Adidas Busenitz Vintage: A stylish skate-ready kick

Old-school looking sneakers seem to never go out of style. The Adidas Busenitz Vintage, a spin-off of the 1979 Copa Mundial football boots by Adidas, has got this to offer. Made into a skate shoe in collaboration with pro-skater Dennis Busenitz, this shoe talks about style and function. It's for non-skaters too, as it showcases a timeless aesthetic that's worth considering in anyone's sneaker rotation. 

Adidas Busenitz Vintage’s plus factors:

  • one of the minimalist sneakers with a suede finish that grabs a street-worthy vintage appeal
  • a skate-centric molded sockliner that soak up shock 
  • an impact-absorbing cupsole that cradles the foot during hard landings 
  • soft padding that hugs and cushions the ankle for support and protection 
  • an intricately carved tread pattern that helps improve traction
  • rubber sole with pivot points for smoother foot rotation while it lowers pain on the ankle and joints 

Limiting factors of the Adidas Busenitz Vintage: 

  • offers less flexibility than most skate shoes with vulcanized soles
  • the added cushioning reduces the board feel since there’s a thick barrier between the foot and the board 


How Adidas Busenitz Vintage ranks compared to all other shoes
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