Elijah Berle Vans Shoe Review

Bought these on a whim. After wearing them casually for a while I skated them one day when my regular skate shoes were left at home. I was immediately impressed. The boardfeel was surprisingly good without feeling like I was absorbing too much impact. The sewn in insoles are something I have not seen before and I was very skeptical would work for me. But they have held up great and have not worn down at all.

One thing that I have found I don't like about these shoes is that normally, because I do have insoles that I transfer between shoes (currently FP Insoles' Kingfoam Elite), that without them in I have too much space in these shoes. I almost wish I would have gone a 1/2 size smaller to make them fit properly as there is space between my toes and the end of the shoes. Also I am finding that my Achilles tendon gets sore after wearing them for a significant amount of time. I think this is because of how loose they are and also because of very minimal support in the heel.

Overall, these shoes are fantastic. Somehow Vans managed to combine the look and feel of a vulcanized shoe within a cupsole design. Well done!


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