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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

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.

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.

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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:

9 reasons to buy

  • Most people who bought the Adidas VL Court Vulc found it very comfortable on the feet. Some of them stated the shoe had good cushioning and was perfect for walking or doing gym activities.
  • According to a significant number of people, the shoe’s sporty and casual look is very stylish. One buyer said he liked the contemporary take on a classic style.
  • Many people said the shoe’s clean design had gotten them several compliments. Some of them remarked that the low top footwear had a look that was both retro and modern at the same time.
  • Several users described the shoe’s quality as excellent, and the materials used of good standards. They mentioned the suede as being beautiful.
  • The VL Court Vulc has beautiful color schemes, stated various reviewers. One of them added that the colors “pretty much go with anything.”
  • Consumers praised the low-top shoe’s “brilliant price.” They reported that the Adidas footwear gives good value for money.
  • Some testers commended the shoe for being durable and having a “sturdy bottom.”
  • The VL Court Vulc’s sole has a good grip, one customer noted.
  • The shoe is breathable and perfect for the spring and summer, a buyer wrote.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Many users reported that the Adidas VL Court Vulc is too small. They said they had to return their orders and reorder a half size to a full size bigger.
  • Several buyers were unhappy to find out that their shoe purchase is too narrow, esp the toebox area. They do not recommend the shoe for people with wide feet.
  • One consumer did not like the sole of the VL Court Vulc. He said it was too thick and made him feel as if he was wearing platforms.
  • A tester was displeased that his shoe tended to bend at the top of the ankle and fold in half whenever he walks. He said that he had laces tied fully which still made no difference.
  • A disgruntled purchaser wrote that the back of his VL Court Vulc shoe often gets warped whenever he pushes his heel into it. He added that he had to “squish it back into shape.”

Bottom line

As with many of Adidas’ trainers, the VL Court Vulc is also designed with comfort and style at the forefront. The shoe has a basic but arresting look, several exciting colorways, and a reasonable price to boot. However, the shoe has a few downsides which include being too narrow and small. The short length size can easily be remedied by going up a half size or so higher but the shoe’s narrow width may not suit wide-footed people.


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Adidas VL Court Vulc History

The Adidas VL Court Vulc is a laidback tennis-inspired model that is big on style. It has a plush suede upper, lace up closure, waxed laces, and a vulcanized rubber outsole. A premium leather build also came out featuring a leather upper and three perforated stripes at the side.

The Adidas VL Court Vulc is part of the Adidas NEO (new) collection which first launched as a test phase in 2012. The Neo line, meanwhile, is part of the Adidas Group’s “Route 15” strategic business plan model where the target is primarily the young generation, most especially teenagers.

The goal of the NEO brand is to have a range of products which are affordable to the 14-19-year-old age group hence the affordable price tag on most products in the collection as well as the tagline of “Fresh, Fun, Active And Connected.” The Neo label carries everything from apparel to footwear and accessories for both genders.

Adidas VL Court Vulc Style

The VL Court Vulc has a basic look that is both classic and modern at the same time. It is easy to pair with most outfits but look especially nice with jeans, shorts, and casual trousers.

Fit & Sizing

The VL Court Vulc is available  for both men and women. For women, the size ranges from 5-10 while the men’s version is offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 13.

Notable Features

The Adidas VL Court Vulc low top has a thick vulcanized rubber outsole that is easily recognizable along with its simple lines and low profile classic style.

Additional Info

  • The VL Court Vulc has a suede or premium leather upper, depending on build.
  • The suede model features synthetic leather stripes while the premium leather one features perforated Adidas stripes.
  • The shoe has the Adidas word on the heel tab.