Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers note that the Busenitz Vulc ADV’s amazing traction makes it great for various flip tricks.
  • Several skaters like how the bottom of the shoe holds firmly on the board surface.
  • A lot of reviewers buy additional pairs of the Busenitz Vulc ADV as they find it reasonably priced.
  • Cushioning around the heel area is extra padded, locking the heel in place while giving it a snug fit.
  • Several skaters affirm that the Adidas Busenitz Vulc ADV is ready to skate immediately upon purchase without the need for break-in time.
  • The majority of the reviewers are 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 mention that the Busenitz Vulc ADV is a stylish looking shoe and ideal for everyday wear.
  • Numerous skateboarders who have tried using the shoe several times rave about the flexibility of its outsole.
  • Many buyers highly recommend this shoe as it is both functional and classic.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some skaters say that the Busenitz Vulc ADV from Adidas fits slightly narrow.
  • Few people note 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 kickflips attainable.

It is one of the most comfortable Adidas Skateboarding shoes in the market for its thick cushioning around the ankle and heel areas. It isn’t only an ideal sports shoe, but versatile casual footwear with an aesthetically appealing suede covering.

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Good to know

The Busenitz Vulc ADV is available in men’s sizes.  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.

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.

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 provides good grip on the board

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 on 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.

  • 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 Adituff 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.


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