Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Adidas Busenitz Pro is incredibly durable, a handful of wearers have shared.
  • Some buyers like the lightness and flexibility of this shoe.
  • Most buyers admire the different colors released in the market.
  • Avid skaters praised the good balance of cushion and board feel in front, which is great for gaps during skateboarding.
  • The design made it one of the stylish and coolest shoes, as commented by a number of buyers.
  • Some buyers applauded the option to cut the long tongue by laying an outline.
  • Several reviewers noted the superb comfort this shoe provides.
  • It is easy to clean, especially the sole said by some.
  • Adidas sells this at a very affordable price.
  • The Busenitz Pro is offered in various colorways.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Adidas Busenitz Pro is a bit stiff at first and needs to be broken in, some buyers have complained.
  • Some reviewers find the shoe narrow and blame the heavily padded tongue.
  • The sole traction and the suede are a tad bit slippery revealed by some wearers.
  • Few critics share that the breathability of this pair is not that good.

Bottom line

The skateboarding shoe, Adidas Busenitz Pro, has been applauded by the majority of reviewers for its durability and superb board feel to suit the stunts on board. It also displays a versatile design inserted with comfortable details to provide optimum support and protection to its wearers.

Despite the reported disappointment on this pair’s grip and breathability, this model easily landed as one of their most recommended pairs in the skateboarders’ world after meticulous evaluation from the experts.

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Good to know

This Busenitz Pro model has an arrow-shaped toe box inspired by the Copa Mundial soccer shoe, thus this pair is a little bit narrow compared to other skateboard shoes of Adidas. It was inserted with a well-cushioned insole and the collar lining has the soft foam GeoFit for added comfort. Meanwhile, the heels are slightly elevated than the toe for enhanced protection and style. The Adidas Busenitz Pro is being offered exclusively in men’s size.

Stylists and conventional thrashers have come up with ways on how to style their Busenitz Pro pair by altering the remarkable long tongue. The first is simply by wearing it and keeping the tongue as it is. Second is by folding the long tongue and tie the lace behind or over the folded tongue.  And the third way is to cut the tongue along the outline provided.

This Busenitz Pro pair is also a little pointy which makes it perfect for flip tricks. Thrashers usually pair these pointy sneakers with baggy jeans, oversized tees, and a trucker hat. This design has safely crossed the bridge that discerns sportswear from casual wear.

Busenitz Pro has a long tongue compared to the usual other shoes available in the market. It has dotted lines on the inside of the tongue which will serve as your guide on where to cut. This allows you to personalize the length of the tongue and have the “Busenitz Light” or you may keep it that way.  

Adidas has developed to become one of the biggest manufacturers of sports apparel since they started way back in 1949. In the middle 1990s, they commenced their Skateboarding Footwear line which is composed of various team riders. This line was reintroduced in the mid-2000s and named it Adidas Skateboarding with solid team members, namely Mark Gonzalez, Tim O’Connor, and Dennis Busenitz.

Dennis Busenitz is a 31-year-old professional skater, who used to live in Munich, Germany. He has been photographed many times using a soccer jersey for endorsements and that only showed that he is into soccer sports. When Adidas tapped Busenitz to become a part of their Skateboarding line, his only conditions were to use a cupsole instead of a vulcanized shoe because he wanted to be different from most of the other existing shoes at that time. Most of all, he wanted a soccer-based shoe as a big part of the project.

He was involved in the conceptualizing and designing part and took inspiration from his favorite soccer cleat and transformed it into a street-ready skate shoe. He created an arrow-shaped toebox and the stitching in the front foot area, a layout motivated by the soccer classic shoe Copa Mundial.

  • Busenitz Pro has a durable suede upper with 3 stripes.
  • It has a molded Polyurethane sockliner for added comfort and protection.
  • A soft foam GeoFit Collar lining increases stability on the ankle.
  • There’s an external heel stabilizer that provides additional medial stability.
  • It has a light rubber cupsole with deep tread patterns which enhances the board feel and protects the wearer when skating on stair sets. The cupsole is well cushioned for protection during a hard landing.
  • It has plastic heel cup inserts which holds the ankle in the proper position.
  • The eyelets available on the first 3 rows allow you to lace more or less while skating.


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