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agree with cheep...half cabs are the best.

I'd prolly go for syndicates if you can, they hold up longer

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nah, half cab pro. same construction and shape as syndicates, but easier to get and you wont pay rape prices. great colorways too.

i would highly recommend adidas gazelle skates too... awesome shoes for cup soles.

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nah, half cab pro. same construction and shape as syndicates, but easier to get and you wont pay rape prices. great colorways too.

i would highly recommend adidas gazelle skates too... awesome shoes for cup soles.

thanks for the heads up...half cabs are hard to get in Germany anyway but I'll try to get my hands on a pair of pro's.

I should probably try Gazelles...very easy to get here hahah

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shit, i should do skate shoe proxys, as everything always ends up going on sale here... i got my adidas 40% off, i can get most nike sb 50% off a few months after they drop... most of em just sit on the shelves. half cabs do sell out quick here, but thats because kona sells em for 50$ i think.

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Eras in Germany: 78$

Half Cab Pro: 130$

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holy shit.

im sorry... that sucks. at those prices, id recommend some adidas vulk soles. if you havent tried the adidas skate line, do it. same high quality that adidas is known for.

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yeah word sucks ass!

I'll pick up a pair of Gazelles when my Cabs are done.

I'll be in the US for a half year´in 09'...cheap skate gear here I come hahah

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holy shit.

im sorry... that sucks. at those prices, id recommend some adidas vulk soles. if you havent tried the adidas skate line, do it. same high quality that adidas is known for.

i've been skating the superstar's that i got really cheap and i love them. holding up really well, not to thick but have decent protection

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yeah, as far as big names making skate shoes, i think adidas has a better product than nike in terms of durability and materials. i want to try some campus or shelltoe vulks next.

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has anyone skated the etnies factions? i saw them last year around the gvr time, and they looked pretty nice, now its over a year later and im still wondering if they are good.

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Do half cabs come in syndicate and pro only. Or do I need to make sure they are Pro for some special difference (thinking vulc maybe?) No idea/

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my favorite skate shoe at the moment is the carroll select from lakai. they are pretty close to perfect and pretty cheap too.

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Do half cabs come in syndicate and pro only. Or do I need to make sure they are Pro for some special difference (thinking vulc maybe?) No idea/

im pretty sure the pro and syndicate just use different materials for the upper, maybe tongue padding is different but im not sure, they all have the same vulc soles though. i remember getting a pair of those supreme half cabs with the micro checkers on em, they were so good to me. the leather insole molded to my feet and the tongue wasn't padded which i liked a lot. i don't think they have any half cabs like that anymore, if anyone of you know where, let me know pleaseeee

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if you look at pros vs normal cabs, you can see they have a slightly different shape. also, pros/synds are more narrow and have a different insole. half cab pros are probably the best shoe i've had for skating since 23s and koston 1s.

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not sure where else to put these

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7403634/c/750.html

new(?) jerry hsu pro

no clue how they skate, but emerica seems to have decent rep around here

i was just going to grab a pair cause i like the way they look

disclaimer for jigs who think they are the arbiters of skate culture:

i used to skate

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i skated old emerica jamie thomas' pros

(or rather, what they called his pro model in the 3 years after he left...)

they're basic and grippy and good where it counts.

but what you really want to find is

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yo van's half cab is pretty good...

dunks feel mad good to skate but wear out fast

last non vans skate shoe i skated was emerica, borrowed my friend's Hsus... skated pretty nicely

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im really loving the lakai mariano selects... great skate shoes.

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my favorite skate shoe at the moment is the carroll select from lakai. they are pretty close to perfect and pretty cheap too.

You mean these?

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7305470/c/106.html

Cause I have a pair too. Pretty good pair, but since I'm a commuting skateboarder, I do a lot of ollieing throughout my day, and I'm going through a lottttt of shoe goo use after 2-3 weeks.

A great shoe in terms of durability but not price is the Nike SB Tre's. Those shoes are seriously some of the most durable shoes ever skated.

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Basically the toe is hard rubber instead of the typical suede/leather/pleather we see on skate shoes. The laces are protected really well too. I have that pair but haven't used it enough to get a full impression. After a couple sessions breaking them in, they definitely feel good so far.

Supra is coming out with a "Tuf" line in a week or two thats supposed to be revolutionary in terms of style and durability. Probably worth a peak, it was on HB a couple days ago.

http://hypebeast.com/2008/05/supra-tuf

Definitely loving the look of those shoes. :cool:

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c'mon now.

give them vans authentics some lovin'. i always skate in those bitches, i dont care how fast they get ruined, i just love the feel.

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K3's mothafuckaaaaaaaa.

Your a fucking idiot. K3's are the gayest shoes to skate in. Sure they looked alright back in 2000, but theyre the worst shoes you could ever skate in.

Good shoes, Lakai selects, manchester, howard and koston, and any of them basically. Fallen rippers, or any Fallens that are vulcanized. Emerica reynolds 3's, kircharts shoe.

There's heaps of others, but personally i consider lakai, fallen and emerica to have the best shoes for skating at the moment.

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Your a fucking idiot. K3's are the gayest shoes to skate in. Sure they looked alright back in 2000, but theyre the worst shoes you could ever skate in.

you have it so backwards. ugly shoes but good to skate in.

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bumping an old thread... getting back into skating (again)

what are y'all wearin now?

 

currently have nike koston 2s, which are holding up very well... despite the lunar insole cushioning, they have excellent board feel.  i don't think i could ever buy another vulcanized shoe.  the new tech-focused offerings from vans, nike, and adidas look really awesome, and i'm excited to see what new stuff comes next.  tried on the nike project ba shoe recently too... super comfy.  never though i'd see this coming, but skate shoes that feel like running shoes are the future.  

 

i heard that Ã©S shoes were gonna come back soon... anyone know if this is true?

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bumping an old thread... getting back into skating (again)

what are y'all wearin now?

 

currently have nike koston 2s, which are holding up very well... despite the lunar insole cushioning, they have excellent board feel.  i don't think i could ever buy another vulcanized shoe.  the new tech-focused offerings from vans, nike, and adidas look really awesome, and i'm excited to see what new stuff comes next.  tried on the nike project ba shoe recently too... super comfy.  never though i'd see this coming, but skate shoes that feel like running shoes are the future.  

 

i heard that Ã©S shoes were gonna come back soon... anyone know if this is true?

 

i pretty much skate everywhere i go now but rarely fck around with tricks anymore besides ollies and pop shuvits so protection and padding is less of a priority for me.

 

i know theyre played but stefan janoski sb's feel plain amazing.  and the older suede models are incredibly durable.  i have a pair thats almost 4 years old thats still keeping up.  nike also briefly f'd around with a slipon with a zoom air insole called the verona i think.  i have a white glossy leather version that is truly sex in terms of board feel.  unfortunately the sole near the toe region wore down and i cant wear them in the rain or anywhere damp for the matter.  nike really needs to redo those

 

kind of intrigued with lunarfoam and running shoeish skate shoes you mentioned but not sure exactly how thatd work since i run in lunarspiders, walk in roshe runs, and ball in kobes and dont know how that type of weight distribution would translate to skating

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^ah old airwalks.
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i remember seeing the left pair in a thrift shop in thailand but they were beat to shit (and thusly looked great) and too small for me. since then i've had a soft spot for these; right colorway i quite like somehow.

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