Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration
    Collaboration
    Silas Baxter-Neal

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $70
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Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Silas Vulc ADV provides a comfortable feel, according to most reviewers.
  • Some reviewers claimed that the shoe has a very good boardfeel.
  • Some buyers said that the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV gives off a good impact protection.
  • The mesh lining of the shoe provides breathability.
  • The Vulcanized Rubber Outsole of the shoe makes it easy to break in.
  • The shoe is budget-friendly.
  • The shoe is available in multiple colorways.
  • The online description of the shoe is accurate, as reported by a handful of buyers.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few of the reviewers complained that the shoe was too low cut.

Bottom line

One of Adidas’ classic skate shoe, the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV, gets its new look approved by Silas Baxter-Neal. The shoe’s multi-directional vector outsole provides the wearer a good grip on any surface and a great board control. A great comfort and impact cushioning are provided by its molded PU sockliner. The low-cut design of the shoe somehow is not that ideal for some wearers.

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Adidas Silas Vulc ADV History

The Adidas Silas Vulc ADV was first released in 2015 as the signature shoe of Silas Baxter-Neal. The low-cut profile of the shoe was derived from the brand’s classic shoe silhouettes. They were redesigned as to specifically become a skateboarding shoe.

The main focus of the creation of this Silas skate shoe, according to Baxter-Neal, was “board control”. The aim for the shoe was to provide balance and an all-over support for the wearer especially when out in action in skateboarding.

For the 2017 release the Silas Vulc ADV, was redesigned and was given a fresh new look. A high quality and improved sneakers which is great for any style of skate boarding and approved by Silas Baxter-Near himself was created

Adidas Silas Vulc ADV Style

Being a skate shoe with its origins from the classic Adidas silhouettes, the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV kept its classy look and style and shows its versatility by not just functioning as a skate shoe. These pair can go perfectly with a street style or with an appropriate casual look.

Fit & Sizing

Basically, the fit of the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV is the same with its previous version. The gusseted tongue feature of the shoe provides a great fit and additional support. Adidas offers the shoe in regular width. Men’s sizes are from 6 to 14. The shoe fairly runs true to size.

Notable Features

One thing about the Adidas Silas Vulc ADV that has caught the attention and praises of the wearers is its outsole. The wearers highly appreciate the good boardfeel given by the shoe and the good grip it has on different kinds of surface.

Additional Info

  • Adidas branding on the heel of the shoe showing the signature trefoil logo.
  • “Est. 1983, Silas Baxter-Neal, Designed in Portland” along with the Adidas Trefoil logo are printed on the tongue of the shoe.
  • Suede material covers the upper of the shoe.
  • A synthetic material is used for the brand’s signature three-stripes on the side of the shoe.
  • Grippy tread design on the outsole of the shoe.