The Dekline Wayland features an all vegan canvas upper, white foxing and single stitch around the detail for a nice clean look for a when not shredding on your sled. Metal eyelets hold the laces which are the perfect length with no extra lace to step on. This shoe is style and function all in one.The toe is a comforting snug fit for proper proper flick with out losing comfort of feeling confined. The single stitch helps keep the layers of canvas and padding intact as well as to firm up the toe’s all around feeling.
The gum sole features the classic Dekline brick patterned with attached logo and brand name on the heel. The sole is a bit stiff at first but after a day of walking around they were perfect.The heel and tongue of the Wayland are lightly padded and feature a logo embroidered tongue and faux leather accent on the rear for a touch of added style. The license plates are imprinted with Dekline.The toe-zone held tough through various kick flip variations and stayed snug with enough room to feel comfortable. It took around six sessions to get a hole in the side to appear and with only minor scuffing visible prior. The metal eyelets posed a challenge with keeping the laces intact. Who hasn’t had to retire broken laces during a heated session? Around session three I noticed the heel felt lower. After inspection at the after-party for Chips and Guac, I came to find out that the letters of the brand name were coming off. This may be from heel drag while skating the rough streets of Portland. The heel of the Wayland held up to near daily shove the foot in the shoe and go. The heel cup holds the ankle in place just enough to feel secure without being restricted and allows for proper movement of the ankle with comfort.Overall the Wayland is an amazing shoe with lots of skate potential that keeps its structure and style cues to keep looking good while going for the post session burrito run. I am a huge fan of the brick gum sole of the Wayland, the right amount of flex and grip with the rigidity to hold up under all conditions and sessions any skater might experience.
Thanks Chris for taking the Dekline Wayland for a spin! Dekline is a skateboard shoe company owned and operated by skaters and we are psyched to have them up on the blog for their first VSB skate review! Check out more of their shoes on the Dekline site, you’ll always find a few vegan colorways! Thanks to Kevin Marks, Tyler at Dekline and the whole Tum-Yeto family!
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