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: doctorkickflip on October 19, 2020, 06:36:11 PM
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Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
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Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
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To add to this fire, my size sold out very quickly. Way too quick for there to be this much silence.
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Still waiting on some word about Last Resort as well. Bummmmmmmp
Oh hey I have these and skated them a little. Had to buy a half size large cos they didnít have my size, but it hasnít really effected how they skate oddly enough. Only problem is I have to lace them very tight to keep them from slipping a little when I push. They kind of feel like heavy duty Nike bruins. Leather seems beefier and for sure the taping on the side is thicker. I will buy them again when they come in the high top version (word on that is December, I emailed them). Run true to size so Iím going to try and actually get 11s this time not 11.5. Iíve heard some people say they run big but that hasnít been my experience. Def recommend especially if youíre already sold on the way they look.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jerrygurneyscream on October 19, 2020, 06:43:38 PM
def interested in Last Resort feedback as well.

this is a question that i probably know the answer to, but is the half cab pro that much better than og half cabs?

I way prefer the OG over the pro any day. The rubber on the pros are too soft and i think they wear out quicker than the ogs. plus the sole pops out 3/4 times for me.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DaleCooper on October 20, 2020, 10:45:34 AM
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Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
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Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
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To add to this fire, my size sold out very quickly. Way too quick for there to be this much silence.
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Still waiting on some word about Last Resort as well. Bummmmmmmp
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Oh hey I have these and skated them a little. Had to buy a half size large cos they didnít have my size, but it hasnít really effected how they skate oddly enough. Only problem is I have to lace them very tight to keep them from slipping a little when I push. They kind of feel like heavy duty Nike bruins. Leather seems beefier and for sure the taping on the side is thicker. I will buy them again when they come in the high top version (word on that is December, I emailed them). Run true to size so Iím going to try and actually get 11s this time not 11.5. Iíve heard some people say they run big but that hasnít been my experience. Def recommend especially if youíre already sold on the way they look.

Hell yeah! Our local shop is getting the December drop, the look is perfect and I'm glad you said Bruins. I'm skating low regular blazers right now and they're tanks. Anything with that profile stokes me up.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: MyUserName on October 21, 2020, 08:00:53 AM
Can we use this thread to ask about discontinued shoes?

I've been on a Brandon Westgate kick lately, watching all his parts, and I completely forgot about his "Brandon Westgate" model on Emerica (the one with the runner toe). The design has definitely aged well, and it was arguably ahead of its time. I remember being turned off by it when it came out, but now I'm curious how it skated.

I can't recall anyone personally who skated them, but how were they? Did people like them?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Firebert on October 21, 2020, 08:05:56 AM
Can we use this thread to ask about discontinued shoes?

I've been on a Brandon Westgate kick lately, watching all his parts, and I completely forgot about his "Brandon Westgate" model on Emerica (the one with the runner toe). The design has definitely aged well, and it was arguably ahead of its time. I remember being turned off by it when it came out, but now I'm curious how it skated.

I can't recall anyone personally who skated them, but how were they? Did people like them?

They were pretty sick - no complaints really - shoulda got a second pair and stashed em because they're probably the last closest thing to the Emerica Ellington I so cherished.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Jean-Ralphio Zaperstein on October 21, 2020, 01:26:45 PM
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Maybe I just missed it, but i'm surprised there hasn't been a single Last Resort review on here. Seen a decent amount of praise from people on insta but that's also being pushed by the Last Resort page itself so of course.

Who's got em and what are your feelings on em?
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Yeah I very interested in hearing about the fit on last resort !
 I will be glad to stop supporting converse and their subcontracted Chinese-muslim slave labor camps.
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To add to this fire, my size sold out very quickly. Way too quick for there to be this much silence.
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Still waiting on some word about Last Resort as well. Bummmmmmmp
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Oh hey I have these and skated them a little. Had to buy a half size large cos they didnít have my size, but it hasnít really effected how they skate oddly enough. Only problem is I have to lace them very tight to keep them from slipping a little when I push. They kind of feel like heavy duty Nike bruins. Leather seems beefier and for sure the taping on the side is thicker. I will buy them again when they come in the high top version (word on that is December, I emailed them). Run true to size so Iím going to try and actually get 11s this time not 11.5. Iíve heard some people say they run big but that hasnít been my experience. Def recommend especially if youíre already sold on the way they look.
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Hell yeah! Our local shop is getting the December drop, the look is perfect and I'm glad you said Bruins. I'm skating low regular blazers right now and they're tanks. Anything with that profile stokes me up.

I just received my pair. Fits true to size. The sole feels a bit thin under the heel so I'll see about that when I skate them
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: liahoop9595 on October 24, 2020, 08:58:38 PM
Any one ever skate just regular Converse Pro Leather mids? These blue suede ones look so nice. https://www.converse.com/shop/p/pro-leather-unisex-high-top-shoe/169503C.html?dwvar_169503C_color=lakeside%20blue%2Fwhite%2Fwhite&styleNo=169503C&cgid=mens-shoes
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CrimsonGhost on October 24, 2020, 11:12:55 PM
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anyone skate the es quattro? need the good, bad, and ugly before i burn some more greenbacks
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or the Evants?
Iím digging that grey colourway...

I didn't skate them but I tried both of them at the shop last time I went in to buy shoes. They were actually puffier than I expected them to be, at least from pics I saw on insta. They fit real nice, tts for me, I'm a size 10. But I went with another pair of Tribos grey/white, I'm just a sucker for that air bubble. It's weird though because I had to half size down with Tribos to a 9.5, cause my heel was slipping in 10s.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 24, 2020, 11:43:24 PM
Any one ever skate just regular Converse Pro Leather mids? These blue suede ones look so nice. https://www.converse.com/shop/p/pro-leather-unisex-high-top-shoe/169503C.html?dwvar_169503C_color=lakeside%20blue%2Fwhite%2Fwhite&styleNo=169503C&cgid=mens-shoes

If youíre scared to commit, Nordstrom some on sale.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TheBoognish on October 25, 2020, 10:22:59 AM
Anyone try the Emerica Pillars ? How do they fit ?

Iím usually a cupsole guy but Iíd like a pair of vulcs I can skate from time to time. My beat up ankles would seem to appreciate mid tops.

Iíve had good luck with Emericas back in the day, however, the last Emerica vulc I had were Westgates first pro shoe, the HalfCab look-a-likes, and they fit really big from what I remember.

Also considering Blazer mids.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Willie on October 25, 2020, 12:39:49 PM
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Can we use this thread to ask about discontinued shoes?

I've been on a Brandon Westgate kick lately, watching all his parts, and I completely forgot about his "Brandon Westgate" model on Emerica (the one with the runner toe). The design has definitely aged well, and it was arguably ahead of its time. I remember being turned off by it when it came out, but now I'm curious how it skated.

I can't recall anyone personally who skated them, but how were they? Did people like them?
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They were pretty sick - no complaints really - shoulda got a second pair and stashed em because they're probably the last closest thing to the Emerica Ellington I so cherished.

Despite cosmetic differences they were very close in feel to The Herman and The Reynolds - maybe a bit wider. All of those were great although I always swapped insoles because the included ones were like paper.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Mystical Leader on October 26, 2020, 01:43:26 AM
Any one ever skate just regular Converse Pro Leather mids? These blue suede ones look so nice. https://www.converse.com/shop/p/pro-leather-unisex-high-top-shoe/169503C.html?dwvar_169503C_color=lakeside%20blue%2Fwhite%2Fwhite&styleNo=169503C&cgid=mens-shoes

I had the regular ones in white leather last summer. They are a tank of a shoe, kind like a cons blazer. Definitely took some time for them to feel good but overall they were a good shoe. My only gripes are that the seams only have one layer of stitching and I ended up ripping the lacing system completely. Also I'd say go halfsize down: got them in us10 should've gone with the 9.5 I wear in vans pros.. If you have a wide last and want cupsole midtop this is a shoe for you..
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sadnocomply on October 26, 2020, 12:27:20 PM
Anyone skate the new Lakai Newport XLK Cupsoles? They look tasty but I remember the Newport hi vulcs having some sketch sizing. 9.5 and size 10 was such a big difference for me with the hiís - scared to order the wrong size
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: SpookDad2 on October 26, 2020, 03:19:49 PM
Might be looking for a new shoe soon as im getting down to the wire on my Lakai Manchester XLKs. Has anyone here skated the Vans Rowan Pro or Berle pro? If so what are your opinions? I liked the Manchesters and like cupsole but kinda miss the boardfeel of vulc.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: bongboarder420 on October 26, 2020, 05:33:21 PM
Anyone skate the new Lakai Newport XLK Cupsoles? They look tasty but I remember the Newport hi vulcs having some sketch sizing. 9.5 and size 10 was such a big difference for me with the hiís - scared to order the wrong size

havenít skated them yet since iím injured but they fit tts for me(size 10)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: sadnocomply on October 26, 2020, 05:37:17 PM
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Anyone skate the new Lakai Newport XLK Cupsoles? They look tasty but I remember the Newport hi vulcs having some sketch sizing. 9.5 and size 10 was such a big difference for me with the hiís - scared to order the wrong size
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havenít skated them yet since iím injured but they fit tts for me(size 10)
youíre the dude. Thank you
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Coolguy69 on November 03, 2020, 06:29:24 PM
Has anyone tried out the state pacifica cupsole yet?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on November 03, 2020, 06:33:45 PM
Has anyone tried out the state pacifica cupsole yet?
@Murge did you get your pair yet?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: behavioralguide on November 04, 2020, 02:44:46 AM
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Any one ever skate just regular Converse Pro Leather mids? These blue suede ones look so nice. https://www.converse.com/shop/p/pro-leather-unisex-high-top-shoe/169503C.html?dwvar_169503C_color=lakeside%20blue%2Fwhite%2Fwhite&styleNo=169503C&cgid=mens-shoes
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If youíre scared to commit, Nordstrom some on sale.

had these, were good, little stiff at start
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i did lace (thight) to the top
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Murge on November 04, 2020, 07:46:24 AM
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Has anyone tried out the state pacifica cupsole yet?
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@Murge did you get your pair yet?

They are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Iím stoked
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: art hellman on November 04, 2020, 10:14:10 AM
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def interested in Last Resort feedback as well.

this is a question that i probably know the answer to, but is the half cab pro that much better than og half cabs?
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Your mileage may vary, but I would say the OG Half Cab is a better shoe for my tastes than the pros. I've never much liked Vans pro shoes - the OG one feels a little more stable under your foot (although less cushioned). I don't like the shape of the Half Cab Pro - too slim and the panels are too small. The OG one has more of a classic skate shoe fit, and is closer to the shape of my foot. Pro does have the Duracap layer under the suede, but I don't really skate shoes into the dirt enough to need that (the sole is usually too bald/floppy for me before the suede is toast). If you really like how UltraCush/PopCush insoles feel, and you're looking for a slimmer fitting shoe; you'll probably prefer the pro. They also consistently release new colourways of the pro also, if that matters to you. The Classic, you can usually only find in black lately.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=96943.msg2698313#msg2698313 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=96943.msg2698313#msg2698313)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: hobochimp on November 04, 2020, 01:20:20 PM
AJ1 lows. Definitely not the friendliest to your wallet for skating, but I really like the look and Jordans I've owned in the past were definitely comfy. But how do they skate
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Barbados Slim on November 04, 2020, 09:22:02 PM
AJ1 lows. Definitely not the friendliest to your wallet for skating, but I really like the look and Jordans I've owned in the past were definitely comfy. But how do they skate

I've skated a few pairs, probably some of my favourite skate shoes ever. Sole is a good middle ground between supportive and providing good boardfeel and they sit a tad higher on the ankle than most other 'low' shoes so they feel pretty secure. Pretty comfy and they seem to last me longer than most other shoes too. Definitely recommend. They run a half size big in my experience tho.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Murge on November 06, 2020, 06:21:52 AM
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@Murge did you get your pair yet?

Didnít know where to put this but :

Good news: I got them in the quality seems amazing. They threw in some socks and a couple stickers. I only wore them to take out trash and stuff. They feel pretty good out the box less stiff than the veer cups. Feels like a thin cup. So board feel should be good. They look great.

Bad news: my girlfriend saw them. Loved how they looked and really donít want me to skate them til after we get family photos done (we had our first kid and sheís dead set on getting family photos) So it will be 2 weeks before I can skate them. But Iíll continue to wear them til then. Thereís not a lot of padding near heel collar. But they didnít seem to rub like the Romero. I am concerned on how shallow the tread on the sole is. This is only my second pair of stated so idk if itís normally this shallow

Photos:
(https://i.ibb.co/85SWmps/AA2-B288-B-4-E96-465-F-BD53-82050-ED763-A9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/85SWmps)(https://i.ibb.co/M7kYkrP/B5609-DC4-F51-E-4-FBB-A145-8-CBF3-F5-CF63-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M7kYkrP)(https://i.ibb.co/VqP8Wny/878780-AE-2084-43-CC-987-E-EDD9-F6-EEE66-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VqP8Wny)(https://i.ibb.co/M2Zs35r/C96-BFA05-0878-4-BE5-8529-36-E449-D30-CCE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M2Zs35r)

You canít really see depth of tread in that pic Iíll try get a different pic later
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on November 06, 2020, 06:33:25 AM
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@Murge did you get your pair yet?
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Didn’t know where to put this but :

Good news: I got them in the quality seems amazing. They threw in some socks and a couple stickers. I only wore them to take out trash and stuff. They feel pretty good out the box less stiff than the veer cups. Feels like a thin cup. So board feel should be good. They look great.

Bad news: my girlfriend saw them. Loved how they looked and really don’t want me to skate them til after we get family photos done (we had our first kid and she’s dead set on getting family photos) So it will be 2 weeks before I can skate them. But I’ll continue to wear them til then. There’s not a lot of padding near heel collar. But they didn’t seem to rub like the Romero. I am concerned on how shallow the tread on the sole is. This is only my second pair of stated so idk if it’s normally this shallow

Photos:
(https://i.ibb.co/85SWmps/AA2-B288-B-4-E96-465-F-BD53-82050-ED763-A9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/85SWmps)(https://i.ibb.co/M7kYkrP/B5609-DC4-F51-E-4-FBB-A145-8-CBF3-F5-CF63-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M7kYkrP)(https://i.ibb.co/VqP8Wny/878780-AE-2084-43-CC-987-E-EDD9-F6-EEE66-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VqP8Wny)(https://i.ibb.co/M2Zs35r/C96-BFA05-0878-4-BE5-8529-36-E449-D30-CCE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M2Zs35r)

You can’t really see depth of tread in that pic I’ll try get a different pic later
those look pretty good! Rad they threw in socks. Congrats on the kid I know how tang goes. And my wife is a photographer so it’s amped up a notch haha
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Yossi on November 06, 2020, 01:17:35 PM
How does the Emerica Low vulc compare to the Reynolds 3 g6? Is the heel of the Low vulc as deep as the 3?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: rosemaryBB on November 11, 2020, 11:35:21 AM
Anyone know if there's a single style of Cons that fit a wider foot? I love CTAS Pros but in the size range I fit length-wise they always pinch my pinky toe. Also wondering if there any CTAS that would have some give after break-in time?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: SugarSweetSemen on November 11, 2020, 01:30:48 PM
How does the Emerica Low vulc compare to the Reynolds 3 g6? Is the heel of the Low vulc as deep as the 3?
Emerica low vulc skates similar to the g6. I had multiple pairs of the low vulc, theres more toe feel on the low vulc because of the different toe cap design and how the laces sit on the top profile, but the heel seemed similar to the Reynolds 3 g6. Reynolds 3 was an overall snugger fit. I would say that the heel wasn't as deep as the Reynolds 3 but still felt familiar. That being said the low vulc is very comfortable and is easy to skate once you break it in.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: thefriscokid on November 13, 2020, 09:46:52 PM
Anyone skate the Nike Court Vision or Court Royale ? They have some on Nordstrom rack, kinda looks like a good dunk alternative but not sure if its actually a flimsy shoe.

thanks
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Glurmpz on November 13, 2020, 10:53:08 PM
How does the Emerica Low vulc compare to the Reynolds 3 g6? Is the heel of the Low vulc as deep as the 3?

I have both.

I believe the heel is deeper on the Reynolds 3 G6, because they made room for the thick insole. I've tried thicker insoles in the Low Vulc and it makes the heel too shallow - I get heel slip. So based off that I'd say the 3 G6 is deeper. The 3 G6 also feels like a bulkier shoe overall - it's a bit wider with slightly more padding than the Low Vulc.

I've skated about 3 pairs of the Low Vulc back around 2015/2016, liked em, though I prefer the support of cupsole shoes generally.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Yossi on November 14, 2020, 07:57:59 AM
^ Putting in a different insole in the low vulc was what I was wondering about specifically, thanks. I've been using FP insoles in the Reynolds 3 g6 for a few years now, but I can't find anymore in my size unfortunately. Reynolds 3 has the best heel-lock of any shoe I've ever had, and is really supportive for a vulc. Sounds like the Low vulc won't work for me.

Think I may try the Alcove cupsole instead. Hopefully the FP insole will fit.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Tony on November 15, 2020, 04:53:51 AM
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@Murge did you get your pair yet?
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Didnít know where to put this but :

Good news: I got them in the quality seems amazing. They threw in some socks and a couple stickers. I only wore them to take out trash and stuff. They feel pretty good out the box less stiff than the veer cups. Feels like a thin cup. So board feel should be good. They look great.

Bad news: my girlfriend saw them. Loved how they looked and really donít want me to skate them til after we get family photos done (we had our first kid and sheís dead set on getting family photos) So it will be 2 weeks before I can skate them. But Iíll continue to wear them til then. Thereís not a lot of padding near heel collar. But they didnít seem to rub like the Romero. I am concerned on how shallow the tread on the sole is. This is only my second pair of stated so idk if itís normally this shallow

Photos:
(https://i.ibb.co/85SWmps/AA2-B288-B-4-E96-465-F-BD53-82050-ED763-A9.jpg) (https://ibb.co/85SWmps)(https://i.ibb.co/M7kYkrP/B5609-DC4-F51-E-4-FBB-A145-8-CBF3-F5-CF63-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M7kYkrP)(https://i.ibb.co/VqP8Wny/878780-AE-2084-43-CC-987-E-EDD9-F6-EEE66-B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VqP8Wny)(https://i.ibb.co/M2Zs35r/C96-BFA05-0878-4-BE5-8529-36-E449-D30-CCE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/M2Zs35r)

You canít really see depth of tread in that pic Iíll try get a different pic later

Thatís a good looking shoe, congrats on the offspring as well, mine is seven, I remember when my ex wanted to take family photos and I was like fuck that, so at least your making better decisions about that kinda stuff
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on November 16, 2020, 12:50:15 AM
How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

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Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on November 16, 2020, 09:23:29 AM
How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

(https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_864_v1/f_auto,b_rgb:f5f5f5/74a765d6-048f-4658-a0b3-e4960275c252/sb-zoom-blazer-mid-skateboardschuh-5p9Lrw.jpg)

I have not had these but I have skated in shoes with a similar leather texture (tumbled leather) like these Blazers. They're a little stiff at first but they they break in enough to be nearly as flexible as suede. Likely, more protective since they won't get to floppy like suede shoes can sometimes do.
They're not too fancy from what others have said in a different thread. If you like Blazers/mid collar/vulcs and the size availability is an issue, I'd move on these. You can always swap laces if the cord style ain't your thing!

I've skated other Blazer mids in the past and loved them all! Flick, fit, comfort, etc. all good with my feet.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on November 18, 2020, 10:05:14 AM
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How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

(https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_864_v1/f_auto,b_rgb:f5f5f5/74a765d6-048f-4658-a0b3-e4960275c252/sb-zoom-blazer-mid-skateboardschuh-5p9Lrw.jpg)
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I have not had these but I have skated in shoes with a similar leather texture (tumbled leather) like these Blazers. They're a little stiff at first but they they break in enough to be nearly as flexible as suede. Likely, more protective since they won't get to floppy like suede shoes can sometimes do.
They're not too fancy from what others have said in a different thread. If you like Blazers/mid collar/vulcs and the size availability is an issue, I'd move on these. You can always swap laces if the cord style ain't your thing!

I've skated other Blazer mids in the past and loved them all! Flick, fit, comfort, etc. all good with my feet.

Thanks! There was some hate about the Blazers in the Mason Spitfire thread but this reads like I should give them a try!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: hobochimp on November 18, 2020, 11:17:17 AM
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How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

(https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_864_v1/f_auto,b_rgb:f5f5f5/74a765d6-048f-4658-a0b3-e4960275c252/sb-zoom-blazer-mid-skateboardschuh-5p9Lrw.jpg)
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I have not had these but I have skated in shoes with a similar leather texture (tumbled leather) like these Blazers. They're a little stiff at first but they they break in enough to be nearly as flexible as suede. Likely, more protective since they won't get to floppy like suede shoes can sometimes do.
They're not too fancy from what others have said in a different thread. If you like Blazers/mid collar/vulcs and the size availability is an issue, I'd move on these. You can always swap laces if the cord style ain't your thing!

I've skated other Blazer mids in the past and loved them all! Flick, fit, comfort, etc. all good with my feet.
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Thanks! There was some hate about the Blazers in the Mason Spitfire thread but this reads like I should give them a try!


Blazer mids are some of the best. You definitely wonít regret them
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on November 18, 2020, 08:32:41 PM
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How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

(https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_864_v1/f_auto,b_rgb:f5f5f5/74a765d6-048f-4658-a0b3-e4960275c252/sb-zoom-blazer-mid-skateboardschuh-5p9Lrw.jpg)
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I have not had these but I have skated in shoes with a similar leather texture (tumbled leather) like these Blazers. They're a little stiff at first but they they break in enough to be nearly as flexible as suede. Likely, more protective since they won't get to floppy like suede shoes can sometimes do.
They're not too fancy from what others have said in a different thread. If you like Blazers/mid collar/vulcs and the size availability is an issue, I'd move on these. You can always swap laces if the cord style ain't your thing!

I've skated other Blazer mids in the past and loved them all! Flick, fit, comfort, etc. all good with my feet.
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Thanks! There was some hate about the Blazers in the Mason Spitfire thread but this reads like I should give them a try!
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Blazer mids are some of the best. You definitely wonít regret them

Also! Since it's a vulc, the sole can feel somewhat feel thin if you're used to cupsoles so replacing the insole is a good idea to make them feel perfect.
I prefer Etnies Pro Foam 1 insoles, G6 insole,  State insoles, or footprints to do the trick.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: in love w/ fs shuvs on November 18, 2020, 10:48:53 PM
I'm trynna skate some converse cons cta pro hi's or fastbreak pro's. How does sizing run for both?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on November 18, 2020, 11:17:21 PM
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How about these? My shoe choices are limited due to large feet and this exact model is currently available in my size. Bit worried about the leather material, looks weirdly fancy?

(https://static.nike.com/a/images/t_PDP_864_v1/f_auto,b_rgb:f5f5f5/74a765d6-048f-4658-a0b3-e4960275c252/sb-zoom-blazer-mid-skateboardschuh-5p9Lrw.jpg)
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I have not had these but I have skated in shoes with a similar leather texture (tumbled leather) like these Blazers. They're a little stiff at first but they they break in enough to be nearly as flexible as suede. Likely, more protective since they won't get to floppy like suede shoes can sometimes do.
They're not too fancy from what others have said in a different thread. If you like Blazers/mid collar/vulcs and the size availability is an issue, I'd move on these. You can always swap laces if the cord style ain't your thing!

I've skated other Blazer mids in the past and loved them all! Flick, fit, comfort, etc. all good with my feet.
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Thanks! There was some hate about the Blazers in the Mason Spitfire thread but this reads like I should give them a try!
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Blazer mids are some of the best. You definitely wonít regret them
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Also! Since it's a vulc, the sole can feel somewhat feel thin if you're used to cupsoles so replacing the insole is a good idea to make them feel perfect.
I prefer Etnies Pro Foam 1 insoles, G6 insole,  State insoles, or footprints to do the trick.

Thanks to both of you, will give them a try! Been skating in vulcs first Vans Chukka Low then Janoskis for years now, so should be fine.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on November 19, 2020, 06:26:12 AM
I'm trynna skate some converse cons cta pro hi's or fastbreak pro's. How does sizing run for both?
Same as regular Converse, half to a full size smaller.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on November 19, 2020, 08:21:25 PM
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Same as regular Converse, half to a full size smaller.

Before you buy!
CTAS Pro Hi is 0.5 to 1.0 size larger, so order at least 0.5 down from your TTS size. Fast break Pro is TTS.

My sizing on these shoes:
Fastbreak Pro: 11
CTAS Pro Hi: 10.5
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ballintoohard on November 19, 2020, 09:17:26 PM
any tips for spotting fake Jordans on Poshmark, like these: https://poshmark.com/listing/Jordan-1-Mid-Holiday-5eedc4f1074d24de95adf9a0
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on November 20, 2020, 05:01:27 AM
any tips for spotting fake Jordans on Poshmark, like these: https://poshmark.com/listing/Jordan-1-Mid-Holiday-5eedc4f1074d24de95adf9a0
should be fine, not even sure they made fakes of those as they came out in 2015. FYI thatís a winterized version so fleece tongue and lining.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Sila on November 22, 2020, 02:27:01 AM
Adidas Liberty cups. How do your feet feel after skating them and what's the sizing like?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on November 23, 2020, 05:24:30 AM
Adidas Liberty cups. How do your feet feel after skating them and what's the sizing like?

True to size. Toebox is a little wider and more round (less pointy) than most skate shoes today, so would probably fit best if you have a wider forefoot. The sole feels thick/stiff compared to most skate shoes out today, but you can really feel the cushioning. It really feels like skating in skate shoes from the early 00's that actually protected your feet. I don't think a lot of people gave that shoe a chance because of how ugly it is; but aside from that, it's one of my favourite skate shoes of the last few years. Seems like they've stopped making it, which is too bad, but I hope they'll make something else with a sole like that.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ungzilla on November 23, 2020, 07:40:48 AM
i think if you don't have a particularly wide foot you can easily go 1/2 size down in them. agree that they skated surprisingly well and look less clunky than they are.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: kike on November 25, 2020, 03:56:30 AM
I think they are massive, maybe because I bought a white pair. Also been seeing new colourways but nothing good like the black/white pair or the chewy ones.

Heitor shoes seem to have the same sole.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Crap on November 25, 2020, 05:34:27 AM
With you that the Chewy colourway is basically the only good one they made. The little triangular wedge on the midsole wrecks all the ones that would otherwise be okay. I haven't seen any new colourways in a while, so I feel like the shoe is done.

I'm pretty sure the shoe Heitor posted is just a colourway of the Forum Lo with no strap. It's definitely not the same sole as the Liberty Cup, but looks like a fairly thicc cupsole.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/fb/be/84fbbee45e5e89bfc3b82f77b7e17dab.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on November 27, 2020, 02:25:24 AM
Browsing around I found Converse Rival which looks pretty nice, wonder how to they skate.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: chris. on November 27, 2020, 04:20:36 AM
Iíve skated the Liberty Cup and a pair of Forum Lows this year.

I really love the Liberty Cup once theyíre broken in (which takes forever, but youíve gotta expect that.) Supportive obviously but they also didnít feel too high and my ankles felt secure. I still have my pair, going to break them out again this winter. I have a white leather pair that I think looks okay; thereís a grey suede pair out there that looks clean too.

The Forum were a super nice surprise. Soft leather; nice roomy toe area, and the sole broke in nicely. These did feel a little unstable (I did roll my ankle badly in them) but I assume/hope the new model has been tweaked a little, as the ones I skated were just ďlifestyleĒ shoes.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: YungJugg on November 28, 2020, 09:32:36 AM
Anyone have both Reynolds3 G6 and Vulc version? Do they fit the same (length wise)?

Usually cups fit me a a bit snugger, and the G6 vulc was slightly long for me, so I was wondering if I should do same size in the cup version or down a half size.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: JugeL on November 28, 2020, 09:56:04 PM
Anyone have both Reynolds3 G6 and Vulc version? Do they fit the same (length wise)?

Usually cups fit me a a bit snugger, and the G6 vulc was slightly long for me, so I was wondering if I should do same size in the cup version or down a half size.
Had couple of both shoes while back. From what i remember the cup version was little snugger but still a TTS for me.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: dipped on November 29, 2020, 12:26:23 AM
Browsing around I found Converse Rival which looks pretty nice, wonder how to they skate.

Pretty good! Iím on my second pair. Just make sure to swap out the stock insole and put super glue on the stitching.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: bony bawk on November 29, 2020, 06:58:55 AM
anyone skate the nike air trainer ? is the sizing same as blazer and do they fit wider ?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on November 29, 2020, 09:29:09 AM
anyone skate the nike air trainer ? is the sizing same as blazer and do they fit wider ?
TTS, they skate horrible. That chunk missing in the kickflip area is a bitch.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: behavioralguide on December 01, 2020, 01:43:38 AM
anyone got any *all* black leather options? all I can think of are either liberty cups or superstars.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on December 01, 2020, 03:38:34 AM
anyone got any *all* black leather options? all I can think of are either liberty cups or superstars.
Here are some current options:
Converse Cons
- Louie Lopez Pro
- CT Low & High Pro (I think they still due leather and not just suede/canvas ones in all black)
- Jack Purcell Low and Mid Pro

Es
- Evant (winterized all black leather one)

New Balance NM
- Tom Knox 440 Hi (just released)

There may be more but all I got right now.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: chris. on December 01, 2020, 04:48:07 AM
Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TheBoognish on December 01, 2020, 06:26:47 AM
Got a pair of Adidas St.004 I ordered on Black Friday coming in next week, anything I should know about this shoe ? Reviews seem really good thus far.

First pair of Adidas in over ten years.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: TwisT on December 01, 2020, 07:45:14 AM
anyone skate any of the New Balance All Coast line? They're the skatable lifestyle line, Specifically the 425's look really good
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: JugeL on December 01, 2020, 08:57:55 AM
Got a pair of Adidas St.004 I ordered on Black Friday coming in next week, anything I should know about this shoe ? Reviews seem really good thus far.

First pair of Adidas in over ten years.
Great and durable shoe. I try to stay away from Adidas and Nike for now but if i would go back, these would be it.

Stock insoles are meh but midsole gets the job done.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 01, 2020, 08:16:44 PM
Anyone have feedback on Fastbreak pros? How bulky do they feel compared to Blazers or Dunks?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on December 01, 2020, 08:19:32 PM
Anyone have feedback on Fastbreak pros? How bulky do they feel compared to Blazers or Dunks?

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Iíve had a few pairs, starting with the Al Davis shoe.  Pretty good shoe in my opinion.  Has a lot of feel under the ball of the foot but itís a good bit thicker under the heel.  They took me a minute to break in for sure but the sole lasted a long time for me.  The only thing I canít speak too much on is the durability of the upper because I skate more transition and donít pop my board as much as most.  But if youíre willing to throw a little super glue on the stitching Iíd bet it would last about as long as any other typical skate shoe.  Hope that helps dude!

Edit: they also look really rad and I was never bummed out looking down at my feet.


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My 6 year run of nothing but Emerica Reynolds has come to an end.Onto some Cons Fastbreak.I know Cons sizing is all over the place. But these are TTS. Got a 9.5, same as what I wore in Emerica, and they fit good.The sole is great. Plenty of protection. But still good board feel.The upper is somewhat lacking in padding, for me anyways.I have flat, fairly wide feet. But I'm having to crank these laces to keep my foot from sliding around. Then once I start skating and my feet start sweating, I have to re tighten them. Full on Rambo lace kit (do the kids still say that?). Not the best look. I'm sure alot of this is due to the smooth leather inside the collar of the shoe. I'm guessing the all suede versions would be better in this regard.The synthetic material on the upper is nice and breathable. But not very durable.Laces got shredded quick.I'm not the type to use after market insoles. They seem to make the shoe too tight or my foot is too high in the shoe. But for those of you who do; these shoes have a glued in insole.I probably wouldn't buy another pair; but I'm not hating them.R-Cons Fastbreak-
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Standard fast break laces are too skinny
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I had this exact model and just hated how they skated. Itís like the toe box is shorter than the older run. Could have been the material considering the suede ones I had skated great.
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You're both talking about the skate specific Fastbreaks right?I've been eyeing them and they seem like a perfect shoe for me, but if these ones pictured are the new skate ones then they definitely look thinned out and less supportive than I imagined. Also, yes, the skinny laces are not a good look on these shoes. C'mon Converse.
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I just wanted to correct something with my initial review. The cons fast break does have a removable insole. I guess I just didn't pull hard enough on it.  ::)  it's actually quite plush. And will be the only thing I save as I toss the rest of the shoe in the trash. I was having to crank the laces so tight that my feet were tingling. But still slipping around. Also,  I looked at some pictures online and the all suede versions still have this smooth leather on the inside collar. So would probably fit just as terrible. I'm on to a pair of Kalis. Will report back with my thoughts in a few weeks. And hopefully land that noseslide by then. Thanks for the support!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on December 01, 2020, 08:24:37 PM
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Iíve had a few pairs, starting with the Al Davis shoe.  Pretty good shoe in my opinion.  Has a lot of feel under the ball of the foot but itís a good bit thicker under the heel.  They took me a minute to break in for sure but the sole lasted a long time for me.  The only thing I canít speak too much on is the durability of the upper because I skate more transition and donít pop my board as much as most.  But if youíre willing to throw a little super glue on the stitching Iíd bet it would last about as long as any other typical skate shoe.  Hope that helps dude!

Edit: they also look really rad and I was never bummed out looking down at my feet.
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My 6 year run of nothing but Emerica Reynolds has come to an end.
Onto some Cons Fastbreak.
I know Cons sizing is all over the place. But these are TTS. Got a 9.5, same as what I wore in Emerica, and they fit good.
The sole is great. Plenty of protection. But still good board feel.
The upper is somewhat lacking in padding, for me anyways.
I have flat, fairly wide feet. But I'm having to crank these laces to keep my foot from sliding around. Then once I start skating and my feet start sweating, I have to re tighten them. Full on Rambo lace kit (do the kids still say that?). Not the best look. I'm sure alot of this is due to the smooth leather inside the collar of the shoe. I'm guessing the all suede versions would be better in this regard.
The synthetic material on the upper is nice and breathable. But not very durable.
Laces got shredded quick.
I'm not the type to use after market insoles. They seem to make the shoe too tight or my foot is too high in the shoe. But for those of you who do; these shoes have a glued in insole.
I probably wouldn't buy another pair; but I'm not hating them.



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Adding on, I started skating them a month or three ago. I havenít skated much but theyíre solid. I shimmy a lot when skating and the sole held up well. I went half a size down and they fit decently. My feet require more arch support and I swapped the insole and they didnít feel off. They held up well but, depending how much you Ollie the nylon may give you issues.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on December 02, 2020, 01:46:54 PM
Got a pair of Adidas St.004 I ordered on Black Friday coming in next week, anything I should know about this shoe ? Reviews seem really good thus far.

First pair of Adidas in over ten years.

Absolutely love mine. Got 2 pairs in a row, great boardfeel right out of the box but they last longer than I thought before starting to break down. A little goo around and above the first stripe on your Ollie foot (switch too) will take them even further
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on December 02, 2020, 02:07:48 PM
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First pair of Adidas in over ten years.
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Absolutely love mine. Got 2 pairs in a row, great boardfeel right out of the box but they last longer than I thought before starting to break down. A little goo around and above the first stripe on your Ollie foot (switch too) will take them even further
feel like i see beagle skating these 24/7 and not many else
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on December 02, 2020, 02:32:02 PM
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Got a pair of Adidas St.004 I ordered on Black Friday coming in next week, anything I should know about this shoe ? Reviews seem really good thus far.

First pair of Adidas in over ten years.
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Absolutely love mine. Got 2 pairs in a row, great boardfeel right out of the box but they last longer than I thought before starting to break down. A little goo around and above the first stripe on your Ollie foot (switch too) will take them even further
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feel like i see beagle skating these 24/7 and not many else

The stripes face the ďwrongĒ way. They zig we zag
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on December 07, 2020, 05:40:59 AM
First session down in Blazer Mids and even though it was not even close to the immediate feel and control I experienced in Janoskis, it was pretty good. Pop felt weird but overall stability contributed to solid confidence levels right from the start. Have never skated in high tops before but now Iím definitely going to give it a chance. My ankles will thank me. Third pair of Nikes since everyone else seems to have abandoned oversized shoes, still feels like betrayal but I have to admit the quality is there.

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Post by: jay_nev on December 07, 2020, 06:08:58 AM
First session down in Blazer Mids and even though it was not even close to the immediate feel and control I experienced in Janoskis, it was pretty good. Pop felt weird but overall stability contributed to solid confidence levels right from the start. Have never skated in high tops before but now Iím definitely going to give it a chance. My ankles will thank me. Third pair of Nikes since everyone else seems to have abandoned oversized shoes, still feels like betrayal but I have to admit the quality is there.

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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on December 07, 2020, 08:22:22 AM
These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?

I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

(https://i.ibb.co/5KZBmzY/IMG-3439.jpg)

Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Easy Slider on December 07, 2020, 09:07:00 AM
Has anyone skated the new Puigs? I copped a pair but have not skated them yet as there is still a bit of life in my Busenitzes (is that a word?). I have worn the Puigs to work but donĎt find them very comfy and the tongue is super stiff. Plus the laces are ridicolously long.  Any opinions?
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Post by: Firebert on December 07, 2020, 09:14:55 AM
Has anyone skated the new Puig? I copped a pair but have not skated them yet as there is still a bit of life in my Busenitz. I have worn the Puig to work but donĎt find them very comfy and the tongue is super stiff. Plus the laces are ridiculously long.  Any opinions?
I find them very comfortable to skate - the tongue does a good job of stabilizing the shoe imo. The laces are perfect length if you use the eyelet.
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Post by: Easy Slider on December 07, 2020, 09:20:43 AM
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Has anyone skated the new Puig? I copped a pair but have not skated them yet as there is still a bit of life in my Busenitz. I have worn the Puig to work but donĎt find them very comfy and the tongue is super stiff. Plus the laces are ridiculously long.  Any opinions?
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I find them very comfortable to skate - the tongue does a good job of stabilizing the shoe imo. The laces are perfect length if you use the eyelet.

Thanks bro, that sounds great. Tbh I have tried to stuff them through the eyelet but they did not pass thru without using force so I thought it was purely decorative lol. Also I always rip the laces at the top hole and Where to get ink blue replacements?
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on December 07, 2020, 10:06:12 AM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

(https://i.ibb.co/5KZBmzY/IMG-3439.jpg)

In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.
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Post by: listentoaheartbeat on December 08, 2020, 12:16:02 AM
Good to know!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: 90sDamiano on December 08, 2020, 07:35:00 AM
Anyone have feedback on Fastbreak pros? How bulky do they feel compared to Blazers or Dunks?
Slimmer than both shoes in the upper but better soles than dunks and blazers imo. Get the all black suede ones that just came out a few months back. Great suede and get better over time imo. Try and avoid the ones with nylon side panels tho. The fastbreaks are my favorite converse shoe out rn
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Mr. Stinky on December 08, 2020, 06:02:00 PM
Got a pair of Adidas St.004 I ordered on Black Friday coming in next week, anything I should know about this shoe ? Reviews seem really good thus far.

First pair of Adidas in over ten years.

An amazing shoe. Best cupsole for balanced boardfeel/support Iíve triedólike a glove for your feet in the best wayóand the natural gum sole is frankly so durable that it defies all expectation. The nubuck is incredibly tough and little dots of shoe goo over the ollie and kickflip spots are all itís taken to squeeze the better part of three months out of a pair.  Iím still going on it and donít want to stop because theyíre so supportive, the flick stays perfect, and I havenít even flattened the sole all the way yet. I skate every day and beat the shit out of shoes (which is why I try to get extra life out of them), so thatís really something.  One thing some people might not be wild about is the significant heel drop, but it doesnít bother me. Good as they are, Iíll only buy them again if I can get them cheap. 120 clams full price ainít happening, but on sale prices are well worth it.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Gary Gloverberg on December 15, 2020, 07:33:55 AM
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First pair of Adidas in over ten years.
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An amazing shoe. Best cupsole for balanced boardfeel/support Iíve triedólike a glove for your feet in the best wayóand the natural gum sole is frankly so durable that it defies all expectation. The nubuck is incredibly tough and little dots of shoe goo over the ollie and kickflip spots are all itís taken to squeeze the better part of three months out of a pair.  Iím still going on it and donít want to stop because theyíre so supportive, the flick stays perfect, and I havenít even flattened the sole all the way yet. I skate every day and beat the shit out of shoes (which is why I try to get extra life out of them), so thatís really something.  One thing some people might not be wild about is the significant heel drop, but it doesnít bother me. Good as they are, Iíll only buy them again if I can get them cheap. 120 clams full price ainít happening, but on sale prices are well worth it.

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Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CrimsonGhost on December 16, 2020, 06:17:25 PM
Been looking at the Crockett 2 Hi's and NB# 213 mids, not sure which one to go with. Anyone have these as chillers or skate in them? I

've had plenty of sk8 hi's before but never any vans pro models. Same with NB#, never tried a pair.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: blueskynoise on December 16, 2020, 08:36:03 PM
Been looking at the Crockett 2 Hi's and NB# 213 mids, not sure which one to go with. Anyone have these as chillers or skate in them? I

've had plenty of sk8 hi's before but never any vans pro models. Same with NB#, never tried a pair.

Crockett Hiís are the shittt. Popcush/Wafflecup sole is great. decent ankle protection too, they almost feel like an authentic Hi. Best part IMO is the heel lock, they feel like theyíre glued to your feet/board
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Post by: CrimsonGhost on December 16, 2020, 08:44:02 PM
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Been looking at the Crockett 2 Hi's and NB# 213 mids, not sure which one to go with. Anyone have these as chillers or skate in them? I

've had plenty of sk8 hi's before but never any vans pro models. Same with NB#, never tried a pair.
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Crockett Hiís are the shittt. Popcush/Wafflecup sole is great. decent ankle protection too, they almost feel like an authentic Hi. Best part IMO is the heel lock, they feel like theyíre glued to your feet/board

Good to hear, been lurking this and the new vans model thread and have only heard positive things about them. Think that's where I'm leaning towards. Just gotta find my size in stock. Appreciate your insight.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mj23 on December 17, 2020, 02:28:50 PM
Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
got a pair of the tom knox 440s 2 weeks ago. broke in quick, good ankle support, good boardfeel. sole is already feeling a little soft tho, was hoping itd be more durable/padded. i've honestly had vans that kept their padding longer, and the whole reason i switched to NB was to try and get more padding under my feet. after reading threads here i got the ipression that the 440s were a really good middle ground between vulc boardfeel and cup padding. that seemed to be the case for my first 5 sessions or so, but not anymore.

also, i underestimated how warm my feet would be in leather high-tops. if i lived somewhere cold this would be a huge selling point, but i recently moved to LA and therefore my feet are sweating like hell. that's my own mistake i guess, whoops.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Urtripping on December 17, 2020, 03:52:25 PM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

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In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.

I'd echo this, I skated a pair of bruins with the same pebbled leather material. It doesn't look great, but it's pretty durable.

I'm a little bummed to see these are made with this material though, from photos I thought these would a higher quality leather. I also semi recently skated a pair of those Portland Trailblazer bruins that wore away from black to red and that leather was perfect, I was hoping these would be closer to that.

Edit: The Bruin seems like a happy medium between the thin Janoski and bulkier Blazer mids. I prefer them over Blazer lows when I want to skate a nike sb vulc. They feel better and have a tasteful small stitched swoosh that doesn't take over the whole shoe. Anybody else think Bruins are better?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: FrozenIndustries on December 18, 2020, 05:52:05 AM
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Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
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got a pair of the tom knox 440s 2 weeks ago. broke in quick, good ankle support, good boardfeel. sole is already feeling a little soft tho, was hoping itd be more durable/padded. i've honestly had vans that kept their padding longer, and the whole reason i switched to NB was to try and get more padding under my feet. after reading threads here i got the ipression that the 440s were a really good middle ground between vulc boardfeel and cup padding. that seemed to be the case for my first 5 sessions or so, but not anymore.

also, i underestimated how warm my feet would be in leather high-tops. if i lived somewhere cold this would be a huge selling point, but i recently moved to LA and therefore my feet are sweating like hell. that's my own mistake i guess, whoops.

Could just be the highs? Skating the standard 440s right now and the board feel to support/padding ratio is pretty amazing. I weigh like 200 pounds and feel like these have raised the bar for me.
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on December 18, 2020, 06:03:58 AM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

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In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.
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I'd echo this, I skated a pair of bruins with the same pebbled leather material. It doesn't look great, but it's pretty durable.

I'm a little bummed to see these are made with this material though, from photos I thought these would a higher quality leather. I also semi recently skated a pair of those Portland Trailblazer bruins that wore away from black to red and that leather was perfect, I was hoping these would be closer to that.

Edit: The Bruin seems like a happy medium between the thin Janoski and bulkier Blazer mids. I prefer them over Blazer lows when I want to skate a nike sb vulc. They feel better and have a tasteful small stitched swoosh that doesn't take over the whole shoe. Anybody else think Bruins are better?

Bruin reacts are the shit. Really good skate shoe, sturdier than Blazers with a ton of impact protection.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CrimsonGhost on December 20, 2020, 07:49:03 PM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

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In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.

Any of yall give some experience with how these fit? Are they narrow and tight? Been looking for a mid shoe to try this winter and this is another on my watchlist
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 20, 2020, 07:59:39 PM
I too am a Bruin dude. Blazers are still rad, but the Bruins seem to hold up better and flop out less. Sucks they don't always make as many colors in them. I've been stockpiling the orange label ones slightly used from Depop on the cheap.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on December 20, 2020, 08:57:48 PM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

(https://i.ibb.co/5KZBmzY/IMG-3439.jpg)
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In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.
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Any of yall give some experience with how these fit? Are they narrow and tight? Been looking for a mid shoe to try this winter and this is another on my watchlist

@CrimsonGhost tts for me and neither too narrow or too tight but they definitely feel snug at first. Great cushion and support.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CrimsonGhost on December 20, 2020, 09:22:49 PM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

(https://i.ibb.co/5KZBmzY/IMG-3439.jpg)
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In my experience with Blazer Mids: This is just how the gonna look where you flick. They take a long time to get holes, at least mine never got them.
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Any of yall give some experience with how these fit? Are they narrow and tight? Been looking for a mid shoe to try this winter and this is another on my watchlist
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@CrimsonGhost tts for me and neither too narrow or too tight but they definitely feel snug at first. Great cushion and support.

Cool thank you, I was looking at Crockett Hi's as well but finding my size and a colorway I like is a bit of a challenge. These are readily available so I might pull the trigger. Big fan of full leather skate shoes so these are looking like a definite buy.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: wuust on December 21, 2020, 12:41:24 PM
vans sport all black

anyone got them and can recommend them?
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Post by: topfrog10 on December 26, 2020, 02:59:42 PM
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Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
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got a pair of the tom knox 440s 2 weeks ago. broke in quick, good ankle support, good boardfeel. sole is already feeling a little soft tho, was hoping itd be more durable/padded. i've honestly had vans that kept their padding longer, and the whole reason i switched to NB was to try and get more padding under my feet. after reading threads here i got the ipression that the 440s were a really good middle ground between vulc boardfeel and cup padding. that seemed to be the case for my first 5 sessions or so, but not anymore.

also, i underestimated how warm my feet would be in leather high-tops. if i lived somewhere cold this would be a huge selling point, but i recently moved to LA and therefore my feet are sweating like hell. that's my own mistake i guess, whoops.

i'm debating copping a pair of these but im really not used to high tops. the only ones ive worn was vans sk8 his and they hella hurt the back of my ankle and my foot never truly felt held in them. would you say these 440s are similar?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ricky bobby on January 02, 2021, 01:47:16 AM
Wasn't sure exactly where to ask this question, but has anyone in here skated any of the shoes from Last Resort AB's second drop? I ask this because i'm skating a pair of the low tops from the first drop and i'm loving them aside from the sole balding really quickly. Was hoping if anyone had any word that they'd fixed this problem on the second drop.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: bruhfart on January 02, 2021, 10:33:05 AM
Has any one skated the Joslin Vulc? I was wondering abou the fit, durability, and insole. Those shoes look awesome.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on January 02, 2021, 11:44:28 AM
Wasn't sure exactly where to ask this question, but has anyone in here skated any of the shoes from Last Resort AB's second drop? I ask this because i'm skating a pair of the low tops from the first drop and i'm loving them aside from the sole balding really quickly. Was hoping if anyone had any word that they'd fixed this problem on the second drop.
havenít released in the US yet. The sole still grips even tho it visually balds? Havenít gotten to skate my pair
 but I love em for chillers atm
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on January 02, 2021, 09:01:50 PM
Has any one skated the Joslin Vulc? I was wondering abou the fit, durability, and insole. Those shoes look awesome.
Haven't tried the vulcs yet but the insole is the same as the cupsole version: the pro foam 1 (a dense, somewhat squishy feel) that is comfortable to me. Not sure about everything else. Hopefully someone can chime in!
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on January 03, 2021, 08:58:17 AM
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Has any one skated the Joslin Vulc? I was wondering abou the fit, durability, and insole. Those shoes look awesome.
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Haven't tried the vulcs yet but the insole is the same as the cupsole version: the pro foam 1 (a dense, somewhat squishy feel) that is comfortable to me. Not sure about everything else. Hopefully someone can chime in!

Unfortunately I have to self quarantine.
But I got a pair from a sale at the Z. The last Etnies I had were the RCT in the Nick Garcia colorway. Those were the comfiest shoes I ever had. These seem as comfortable as those but are very much bigger. Thereís a lot of padding on it and Iím assuming they are tanks. I feel very confident in them.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: baustin on January 05, 2021, 08:08:56 AM
Has anyone skated in the new Telfords yet? I know theyíve only dropped them in the goofy Black Sabbath colorway but Iím looking for some feedback before some *hopefully* more palatable colorways come out
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: SpookDad2 on January 05, 2021, 08:43:33 AM
Has anyone skated the AVEs or the Berle Pros? Looking for my next set of shoes and the local only really holds vans, wondering what slap's opinion on the matter is
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Firebert on January 05, 2021, 09:37:25 AM
AVE pros over Berles imo but I only tried on the Berles.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on January 05, 2021, 10:01:54 AM
First session down in Blazer Mids and even though it was not even close to the immediate feel and control I experienced in Janoskis, it was pretty good. Pop felt weird but overall stability contributed to solid confidence levels right from the start. Have never skated in high tops before but now Iím definitely going to give it a chance. My ankles will thank me. Third pair of Nikes since everyone else seems to have abandoned oversized shoes, still feels like betrayal but I have to admit the quality is there.

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Further reporting back on these, such a mixed bag! They actually change the way I skate compared to Janoskis. I commit more but donít really feel the board. Hoping the sole will break in more, if I gain some control in these the confidence boost will be much more enjoyable. Added bonus is that they keep my feet warm during current winter sessions.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Ok on January 05, 2021, 10:57:34 AM
Has anyone skated the AVEs or the Berle Pros? Looking for my next set of shoes and the local only really holds vans, wondering what slap's opinion on the matter is

AVEs are a really good shoe imo. Minimal, firm. Doesnít feel like much, if any heel drop. Some people blow em out fast, mine lasted. Not my favorite looking shoe, I wish they looked like an era/authentic or something similar, but if I had to only use one shoe for everything AVEs would do it. Meaning Iíve run some distance in them, etc.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on January 05, 2021, 03:51:37 PM
Has anyone skated the AVEs or the Berle Pros? Looking for my next set of shoes and the local only really holds vans, wondering what slap's opinion on the matter is
Skated both.
The Berle is a pebble magnet and the flick is weird. But I felt like there was better arch support on the shoe overall.

The AVE is a superior shoe. It flicks and feels better. It feels more like a sock and the toe box is short of bulletproof. I bald my soles quickly but even after mine went flat the grip was very present.what I didnít like was the lack of arch support and how the mesh can be a weak pin to for the shoe.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: moonordie on January 06, 2021, 02:04:16 AM
Has anyone skated the AVEs or the Berle Pros? Looking for my next set of shoes and the local only really holds vans, wondering what slap's opinion on the matter is
Simple: aves are good, berles are shit.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: chillclinton87 on January 06, 2021, 02:11:26 AM
anybody skated the bruin react?

TTS?

is it more on the wide side cause it looks like it!

Seen a couple kids around skating them hella long and the shoe looks good to me so i might try em, just not sure on the sizing....
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Post by: l1ll1ll1 on January 06, 2021, 10:49:12 AM
anybody skated the bruin react?

TTS?

is it more on the wide side cause it looks like it!

Seen a couple kids around skating them hella long and the shoe looks good to me so i might try em, just not sure on the sizing....

TTS for me, great shoe, really long lasting, great sole... once its gone it will widen out a lot and let you know that it's time for a change...
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: El Fapinator on January 06, 2021, 11:32:38 AM
Anyone ever skated the Rowan pro shoe?  Is it true to size? What's your opinion and what was it's flaws?
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: bruhfart on January 06, 2021, 11:45:31 AM
Anyone ever skated the Rowan pro shoe?  Is it true to size? What's your opinion and what was it's flaws?
Yes I have! I recommend you go 1/2 or 1 size down. The shoe is quite wide. (I have slimmer feet) It feels like if a half cab was a low shoe. The Vulc wasn't as flexible as other Vans shoes. It is QUITE durable. There is some extra rubber that sort of sits between the toe and sole and kind of made the flick weird but I got used to it. There are options with out this rubber however. Basically if you like the half cab but want it in a low version get the Rowans.
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Post by: El Fapinator on January 06, 2021, 02:59:11 PM
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Anyone ever skated the Rowan pro shoe?  Is it true to size? What's your opinion and what was it's flaws?
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Yes I have! I recommend you go 1/2 or 1 size down. The shoe is quite wide. (I have slimmer feet) It feels like if a half cab was a low shoe. The Vulc wasn't as flexible as other Vans shoes. It is QUITE durable. There is some extra rubber that sort of sits between the toe and sole and kind of made the flick weird but I got used to it. There are options with out this rubber however. Basically if you like the half cab but want it in a low version get the Rowans.
Word my wife ordered me a pair of them, I have an awkward size left foot is 11&half right possibly 113/4" my right is 12" a scooch bigger than true size so I don't mind the size just enough room for my big ass feet.
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Post by: daewonbong3000 on January 06, 2021, 05:33:58 PM
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Skated both.
The Berle is a pebble magnet and the flick is weird. But I felt like there was better arch support on the shoe overall.

The AVE is a superior shoe. It flicks and feels better. It feels more like a sock and the toe box is short of bulletproof. I bald my soles quickly but even after mine went flat the grip was very present.what I didnít like was the lack of arch support and how the mesh can be a weak pin to for the shoe.
AVE shoe -
GREAT heel lock
Wide in the forefoot
Super Durable
A little long in the toe, in my normal vans size
Decent flick
Solid Grip
OK boardfeel
Ripped a shit load of laces

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Post by: TracersOnlyfans on January 06, 2021, 05:53:14 PM
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These are nice, and i like the understated swoosh. Interested to hear the progress and how durable the leather is. Break in immediate?
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I feel the sole will take another session or two, or maybe I just need to get used to it after the Janoskis, which seem much thinner. Insole has an air pad, maybe that also plays into it. Leather is pretty soft, felt flexible enough to not cause any strain. Was wearing two pairs of socks though (it's freezing here), plus ankle brace on my front foot. So take this with a grain of salt, I was probably just not feeling much of the shoe. ;)

Bit concerned about the leather in terms of durability, looks like some sort of fake texture that rubs off quickly. Hope it's just this top layer. I did exactly three Kickflips and this is how it looks where I flick:

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looks like similar leather to the Anti Hero BA dunk mids, which looked shitty fast because of the textured leather but were soft and grippy and lasted really well. I started using a liquid shoe polish to return them to black
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Heywoodfloyd on January 08, 2021, 07:47:00 AM
Has anyone ever skated the Adidas Handball Spezial?

I ordered a pair because i love skating the Busenitz pro's, but i want to look down and see something different on my feet for a while.

I'm also curious about the difference in quality between regular Adidas vs the skate branded stuff.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: DarkPools on January 08, 2021, 01:22:28 PM
Rowans feel pretty true to size, so I wouldn't go up or down in them for anyone interested in those. If your feet are on the skinnier side, maybe 1/2 down, but 1 whole size is far too much

Similar fit as Half Cab Pro, just lower collar and beefier vulc outsole.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: El Fapinator on January 11, 2021, 05:23:02 AM
Rowans feel pretty true to size, so I wouldn't go up or down in them for anyone interested in those. If your feet are on the skinnier side, maybe 1/2 down, but 1 whole size is far too much

Similar fit as Half Cab Pro, just lower collar and beefier vulc outsole.
I thought I was going to have an issue as my left foot is smaller than right but out the box they feel good and I can deal with that small space as opposed to gigantic one shoe size too big. My wife saw these red ones on sale and whats your size? I said I can't do half sizes as it'll fit awkward glad I just stuck with size 12's.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Mcidraque on January 11, 2021, 01:57:44 PM
Has anyone skated the AVEs or the Berle Pros? Looking for my next set of shoes and the local only really holds vans, wondering what slap's opinion on the matter is

Berles were kind stiff and a pebble magnet. Insole being sewed to the shoe not my thing either since i have to stick a thin extra one inside my right shoe due to a shorter leg. On the stiff side vans wise
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Wizard0f0dds on January 13, 2021, 11:48:35 AM
Any update on Last Resort AB shoes? The new drop will be available at my local shop on Friday, and I was thinking of getting a pair. Also, for anyone who owns a pair: are they true to size?

I usually skate pretty thin vulcs (CONS, Vans, etc.) One of my favorites this summer were Shin's Adidas matchbreak supers.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: JugeL on January 13, 2021, 11:52:15 AM
Any update on Last Resort AB shoes? The new drop will be available at my local shop on Friday, and I was thinking of getting a pair. Also, for anyone who owns a pair: are they true to size?

I usually skate pretty thin vulcs (CONS, Vans, etc.) One of my favorites this summer were Shin's Adidas matchbreak supers.
My feet are little bit on the wider side and tts fitted me perfect.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: jay_nev on January 13, 2021, 12:06:40 PM
I love my pair. Haven’t skated em much though. Highly recommend looking at the size chart in their site and measuring your foot. Could be Eu sizing or something but after measuring my foot I found I’d be good for the 12 whereas I wear 13 in Nike and NB.
@wizardof0dds
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Post by: mj23 on January 14, 2021, 08:53:12 PM
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Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
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got a pair of the tom knox 440s 2 weeks ago. broke in quick, good ankle support, good boardfeel. sole is already feeling a little soft tho, was hoping itd be more durable/padded. i've honestly had vans that kept their padding longer, and the whole reason i switched to NB was to try and get more padding under my feet. after reading threads here i got the ipression that the 440s were a really good middle ground between vulc boardfeel and cup padding. that seemed to be the case for my first 5 sessions or so, but not anymore.

also, i underestimated how warm my feet would be in leather high-tops. if i lived somewhere cold this would be a huge selling point, but i recently moved to LA and therefore my feet are sweating like hell. that's my own mistake i guess, whoops.
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i'm debating copping a pair of these but im really not used to high tops. the only ones ive worn was vans sk8 his and they hella hurt the back of my ankle and my foot never truly felt held in them. would you say these 440s are similar?

I havenít ever worn sk8-hiís but these definitely have a weird feeling in the ankle similar to what youíre describing. It varies a bit depending on how their laced, but itís often at least a little ďoff.Ē With that said, Iím happy to have some extra support and protection on my ankles after a nasty ankle roll over the summer.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: Urtripping on January 15, 2021, 04:00:38 AM
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Eh only about 50%, probably less, of the Knox 440 is actually leather. Amazing shoe though, I just got them in yesterday.
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got a pair of the tom knox 440s 2 weeks ago. broke in quick, good ankle support, good boardfeel. sole is already feeling a little soft tho, was hoping itd be more durable/padded. i've honestly had vans that kept their padding longer, and the whole reason i switched to NB was to try and get more padding under my feet. after reading threads here i got the ipression that the 440s were a really good middle ground between vulc boardfeel and cup padding. that seemed to be the case for my first 5 sessions or so, but not anymore.

also, i underestimated how warm my feet would be in leather high-tops. if i lived somewhere cold this would be a huge selling point, but i recently moved to LA and therefore my feet are sweating like hell. that's my own mistake i guess, whoops.
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i'm debating copping a pair of these but im really not used to high tops. the only ones ive worn was vans sk8 his and they hella hurt the back of my ankle and my foot never truly felt held in them. would you say these 440s are similar?
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I havenít ever worn sk8-hiís but these definitely have a weird feeling in the ankle similar to what youíre describing. It varies a bit depending on how their laced, but itís often at least a little ďoff.Ē With that said, Iím happy to have some extra support and protection on my ankles after a nasty ankle roll over the summer.

I lace mine up pretty tight and I get a good heel lock feeling and not too much play in the upper ankle area. I tend to keep other mid/high top shoes laced a bit looser, but the mesh these are made of is just more flexible and doesn't hold it's shape like suede or leather.

Upside is, if you do lace these tight, you'll get ankle support that isn't stiff or restrictive of ankle movements for flip tricks and such.
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: professor pound cake on February 16, 2021, 08:17:52 PM
heyo! has anybody skated the Adidas Continental 80s or Reebok Workouts? Thank you
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: CaptainCheeks on February 16, 2021, 09:19:18 PM
Anybody skate those Sabbath Lakai Telfords
Title: Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
Post by: ImmanuelCunt on February 17, 2021, 12:52:00 AM
heyo! has anybody skated the Adidas Continental 80s or Reebok Workouts? Thank you

I skated 3 continentals in a row. The sole is pretty thick, stiff and "higher" than I was used to at first. Not so much grip in the beginning either but it settles or I got used to it. The insole is completely flat, but removable, but I did not have any issues with it and did not try how other insoles fit. The tongue is really thin on most models. But I have one suede model(this one: https://www.adidas.de/en/continental-80-shoes/EE5363.html , but for men if there is even a difference other than labeling it) in reserve with a slightly thicker one. I found that the sole offers quite some protection on low impact stuff and primos. The sole lasts forever which is usually the issue for me. With some super glue on the ollie areas from time to time they last forever for me. I think I retired all pairs because they looked like shit after months rather them being not functional anymore or at least I stopped super glueing. It is definitely not the shoe which provides the most board feel and grip (in the beginning) and it might even feel quite horrible and disconnected if you are coming from some vulcs. This sounds quite negative, but I really loved them after getting used to them but they might not be for everyone. Could provide some photos of the insole (or space in the shoe without) or answer specific questions if needed.