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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #690 on: June 22, 2022, 11:30:55 PM »
Every few years I get obsessed with skating af1s: my feet hurt, Jordans/dunks are hard to obtain, Puleo clips will pop up, there was that one Cyrus kickflip, and Gino had some of the best skating ever in them. I tried to skate some mids and it was really difficult. Anyone done it, with some success?

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #691 on: June 22, 2022, 11:42:34 PM »
i fuck with the lows heavy
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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #692 on: June 23, 2022, 02:26:33 AM »
Never seen Gino skate af1s but now I need to see it. Iím

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #693 on: June 23, 2022, 10:03:18 AM »
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I'm looking to try out a new cupsole, and have a few options in mind. I haven't seen a lot of reviews or testimonials on the ones I'm thinking about, so hopefully someone on here has tried them.

I have some chronic foot problems, so a big concern for me is the sole. I'm looking for some midsole cushioning (not just an insole on rubber), and stability in the forefoot (too floppy is a dealbreaker). A mid-top is ideal for me because I wear orthotics, but there aren't a lot of cupsole mids around, so a low with a higher collar is fine. I prefer more of a wide/round toebox, rather than pointy or narrow.

Shoes that have worked for me in the past: Nike SB Dunk Mid, Adidas Tyshawn Mid, Adidas Liberty Cup

Shoes that have not worked for me: NB Tiago 1010 (collar too low), NB Westgate 913 (too narrow, weird square toe shape), NB 440 (forefoot too thin), Vans AVE (collar too low), Emerica Spanky G6 (toebox too long/pointy, overall fit too narrow)

I'm currently leaning toward one of: Cons Fastbreak, Vans Fairlane, or Emerica Gamma G6. I also have the Adidas Forum from the non-skate line, and the upcoming new NB Tiago shoe in the back of my mind. No shops near me have any of these in stock right now, so I'd be going in blind ordering online. If anyone has some input on any of those shoes based on my picky little criteria above, I would much appreciate it!
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Not much to offer except I recently got the Gamma G6 and was surprised how pointy the toe was and kinda narrow too. Iím hoping they widen out a bit when I start wearing them but based on that I donít think they would be what you are looking for.

Have you seen the adidas forum? I know they make a skate model, but I just get the normal one, they seem to be pretty wide, and a cupsole, and they come with a strap
, Iím on my fourth pair
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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #694 on: June 23, 2022, 02:55:09 PM »
Anyone skate the new mantecas? Never worn DCs but Iím really liking the shape of them basically a cheap dunk. Are they actually worth buying and skating?

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #695 on: June 23, 2022, 05:32:47 PM »
Anyone skate the new mantecas? Never worn DCs but Iím really liking the shape of them basically a cheap dunk. Are they actually worth buying and skating?


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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #696 on: June 24, 2022, 09:33:20 AM »
Anyone skate the Vans Lizzies?? Seen a few colors on sale for a good price and I actually like the way they look even though its not much different from the crockett highs lol

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #697 on: June 26, 2022, 12:22:38 PM »
After skating the Crockett High for most of the past 6 weeks and ripping a sole off a pair I've kinda concluded that feel like a marginally more secure Half Cab. I've gotten just as many heel bruises and don't necessarily find them thaaaay much more secure in the rear foot like a normal cup, but they are. Overall they definitely are a cup that feels much like a vulc and they do satisfy the "cup that is close to a vulc" argument very well. Overall I've liked them quite a bit but don't feel the actual tech is anything special or offers the protection I would want. Probably a close second favorite to Half Cabs for me.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #698 on: June 27, 2022, 05:45:22 AM »
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I'm looking to try out a new cupsole, and have a few options in mind. I haven't seen a lot of reviews or testimonials on the ones I'm thinking about, so hopefully someone on here has tried them.

I have some chronic foot problems, so a big concern for me is the sole. I'm looking for some midsole cushioning (not just an insole on rubber), and stability in the forefoot (too floppy is a dealbreaker). A mid-top is ideal for me because I wear orthotics, but there aren't a lot of cupsole mids around, so a low with a higher collar is fine. I prefer more of a wide/round toebox, rather than pointy or narrow.

Shoes that have worked for me in the past: Nike SB Dunk Mid, Adidas Tyshawn Mid, Adidas Liberty Cup

Shoes that have not worked for me: NB Tiago 1010 (collar too low), NB Westgate 913 (too narrow, weird square toe shape), NB 440 (forefoot too thin), Vans AVE (collar too low), Emerica Spanky G6 (toebox too long/pointy, overall fit too narrow)

I'm currently leaning toward one of: Cons Fastbreak, Vans Fairlane, or Emerica Gamma G6. I also have the Adidas Forum from the non-skate line, and the upcoming new NB Tiago shoe in the back of my mind. No shops near me have any of these in stock right now, so I'd be going in blind ordering online. If anyone has some input on any of those shoes based on my picky little criteria above, I would much appreciate it!
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Not much to offer except I recently got the Gamma G6 and was surprised how pointy the toe was and kinda narrow too. Iím hoping they widen out a bit when I start wearing them but based on that I donít think they would be what you are looking for.
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Have you seen the adidas forum? I know they make a skate model, but I just get the normal one, they seem to be pretty wide, and a cupsole, and they come with a strap
, Iím on my fourth pair

I haven't tried on the non-skate Forums, but I was thinking about it. Might go to a Foot Locker or something soon and try them out. I imagine the 'ADV' ones fit the same as the non-skate ones? I don't care about getting shoes from the skate or non-skate line, but I think they look better with no strap.

^^ Good lookin' out on the Gamma G6's. Hard to tell the toe pointiness from photos, but that's exactly what I'm not looking for.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #699 on: June 27, 2022, 07:14:36 AM »
I keep getting heel bruises in Vans- the Popcush bottoms out near the upper part of the back heel where the heel touches the insole and rear of the shoe. So far I've gotten them on Half Cabs and Crocketts.

I've also skated 440's, which were kinda thin and I didn't love the durability and flick, 1010's feel a bit bulky, and I am not sure what else to try. I really love the Vans models otherwise. I've skated Blazers but don't really remember how they felt other than that the lows bagged out quick.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #700 on: June 27, 2022, 07:42:43 AM »
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I'm looking to try out a new cupsole, and have a few options in mind. I haven't seen a lot of reviews or testimonials on the ones I'm thinking about, so hopefully someone on here has tried them.

I have some chronic foot problems, so a big concern for me is the sole. I'm looking for some midsole cushioning (not just an insole on rubber), and stability in the forefoot (too floppy is a dealbreaker). A mid-top is ideal for me because I wear orthotics, but there aren't a lot of cupsole mids around, so a low with a higher collar is fine. I prefer more of a wide/round toebox, rather than pointy or narrow.

Shoes that have worked for me in the past: Nike SB Dunk Mid, Adidas Tyshawn Mid, Adidas Liberty Cup

Shoes that have not worked for me: NB Tiago 1010 (collar too low), NB Westgate 913 (too narrow, weird square toe shape), NB 440 (forefoot too thin), Vans AVE (collar too low), Emerica Spanky G6 (toebox too long/pointy, overall fit too narrow)

I'm currently leaning toward one of: Cons Fastbreak, Vans Fairlane, or Emerica Gamma G6. I also have the Adidas Forum from the non-skate line, and the upcoming new NB Tiago shoe in the back of my mind. No shops near me have any of these in stock right now, so I'd be going in blind ordering online. If anyone has some input on any of those shoes based on my picky little criteria above, I would much appreciate it!
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Not much to offer except I recently got the Gamma G6 and was surprised how pointy the toe was and kinda narrow too. Iím hoping they widen out a bit when I start wearing them but based on that I donít think they would be what you are looking for.
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Have you seen the adidas forum? I know they make a skate model, but I just get the normal one, they seem to be pretty wide, and a cupsole, and they come with a strap
, Iím on my fourth pair
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I haven't tried on the non-skate Forums, but I was thinking about it. Might go to a Foot Locker or something soon and try them out. I imagine the 'ADV' ones fit the same as the non-skate ones? I don't care about getting shoes from the skate or non-skate line, but I think they look better with no strap.

^^ Good lookin' out on the Gamma G6's. Hard to tell the toe pointiness from photos, but that's exactly what I'm not looking for.

I think the only major difference between the two are the materials they use, the skate ones have more suede, but I just super glue the stitching, they do tend to blow out if you donít
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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #701 on: June 27, 2022, 07:49:21 AM »
How do vans era pros skate? Everyone and their mother is skating swooshes

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #702 on: June 27, 2022, 10:16:50 AM »
How do vans era pros skate? Everyone and their mother is skating swooshes

on the skate eras rn. durability is not bad. boardfeel is pretty good. they run abit long and narrow. hella heelslips

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #703 on: June 28, 2022, 06:32:32 AM »
I keep getting heel bruises in Vans- the Popcush bottoms out near the upper part of the back heel where the heel touches the insole and rear of the shoe. So far I've gotten them on Half Cabs and Crocketts.

I've also skated 440's, which were kinda thin and I didn't love the durability and flick, 1010's feel a bit bulky, and I am not sure what else to try. I really love the Vans models otherwise. I've skated Blazers but don't really remember how they felt other than that the lows bagged out quick.


Iím skating the Rowanís at the moment and have found theyíre the perfect blend of collar height etc. Not too low or high with good support (for a vulc) for my old ass feet. Would recommend.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #704 on: June 28, 2022, 11:22:33 AM »
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I keep getting heel bruises in Vans- the Popcush bottoms out near the upper part of the back heel where the heel touches the insole and rear of the shoe. So far I've gotten them on Half Cabs and Crocketts.

I've also skated 440's, which were kinda thin and I didn't love the durability and flick, 1010's feel a bit bulky, and I am not sure what else to try. I really love the Vans models otherwise. I've skated Blazers but don't really remember how they felt other than that the lows bagged out quick.

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Iím skating the Rowanís at the moment and have found theyíre the perfect blend of collar height etc. Not too low or high with good support (for a vulc) for my old ass feet. Would recommend.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #705 on: June 28, 2022, 11:29:03 AM »
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How do vans era pros skate? Everyone and their mother is skating swooshes
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on the skate eras rn. durability is not bad. boardfeel is pretty good. they run abit long and narrow. hella heelslips

I mostly concur. Iím skating a pair now and Iím always amazed how tight I have to make them. I donít have any heel slip, though, and I actually like them a lot. Very comfortable and greet board feel.
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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #706 on: July 04, 2022, 01:30:36 AM »
DC Lynx Zero - TTS?

I usually wear the Kalis Vulc in US 9.5, fits fine but for flops our towards the end of life.

Half sizes aren't readily available where I am. Thinking if I should do the Lynx Zero in US 9 and stretch it out first before using them to skate.
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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #707 on: July 11, 2022, 10:51:58 PM »
Anyone skated in Air Force ones lately? Specifically the lows? I have some that are just collecting dustÖ

Any kind words for the Tyshawn low? I had the mids, liked em quite a bit. I remember them being tts*, with great support in the midsole. Laces were a problem.
Iíve been skating in dunks, need a more reasonable solution. Tyshawns or Tiagoís I guess


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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #708 on: July 12, 2022, 08:05:27 AM »
You will either love or hate skating AF1. Personally they were way to chunky for me and felt easy to roll my ankle in but I see a bunch of people who can skate them like nothing.

If you throw a lunarion or react insole in them they are the most comfortable shoes ever.

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« Reply #709 on: July 25, 2022, 10:05:05 AM »
Any kind words for the Tyshawn low?

I'm also curious about these, specifically if anyone has skated both the low and the original/mid. My one problem with the original is that the toe box is pretty tight for me. I see that the toe box on the low looks a little different, but it's probably wishful thinking on my part to think that they might be more roomy in that area. Hell it might even be more cramped since there appears to be a little more material around that area, at least on the outside.

Also curious if there are any other major differences in feel between the two, aside from obviously the mid hugging the ankle.

These would literally be my ideal shoe if the toe box was a little bigger  :'(

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #710 on: July 26, 2022, 08:37:51 AM »
Anyone skate the new mantecas? Never worn DCs but Iím really liking the shape of them basically a cheap dunk. Are they actually worth buying and skating?
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« Reply #711 on: July 26, 2022, 08:57:33 AM »
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Anyone skate the new mantecas? Never worn DCs but Iím really liking the shape of them basically a cheap dunk. Are they actually worth buying and skating?
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I had them, they were great. No complaints

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #712 on: July 26, 2022, 11:14:37 AM »
Just picked up some Mantecas for the cheap dunk reasons listed above. They are really nice. Slightly bulkier than a dunk but they have a much more solid feeling structure.

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« Reply #713 on: July 26, 2022, 03:13:52 PM »
Just picked up some Mantecas for the cheap dunk reasons listed above. They are really nice. Slightly bulkier than a dunk but they have a much more solid feeling structure.
Thx. I ordered a pair. 75 Ä is a steal for good skate shoes nowadays.
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« Reply #714 on: August 03, 2022, 10:21:30 AM »
Any one know the sizing on the Lakai Cambridge? Are they really tts or can I get away with going .5 size down?

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #715 on: August 28, 2022, 04:22:51 PM »
Anyone skated blazer mids and lizzies? I've been digging blazers for a few pairs but I'm thinking about finally hopping off the Nike train.  I've been considering the Lizzies because I think Sk8his are too Dad like, but they seem a little narrow.  Anyone tried both?

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« Reply #716 on: August 29, 2022, 07:10:28 PM »
Anyone skated blazer mids and lizzies? I've been digging blazers for a few pairs but I'm thinking about finally hopping off the Nike train.  I've been considering the Lizzies because I think Sk8his are too Dad like, but they seem a little narrow.  Anyone tried both?

Okay lol I went and bought a pair, grabbed the same size, havent skated them yet but the lizzies are slightly narrower in the arch area, but a seem to be a pretty similar width in the front of the foot. As mentioned before theres no padding in the ankle area.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #717 on: August 29, 2022, 07:22:56 PM »
I keep getting heel bruises in Vans- the Popcush bottoms out near the upper part of the back heel where the heel touches the insole and rear of the shoe. So far I've gotten them on Half Cabs and Crocketts.

I've also skated 440's, which were kinda thin and I didn't love the durability and flick, 1010's feel a bit bulky, and I am not sure what else to try. I really love the Vans models otherwise. I've skated Blazers but don't really remember how they felt other than that the lows bagged out quick.

@LebowskisRug in my experience the blazer mids don't bag out fast at all

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« Reply #718 on: August 29, 2022, 08:06:24 PM »
I just don't think the shape matches my foot. I get excess material on my instep and outer foot opposite my arch and my foot moves in the shoe a good amount. In retrospect I'm not sure why I ever preferred skating them and really am not a fan.

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Re: The "Has anyone skated these?" Thread - Shoes
« Reply #719 on: November 19, 2022, 02:24:27 AM »
Has anyone out there tried the dc metric? 1010s are really on sale in my size and these look like a promising substitute.