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

14 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers noted the Busenitz Vulc ADV’s amazing traction, which makes it great for various flip tricks.
  • The skateboard feel is phenomenal than the OG model.
  • Skaters liked how the bottom of the shoe held firmly on the board surface.
  • A lot of reviewers bought additional pairs of the Busenitz Vulc ADV as they found it reasonably priced.
  • Cushioning around the heel area is extra padded, locking the heel in place while giving it a snug fit.
  • Several skaters affirmed that the Busenitz Vulc ADV is ready to skate immediately upon purchase without the need for break-in time.
  • The majority of the reviewers were pleased with the ultra-comfortable quality of this skate shoe.
  • The shoe is breathable and molds to the feet, according to many reviewers.
  • Scores of reviewers mentioned that the Busenitz Vulc ADV is a stylish looking shoe and ideal for everyday wear.
  • Numerous skateboarders who tried using the shoe several times raved about the flexibility of its outsole.
  • Many buyers highly recommend this shoe as it is both functional and classic.
  • Good build quality and the heel grips nicely.
  • Purchasers like that it comes with additional pair of laces.
  • Many users mentioned that they liked the colorway variations and the appeal of its suede cover.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some skaters said the Busenitz Vulc ADV fits slightly narrow and size runs a bit small.
  • Few noted that the tongue does not stay central.

Bottom line

The Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV is one of the highly sought after skate sneakers as its vulcanized outsole is something to rave about. It offers an excellent board feel and flexibility, making ground tricks and kick flips attainable. It is one of the most comfortable skate shoes in the market as its thick cushioning around the ankle and heel areas provide a snug fit. It isn’t only an ideal sports shoe, but a versatile casual footwear with an aesthetically appealing suede covering.


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Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV History

Influential pro skateboarder Dennis Busenitz, who started skating and ollieing in Munich at the age of 5, teamed up with Adidas alongside prominent skater Mark Gonzales in coming up with a line of signature skate shoes in 2006.  Dennis’ initial three-stripe branding was the Busenitz Pro, a skate shoe created on a rubber cup sole released in 2010. It was succeeded by a vulcanized version with a customized tongue called the Busenitz Vulc. And the more advanced variation hit the streets later, named Busenitz Vulc ADV, made of one-piece nubuck suede with a protective rubber on the toe cap.

The design structure of the Busenitz skate shoe line was taken from the brand’s archive of celebrated soccer cleats. Its silhouette was based from the highly popular soccer shoes of all time with a noticeable oversized tongue, the Copa Mundial launched in 1979. While finer details were lifted from the 1950 Samba, a familiar looking Adidas classic made of suede upper, initially made for indoor soccer.

This vulcanized variation of the Busenitz skate sneaker is a reflection of the powerhouse, unstoppable skater’s flexibility in performing breathtaking flips.

Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV Style

The low-cut Busenitz Vulc ADV isn’t only creating waves among skaters, but to non-skateboard riders  as well as its classic silhouette goes perfectly with any tapered jeans, joggers, and even chinos. Legions of skaters have somehow created a distinct streetwear fashion that equates to casual T-shirts paired up with slim-fitting jeans matched with their preferred pointed skate sneakers. And the Busenitz Vulc ADV fits the criteria so well. Baggy pants, however are an unlikable match.

Fit & Sizing

The Busenitz Vulc ADV ideally fits snugly and runs true to size. It is available in men’s sizes: 7.5 and 8.5 US.  For the women who would like to get a pair, going down 1.5 from their usual sizes should give them sufficient fit to wear this shoe.

Notable Features

One of the notable features of the Busenitz Vulc ADV is its great board feel. With only a little thickness underneath the foot, skaters get a better feel of the board which gives them more confidence to glide and do various kickflips. Its vulcanized rubber outsole is noticeably flexible and provide good grip on the board

Additional Info

  • Its supportive collar securely wraps the ankle with the trademark Geofit padding to prevent the ankle area from limited movement and to protect that region from being hit by the board during flips and turns.
  • High-grade suede leather strengthens the upper and prevents it from wearing easily.
  • The toe area is strengthened by a hard wearing Adistuff protection
  • First three pairs of eyelets from the forefoot are recessed to protract the lifespan of the laces.
  • It was said that the sidewalls of the sole are durable. It can withstand the abrasiveness of the sandpaper resembling grip tape on the skateboard.
  • A thin yet strong layer of polyurethane material rests just underneath the foot for extra cushioning
  • The toe box is slightly tapered to have better control during flip tricks.