Exclusive: Manny Santiago Axion Pro Model Sneak Peek

Manny's pro shoe. Scheduled for an April release.

Manny’s pro shoe. Scheduled for an April release.

When going to Agenda LB, one of the mandatory stops is the Axion booth. This year, it was better than ever. Kyle Nicholson was shooting Cee-lo and taking peoples money, Maldonado was sitting back like a boss & Manny was all over the place. It was tough getting a hold of the Ammo pro but we managed to get him to share some words on his new signature pro model from Axion.

Manny ran us through some of the details of his shoe but couldn’t shed too much light because it’s still going through the development stages. You can tell from just looking at this sample that it’s a clean one piece toe silhouette that is wrapped with suede throughout. The upper is topped off with nylon material for style & durability.

MannyProManny walked us through this 90’s throwback lacing system that has two ways of functioning. You could go the traditional route of lacing or use the hidden lace option to prevent any abrasion against the laces. Underneath, Manny used the Axion outsole and explained to us why: “it’s one of the best soles I have ever skated and combined with the top, it’s a complete success. I’m super hyped on how it came out, hope you all enjoy it.”

We couldn’t be more hyped on how it came out too. If you all remember or if you’re all nerds like us, it’s very similar to the RJ DC shoe from back when. It’s very relieving to see an individual pay homage to 90’s skate culture & remain just that, an individual. This shoe has Manny written all over it and we can’t wait to get a pair to review asap. The Manny Santiago Pro Model is scheduled to drop around April with a huge release party in the near future.


  1. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 4:24am

    would love to get a good wiff of those shoes.. look like they smell good..

  2. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 6:38am

    Congratulations!!! Manny u really deserve it and those shoes looks amazing…

  3. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 7:01am


  4. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 9:23am

    Looks good, like a mix of older DC and eS shoes.

  5. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 2:12pm

    These look AWESOME!!!!

  6. Anonymous

    January 18, 2012 4:20pm

    jordan 11 influence for sure

  7. jcrabb93

    January 18, 2012 7:00pm

    I love that Axion is keeping its roots alive, their on a whole different level then everyone else.

  8. Anonymous

    January 19, 2012 12:16am

    I agree it looks like a low jordan 11

  9. Anonymous

    January 20, 2012 5:51am

    stepping on the flag . idiot

  10. andresk8silva

    January 21, 2012 10:14pm

    Muito style esse tenis nossa quanto tempo eu nao ouvia faler da axion ja comprei esse tenis meados dos anos 2005 por ai muito bom ,muito confortavel eu particulamente gostaria muito de ver esses por aqui na cidade de sao paulo certo skate na veia valeu axion aprendi varia manobras com o axion nos pés valeu.

  11. tom

    January 21, 2012 10:25pm

    im so hyped for these

  12. Anonymous

    January 22, 2012 4:07am

    hyped on axion!

  13. Anonymous

    January 24, 2012 2:04pm

    if this was an OG design i’de be hyped on it, but it’s a straight rip of the Jordan 11.


  14. Anonymous

    March 1, 2012 7:04pm

    Cant really complain about this being a jordan rip-pff, when some of the kostons were jordan rip-offs, its still different then everything else out right now, Axion is doing things right


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