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HUF Clive

HUF Clive

As you know, HUF is led by San Francisco legend Keith Hufnagel, who has put 16 years of blood, sweat, and tears into transforming the brand into a global company. That’s right. 16 years ago, HUF was created. Over these 16 years, HUF has built an impressive roster of team riders, introduced a huge product…

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By Edan Qian, November 7, 2018
Vans TNT Advanced Prototype

Vans TNT Advanced Prototype

In a time where Artificial Intelligence is developing faster than humanity’s actual needs for it, it only makes sense to update everything else in our lives to the highest quality of standard expected. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, but it is becoming more prevalent to reinvent classics, and in the case of Weartested…

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By Edan Qian, October 13, 2018
New Balance Numeric 420

New Balance Numeric 420

It’s been a while since we’ve come across a technical skate shoe that draws the majority of it’s innovative construction from a classic running shoe silhouette. But once the New Balance Numeric 420’s photos leaked online, we had to get our hands on a pair to test. The New Balance Numeric skate team has been…

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By Edan Qian, September 16, 2018
Vans Chima Pro 2

Vans Chima Pro 2

There are few skaters out there with a style so smooth and a bag of tricks as deep as Sydney’s switch-stance soldier, Mister Chima Ferguson. His reputation for dropping hammers dates back to 2005 when Chima came through with his first full video part in Jaimie Fazackerley and Su Young Choi’s Killself video. For a…

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By Brian Kleiber, June 10, 2018
adidas 3ST001

adidas 3ST001

“There was a time in skating when skate shoes had their own design language. Now everything is starting to overlap, and a lot of shoes look similar.” These are the words spoken from adidas’ senior footwear designer Scott Johnston that have defined the design mantra behind the newest adidas 3ST line. For those who aren’t…

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By Edan Qian, May 6, 2018
Nike SB Nyjah

Nike SB Nyjah

There’s no doubt about it. The news of Nyjah leaving his long time shoe sponsor for a spot on the Nike SB team roster took the skate world by surprise. It was one of those things where you weren’t too aware of it, didn’t care too much of it, but when the move happened, it…

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By Edan Qian, April 8, 2018
DC Tiago S

DC Tiago S

For the 90’s skaters reading this, you’ll remember that DCshoecoUSA’s, logos, videos and team have always held a special place in our hearts. They came onto the scene sponsoring some of the most influential skaters at the time that possessed the raw attitude and skill set of core skateboarding. I’m definitely talking about Kalis, Williams,…

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By Edan Qian, January 31, 2018
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
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