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Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

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Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

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- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
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We spent 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Some buyers liked the light weight and flexibility of this shoe.
  • The Adidas Busenitz Pro is incredibly stylish and durable, as told by a handful of wearers.
  • The different colors released are admired by most buyers.
  • Avid skaters praised the good balance of cushion and board feel in front, which is great for gaps during skateboarding.
  • The design made it one of the coolest shoes, as commented by a number of buyers.
  • Some buyers applauded the option to cut the long tongue by laying an outline.
  • Several reviewers noted the superb comfort it provides.
  • It is easy to clean, especially the sole said by some.
  • It is available at a very affordable price.
  • Offered in various colorways.

4 reasons not to buy

  • This pair is a bit stiff at first and needs to be broken in, complained some buyers.
  • Some found the shoe narrow and blamed the heavy padded tongue. They disclosed that this shoe is not true to its size.
  • The sole traction and the suede are a tad bit slippery revealed by some.
  • Few critics told that the breathability of this pair is not that good.

Bottom line

The Adidas Busenitz Pro is made specifically for Skateboarding. It has a low profile outsole for maximum board feel and a unique padded tongue whose length is fully costumizable. It has a full suede upper with synthetic lining for comfort, GeoFit collar for snug fit and outstanding support, rubber cupsole for protection during hard landing and molded PU sockliner for comfort. Skateboard professionals loved the support and optimum protection. This shoe delivers with great grip and board feel and a well-thought out design. With all the meticulous evaluations from the experts, this model easily landed as one of their most recommended pairs.



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Adidas Busenitz Pro History

Adidas has developed to become one of the biggest manufacturers of sports apparel since they started way back in 1949. In the middle 1990s, they commenced their Skateboarding Footwear line which is composed of various team riders. This line was reintroduced in mid 2000s, and named it Adidas Skateboarding with solid team members, namely Mark Gonzalez, Tim O’Connor and Dannie Busenitz.

Dennis Busenitz, is a 31 year old professional skater, who used to live in Munich, Germany. He has been photographed many times using a soccer jersey for endorsements and that only showed that he is into the football sports. When Adidas tapped him to become a part of their Skateboarding line, his only conditions were to use a cupsole instead of a vulcanized shoe because he wanted to be different from most of the other existing shoes at that time. Most of all, he wanted a soccer-based shoe as a big part of the project.

He was involved in the conceptualizing and designing part and took inspiration from his favorite soccer cleat and transformed it into a street-ready skate shoe. He created an arrow-shaped toebox and the stitching in the front foot area, a layout motivated by the football classic shoe Copa Mundial.

Adidas Busenitz Pro Style

Stylists and conventional thrashers have come up with ways on how to style their Busenitz Pro pair by altering the remarkable long tongue. The first is simply by wearing it and keeping the tongue as it is.  Second is by folding the long tongue and tie the lace behind or over the folded tongue.  And the third way is to cut the tongue along the outline provided.

This Busenitz Pro pair is also a little pointy which makes it perfect for flip tricks. Thrashers usually pair this pointy sneakers with baggy jeans, oversized tees and a trucker hat. This design has safely crossed the bridge that discerns the sports wear from the casual wear.

Fit & Sizing

This Busenitz Pro model has an arrow-shape toebox as inspired by the Copa Mundial soccer shoe, thus this pair is a little bit narrow compared to other skateboard shoes of Adidas. It has well cushioned insole and heels are slightly elevated than the toe and the collar lining has the very soft foam GeoFit. The Adidas Busenitz Pro is being offered in men’s size and available in 6.5 to 12.5 US.

Notable Features

Busenitz Pro has a long tongue compared to the usual other shoes available in the market. It has dotted lines on the inside of the tongue which will serve as your guide on where to cut. This allows you to personalize the length of the tongue and have the “Busenitz Light” or you may keep it that way.  

Additional Info

  • Busenitz Pro has plus durable suede upper with 3 stripes.
  • It has molded Polyurethane sockliner for added comfort and protection.
  • A soft foam, The GeoFit Collar Lining, increases stability on the ankle.
  • There’s an external heel stabilizer which provides additional medial stability.
  • It has a light rubber cupsole with deep tread pattern which enhances the board feel and protects the wearer when skating on stairsets. The cupsole is well cushioned for protection during hard landing.
  • It has plastic heel cup inserts which holds the ankle in proper position.
  • The eyelets available on the first 3 rows allow you to lace more or less while skating.