News Update: More Runner Inspired Skate Shoes, Oh’kay?

Welcome skateboardings latest running inspired team model - Adidas ZX

Welcome skateboardings latest running inspired team model – Adidas Skateboarding ZX Vulc model

If our analysis of a sweatpants revival was accurate, 2014 appears to be the year to cultivate your best early-2000’s look. This retro look is only now going to work due to the slow but forthcoming acceptance from skate shoe brands. More and more brands are embracing the runners toe again and with good reason- it works. (Believe us, the Westgate review is coming out next week)

If Mark Suciu’s performance during his Tampa pro run wasn’t convincing enough to believe in these skateable ZX Vulc’s, then maybe you should think of other similar models like the Westgate’s or the BA pro model. Each of these models have a commitment to bring back skateboarding’s athletic style and should be commended for it even though most kids today don’t necessarily agree with understand it.

For those who can’t tell, it’s highly inspired by the Adidas ZX series of lifestyle sneakers. Mainly the 750 in our eyes. Although subtle, this Adidas runner toe looks as though it’ll please any apprehensive skaters in comparison to Nike’s & Emerica’s recent attempts. During Fall ’14 is when all of these models can be found going face to face in skate shops across the country, but the real question is: Which will consumers favor..? From what we know, this Adidas skate-runner will be at a well suited price point considering that theirs has no official pro endorsing it. With little to no royalties to pay, you can expect to see this ZX model between $70-80, making it the cheapest of the 3. FYI: due to this upcoming ZX release, we’ve waived all consideration of taking SBN’s latest Adidas pro model as a skate-runner. #jussayin

So which one are you most interested in?
Which one looks the best?


  1. g.flores

    April 18, 2014 9:46pm

    I like the westgates the most The zx’s look cool, but i don’t buy from the corporate brands.

  2. Evan

    April 18, 2014 11:00pm

    These are alright, I’d take the Westgate
    s and BAs over these right away though

  3. SC

    April 19, 2014 7:24pm

    The BAs. I have two pairs right now and they’re probably the best shoes I’ve ever skated

  4. cody

    April 20, 2014 12:28am

    I like the way the BAs look best, but I would buy the Emericas because I like to support real skate brands.

  5. Ian

    June 26, 2015 10:00pm

    Mark Suciu is my favorite skater and, in my opinion, he’s the best. So, gonna have to go with the ZX’s.


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