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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

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.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

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

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

13 reasons to buy

  • Many users praised the durability of the Adidas Busenitz Vulc.
  • Most of the testers revealed the comfortable fit of this shoe.
  • Several users mentioned about the high-quality materials used in this shoe.
  • Many wearers shared that they will highly recommend this shoe to their friends.
  • Available in the market at a very affordable price.
  • Many liked the versatility of this shoe, from skating to city strolling.
  • Few skaters observed the nice board grip of this shoe.
  • It has an excellent board feel, said some users.
  • Many liked the Geofit collar and tongue which enhances the comfortable fit.
  • A handful of online buyers discloses that this pair looks better in the actual.
  • The Adidas Busenitz Vulc comes with extra laces.
  • Few noted that this pair has a fresh out of the box comfort.
  • Available in multiple colorways.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few users said that the Adidas Busenitz Vulc runs small. They suggest grabbing a full size up than usual.
  • A tester did not like that the sole of this shoe gets dirty easily.
  • A couple of wearers complained about the tad narrow toebox.

Bottom line

The Adidas Busenitz Vulc talks big about its flexibility and superb board feel. It has a suede upper with snug collar plus toughened toebox for long-lasting kick suited for hardcore skate tricks. The vulcanized version maximizes the board feel and responsiveness which many skaters look for in a skate shoe. Offered at a very affordable price, this classic and stylish pair is highly recommendable for the on and off-board use.


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Adidas Busenitz Vulc History

The  Skateboarding Footwear line of the Adidas was launched in 1990 in partnership with various skateboarders. In the middle of 2000s, the Three Stripes re-launched it as the Adidas Skateboarding with solid team members, which include elite skaters like Mark Gonzalez, Tim O’Connor, Lucas Puig, Mark Suciu and Dennis Busenitz. The Adidas Skateboarding line draws inspiration from the impressive archive of the Adidas and re-creates it to fit as a skateboarding footwear.

Meanwhile, Dennis Busenitz, a German professional skateboarder, was able to establish his reputation in the world of skateboarders. Adidas commissioned him to be part of their SB line. He immersed himself in the designing and conceptualizing his signature kick with the Adidas. He incorporated some elements of the Copa Mundial, which is his favorite football cleat, and turned it into a street-savvy pair.

Dennis Busenitz hasn’t slowed down since he started releasing his signature kick a decade ago. His first signature shoe was made of a cupsole for the reason that he wanted to be different from the usual vulcanized skateboarding shoe. But in 2013, Busenitz and Adidas decided to release a vulcanized version. Aside from the altered outsole, the Adidas Busenitz Vulc is technically advanced compared to the original version.

Adidas Busenitz Vulc Style

With the very notable tongue of the low-top Adidas Busenitz Vulc, many users found various ways on how to style this shoe. Some like the tongue tucked out and tied the lace behind it while some would cut the tongue along the provided line and wear it as it is.  This shoe is made of suede upper that offers a luxurious feel and a Geofit collar for that comfortable fit suitable for an all-day wearing. Most users like sporting this pair with baggy pants, skinnies, activewear and even shorts. Casually elegant with comfy sense is what the Adidas Busenitz Vulc all about.

Fit & Sizing

The Adidas Busenitz Vulc is exclusively available in men’s sizes from 4 to 14 in medium width. Adidas designed this shoe to be a tad slimmer, which is preferred by skaters for the flip trick. Thus many buyers suggest grabbing a full size up especially for wearers with wide feet. It has a lace-up closure with customed recessed eyelets to avoid the tearing of the shoelace. Meanwhile, the Geofit collar and tongue provide support, comfort and an anatomical fit to its wearers.

Notable Features

Aside from the striking Geofit collar that enhances the comfort and secure fit, another noteworthy feature is the presence of a customizable tongue. The tongue is longer compared to the usual skate shoes in the market. Adidas provided a line which serves a guide whenever the buyer opts to cut it and make it “Busenitz Light”.

Additional Info

  • The AdiTUFF is a rubber underlay located at the vamp to improve the durability and abrasion resistance of the Adidas Adiease Premiere, thus lengthening the lifespan of the shoe.
  • The eyelets were recessed to save the laces from ripping.
  • It has a removable molded sockliner for comfortable fit, support, and protection from the impact.
  • To add more comfort, Adidas added a soft inner lining.
  • It has the Nano Heel Cushioning that absorbs shock for a more comfortable ride.
  • The outsole has Vector traction and grippy tread that increases the board feel.
  • The Three Stripes added some gold details, like Adidas labels on the tongue and “Busenitz” emblem along the 3-Stripe on the side.