Back story, I stopped skating for probably more than 15 years... I still had a board and some shoes that "got the job done" aka some New Balance that were actually skate shoes. After getting a new board, trucks wheels etc. I realized the NB weren't holding up. I ordered these Emericas because I'm an old school Reynolds fan and wanted something affordable that checks all the boxes as far as being suede, tongue wings, designed for board feel etc. As soon as I started skating them I was mind blown. The New Balance were performing like
**** compared to these. I had alot more board feel (where my foot really was, on the deck) as well as more control. They are more comfortable and make approaching tricks less "scary" and even being back from such a LONG hiatus, I've been able to do some Nollie shoves, heelflips, kickflips up a bank, bs boardslides, bs crooked grinds etc. Feels good to be back.
Cory D Fletcher
This shoe is so good because its WIDE. Some sole tech shoes are way too narrow.
One of the better cupsoles
I don't understand how this shoe isn't more popular and that it's being shelved it seems.its a great cupsole that still gives great board feel. Not too wide, not too thin. Simple and clean silhouette
Such a sick shoe. Has that old gangsta switch back tail aura about it without giving up board feel. I feel so connected to my board in these. I hope y'all never stop making these I've already blown through 3 pairs of em. Not that they7 don't last long, they last fairly long compared to most other skate shoes I've been through. Been a fan for 11 years now. Love y'all!
The shoe is a great cupsole construction. I skate Emerica cupsoles consistently because they actually have a flexible comfortable feel with little break in period and quality materials used always. The mesh part of the shoe adds great breathability, the G6 insole never disappoints and the shoes look great on the board, off the board, on and off camera. Definitely pleasantly surprised everytime I try a different model for the first time.