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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2020, 12:36:39 AM »
Fully back the Spanky G6. Favourite shoe in years. The G6 cushion works wonders.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2020, 04:26:25 AM »
the DC kalis S, Tiago S (sure you can find a lot on sale) are  both really good!
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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2020, 01:49:23 PM »
Just to update everybody, im on my 3rd pair of AVE's. havent loved a shoe this much in years. no foot pain what so ever. amazing flick, amazing durabilty (for vans), and most importantly my feet feel great. so happy on how these perform. its been a while since ive felt this way about a shoe.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2020, 05:24:35 PM »
Just to update everybody, im on my 3rd pair of AVE's. havent loved a shoe this much in years. no foot pain what so ever. amazing flick, amazing durabilty (for vans), and most importantly my feet feel great. so happy on how these perform. its been a while since ive felt this way about a shoe.

Same same, I’m only skating AVE’s rn.
Thanks for your info earlier in thread.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2020, 09:13:01 AM »
Imo New balance is making some of the best modern cupsoles on the market with decent foot support.
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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2020, 10:00:15 AM »
Don´t know if it counts as not chunky, but I m skating the NB 868 at the moment and I love it. Any recommendations what to skate when I retire them (don´t have to be NB)? In the pictures the Tiago ones look  a bit too big for my taste... Dunks would be great but are too hard to get at the moment.
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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2020, 10:25:32 AM »
I really like the adidas 3st 004 - not bulky and good foot protection.

I agree with this. I bought a pair (the ugly orange ones) last year and they're great - Especially the heel protection.

I also like the Osiris Relic with a Dr. Scholl's insert.


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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
Don´t know if it counts as not chunky, but I m skating the NB 868 at the moment and I love it. Any recommendations what to skate when I retire them (don´t have to be NB)? In the pictures the Tiago ones look  a bit too big for my taste... Dunks would be great but are too hard to get at the moment.


Dc legacy slim. Real decent shoe.
I really liked the 868. The AVE’s also have a firm feeling sole, the tyshawns have a firm feeling sole as well.
I should have gotten the 913s, but got on this AVE kick.....

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2020, 06:18:18 PM »
Imo New balance is making some of the best modern cupsoles on the market with decent foot support.
just got some 420s and they are great !

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
I really like the adidas 3st 004 - not bulky and good foot protection.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2020, 09:38:28 AM »
When you say supportive, what exactly are you looking for? Is stability an issue where you need a shoe that’ll securely keep your foot planted? Do you need shock absorption? How wide do they have to be? Also, do they have to be skate-specific? Some of the best shoes I’ve skated are deemed “classic” or “lifestyle” shoes, that weren’t initially designed for skateboarding. Dunk lows aren’t super bulky, and your feet will definitely appreciate the extra cushion/ support. OG Busenitz as someone mentioned earlier are also a great alternative, they offer similar support on a more narrow silhouette, the 3st 004 is great too. NB# 868 is another great pick.
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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2020, 10:25:04 AM »
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Don´t know if it counts as not chunky, but I m skating the NB 868 at the moment and I love it. Any recommendations what to skate when I retire them (don´t have to be NB)? In the pictures the Tiago ones look  a bit too big for my taste... Dunks would be great but are too hard to get at the moment.
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Dc legacy slim. Real decent shoe.
I really liked the 868. The AVE’s also have a firm feeling sole, the tyshawns have a firm feeling sole as well.
I should have gotten the 913s, but got on this AVE kick.....

I'm currently wearing Legacy slims right now. They're pretty good. The tongue being extra long is good on the front of my ankles and top of my foot.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2021, 10:48:34 AM »
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Just to update everybody, im on my 3rd pair of AVE's. havent loved a shoe this much in years. no foot pain what so ever. amazing flick, amazing durabilty (for vans), and most importantly my feet feel great. so happy on how these perform. its been a while since ive felt this way about a shoe.
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Same same, I’m only skating AVE’s rn.
Thanks for your info earlier in thread.

Are these good OOTB or do you use aftermarket insoles?

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2021, 03:59:12 PM »
Adidas liberty cup aren't chunky but are a great cup sole.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2021, 04:09:43 PM »
Get your hands on as many Reynolds g6's as you can (if you still can).

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2021, 08:09:53 PM »
~5+years of plantar fasciitis kind of pain here (+ fucked up ankles).
Appeared skating in stan smiths.
At one point I could barely keep standing for a few minutes. Terrible feeling, truly. Got depression from it.
Medical insoles never did anything. Surgery did nada.

Lately, it's better, I'm in blazer mids with gamechangers (or orthotics : same, just a tad squishier in the first minutes of wearing them).
Pretty good, really. Not perfect, but i'm coming back to this combo, repeatedly. Just a shame that it's Nike...
Oh! Dunks have their qualities as well, but out of reach atm anyway...
Otherwise, broken in suciu 1's with the og insole allow me to chill very comfortably at work, at home.
Also tried adidas top ten's (chunky by today's standards) with footprint insoles.
The good : started again to jump down things at close to 40!
The bad : is there a board somewhere under my feet???

Hope this might be of help to some of you.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2021, 10:43:13 PM »
~5+years of plantar fasciitis kind of pain here (+ fucked up ankles).
Appeared skating in stan smiths.
At one point I could barely keep standing for a few minutes. Terrible feeling, truly. Got depression from it.
Medical insoles never did anything. Surgery did nada.


I was going to mention the opposite. Most shoes turn from good to great for me after putting in athletic insoles that correct my flat feet. My knees hurt way less and I am far less prone to ankle tweaks when they were very common in the past. A cup sole will give more cushion than a vulc by far, landing primo on vulcs is 10x worse than on a cupsole.


the DC kalis S, Tiago S (sure you can find a lot on sale) are  both really good!

I'm not sold on the Kalis entirely because it only has 3 lace loops that prevent the shoe from getting as snug as I would like. The are comfortable with a decent flick but the lace design needs improvement.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2021, 11:35:49 PM »
Get your hands on as many Reynolds g6's as you can (if you still can).

This. The Emerica Reynolds g6s are incredibly comfortable and supportive plus the stock insole is removable. Maybe the newer Emerica Gammas are similar? I haven't tried them yet but I'm sure a few people on here have.
Also if you can find any Nike SB Project BAs - those and the Prod 3s were maybe the best skate shoes I've ever had.
Good luck.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2021, 06:52:08 AM »
Love the "get a shoe you can't find and you're set" advices in here.
Get Adidas Copa Nationale and you're set.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2021, 08:17:13 AM »
Adidas Tyshawns all the way, stick a decent insole in them and you're golden.


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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2021, 09:06:56 PM »
I have been skating OG Lynx for the past 2 month and coming back to etnies marana i appreciate the increased boardfeel but the upper feels so thin now. Accidentally slamming board on top of foot hurt too much

Any shoe that feels like the marana on the bottom, lynx on top?

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2021, 12:49:01 AM »
I have been skating OG Lynx for the past 2 month and coming back to etnies marana i appreciate the increased boardfeel but the upper feels so thin now. Accidentally slamming board on top of foot hurt too much

Any shoe that feels like the marana on the bottom, lynx on top?
Accel OG might be what you are looking for.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2021, 01:07:50 AM »
The question comes down to what you mean by supportive, which part of your foot feels like it's not being supported by your current pair of shoes. Ankle? Arch? Achilles? My guess is that most shoes are designed for a neutral foot with slight variations between models. The best way to achieve significant improvements in support would be though insoles or an ankle brace, coupled with strength and conditioning of the problem areas.

Edit: Custom orthotic insoles are great for walking shoes but not ideal for skateboarding or sports since they are hard and do nothing to support the impact. A sports insole that corrects the arch position would offer a good mix of support and cushion needed for when landing primo.

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Re: supportive skate shoes that arent chunky
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2021, 11:08:09 AM »
The vans wafflecup is good provided you have yhour own insoles.
Stiffer than regular vans bit not stiff stiff
kyle walker 1s are decent.

Busenits are good but have a high heel for me (or lower front)