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


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.


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.


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.