A cupsole is an outsole which is shaped like a cup around the sole of your foot. Cupsoles are premolded to fit the shoe during the production process. Then during production it is glued to the bottom of the shoe. The popular opinion when it comes to cupsoles is that they limit boardfeel and grip, but are great for impact protection. No matter what your opinion is on cupsole construction, there is a cupsole out there for everybody. Even for the die hard vulc sole fans, you might just find a couple on this list of the Best cupsoles out right now, worth checking out.
Reggie Altema is a Haitian writer from New Jersey who grew up obsessed with music and skateboarding but despised east coast winters, so the former Fat Beats New York employee escaped to Los Angeles where he could skate all year round. When he’s not out walking his pitbulls, he listens to Bebop and contributes to ESPN Skateboarding and Sneaker Report.