For the avid skater, board-feel is everything you’d ask from Vans. They released the TNT 5’s, a shoe that holds enough balance of giving the board feel and control you want. Although the Vans TNT 5 doesn’t feature a traditional midsole, it’s well-cushioned with a polyurethane footbed and ImpactSorb gel padding. Another classic feature is a small triangular piece of suede behind the toe cap, and makes the shoe last longer, especially preventing abrasion from ollies. The Vans Original Waffle outsole is a staple, and overall, this skate shoe is tougher than ever without being redesigned. Cop a pair at CSS for $65
Best For: Skaters who want a classic yet stronger retro model.
Weight: 1 lb 2oz
Platform: The Vans TNT 5 offers a co-molded PU3 footbed with dual-density foams tuned to support and lessen shock. The Impactsorb’s main goal is to eliminate heel bruising.
Construction: Triple-stitched toe-piece adds increased durability in high-wear areas, and a thick 1/2 inch padding wraps around the collar with a thinner foam cushion insert for maximum comfort.
Release Date: Available now
Key Technologies: Impactsorb, Waffle Grip
Outsole: Classic Vans Original waffle grip outsole
Best Uses: Street/park skating
Fit: True to size