Right outta the box i always skate my shoes! i never wear them for a week to break them in, I ALWAYS SKATE THEM FIRST DAY! The Chucka's surprised me! They had amazing grip/feel and flip, Tres and Heels were easy to catch (I don't like kickflips)
Now if your someone who's actually reading this, Please realize the only reason they are not rated 5 stars is because the sides of mine are made from a thinner canvas material, and will rip faster then most, I love Vans skate shoes! for a company to be around for as long as they have, it amazes me there success!
A good buy in any skaters book!
This review was based on 4 things
-Cushioning(The foot insoles are average)