My vans are already ripping up, normal?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: My vans are already ripping up, normal?

  1. #1
    Active Member ImYourRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    16

    Default My vans are already ripping up, normal?

    Hi, I just go back into skating a year ago, and its summer now, so I skate a lot more, but too not hard.... all I'm doing are ollies and my shoe (one for my front foot) is already giving out after a month. Like the sewing that holds the panels together are no longer there.

    I know its a noob question, but I never skated this much, so I'm wondering is this normal? Theyre suede vans eras.

  2. #2
    Oh.My.GLOB
    DeadBlueSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    4,771

    Default

    perfectly normal. eras are not skate shoes (ere pros are though)

    a single layer of suede can't be expected to last that long, you're lucky to even get a month out of them.
    "Hail Caesarean"

  3. #3
    Active Member ImYourRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    16

    Default

    I'm looking at a pair of vans hi-tops made from half suede, half canvas. do you know if those will last?

    I really like vans, and have worn them forever. my feet are used to how they feel, so can you rec me a pair of vans that can take some thrashing? ...or anything else that feel similar.

    I tried asking the guys at the local vans store, and he said half cabs are tough.

  4. #4
    loud ferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    24
    Posts
    481

    Default

    Vans Atwood. Those are some good vans shoes. And Half Cabs are awesome


    Skating Is Good

  5. #5
    Active Member ImYourRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    16

    Default

    thanks, good help guys

  6. #6
    gnar kill gilby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Marysville, WA
    Age
    23
    Posts
    1,435

    Default

    Vans Chukka Lows are really good. Some are made of Suede but a lot are also made of canvas. All skate shoes rip eventually, but suede lasts a little longer at least :P
    Last edited by gilby; 07-04-2012 at 03:27 AM.

  7. #7
    200bpm+ Spinecode's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Briz Vegas, Australia
    Age
    45
    Posts
    820

    Default

    Had 2 pairs of Vans in a row. Sure the stitching went but it still held together.

    The soles on both of them however didn't last 2 months. From day one both of them rapidly started wearing down on the ball and heel of my foot. Soon there were big fat holes in the soles. Both shoes were genuine Vans products.

    I'll give Vans a miss from now on.

  8. #8
    罗伯特 Ghettobirds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    The Hood
    Posts
    1,287

    Default

    Chukka lows are great, but if you say you're doing alot of ollies, they wont last you because they're stitched right in the ollie spot, so they'll fall apart and wont last that long. Atwoods are stitched in a way that are really resistant to tears. Era pros are also a very good shoe, if you apply shoe goo regularly, they should last you a good month and a half easily, skating 2-3 hours a day. Vans has a very wide selection of shoes, but I've had the best experiences with the three i've recommended you.



    *Stay away from canvas. Suede lasts.
    我很好,也我们不是


  9. #9
    Oh.My.GLOB
    DeadBlueSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    4,771

    Default

    Spend money, get the black stage 4-mids. They last.
    "Hail Caesarean"

  10. #10
    angry, young & beautiful
    HighVoltageSk8r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    9,953

    Default

    did dbs just give actual advice with no sarcastic undertone?
    any relationship that matters - a friendship, a family, a romance, a band - anything - is a perilous and fragile thing because along with all the amazing experiences and creations that can come from something so intimate and exhausting comes the possibility for things to crumble and shatter or whither and die. when that happens, it's easy to forget what was precious amidst all the disaster. we should always carry our history with us but never let it bury us.

  11. #11
    Veteran Member SK8in'PJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pullman, WA
    Posts
    900

    Default

    Well, Parker is 7, and he is hard on shoes in general, even when not skating. He has had numerous types of Vans, and they always hold up really well with him. But, he's also not doing ollies or tricks. He just rides and does bank ramps. Just doing that, he doesn't wear them out very fast. I will continue to buy him Vans, just because he likes them, and they last longer than other brands. Once he starts doing more tricks and stuff, and gets older, we'll have to see what happens.

  12. #12
    Supreme Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    The best way
    Posts
    2,861

    Default

    I will keep saying this until everyone realise it's the way to go: RUBBER GLUE

    SHOES WILL LAST FOREVER

    But I don't know what the problem is. Shoes cost like 35-60 dollars? If I want the high demand shoes I have to shell out over twice that amount in Norway. Unless I order from the US, which I do.

  13. #13
    Oh.My.GLOB
    DeadBlueSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    4,771

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by HighVoltageSk8r View Post
    did dbs just give actual advice with no sarcastic undertone?
    I think the sarcasm was a little too subtle.
    "Hail Caesarean"

  14. #14
    Active Member ImYourRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Wow, this forum is awesome and super active. Thanks for all the suggestions. I think when these eras die on me, I'll get atwoods or stage 4 (if someone explains whats so good about stage 4s).

    I'm wearing Rowley SPVs right now, but not for skating because they look like they can rip after a few minutes.

    I have a pair of these vans judges (cant post a pic of them until 15 posts...) from a year back and have only skated them a few times. I dont wanna ruin them cuz theyre pretty cool lol, but Im tempted to start using them. I just dont know how long they'll last for the price I paid.

  15. #15
    Oh.My.GLOB
    DeadBlueSky's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    36
    Posts
    4,771

    Default

    Basically the stage 4s retain the feel of a vulcanized shoe, while providing the longevity and support of a cupsole (basically vulcs feel great but wear out and are pretty bad for your feet where as cupsoles support you but feel is reduced. the stage 4 sole crosses that bridge)

    couple that with the extra-durable upper of the stage 4 mids (the black gilbert crocket colorway feature this material) and you have a shoe that is just generally better than the peices of crap that call themselves skate shoes these days.
    "Hail Caesarean"

  16. #16
    Veteran Member MN_Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,135

    Default

    I've been skating a low top pair of chuck taylors and they're holding up great. I don't know if its the rubber toe or the quality of the soles but they're really holding up well. They've lasted way longer than any old skool vans I've ridden.
    I'm a punk rocker and a skateboarder. Period.-Duane Peters

  17. #17
    Gravity Slave Moderator
    NoSwitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    The Bull City
    Posts
    10,927

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MN_Mike View Post
    I've been skating a low top pair of chuck taylors and they're holding up great. I don't know if its the rubber toe or the quality of the soles but they're really holding up well. They've lasted way longer than any old skool vans I've ridden.
    Would you say the post Nike acquisition China Chucks hold up better than the pre Nike acquisition USA Chucks?

  18. #18
    Active Member ImYourRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Age
    29
    Posts
    16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadBlueSky View Post
    Basically the stage 4s retain the feel of a vulcanized shoe, while providing the longevity and support of a cupsole (basically vulcs feel great but wear out and are pretty bad for your feet where as cupsoles support you but feel is reduced. the stage 4 sole crosses that bridge)

    couple that with the extra-durable upper of the stage 4 mids (the black gilbert crocket colorway feature this material) and you have a shoe that is just generally better than the peices of crap that call themselves skate shoes these days.
    Ohh ok, so this is that wafflecup thing they were describing on the vans site for the stage 4's. They are indeed pricy, but I really just want to trust your info. Sounds legit.



    I've tried a pair of chucks, and they seemed super tight, like literally too tight on my feet. Basically gave me a bad impression of them afterward, just me.
    Skating is fun, dog.

  19. #19
    IneedAdrink^-^ sk8ALLday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Age
    27
    Posts
    617

    Default

    I wear Vans and mine usually last a month max. 2 weeks most of the time. Thank god I find them cheap.

    Anyway, yeah, them shreading like that is completely normal. It happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    most of you guys on here are still living "the good ole days"-enjoy it while it lasts-you're dead a lot longer than you're alive...

  20. #20
    Active Member D-Town's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Jersey
    Age
    42
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Been skating Half Cabs for as long as I could remember. If I could fins a set of Vision Street wear mid tops I would skate those too

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •