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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Adidas Stan Smith Vulc History
It was in 2014 that this new version of the classic and the brand’s most iconic tennis shoe, the Adidas Stan Smith, was released in the form of the Adidas Stan Smith Vulc. This shoe was designed as a skateboarding shoe and a few more changes were added to the shoe aside from the apparent replacing of the regular Stan Smith sole with a vulcanized construction.
One other change that is incorporated on this shoe is the ditching of the classic leather upper, instead of using thick suede. Also, the one thing that can only be seen in this version of Stan Smith is that the molded EVA midsole was topped with a molded sockliner which provides additional protection for the foot especially during rough landings.
There were also a few touch ups on the colorway of the Adidas Stan Smith Vulc. The first colorway released for the shoe was the black colorway. This features a black suede upper with a white wrap around vulcanized outsole. On the tongue of the shoe is the man himself and sporting a mustache for funky effect.
A few more colorways were released for the shoe such as the Dust Blue colorway showcasing the dust blue suede upper. An all-white colorway for the silhouette was soon then released followed by the “Lionhead” colorway which features a black suede upper with patterns of the lion head scattered around it. The vintage white Stan Smith colorway, of course, also was released for this version of Stan Smith.
This silhouette also witnessed a collaborative release. The Bait x Adidas Stan Smith Vulc “Happy 420”, which is a nod to the annual celebration on the consumption of the cannabis or as we all know as the marijuana.
A variety of choices for the colorways of the Adidas Stan Smith Vulc allows the people to get a hold of the shoe with the color variation that suits their taste best.
Adidas Stan Smith Vulc Style
Versatile is one word to describe the Adidas Stan Smith Vulc. This skateboarding retro kicks do not limit its function only being as a skateboarding shoe. It can also be a good choice as an outfit complement. The shoe works great with a street style attire when going out with some friends for lunch or just taking a stroll around town. It can also be a great choice to go along with a casual look. One can have the shoe for an everyday use or even when going to work. It can work perfectly with a pair of regular jeans, skinny jeans, jean joggers, or some shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The Adidas Stan Smith Vulc offers a snug, comfortable fit for the foot. This men’s shoe though offered in men’s sizes also allows women to get a hold of these kicks by reducing 1.5 off of the men’s sizing. Half sizes are also available for the shoe. It is offered in medium width.
The stylish look of the Adidas Stan Smith Vulc catches most of the attention of the buyers. Its sleek classic design gives the shoe a clean look which also allows the shoe to go well with different outfits. It gives satisfaction to the wearers especially when they also get a lot of compliments because of this sneaker. The buyers also appreciate the comfort offered by the shoe for the foot, saying they loved how the shoe keeps their foot from hurting.
- A durable and grippy Vector Traction outsole is observed which provides great board control.
- A perforated three-stripes branding on the sides of the shoe.
- A lace-up closure system can be observed on the shoe.
- Trefoil logo branding can be seen on the heel of the shoe.