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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #900 on: March 19, 2023, 09:34:53 AM »
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Just got a pair of the Zahbaís. And for me, it fits like the AVE ó a bit more of a narrow shoe (not Lizzie or Ultrarange Skate narrow) with a more pointy toebox.

Leaving it a bit loose still felt comfortable when walking around and doing some errands like going to the grocery store.

Hopefully Iíll have some time this week to skate them and report more on the cupsole feel and such.
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Any sessions skating these yet??
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Rain and parenting has limited my skate time, but I got a 15 flat ground session on the driveway.

I like the board feel Vans cupsoles have. And this is no different.

Not a fan of the insole, especially after coming from Popcush, but I usually end up using an after market insole anyway.

Popped a few ollies and pushed around. The narrow toe didnít fell off in comparison to wider shoes like half cabs and crockett highs. The suede didnít feel stiff and had good flex when skating basically new out of the box.

Iíll post more as I skate then more.

Thanks for the report back, appreciate it.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #901 on: March 19, 2023, 12:43:10 PM »
anybody have any info on how these new lowland cupsole things skate? they look immaculate and im very tempted to grab a pair regardless of whether or not they skate semi decent
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They all have ďCCĒ in the name which is Vansí ďComfy CushĒ

Comfy Cush is a full foam mid and outsole which is very light and squishy and would be eaten alive by grip tape extremely quickly.

Unless they make one out of more traditional materials, I think these are a no-go for skating.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #902 on: March 19, 2023, 06:54:46 PM »
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Has anyone heard any rumors of the Low Cab coming back? Half Cab is obviously selling stronger than ever. I only like low top shoes. A Low Cab would be rad. Seems like a good time to put something out like that
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The Scott Kane ones
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That was a long time ago though. Iím wondering about one coming out in the future, or maybe rumors of it coming back?

Iím guessing not because I donít see anyone talking about itÖ.
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Isn't the rowan basically a low cab?
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Funny you say that.

Yes they do look very similar, but the Rowan is still a bit taller, almost like a Half Cab but maybe in between.

The vintage pair of Lo Cab shoes I have are falling apart, sole coming away from the upper, which often happens in old shoes, but to put them side by side with the pair of Rowans I have, they do have a lot in common.




Closest things to a 1/2 cab without being a color way; Rowanís incorporate more tech as well.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #903 on: March 26, 2023, 04:15:06 PM »
My 6 year old son managed to pick these out for me for my bday (obviously with my wive's help buying, but she never would have found these herself): https://shop.ccs.com/products/vans-ave-shoes-teal  Props little guy-- I've been skating Adidas Superstars and New Balance 440s the most recently but grew up skating van's cupsole so curious how these go and will report in when I skate them

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #904 on: March 26, 2023, 05:03:49 PM »
My 6 year old son managed to pick these out for me for my bday (obviously with my wive's help buying, but she never would have found these herself): https://shop.ccs.com/products/vans-ave-shoes-teal  Props little guy-- I've been skating Adidas Superstars and New Balance 440s the most recently but grew up skating van's cupsole so curious how these go and will report in when I skate them
Keen to hear, they look comfy and flexi for a cupsole.  Have always been tempted to try them.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #905 on: March 27, 2023, 10:15:50 AM »
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anybody have any info on how these new lowland cupsole things skate? they look immaculate and im very tempted to grab a pair regardless of whether or not they skate semi decent
post pics
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They all have ďCCĒ in the name which is Vansí ďComfy CushĒ

Comfy Cush is a full foam mid and outsole which is very light and squishy and would be eaten alive by grip tape extremely quickly.

Unless they make one out of more traditional materials, I think these are a no-go for skating.

I worked at a vans retail store & got blessed with an employee free shoe & had to get these, skated them & they were totally dusted in about 3 weeks even after I superglued & shoe gooíd the ever long shit out of them. But while I did skate them they were honestly the best, super super light & also crazy comfy, it was also probably because of the foam but my kicklips felt really really nice with these straight out of the box. Honestly though, for the money (120 cad reg price) itís not worth it for how long they last, even on sale I wouldnít even recommend, but if they make this shoe into a skate theyíll have all my money.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #906 on: March 27, 2023, 10:25:35 AM »
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My 6 year old son managed to pick these out for me for my bday (obviously with my wive's help buying, but she never would have found these herself): https://shop.ccs.com/products/vans-ave-shoes-teal  Props little guy-- I've been skating Adidas Superstars and New Balance 440s the most recently but grew up skating van's cupsole so curious how these go and will report in when I skate them
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Keen to hear, they look comfy and flexi for a cupsole.  Have always been tempted to try them.

My favorite skateboarding shoe. They are perfect if you like a cupsole and some board feel. Without trying to brag, I think that they are best for people with fairly strong feet.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #907 on: March 28, 2023, 04:20:20 PM »
Village Psychic just did an interview with Claude Leco who designed the Zahba. Gives some cool insight to what goes into designing a shoe. Pretty good read, check it out:
http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/claude-leco-zahba

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #908 on: March 29, 2023, 07:37:04 AM »
Village Psychic just did an interview with Claude Leco who designed the Zahba. Gives some cool insight to what goes into designing a shoe. Pretty good read, check it out:
http://www.villagepsychic.net/blog/claude-leco-zahba


Iím excited to see these other new models. Saw Rowan skating what looked like a cupsole that people were asking about on IG.

I Picked up a pair of the Zahbas After TastyBurrito said it fits like the AVE which Iíve been primarily skating, but god damn that shoe is not warm enough in Midwestern early spring and late fall sessions. Digging the Zahbas.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #909 on: April 27, 2023, 04:31:44 AM »
Big fan of the Skate Sk8 Lows, had 3 pairs and thought Iíd get a pair of Grosso Skate SK8 Mids (the black and white ones with that emo leather) as I had SK8 Mid Pros before and loved them too. Walked in said Grosso Skate SK8 Mids for 3 days and they still feel pretty stiff and not as comfy as they should be. Have any of you had these? How did they break in? Thanks.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #910 on: April 27, 2023, 05:56:21 AM »
just picked up my second pair of Zabha's. I Love this shoe. Cant wait for the new Rowans since its basically the same sole, just beefed up a bit.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #911 on: April 27, 2023, 09:55:15 AM »
Big fan of the Skate Sk8 Lows, had 3 pairs and thought Iíd get a pair of Grosso Skate SK8 Mids (the black and white ones with that emo leather) as I had SK8 Mid Pros before and loved them too. Walked in said Grosso Skate SK8 Mids for 3 days and they still feel pretty stiff and not as comfy as they should be. Have any of you had these? How did they break in? Thanks.

Swap the insole. Those come with Ultracush, which is stiffer in the rear.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #912 on: April 27, 2023, 01:01:05 PM »
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Big fan of the Skate Sk8 Lows, had 3 pairs and thought Iíd get a pair of Grosso Skate SK8 Mids (the black and white ones with that emo leather) as I had SK8 Mid Pros before and loved them too. Walked in said Grosso Skate SK8 Mids for 3 days and they still feel pretty stiff and not as comfy as they should be. Have any of you had these? How did they break in? Thanks.
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Swap the insole. Those come with Ultracush, which is stiffer in the rear.

Thanks. I did that straight away as I have to wear orthotic insoles.
Itís the padding around the ankle and the heel that bothers me, it feels really stiff.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #913 on: April 27, 2023, 07:00:02 PM »
Did anyone manage to snag a screenshot of the new AVE Pro Ave teased on his insta story the other day? Looked very similar to the latest AVE's but with extended suede where the mesh was and raised suede eyelet strips.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #914 on: May 27, 2023, 08:01:22 AM »

These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #915 on: May 27, 2023, 08:36:55 AM »

These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??

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Not the new Rowan. 

I don't know what it is.

I think this is the new Rowan.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #916 on: May 27, 2023, 11:23:37 AM »
I have to try some Aves. All the vans Iíve skated are Vulc and hurt my feet. Iím STILL breaking in a two year old pair of Authentics. No padding anywhere, just thick canvas and a rubber toe cap thatís about as comfortable as a steel toe. Itís like wearing boxes on my feet. Boxes that hate me.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #917 on: May 27, 2023, 12:25:35 PM »

These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??

These are midtop versions of the Zahbas

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #918 on: May 27, 2023, 02:59:56 PM »
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These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??
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These are midtop versions of the Zahbas

Yeah, theyíll be around in the fall/holiday

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #919 on: May 27, 2023, 06:50:52 PM »
I have to try some Aves. All the vans Iíve skated are Vulc and hurt my feet. Iím STILL breaking in a two year old pair of Authentics. No padding anywhere, just thick canvas and a rubber toe cap thatís about as comfortable as a steel toe. Itís like wearing boxes on my feet. Boxes that hate me.

I think I'm in the minority, but I did not enjoy skating the Aves. I don't have particularly wide feet but for some reason the toe box felt restricting and super stiff. I got the original white ones and I like the look of them so I kept them a chillers, but I still don't find them terribly comfortable.

As Manysnakes above said, perhaps it is a foot strength thing as well. I have weak arches and sketchy ankles so maybe my feet just couldn't hang. I didn't feel secure in them while popping and every trick felt like a hail mary. My arches would get sore during the session as well.

I feel more comfortable in a thinner vulc shoe.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #920 on: May 27, 2023, 08:14:11 PM »
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I have to try some Aves. All the vans Iíve skated are Vulc and hurt my feet. Iím STILL breaking in a two year old pair of Authentics. No padding anywhere, just thick canvas and a rubber toe cap thatís about as comfortable as a steel toe. Itís like wearing boxes on my feet. Boxes that hate me.
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I think I'm in the minority, but I did not enjoy skating the Aves. I don't have particularly wide feet but for some reason the toe box felt restricting and super stiff. I got the original white ones and I like the look of them so I kept them a chillers, but I still don't find them terribly comfortable.

As Manysnakes above said, perhaps it is a foot strength thing as well. I have weak arches and sketchy ankles so maybe my feet just couldn't hang. I didn't feel secure in them while popping and every trick felt like a hail mary. My arches would get sore during the session as well.

I feel more comfortable in a thinner vulc shoe.

I have wide-ish feet and perfect arches. The authentics pinch my pinky toes really bad. Still not as bad as a lot of those Nikes made for people with banana feet

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #921 on: May 28, 2023, 07:49:48 AM »
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These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??
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These are midtop versions of the Zahbas
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #922 on: May 28, 2023, 04:54:36 PM »
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I have to try some Aves. All the vans Iíve skated are Vulc and hurt my feet. Iím STILL breaking in a two year old pair of Authentics. No padding anywhere, just thick canvas and a rubber toe cap thatís about as comfortable as a steel toe. Itís like wearing boxes on my feet. Boxes that hate me.
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I think I'm in the minority, but I did not enjoy skating the Aves. I don't have particularly wide feet but for some reason the toe box felt restricting and super stiff. I got the original white ones and I like the look of them so I kept them a chillers, but I still don't find them terribly comfortable.

As Manysnakes above said, perhaps it is a foot strength thing as well. I have weak arches and sketchy ankles so maybe my feet just couldn't hang. I didn't feel secure in them while popping and every trick felt like a hail mary. My arches would get sore during the session as well.

I feel more comfortable in a thinner vulc shoe.
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I have wide-ish feet and perfect arches. The authentics pinch my pinky toes really bad. Still not as bad as a lot of those Nikes made for people with banana feet

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #923 on: May 28, 2023, 04:59:28 PM »
The Zahbas were clearly Reynolds influenced or maybe his shoe that they repurposed especially those mids

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #924 on: May 28, 2023, 06:17:15 PM »
The Zahbas were clearly Reynolds influenced or maybe his shoe that they repurposed especially those mids

I like this idea because I still can't believe Reynolds didn't get a signature shoe in his 3.5 years with Vans (that went a lot quicker than I realize).

Also those Zahba Mids look great. If they have a black/gum colorway lined up for that initial release, I'll have money for it.
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #925 on: May 28, 2023, 07:17:16 PM »
How much more durable in the sole is the vans skate line than the regular line?
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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #926 on: May 28, 2023, 08:18:25 PM »
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These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??
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Not the new Rowan. 

I don't know what it is.

I think this is the new Rowan.


I'd fuck with a rowan wanna-be-dunk (if waffle/cup)

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #927 on: May 28, 2023, 08:44:35 PM »
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These look interesting.
Anybody know what they are??
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I lied.
Not the new Rowan. 

I don't know what it is.

I think this is the new Rowan.

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I'd fuck with a rowan wanna-be-dunk (if waffle/cup)

This sole most def looks like a cupsole. Iím gonna try it. I legit liked his wanna-be-Half Cab model.

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Re: new Vans models
« Reply #928 on: May 29, 2023, 03:50:05 AM »
How much more durable in the sole is the vans skate line than the regular line?

the sole is good and easily outlasts the upper, i'd say it lasts twice as long compared to the regular models, so about 6-8 weeks in my experience

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« Reply #929 on: May 29, 2023, 05:33:53 AM »
How much more durable in the sole is the vans skate line than the regular line?

Night and day difference. I wore though some regular Half Cabs in a session or two.