Remember Mike V? Mike Vallely is one of the most legendary, controversial & influential skaters to this date. After 35 years of being pro, destroying skate contests, singing for black flag & a couple of parking lot fights later he now got the first pro shoe on Cariuma Skateboarding: The Vallely.
|Sizing||True To Size|
|Break-in time:||30 min|
|Shoe Shape:||Thin |
Pro's and Con's
|+ Great for technical skateboarding||- You can't magically do streetplants|
|+ Very comfortable||- Laces get loose often|
|+ Extremely Durable||-|
|+ 100% Vegan!||-|
|+ Great looks||-|
|+Very compact on the feet||-|
Slam Skateshop's team rider Vincent Vaneeckhaute gave them a little wear test.
Materials & durability
The Vallely is a 100% vegan shoe. Made out of high performance vegan suede that’s 3 times more durable than animal suede. Together with the heavy duty recycled fabric that’s used, it makes the shoes almost indestructible. Even after a month of skating you’ll see little to no wear on the shoes. With a triple-stitched upper, fully stitched outsole, and rubber overlays, the shoe is literally designed for a long lifespan.
The Vallely fits true to size for most. We recommend getting your normal size, if you like your shoes real tight you should consider buying them half a size smaller.
No need to put these Vallely’s in the microwave, it takes no time to break in these shoes. Vincent skated in the Cariuma Catiba before. The feel of the Vallely is a bit different than the Catiba, but after a 30 minutes flatground session, the shoes were broken in perfectly.
Boardfeel & grip
The vallely makes sure you feel every inch of your board. Vincent scored the boardfeel a 10/10. This is because of the fine materials used in the shoe. You can steer your flip tricks in all directions you want with the small rubber toe-cap. In comparison with the Catiba, Vallely’s shoe has more grip & boardfeel.
The Vallely by Cariuma is a simple, classic skate shoe made of 100% vegan suede and an extra toe-cap makes this a strong skate shoe. The vulcanized sole guarantees an almost immediate boardfeel & grip.