I was stuck on the shoe train just getting whatever skate brand is cheapest and on sale. It was becoming obnoxious dealing with various types of shoes that broke in differently and/or the board feel wasn't consistent. Then the Joslin Vulcs graced my feet. I've owned more than 8 pairs of these shoes and multiple colorways of the Joslin Vulcs. The Joslin Vulc x Grizzly are hands down my favorite colorway. The board feel is incredible, especially with a pair of Foot Print Insoles in them. Break in time for myself takes about 15 minutes. After that, there's no holding me back! The shoes last me about two to three months. I purchase at least 2 to 3 pairs in advance to not have to worry about ordering for a handful of months. Chris Joslin is also one of my favorite skaters so it's a pleasure to rep Etnies like he does. I'm putting this review out there to let everyone know these shoes are the BOMB and in my opinion the only shoes that won't blow up under pressure ;)
Orders two pairs of sale shoes so paid for postage, took a week for them to be dispatched then another week to arrive. Yes I understand postage takes longer due to brexit, but a week to be picked and packed? When arrived both pairs were the wrong size, arranged a return only to be sent a returns label for another order- including another customers personal information!!- correct label then sent with no acknowledgment of GDPR breaches, local UPS pick up was 20 miles away, so a 40 miles round trip to drop them off, confirmed return with etnies and told one of the items now out of stock. Probably now waiting another week or two for one pair to arrive, holiday that I really wanted them for now a distant memory. If you like etnies, purchase locally I guess, as direct it’s a nightmare.
i've skated etnies exclusively besides 1 other shoe ive received at a crazy discount for the last few years. these have been the worst pair i've skated, its been roughly 8 sessions and there is a huge hole and the rubber is starting to break off in my main shoe used for ollies/flip tricks. receiving them at a discount, i cannot complain too much. i've definitely received more value out of lower end shoes at a cheaper price, so i would consider other options instead of purchasing these.
Looks and works great, also Etnies has great customer support.