Gear Review

5 5

Classic style, sticky, do everything

I got a pair of these in black as a casual/everyday wear alternative to the Impact Lows and I'm loving these shoes so far. They seem maybe a smidge stiffer than my Vans Valiants up to the front of the arch and about the same from the ball of the foot forward. Very comfy for everyday wear and seem to work very well on the bike tooling around the hood (haven't worn them on the trail yet, I've stuck w/ the Impacts for that so far). Pulled out my board yesterday and screwed around for a while in them and they seem like they'd work great for skating as well. They seemed to be solidly put together as well, I wouldn't expect them to fall apart before the soles are worn out.

Wish they had come w/ a second set of (white or grey) laces like the Impacts did, but that should be easy enough to remedy.

Sizing seems a little big, but not all that off, maybe a half size big for me. I usually wear a 12 in Vans and most Adidas and between an 11 and 12 in various styles of Docs. The 12 in the Spitfires are a bit long, I probably would have gone w/ an 11.5 if they were in stock, but they fit well enough to keep for me.