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Announcement: Team changes

Due to education-related reasons, I will take a break of being the editor behind all-things-weartested during the next six months. Instead, Christoph and Stefan will take care of weartested.com, the print reviews, as well as the facebook-, twitter- and Instagram-accounts. Different editors, same high quality of indepth skate shoe reviews. Thanks, Clemens
Emerica Herman G6 review

Emerica Herman G6 review

One of our personal top 3 skate shoes, the Emerica Herman G6, was not even reviewed when the article was published. Still, it deserved that spot, not just because of the huge mesh panel on the medial side that allowed far above average breathability. Which other features stood out can be read in the following...
Preview: Emerica G6

Preview: Emerica G6

Originally a shorter “check-out” article about Emerica’s newest pro shoe was planned. Only problem was that the Brian Herman signature model basically didn’t show any wear after 5 hours. The logical consequence was to do a full review which will be online soon. In the meantime, have a look at the shoe after 5 hours of...
Bright January 2013 recap, part III

Bright January 2013 recap, part III

Last but not least, part III of the weartested Bright recap. Have a look at part II here and part I here. Supra With probably the longest shelves and a shoe for everybody, Supra’s booth generated a lot of traffic. besides the recent releases of 2012 in updated colorways, they introduced a vulcanised version of...
Bright January 2013 recap, part II

Bright January 2013 recap, part II

We continue with the highlights of the DC, Vans and Emerica lines for fall 2013. Check out part I here. DC After its hiatus in mediocrety in recent years and after probably the best footwear-brand-comback ever, DC keeps going strong. New models for fall 13 include Nyjah Huston’s first signature style, a solid cupsole that...
Bright January 2013 recap, part I

Bright January 2013 recap, part I

Every year in January, Skateboard-Europe meets at the Bright trade show. After years in the former Stasi-building in Berlin they moved to a new location for this year’s spring iteration. The “Alte Münze” building was well-received, although it was a little tricky to orientate yourself at first. Unfortunately key-brands of recent years didn’t have a...
Weartested at Bright in Berlin

Weartested at Bright in Berlin

The next two days we’ll be in Berlin, Germany at the Bright trade show. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@weartested), we will use the hastag #weartestedatbright to mark sneak peak pictures of the fall 2013 product and all other trade show happenings.  
weartested skate shoe recap 2012: our personal top 3

weartested skate shoe recap 2012: our personal top 3

2012 was a game changing year regarding skateboarding footwear. Companies went out of business, newer companies cemented their existence and fought for their piece of the skate shoe market. After all the boredom of recent years, there’s movement, bravery and space for innovation again. Companies that take advantage of it will be the ones that succeed. It’s not the...
Preview: adidas Busenitz ADV

Preview: adidas Busenitz ADV

After the very successful adidas “Busenitz Pro” that has been released in 2009, the next generation of Busenitz-signature footwear is about to drop. Stay tuned for more info about the ADV that will arrive at skate shops in about a month. In the meantime, have a look at a first picture:
What's next: Lakai Howard

What’s next: Lakai Howard

With Girl/Chocolate’s “Pretty Sweet” being released on iTunes just a few days ago, Lakai is getting a lot of attention. Keeping in mind their 2012 releases such as the Lakai Marc and now the Lakai Howard this is more than deserved. Expect a Check-Out of this not-just-average Scott Johnston design in a few weeks.
HUF Southern check-out

HUF Southern check-out

We can’t review them all. With nowadays variety of brands and the amount of new models that drop every month, it is a war you can’t win. Nevertheless, some models stick out and deserve some shine, even if it’s not possible to feature them in an indepth review. An example is the HUF Southern that...
Weartested Instagram web profile

Weartested Instagram web profile

For all of you that don’t own one of those fancy phones, check out the weartested instagram web profile. Behind-the-scenes stuff, upcoming skate shoes, teasers, random pictures… you name it. Click on the picture.