The Provider seems like a shoe that Emerica needed to make for Colin but realistically he just redesigned the upper of the Low Vulc and called it a day. Unlike other Emerica shoes, I see no advantages to this in comparison. If you want a shoe that is a bit wider and more padded than the Low Vulc then you'd go with the Dickson. More board feel and lighter/minimal design? Romero Laced. Nice combination of board feel and padding? Figgy Dose. I'm just not seeing a scenario where anyone would buy the Provider when the Low Vulc can usually be purchased for cheaper and is more comfortable out of the box. Giving it a 3/5 because there's nothing wrong with the shoe, just nothing above average about it. If you like the look of a toecap skate shoe that skates like the Low Vulc then you're found your match though!
Weight: 15.9 oz
Length: 11 5/8"
Insole: G6, removible
To see how this shoe compares to other Emerica shoes, see my other reviews.
Felt like the worst skate shoe ever but after breaking them in they are awesome! I thought the rubber insole would mean less board feel but is great. It's tough and durable too. Will definitely buy it again.
Where do I start? Look good, built durable and tough, last pretty damn long. No other choice but to run them over with the car a couple times to break them. if you get for casual/occasional instead of skating... You'll be set, so throw out those old shoes.Your feet will thank you. in(tight on MY right,pinky knuckle/toe) but I have a medium/wider foot. My first pair originally 4-5yrs ago, I still have those same exact insoles and theyve been used in over 7 other pairs of skate shoes. Which is what made me want a 2nd pair. Old insoles are still in perfect condition(literally) and I still dont feel it when landing primo. You guys NAILED IT with them insoles.
Good shoes, love em!! i think the dark grey is darker than the picture but i prefer it that way, nearly black really
Been skating these over and over since they came out. Favorite shoe ever