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Old school lace-up skate style for the geezer in you. That???s the Vans 106 Vulcanized completing its mission, and that???s pretty much all there is to say about this clean retro kick. Well, that and the fact that it???s canvas.

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Classy shoe

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This shoe has a little bit more toe room, as opposed to most other vans shoes, but not too much of a difference. The design is very minimalistic so it's great for all occasions, except for the boss' dinner party of course. Being a skater, naturally I tested the durability of it against my griptape and it held up really well, lasting about a month and a half. The sole is decently cushioned, so it's cool to take these off small-medium sized gaps, but big gap kids may want to go for something with more padding. The glue around the edges held together great and the rubber on the toe didn't wear out too bad. Overall, not a bad shoe. Not my first choice but still fairly good.

Sweet shoe

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

I like the overall look and feel of this shoe. Super easy to slip on/off. Only downside is that the sole doesn't have too much support so you don't want to be standing on these all day.

Great for hangin, not so much for skatin

    The Vans 106 is great for hangin, walkin, and leisuring. They're lightweight, comfy, and the canvas breathes great in the summer. But man when I skate these things, my feet take a beating. I think it's because of the mostly flat insoles or minimal padding but my insteps are super sore the next day. I guess my old man feet need a little more cush for the push. Also, the Vulc soles on these things is less grippy than I expected. I didn't feel connected to the board.

    Sizing is normal Vans (sized large) - I wear a 10 in Emerica and Supras, 11 in running shoes and I wear a 10 in the Vans 106.

    My Favorite Shoes

      These shoes are my go-to shoe for...everything. I have three pairs of these and I wear them everywhere. The blucher style of these shoes fits me better than the other Vans styles due to my wide wheels, but it also makes them a lot more comfortable.

      Plus, I always get compliments from the ladies when I wear them.

      Do they skate?

        You better believe it, these are way more durable than the classic slip ons (I know if your ride a skateboard you have tried skating in those) These shoes actually have a bit of padding under foot so a 8 foot drop isn't going to bruise your heel.

        Great feature changing from a slip-on to a lace shoe. I still haven't kicked these over a fence trying to flick a tre flip up a step up yet. (hold strong laces!)

        Its my only shoe

          These are the only shoes I buy. I love em! They are a little tight at first but stretch out over time. They're as cool as the other side of the pillow

          i know this a similar question to the...

          i know this a similar question to the skating one but do they rip when ollieing and doing flip tricks , like my authentic 106's

          Well, any shoes is going to rip when you skate in them, it's just a matter of how long it takes to rip them. And shoe that's canvas will rip significantly faster (which is a bummer because canvas feels the best). I'd stick with something suede to last a little longer.

          Check out the Vans Chukka Low. Its a very similar shape, but beefed up a bit for skating.

          How much do these shoes weigh? comparable...

          How much do these shoes weigh? comparable to the eras? Lighter?

          Do these fit the same as the slip on's?...

          Do these fit the same as the slip on's? Or do they run like a half size smaller since they arent stretchy?

          Best Answer

          I would buy the Vans 106 Vulc your real size or even a half size smaller. They fit slightly different from the slip on because the Upper of the shoe is cut different. The slip on is made to fit tighter with elastic so that it won't fall off the foot. The 106 laces up and offers a more classic skate shoe fit. There isn't a lot of padding to get in the way so they may fit larger an your regular style skate shoe.

          Write your question here...I am looking...

          Write your question here...I am looking for 106 vulcanized shoe in a mens 9.5 in the grey canvas color with the purple bottom. This is for immediate purchase if anyone has them.