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Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Boardfeel & Grip

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Boardfeel & Grip

adidas Samba ADV BOARDFEEL AND GRIP As aforementioned, the cushioning of the Samba ADV was minimal. As we know, minimal cushioning often correlates to maximal boardfeel, which is exactly what the Samba ADV excelled in. The boardfeel of the shoe was very good. The sole itself is quite thin, which paves for a close gap…

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By Edan Qian, December 29, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Comfort & Stability

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Comfort & Stability

New Balance Numeric 868 COMFORT AND STABILITY Another highlight of the shoe was it’s stability. The shoe itself is a snug fit, with a few different factors working together to ensure a tight and compacted fit for the feet. For starters, the shoe’s heel collar consists of a high quality breathable mesh stuffed with a…

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By Edan Qian, December 27, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Design

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Design

HUF Hupper 2 Lo SHAPE Surprisingly, the shoe is quite spacious which might be nice for those who have wider feet. More often than not, we had to tighten the shoes more to bring the sidewalls closer to the feet to ensure stability. The toe cap is a nice element to the shoe, and rounds…

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By Edan Qian, December 25, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Cushioning

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Cushioning

Vans Ultrarange Pro CUSHIONING Cushioning was a feature of the Ultrarange Pro that went through many trials in the Vans R&D center. Vans tried to hit two points with their newly introduced Co-Molded Outsole: provide a high quality shock absorption material that would also make the shoe as light as possible to prolong the skater’s…

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By Edan Qian, December 24, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Durability

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Durability

Emerica Reynolds G6   DURABILITY There’s no doubt about it, the Emerica Higher Quality slogan resonates strongly when it comes to durability; the durability of the shoe remained very good all throughout our ten hours of skating. The toe area of the shoe was the most impressive. Although there were a lot of attacks points…

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By Edan Qian, December 24, 2017
Emerica Reynolds G6

Emerica Reynolds G6

Whenever Reynolds is mentioned, the words “Boss”, “Frontside Flips” and “Legendary” are thrown into the mix as well. But this time, we’re not here to spice up how amazing Reynolds’s frontside flips are, argue about which part he dropped was the best, or talk about how influential Baker 3 was for the generation of skaters…

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By Edan Qian, December 7, 2017
Paul Kwon Interview: Emerica Lead Designer

Paul Kwon Interview: Emerica Lead Designer

Could you please introduce yourself and what’s your current position at Emerica?  My name is Paul Kwon and I am the LeadDesigner/Merchandiser for Emerica Footwear. What made you want to design skate shoes; who or what inspired you to do so?    I started skateboarding when I was about 9 years old and fell in…

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By Edan Qian, November 25, 2017
HUF Hupper 2 Lo

HUF Hupper 2 Lo

When school gets out and summer begins, there’s always that one fresh pair of shoes you save for the memorable skate trips, road trips, and homie sessions. For us, that was the newly introduced HUF Hupper Lo. The HUF Hupper 2 Lo is a revamped design that draws inspiration from the Hupper “Numero Uno” released…

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By Edan Qian, October 5, 2017
Real Skateboards Heavyweights Decks

Real Skateboards Heavyweights Decks

Skateboard hardware, especially the skateboard deck, is continually exposed to an enormous amount of load and stress. That’s why there’s no question that time is being invested into researching innovative technologies to improve the durability of such boards. On the other hand, Skateboarders often decide that the marketed newest space-age technology in boards isn´t their…

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By Edan Qian, August 26, 2017
Vans Ultrarange Pro

Vans Ultrarange Pro

Let’s be honest here. Vans doesn’t have the reputation of putting out the most technical skate shoes in the market. Instead, the company is known for their deep-rooted history in skateboarding with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta and the Z-boys handpicking Vans as the perfect skateboard shoe to shred in during the 70’s. Known for their…

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By Edan Qian, August 22, 2017
Krooked Skateboards

Krooked Skateboards

Skateboard hardware, especially the skateboard deck, is continually exposed to an enormous amount of load and stress. That’s why there’s no question that time is being invested into researching innovative technologies to improve the durability of such boards. On the other hand, Skateboarders often decide that the marketed newest space-age technology in boards isn´t their…

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By Edan Qian, July 24, 2017
Emerica Wino G6

Emerica Wino G6

Now despite what people say, it’s never too late to release an Emerica Shoe review, especially when it’s Jeremy Leabres’ colorway. If you’re over it, just wait until next month for the new new. But if you’re a skate shoe nerd, keep on reading to see how we put the new Emerica Wino G6 to…

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By Edan Qian, July 15, 2017
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