Keep your ankles protected with the VM001 High Top by Last Resort AB. Featuring a suede upper and canvas lining with double stitching around the lace stay. The padded polyurethane collar high top provides added protection and the grippy stable rubber sole won't collect gravel to keep you rolling. "Intention to detail" is Last Resort AB's mantra, providing a shoe filled with functionality.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
I think they look nicer and perform better (for me) than vans. They’re more comfortable that’s for sure. And they haven’t bagged out on me yet.
Grippy, nice boardfeel, and the Suede is durable. With some super glue applied to the stitches on the ollie area and the occasional dab of shoe goo these LRAB’s could last a good chunk of time.
FTR I use the thin (3.xmm) Footprint Game Changer insoles in vulcanized shoes and they work well (for me) in these.