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Weve been waiting for this one! Get ready for @hufworldwides first full-length skate video, HUF 001, dropping on Saturday, March 24th. Starring our guy @joshmatthews_ and the entire HUF skate team, you definitely dont want to miss this one! #TacticsSkate #HUF001
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Skate Shoe Wear Test Reviews

The only way to know how a shoe skates is to put them on your feet and go skate. When we're stoked on a new shoe, we get a team rider or Tactics staff in a pair for a wear test. They skate the shoes for a few weeks, stack some clips, and then we jam a camera in their face for some honest feedback about how the shoes broke in, the type of skating they're best for, and how they held up to daily abuse.


The New Balance 255 is team skater Anakin Senn's go-to shoe for skating street, tranny and making pizza. Its low-profile construction offers a quick break-in time with excellent board feel, while the ABZORB+ insole provides support and cushioning for switch ollieing big gaps. Or, standing on your feet all day at work.

Anakin skated the pair below for three weeks with zero blowouts. Laces broke up a bit, but tread and insole held strong. He's looking forward to skating these for at least another week.

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The Lakai Bristol boasts all 'round performance with a durable suede upper, low-profile support, and excellent breathability. A new Deluxe-Lite liner and Para-Mount Advanced Density Outsole provide cushy comfort and impact protection without adding excess thickness or ruining your board feel. Tactics team rider Travis Darling liked the shoe's natural flexibility and was impressed by its ability to absorb impact when running out of tricks.

After six hard sessions, Travis' shoes showed very little noticeable wear, and he's looking forward to skating them for weeks to come.

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Vans' Chima Pro 2 features a simplified upper and an upgraded insole, providing support and flexibility for all types of skateboarding.

Tactics team riders Beau Cummins and Jesse Lear-Konold hit the streets of downtown Portland in fresh pairs and were immediately stoked on the shoe's lightweight comfort and out of the box board feel. It was no surprise that Beau ripped a hole in the canvas upper after a few sessions. The Duracap rubber underlay does provide added life, but if you're looking for durability, we strongly recommend choosing a colorway with a suede upper.

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Adidas dialed in the City Cup for performance and style in a thin yet supportive cupsole construction.

Our office boys Nick Propios and Tim McCoy put 'em to the test with daily abuse and were hyped on the shoe's natural flexibility and accurate flick for technical skateboarding. Their only complaint was that the sizing felt exceptionally large. Both Nick and Tim had to go down a full size. Once laced in a proper fit, the City Cup was comfy and durable for weeks.

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Emerica's Wino G6 Slip-On gives you the comfort and convenience of a casual slip-on with G6 cushioning and a durable suede upper.

Dalton Dern slipped on a pair and was hyped on the grippiness of the outsole and the natural flick from the toe. The G6 insole is one of Dalton's favorites because it offers comfortable support without feeling too thick underfoot. The shoes held up strong for about four weeks, which is a pretty standard lifetime for shoes subjected to Dalton's aggressive appetite for burly bowls, crusty hand rails, and everything in between.

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