Got them on sale for $29. Extremely comfortable, they run a tiny bit big. Love those insoles and they grip like all hell. Seem like they might actually hold up for a while. A bit big and gaudy as far as looks go. But for that price with all that tech in the shoes, very happy with my purchase.
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First, so you don't have to read so far, the SIZING. My normal shoe size is 11.5/12. BUT, in Accel OG, Quattro, Silo SC, and probably all other capsule eS shoes, I wear a 13. 12 DOES NOT FIT. For the Caspian 11.5 is PERFECT. I initially orders a 13, and there was 1.5" of room (two thumb widths). Returned and ordered the 11.5 which has a hair less than 1 thumb width, which is perfect.
I've moved away from vulcanized shoes since they usually hurt my feet a lot, so the Accel OG's are my go to because they are excellent all around. I use my skate shoes as my daily drivers, so I do EVERYTHING in them, including work. The Caspian has to be the most comfortable Vulcanized shoe I've ever worn. I've been using them as my daily drivers just like I would the Accels and they are awesome. Board feel is killer. They feel like what you'd expect from a vulcanized shoe, just way more comfortable because of the STI insoles and the way the shoe is padded. The Accel OG's to me are the GOAT, but from now on I will always have a pair of Caspian's on deck.
As far as durability goes, I've been wearing the shoes for a few weeks now, but only skated them once. From one session, they seem like they'll be comparable to an Accel OG, but it's hard to say.
Now, GO GET YOU A PAIR.
I LOVE this shoes!!!
The Caspian is one of my favorite shoes. Not too thin on the soul, A lot of flex and movement, vulcanize sides grip just like glue, excellent bored feel, stylist yet no nonsense upper, and sturdy construction on a budget. Since these shoes have a lot less padding in them, they run a half size too big, so if you’re really into it, get a half size small, and they’ll fit you well. Put a pair of these shoes on, and there’s a noticeable difference over any other company in comfort, wear, and performance. I guarantee you these shoes will not do you wrong. Thanks!