DC Lynx S

DC Lynx S

High quality pdf: DC Lynx S Weartested   Throughout the course of their history, DC Shoes has released a plethora of iconic models that have each defined a period in skateboarding. One of those models, or THE model is the DC Lynx. The Lynx is inseparably connected to Love Park and...
Bright Tradeshow 2014

Bright Tradeshow 2014

Without many words – enjoy the slideshow of the newest shoes presented at the Summer 2014 Bright Tradeshow. adidas skateboarding ADV Boost adidas skateboarding ADV Boost adidas skateboarding Lucas Puig adidas skateboarding Lem Villemin Seeley   C1rca Jimmy Carlin C1rca David Gravette   Dekline Matt Bennet   HUF Overview HUF Dylan  ...
Outfit of the Month: June

Outfit of the Month: June

  Pant: WeSC Eddy Chino (www.wesc.com) T-Shirt: WeSC Dubby Stripe (www.wesc.com) Socks: Stance Belen (www.stance.com) Shoes: Lakai Echelon Camby (www.lakai.com) Hat: HUF 5panel cap Cord Box Volley  (www.hufsf.com)
adidas Silas SLR

adidas Silas SLR

  High Quality PDF file: adidas Silas SLR Weartested adidas Silas SLR Silas Baxter Neal is skateboarding’s anomaly. His raw skateboarding alone has led to covers on pretty much every skateboard magazine, outstanding video parts and trophies such as the TWS Rookie of the Year and Thrasher’s SOTY. Adidas honored his...
Nike SB Lunar Oneshot

Nike SB Lunar Oneshot

High Quality PDF file: Nike SB Lunar Oneshot – weartested Nike SB Lunar Oneshot When Nike entered skateboarding back in 2002 (again), they mainly focused on popular yet classic designs such as the Dunk, and adapted them for skateboarding. Afterwards, the footwear innovations started, and technical models with fancy features like...
Vans Rowley Pro Lite

Vans Rowley Pro Lite

High Quality PDF file: Vans Rowley Pro Lite – weartested Vans Rowley Pro Lite There are only a handful skateboarders comparable to the caliber of Geoff Rowley. He’s awe-struck the skateboarding community with more than legendary street video parts, whole parts filmed of only backyard miniramps (Volcoms „Chicagof“), is part owner...
Nike SB Project BA

Nike SB Project BA

High Quality PDF file: Nike SB Project BA Weartested   Nike SB Project BA Disregard the official numbers printed on his birth certificate, (1976, we’ll let you do the math), Brian Anderson is still putting pressure on the concrete streets like a fire hydrant. Whilst most skateboarders his age are sipping...
DVS Vapor

DVS Vapor

High Quality PDF file: DVS Vapor Weartested DVS Vapor Around 2005, DVS had one of the best skate teams out, featuring big guns like Dennis Busenitz, Jason Dill, Daewon Song and Steve Berra. Their everlasting influence was cemented by „Skate More“, which is worth a rewatch even nowadays. However, after losing...
Weartested at Brigth Tradeshow: part 2

Weartested at Brigth Tradeshow: part 2

Lakai As always, the design team led by Scott Johnston has come up with great ideas and designs for 2014 such as a new Marc Johnson shoe. The model is very simple which is exactly what Marc Johnson seems to like about footwear. In addition with the Madrid comes a...
Weartested at Bright Tradeshow: part 1

Weartested at Bright Tradeshow: part 1

Etnies Etnies revealed at the Bright Tradeshow a mix of both very technical and classical models. Etnies has extended the Marana “Bloodline” with the introduction of a vulcanized Marana version, as well as an even more technical Marana model. Emerica After Emerica’s perpetual streak of releasing new models in the...
Nike SB Lunar Oneshot weartest in Berlin

Nike SB Lunar Oneshot weartest in Berlin

During the last week I was fortunate to skate a pair of Nike SB’s newest model. The guys at Nike SB invited me to the European weartest event of the Lunar Oneshot in Berlin to gain some more information about the model and of course, skate it. The following pictures...
Lakai Vincent

Lakai Vincent

High Quality PDF file: Lakai Alvarez Weartested     Lakai Vincent Despite their relatively young history, Lakai has already dropped designs that can be hailed as classics. Lakai started off strong with Rick Howard’s first select model, the „Staple“, and has carried that momentum all the way to Scott Johnson´s signature...
Cons KAII

Cons KAII

High Quality PDF file: Cons KAII weartested Converse KAII After watching the obligatory intro clip for the new Converse Kenny Anderson signature model, you could ask yourself: did I just watch a 60-second ad for a bicycle-chiller shoe? Where was the skateboarding?!    But even if all of us would have preferred...
weartested skate shoe recap 2013: part 2

weartested skate shoe recap 2013: part 2

2013 was an exciting year regarding skateboarding footwear. After the worn out black-shoe-vulcanized-sole era there is a movement towards new designs and more space for innovation. Companies that take advantage of it will be the ones that succeed. Many trends that were already noticeable in 2012 have bloomed in 2013...
weartested skate shoe recap 2013: part 1

weartested skate shoe recap 2013: part 1

2013 was an exciting year regarding skateboarding footwear. After the worn out black-shoe-vulcanized-sole era there is a movement towards new designs and more space for innovation. Companies that take advantage of it will be the ones that succeed. Many trends that were already noticeable in 2012 have bloomed in 2013...
Vans Chima Pro review

Vans Chima Pro review

After a small hiatus, here it is, the newest review about the Vans Chima Pro. Plain, simple, good – thank you Vans for the test samples. High Quality PDF file: Vans Chima Pro Weartested   Without a doubt, there are certain pros that make you think of a specific team edition...
adidas Busenitz ADV review

adidas Busenitz ADV review

Highly requested and slightly delayed, here it is: the adidas Busenitz ADV review. One of our personal highlights regarding shoe releases of 2013 finally made it onto the homepage in the English version. Please excuse the long wait and enjoy the read. Thanks again to our great team that didn’t...
Nike Eric Koston 2 review

Nike Eric Koston 2 review

At a certain age skateboarding becomes difficult to justify as a leisure activity, so it makes sense to look for other alternatives (at least as an alibi). We’ve seen skaters walk a parallel path with music, photography, and even woodworking. But how about golf? There are many examples of skateboard pros...
adidas Busenitz ADV teaser clip

adidas Busenitz ADV teaser clip

Skateboard MSM just posted our adidas Busenitz ADV teaser clip on their homepage. The full review is part of their current print issue which is in German and will be online in the next few weeks in English on weartested.com.
DC Mike Mo review

DC Mike Mo review

Finally there’s a revival of some bravery and innovation regarding skate shoe designs. The years when brands could get away with  replaceable, plain flagship models seem definitely over (for now). And we highly appreciate it. Not just as a customer, but also as reviewers, since it makes our mission more...

Etnies Marana review

There are skate shoe releases and there are skate shoe releases. Only a few times a year, there’s actual hype about an upcoming skate shoe. In the case of Etnies’ Marana, the hype was so big that they completely changed their schedule and released it almost a year earlier than planned. We changed our plans as well and managed to squeeze in a review of the Marana, hope you enjoy it. High quality PDF: Etnies Marana review When a new shoe is introduced one year earlier than planned, there must be something special about it. In this case, the public demand for the newest Ryan Sheckler pro-model made this happen, especially after it was crowned as the „most durable shoe I ever skated“ by Ryan himself. Flashing the red model with the obvious white Etnies logo at various Street League and X-Games events along with the clever use of social media...
Guest-review: the Emerica Reynolds

Guest-review: the Emerica Reynolds

Let’s welcome your new guest-reviewer, Stefan Lind. He proved to be just the right mix of skate rat and A-class shoe nerd to qualify for the job. He will be the equivalent of an on-spot reporter here at weartested with his honest, short and sweet review-style that is still as...
Lakai Howard review

Lakai Howard review

Announced since ages, here it finally is: the Lakai Howard review. Since the weartested reviews are published in German Skateboard MSM magazine from now on, the English versions will take a bit longer until they are online on the site, please excuse. High quality PDF file: Lakai Howard review Lakai`s past few...
Puma Dallas Check-Out

Puma Dallas Check-Out

Sometimes a “non”-skate shoe is just as good as the ones that are intended to be skated, there are many examples. In the 80′s and 90′s skateboarders had to adopt other shoes simply due to a lack of skate-specific models. Nowadays this is not needed anymore, but sometimes it can...
Emerica Herman G6 review

Emerica Herman G6 review

One of our personal top 3 skate shoes, the Emerica Herman G6, was not even reviewed when the article was published. Still, it deserved that spot, not just because of the huge mesh panel on the medial side that allowed far above average breathability. Which other features stood out can...
HUF Southern check-out

HUF Southern check-out

We can’t review them all. With nowadays variety of brands and the amount of new models that drop every month, it is a war you can’t win. Nevertheless, some models stick out and deserve some shine, even if it’s not possible to feature them in an indepth review. An example...
Lakai Marc review

Lakai Marc review

Long overdue, but sometimes things don’t quite work out as planed. Ever since the Bright tradeshow in January 2012 it was a done deal to review this newest Scott Johnston-designed masterpiece. It’s a bold statement that proves that small skate shoe brands are not just doomed to follow. High quality...
adidas Lucas Pro review

adidas Lucas Pro review

This is probably the most sought after weartested-review in 2012. We received so many questions and requests to publish the adidas Lucas Pro review ever since the first picture was posted. The wait is over, here it is, please enjoy. Thanks to adidas and especially Jascha Muller for providing the...
Converse KA-One & KA-One vulc review

Converse KA-One & KA-One vulc review

There is always room for improvement with most things, and skate shoes are no exception. Not too long after Kenny Anderson returned home to Converse – one of the best sponsor fits to date – his much anticipated pro model, the KA-One was released. The cupsole model, which shares the...
Nike Paul Rodriguez 6 review

Nike Paul Rodriguez 6 review

With the variety of brands, team- and pro model skate shoes, it is not an easy task to pick the most relevant, interesting and innovative ones to review them. In many cases choices need to be made that cause good shoes not to be reviewed at the end of the...
DC Cole Lite S review

DC Cole Lite S review

DC is focusing on skateboarding again. More than ever. Somehow earlier review plans of a DC model never worked out due to different reasons. With the recent “rediscover DC” campaign it was the perfect timing to finally make it happen. Here it is, the DC Cole lite S review. High...
Emerica Hsu 2 Low review

Emerica Hsu 2 Low review

Due to some changes, the Emerica Hsu 2 Low has been tested in late 2011 but it took until now to publish the review. The long waiting time was hopefully worth it, the model itself definitely is. Thanks to Sole Tech Europe for the test samples. PDF file:Emerica Hsu 2...
Vans Stage 4 review

Vans Stage 4 review

After a small hiatus, here it is, the newest review about the Vans Stage 4. The interesting concept of  4 Vans amateurs giving feedback and more or less designing a shoe together is definitely interesting. The outcome is as well. Thank you Vans for the test samples. PDF file: Vans Stage...
Lakai Linden review

Lakai Linden review

The review about Lakai’s newest best seller, the Linden, is now viewable online. As originally published in the February 2012 issue of Transworld Skateboading. Picture: Lakai.com
Etnies Bledsoe Low review

Etnies Bledsoe Low review

There has never been a review of a SoleTech brand on Weartested before. It never worked out for some reason, although attempts have been made several times. Now it finally happened with the Etnies Bledsoe low. Thanks again for the samples Etnies. PDF file: Etnies Bledsoe low review
Nike SB Salazar LR checkout

Nike SB Salazar LR checkout

With the recent update of the original Omar Salazar pro model, we decided to update the existing review as well. The main idea was to highlight the differences and the improvements in this checkout; it`s not a full size review. Thanks to the Nike SB Europe guys Bjorn and Agra...
Habitat Garcia review

Habitat Garcia review

Just one month on the market and already reviewed, the Habitat Garcia. Thanks to Jaime Fernandez at Habitat for the early samples. To get more background information and small updates, befriend weartested on facebook! High Quality PDF: REVIEW_HABITAT_GARCIA
adidas Ronan review

adidas Ronan review

Many have been waiting for the English Ronan review, here it is. High Quality PDF file: adidas Ronan review
Nike SB Koston 1 review

Nike SB Koston 1 review

I recently had the chance to skate and review maybe one of the most anticipated new models of 2011, the Nike SB Koston 1. Here it is, the Koston 1 review. Thanks to Agra at Nike SB for sending me test samples. High Quality PDF file: Nike SB Koston 1 review...
One week with...the Lakai Guy XLK

One week with…the Lakai Guy XLK

Once more long overdue, I finally had some extra time between writing reviews for Place Magazine, university duties and actual skating to finish the Lakai Guy XLK review. Thanks a lot Kelly Bird at Lakai footwear for providing the test samples. Readers who follow my site on a regular basis...
Gravis Dylan Slip On review

Gravis Dylan Slip On review

Here it is, the English translation of the Gravis Dylan Slip On review, originally published in Place Magazine.  Thanks again to Greg Poissonier at Gravis for the test samples. High Quality PDF file: Gravis Dylan Slip On review
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adidas Silas SLR

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Nike SB Lunar Oneshot

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Vans Rowley Pro Lite

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High Quality PDF file: Vans Rowley Pro Lite – weartested Vans Rowley Pro Lite There are only a handful skateboarders comparable to the caliber of Geoff Rowley. He’s awe-struck the skateboarding community with more than legendary street video parts, whole parts filmed of only backyard miniramps (Volcoms „Chicagof“), is part owner of Flip skateboards and has...
Nike SB Project BA

Nike SB Project BA

High Quality PDF file: Nike SB Project BA Weartested   Nike SB Project BA Disregard the official numbers printed on his birth certificate, (1976, we’ll let you do the math), Brian Anderson is still putting pressure on the concrete streets like a fire hydrant. Whilst most skateboarders his age are sipping cocktails and enjoying their retirement,...
DVS Vapor

DVS Vapor

High Quality PDF file: DVS Vapor Weartested DVS Vapor Around 2005, DVS had one of the best skate teams out, featuring big guns like Dennis Busenitz, Jason Dill, Daewon Song and Steve Berra. Their everlasting influence was cemented by „Skate More“, which is worth a rewatch even nowadays. However, after losing a major chunk of their...
Weartested at Brigth Tradeshow: part 2

Weartested at Brigth Tradeshow: part 2

Lakai As always, the design team led by Scott Johnston has come up with great ideas and designs for 2014 such as a new Marc Johnson shoe. The model is very simple which is exactly what Marc Johnson seems to like about footwear. In addition with the Madrid comes a rather technical model that features...
Weartested at Bright Tradeshow: part 1

Weartested at Bright Tradeshow: part 1

Etnies Etnies revealed at the Bright Tradeshow a mix of both very technical and classical models. Etnies has extended the Marana “Bloodline” with the introduction of a vulcanized Marana version, as well as an even more technical Marana model. Emerica After Emerica’s perpetual streak of releasing new models in the last two years, it was...