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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Great quality, easy to put on, very good contact with pedals. I will buy them again.
Well, there's a lot of 5 star reviews that I was skeptical of. I never spend money on any shoes, period. Especially when it's over a hundred dollars. So let's dive in. The shoes arrived undamaged and we're packaged decently enough. Like any shoes, they took time to break in (about a week or so). No half sizes so the recommendation is that you order the half size down (i.e. if you're a 10.5 you order a 10 etc.). I followed suit and though they were uncomfortable at first, my feet stretched them out enough that their snug. The design of the shoes themselves are okay. If you're like me and you were using vans slip-ons or whatever, these are an upgrade. They are very light which is great for speed, and smoothness on the pedals but leaves you scared to take these out on the town as walking shoes. I personally would only recommend using them for your practice sessions/gigs and nothing else. The fabric is nice and soft to touch but leaves you wanting a bit more padding at the cost of aesthetics. I don't recommend putting in any Dr. Scholl's or anything because it may interfere with the intended "feel" but if you want to, go for it. The grip on the bottom is a nice balance between grab and slide. The grip is always consistent but won't fight you when you slide up or down, which to me is the main selling point to these shoes. I definitely feel like they could be cheaper but Vratim is a young company so I understand. Hopefully in the future they streamline their production to make it a bit cheaper. All in all, it's a nice practice shoe that serves it's purpose and, like drum gloves, certainly doesn't hurt your play but doesn't enhance it noticably. If you're looking for shoes that give you great feel on the kit, these are for you. If you play barefoot or with socks well enough already and want to transition to footwear, go with something else that's cheaper like vans slip-ons that you can get in-store and return if need be.
Got these shoes as a birthday gift and they are wonderful to use. I feel less fatigue while playing, my double bass has gotten a lot better and it like wearing gloves but on your feet. I will buy another pair
Well made, nice materials, and light. I dont drum, these will be used as normal shoes, just saw them and really liked the look. First time ordering shoes from the internet, so far so good, I am very happy!
Amazing feel, super comfortable! Finally have a pair of shoes just for my drumming.
These shoes are now an essential piece to the consistency of my drumming. Good stuff.
I thought as a shoe designed for drummers there might be something special about them...like an insole that had some padding in it. Maybe some extra in the front for players who us the ball or toes for the bass drum. The insole is nothing but a flat piece of rubber. I personally would not recommend this shoe. The belt was great.
This shoe is great!! I can't believe I haven't had these before! Very lightweight, grips like a champ on my DW9000's! Not heavy like my day to day sneakers/shoes wich is great. I can now have a pair of shoes designated for playing in. I will continue to use Vratim shoes when playing for sure!
I love how comfortable and light these shoes are. They actually do what they are made for and i couldnt be more happy! Im thankful that the staff and company are so on top of it. I cant wait to take these on tour. Makes playing a lot more fun and easier. Thanks VRATIM!