We adjusted the midsole height for better feeling and control
The build quality of the shoes has been increased over previous versions
The inner sole can still be removed, but due to some slipping they come stock tacked in place
Designed for the rigors and sensitivity that drummers need, but that everyone else wants. A glove for your feet.
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These shoes are great for drumming in. They are exceptionally light so I would highly recommend for fast double kick playing especially with ankle technique. Perfectly fine for heel-toe too, but I like a little more weight for that type of playing. Overall awesome!
I got these for my boyfriend and he loves them! The look on his face when he opened the box was golden and they were wrapped so nice. Great customer service. Great product.
Thanks Vratim for comfortable drum shoe. I love it!!
I've been using Vratim shoes since the first model, and using this latest v2 model has continued to deliver that quality. The soles are comfortable and truly feel one with the pedals, they feel light on your feet, and the shoes in general feel comfortable to wear outside when not playing on stage too.
I got my shoes,two days after ordering and I use these shoes for everyday things, fit very comfortably and stylish.
I felt an instant difference first time I started playing with these shoes. My playing had never been so smooth and flawless. At band practice, songs that were normally difficult for me to play, I played with ease. I will definitely be wearing these when I record my next album in a few months. I truly hope Vratim never goes out of business because I want to play with these shoes for the rest of my life!
I've been playing drums for 20+ years, and in all that time, I had always just played in socks. Recently, a fellow drummer friend of mine had told me about Vratim and their shoes, and he persuaded me to give them a try. I was apprehensive at first, but that all went away as soon as I slipped them on. Right out of the box, the shoes felt very comfortable, and not bulky or heavy. As someone who uses the heel-toe technique, I was worried that the shoes would disrupt the natural motion of my ankles in doing that, such as feeling too bulky on my pedals, but I was happily surprised to see that they didn't get in the way or hinder my technique at all! They didn't require hardly much of a "breaking in" period before feeling as natural as when I would play in only my socks. The shoes are comfortable, slim fitting as to not disrupt the natural motion of my ankles while playing, keep a nice grip on my pedals while still allowing me to adjust my foot position as needed, and they just look very cool and stylish! I look forward to not having to spend that extra couple of minutes after a rehearsal or a gig to lace up my heavy boots so I can go about my business afterwards. Thanks, Vratim!
Easily the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn.
The search for the perfect drumming shoe is over! I waited a very long time to write a review for these to ensure I truly got the most out of these shoes and have enough experience to speak about them honestly. I was a bit skeptical of these at first but, after four years of practicing and performing exclusively in The Vratim Drum Shoe, I can 100% without a doubt say this is the one for me. Playing drums in anything else just feels...wrong. These are the perfect weight for my foot. Good amount of traction but you can still slide with them. Very "Flat" in the sole so it feels like there is little in the way between your foot and the pedals, yet, still absorbs shock. Holds up to an insane amount of abuse; still running with the OG pair from 4 years ago and haven't even washed them. Believe the hype on these and grab a pair. Looks cool and feels great on the pedals.