I grew up skating as a kid and I’ve been wearing Vans for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those things that just makes sense when you’re a kid trying to skate- you buy a board, get a pair of vans and skate ‘til the wheels fall off or your shoe breaks. It was definitely a glorious time in my life but now that I’m a bit older I’ve traded in my Half Cab’s to more casual shoes like slip-ons and Era’s and I’ve made my peace with it. However, after trying the new Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle I’ve realized that I could have it both ways- style and comfort in one shoe. My new pair made me feel like I didn’t need to choose between a “skate shoe” and an “everyday shoe.” 

The EVDNT Ultimatewaffle reminds me of the classic Old Skool but with a modern twist to it. The shoe introduces the new lifestyle silhouette mixed with modern comfort and some key design updates. Thanks to the LuxLiner™ interior, the shoe creates the perfect sock-like fit and doesn’t slip out easily even if you’re moving too much. The knitted mesh uppers make the shoe breathable which is perfect for everyday activities such as running errands or jumping gaps and grinding ledges. It’s even so light that you forget that it’s a functional shoe.  

I’ve been wearing these shoes for the past couple of days and honestly it feels broken-in already. I used it to run some errands like an adult and tested it with my board for old time’s sake. The shoes are comfortable and stylish enough that you can wear them everyday and not have to choose between a fashionable pair and a functional one. My typical outfit is a pair of jeans plus a plain black shirt and the Vans EVDNT Ultimatewaffle perfectly matches almost anything in my wardrobe. The translucent outsole is a bold move for Vans but it makes this lifestyle shoe stand out. 

I haven’t jumped any gaps or hopped any fences recently but this shoe just makes me feel like I could. So whether you’re a young skater looking for a good pair to skate in or someone like me who just wants to have something casual and comfortable with an edgy look to it, the Vans EVDNT UltimateWaffle is a great pair to pick up. 

If you’re looking to cop your own pair, go to the Vans branch nearest you. The Vans EVDNT Ultimatewaffle retails for PHP6,498. It’s available at: Vans Trinoma, Vans Greenbelt 3, Vans Ayala Cebu, Vans Robinsons Manila, Vans Robinsons Galleria, Vans Alabang Town Center, Vans Festival, Vans Glorietta 3, Vans SM Megamall, Vans SM North EDSA, Vans SM Fairview, Vans UP Town, Vans Market! Market!

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