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Vans Wayvee Wear Test Review

 

The Vans Wayvee combines new technology with tried-and-true features made for skateboarding. A lightweight mesh upper for breathability and durable WAFFLECUP™ outsole make the Wayvee appealing from first glance but we had to try them out to see what sets them apart from other Vans shoes. We got our hands on a pair and had Tactics team ripper Romel put them through the wringer. 

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Romel was positive about the quick break-in period and felt the model fit true to size. The internal sockliner provided a super comfortable and snug fit for that locked-down feel. The interior LuxLiner™ kept the tongue centered and prevented it from moving around on his foot.  

 

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The updated lacing system enhanced with reinforced eyelets and ghillies did prevent the bottom laces from breaking but Romel still managed to tear through the unprotected upper lacing. 

 

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Vans' updated PopCush™ insoles provided all the impact protection Romel needed when jumping down stairs or cruising around the park. 

 

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The WAFFLECUP™ outsole broke in quickly and held up for the duration of this wear test which was a week. However, Romel did tear the seam around the toe box. Luckily there is a DURACAP™ layer underneath for added durability. 

 

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Although the translucent mesh siding increased ventilation, it did not perform particularly well when it comes to durability. Everyone wears through shoes in different ways but Romel’s ollies ended up blowing a hole through the mesh. 

The Vans Wayvee debuts in a Tyson Peterson colorway complete with his signature on the corduroy heel accent for added detailing.

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