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    March 31, 2010
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 Foundation Duffel F - Ink Blot Deck
Foundation Duffel F - Ink Blot Deck
8 x 32.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
my first time trying Foundation
PostedOctober 7, 2010
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I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:3-6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
i was recommended to try Foundation and i really needed a board so i got this board from my local skate shop cuz it was on sale. it was probably one of the best boards ive ever had. great pop that lasts. durable, pretty light, and etc. but the pink graffic with the cat is kinda gay though haha just my opinion.
Pros: all terrain, lightweight, great pop, durable, great feel
Cons: not very stylish
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As the signature model for Jerry Hsu, you know this kick has a lot of hype to answer to. But fear not, the Emerica The Hsu is built to last through the most intense skate sessions. The suede/canvas upper provides great durability, as well as enough style to keep you lookin’ fly. The flexible vulcanized 400 NBS gum rubber outsole will make your life on the board a whole lot easier. Triple-stitched toecap.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
okay shoe
PostedJuly 31, 2010
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I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
i was expecting these shoes to be a lot better than they were cuz of the reviews but ehh it was an average shoe. its pretty stiff at first and it takes maybe like a couple of days to break in. the lace protecter rips kinda fast but the toe area for kickflips is good. okay for jumping off stuff just average vulc shoe the STI stuff doesnt help at all. but the HSUs do look reallyy sick so if you wanna buy jsut for style you could
Pros: good board feel, stylish, durable, good grip
Cons: uncomfortable
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Torey Pudwill is unstoppable: Waist high pop, slides for days, and a killer signature shoe. All hail T-Puds! The suede upper provides great durability and style. Mid-top silhouette offers additional ankle support. Highly flexible for ultimate board control. Custom embroidery details. Non-slip vulcanized outsole. "I’m really into skating in mid-top shoes. So right then and there I wanted to do a mid-top cause I wanted a shoe that I was comfortable in. And I wanted it to look cool when it was all beat up and stuff. I just wanted something I knew I would feel good in, skating. And I never had a skate shoe that fits on my foot as good. I’m not trying to hype it up but realistically; I can’t skate in any other shoe." -Torey Pudwill
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
first thoughts
PostedJuly 13, 2010
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theses shoes are AMMAZZINNGG. they feel broken in out of the box, are super flexible, super comfortable, and have awesome board feel. they even look sick. its pretty durable i havent skated it too much yet so im not sure.
Pros: look sick, comfortable, good boardfeel, easy to break in, durable
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 etnies RVM - Men's
etnies RVM - Men's
Etnies breathes new life into this vintage skate classic. Suede/synthetic/canvas. Triple stitched toe cap. System G2 gel heel insert. STI Foam cushioning footbed. 400 nbs rubber outsole. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
ehhh
PostedJuly 12, 2010
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I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:3-6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
these shoes have super good rip, i could feel the board sticking to my feet. okay boardfeel and pretty durable. kind of uncomfortable at first and for me the tongue straps annoyed me. hard to break in too. but still pretty good shoe
Pros: good board feel, stylish, durable, good grip
Cons: uncomfortable, feels heavy at first
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 Bones Bearings Swiss Bearings
Bones Bearings Swiss Bearings
The standard by which all other bearings are measured, Bones Swiss bearings have been a favorite with professional skaters since their introduction in 1983. Swiss performance. Set of 8 Bearings. This bearing is not 'ABEC' rated. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best bearings ever
PostedJuly 12, 2010
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I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
they are super fast and smooth as soon as you put em on. just pop the shields off and your good to go. people say they are loud in these reviews but they arent they barely make a sound and also if you pop the shields off they dont get dirty and usually everything that goes in goes back out. just clean it once in a while maybe every few months and you'll be rolling forever
Pros: durable, long lasting, great speed, smooth, quiet
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 Thunder Lights Trucks
Thunder Lights Trucks
Lights Trucks by Thunder. Size: 145 Axle 7.65", 147 Axle 8". Set of 2 Trucks. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
thunder lights
PostedJuly 12, 2010
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I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
these are pretty good trucks. ive been riding ventures and i thought trucks really didnt matter too much until i got thses. i love the bushings in these they are super smooth and easy to turn and ride. they are lighter than average trucks which is also awesome. they grind pretty good at first then after it wears down it gets rough but still good trucks.
Pros: lightweight, durable, grinds smooth, great feel, turns well
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The Fallen Slash is the perfect kick to shred in. Brian "Slash" Hansen's first pro shoe combines the easy rider look and feel you'd expect to see under Slash's board stomping feet. The suede/canvas upper provides you with a fresh style, and great durability. The EVA insole provides great cushioning upon impact for those long days of hardcore boardin’. Foam padded collar and tongue. Vulcanized sole.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
pretty good shoe
PostedJuly 5, 2010
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I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
i got the deathwish collab colorway and they look really sick. it has supperrrrrrrrrr good board feel once you break em in and are flexible and comfortable. the toe is slightly pointy so you get a good flick, but not once it starts to wear down. the ollie area is pretty bad though it ripped kinda fast and now i have a hole. but it probably ripped faster since it was canvas on the side but im sure the suede will last longer. also it doesnt hurt when you jump off stuff and the grip lasts a long time unlike most other fallen shoes. pretty good shoe cept not durable
Pros: good board feel, stylish, comfortable, good grip, easy to break in
Cons: non-durable
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Chukka inspired. Vans styled. The Vans Chukka Low has a special modern slim shape, and uses fresh suede and canvas to give you a perfect style ready for the streets. Developed by the Vans skate team, the Chukka Low is aimed directly at you. Premium suede and canvas upper for a durable feel. Rider-designed colors and details. Drop-in PU midsole for cushioning. Vans signature gum rubber waffle outsole for top traction.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
pretty awsome shoe
PostedMay 2, 2010
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very comfortable, good flick, great boardfeel, and somehow skating is a lot easier with these shoes. and they look good. there pretty durable too for vans. can never go wrong with vans waffle grip
Pros: good board feel, stylish, durable, comfortable, good grip
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 Fallen Ripper - Men's
Fallen Ripper - Men's
Ripping on the regs just got easier with Fallen's super versatile team model, the Ripper. Suede upper. Padded tongued & collar. Asymmetric stabilizer for medial upper support. Soft EVA Insole. Vulcanized construction. Highly abrasion-resistant outsole for wear and durability. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
okay shoe
PostedMarch 31, 2010
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i got the purple ones and everyone was jealous of it cuz they look sick. i didnt skate with them much though. the shoe is pretty durable, and the only thing ive ripped are the lacesthe laces ripped wayy too easily though. i had to change them like 5 times. the grip like all the other fallens ripped at the heel pretty fast.
Pros: stylish, durable, comfortable
Cons: poor grip
-1point
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 DVS Berra 6 - Men's
DVS Berra 6 - Men's
Steve Berra continues to lay down his influence in the skate game with his newest new pro model shoe. Suede upper. Bruise Control Technology™ . Non-slip vulcanized outsole.Highly flexible. Lightweight EVA midsole. Imported.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
pretty good shoe
PostedMarch 31, 2010
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these shoes were pretty good for skating. it had good boardfeel, bruise control, its durable and the laces dont rip. also it was very comfortable and didnt take long to break in. the tongue does not stay in place what so ever and it was fricken annoying i wanted to staple it on or something. it gets in the way and its sometimes uncomfortable. the grip wore out really fast witout even dragging my feet.
Pros: good board feel, durable, comfortable
Cons: poor grip, not very stylish
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Scrap your old, haggard kicks and slide into the Converse CTS OX for the classic all-star look with modern skate-friendly enhancements. Suede/canvas upper. Padded throughout and reinforced with a custom shock-absorbing insole for harsh landings. Reinforced toe area to prevent blowouts. Vulcanized gum rubber outsole optimizes board feel so you can scoop tre-flips like a boss.
 

sizing question

if i get my stefans in 8.5 what size would i have to get in cts to be the same fit?
3 years, 11 months ago
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 eS Theory 1.5 - Men's
eS Theory 1.5 - Men's
Water Resistant. eS updates Justin Eldridge's pro shoe with good things, like a removable lace strap and tongue stash pocket. Suede/leather upper. Padded tongue and collar. Tongue stash pocket. Removable arch strap. Lower hidden lace loops. STI Foam™ Level 1 Footbed cushioning system. Gystem G2™ heel insert. Shearling lined for warmth. Slim Vulcanized gum rubber outsole. Imported.
 

sizing

if i have to wear a 8.5 for maltos what size should i get for this?
3 years, 11 months ago
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 Emerica Bryan Herman 2 - Men's
Emerica Bryan Herman 2 - Men's
Bryan Herman just keeps getting better and so does his skate shoes. Durable suede/leather upper. Padded tongue. Shock absorbing Full-length EVA midsole. STI Foam footbed. 400 NBS gum rubber outsole. Imported.
 

Should i get a half a size larger?

since people say they run small would i want to get a half a size larger?
4 years, 3 months ago
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 Converse CTS Mid - Men's
Converse CTS Mid - Men's
The Cons CTS Mid provides all the style of the Classic All-Star, but is strictly engineered for today’s stair hoppin’ street skater. Suede upper. Mid-top silhouette for superior ankle support. Dual density full length PU insole. High density padded foam collar and tongue. Contoured heel stabilizer. Custom metal eyelets. Grippy gum rubber sole. Vulcanized construction. Imported.
 

how do they fit?

i heard they are wide and long so would i have to order half a size down for cons?
4 years, 3 months ago
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Torey Pudwill is unstoppable: Waist high pop, slides for days, and a killer signature shoe. All hail T-Puds! The suede upper provides great durability and style. Mid-top silhouette offers additional ankle support. Highly flexible for ultimate board control. Custom embroidery details. Non-slip vulcanized outsole. "I’m really into skating in mid-top shoes. So right then and there I wanted to do a mid-top cause I wanted a shoe that I was comfortable in. And I wanted it to look cool when it was all beat up and stuff. I just wanted something I knew I would feel good in, skating. And I never had a skate shoe that fits on my foot as good. I’m not trying to hype it up but realistically; I can’t skate in any other shoe." -Torey Pudwill
 

are they narrow or bigger than usual?

4 years, 4 months ago
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 DVS Berra 3 CT - Men's
DVS Berra 3 CT - Men's
Pro skater, actor, director and co-signer to The Berrics, Steve Berra comes correct on this DVS pro model. Suede upper. Thinned-out tongue and collar padding. Bruise control construction and vulcanized outsole. Imported.
 

is the berra 3 Navy actually navy or black cuz in the picture it looks black

4 years, 5 months ago
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Torey Pudwill is unstoppable: Waist high pop, slides for days, and a killer signature shoe. All hail T-Puds! The suede upper provides great durability and style. Mid-top silhouette offers additional ankle support. Highly flexible for ultimate board control. Custom embroidery details. Non-slip vulcanized outsole. "I’m really into skating in mid-top shoes. So right then and there I wanted to do a mid-top cause I wanted a shoe that I was comfortable in. And I wanted it to look cool when it was all beat up and stuff. I just wanted something I knew I would feel good in, skating. And I never had a skate shoe that fits on my foot as good. I’m not trying to hype it up but realistically; I can’t skate in any other shoe." -Torey Pudwill
 

If i wear a 8.5 in emericas should i get the same in these?

yea they fit the same.
4 years ago
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 Fallen Forte - Men's
Fallen Forte - Men's
Ride the sky in Fallen’s Forte. Suede/canvas upper. EVA insole. Abrasion-resistant outsole. Removable insole. "Jamie’s Forte model is pretty tight. I like it because it’s so clean. It looks like a Vans Chukka but with more padding." -Jack Curtin, Fallen Pro
 

Are these shoes vulcanized?

yes
4 years ago
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Torey Pudwill is unstoppable: Waist high pop, slides for days, and a killer signature shoe. All hail T-Puds! The suede upper provides great durability and style. Mid-top silhouette offers additional ankle support. Highly flexible for ultimate board control. Custom embroidery details. Non-slip vulcanized outsole. "I’m really into skating in mid-top shoes. So right then and there I wanted to do a mid-top cause I wanted a shoe that I was comfortable in. And I wanted it to look cool when it was all beat up and stuff. I just wanted something I knew I would feel good in, skating. And I never had a skate shoe that fits on my foot as good. I’m not trying to hype it up but realistically; I can’t skate in any other shoe." -Torey Pudwill
 

Does it have any padding on the sole?

yes it does, it has Bruise Control and the footbed itself is pretty padded also
4 years, 3 months ago
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 Bones Bearings Swiss Bearings
Bones Bearings Swiss Bearings
The standard by which all other bearings are measured, Bones Swiss bearings have been a favorite with professional skaters since their introduction in 1983. Swiss performance. Set of 8 Bearings. This bearing is not 'ABEC' rated. Imported.
 

What color are these bearings?

not sure that really matters... but black as it shows in the picture.
4 years, 3 months ago
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 Thunder Lights Trucks
Thunder Lights Trucks
Lights Trucks by Thunder. Size: 145 Axle 7.65", 147 Axle 8". Set of 2 Trucks. Imported.
 

Are these trucks Highs or lows?

The info does not specify whether these trucks are highs or lows.
can anyone clarify on this?
theyre mediums
4 years, 3 months ago
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 Nike SB Zoom Harbor - Men's
Nike SB Zoom Harbor - Men's
This shoe's clean style and Zoom gel heel pocket make it one of this year's hidden winners. Shhhh, don't tell anybody! Leather/suede/canvas upper. Zoom gel heel bag. Sticky gum rubber outsole. Imported.
 

How Do These Fit?

Do these fit like the blazers where you need to buy a half a size bigger?
i got these in a 8.5 and they are the same size as a 9 in all other shoes.
4 years, 4 months ago
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The Fallen Slash is the perfect kick to shred in. Brian "Slash" Hansen's first pro shoe combines the easy rider look and feel you'd expect to see under Slash's board stomping feet. The suede/canvas upper provides you with a fresh style, and great durability. The EVA insole provides great cushioning upon impact for those long days of hardcore boardin’. Foam padded collar and tongue. Vulcanized sole.
 

How is jumping off stuff?

like stairs,big gaps, ledges, and big stuff. also how board feel are they? like chukkas or something?
it doesnt hurt when you jump off stuff so i guess its okay but probably not like huge stuff. it has really good boardfeel and i kinda like these better than chukka lows in my opinion. hope this hellped
4 years, 4 months ago
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