As if 2013 wasn’t already promising, we’ve got more good news for everyone. Peter Ramondetta already has his pro model designed for HUF footwear. Even without knowing him personally, we can tell you that Ramondetta is loyal to any brand he endorses; which is what made his jump from C1RCA to HUF one of the biggest surprises in past months. In what seems like a move long in the making, our gut tells us that his shoe was no rush but potentially something Pete’s been wanting to try for awhile. Obviously, this is all speculation but it doesn’t hurt to play fortune teller every now and then. What we do know are it’s offerings…
The Ramondetta Pro is a vulcanized model with many accents that will certainly differentiate it from the rest. One of those features are a pull tab located right above the heel along with substantial padding in the collar. Aside from it’s unique take on the toe paneling, you’ll also find that the sole of the shoe happens to be reinforced with double wrapped foxing tape throughout the forefront. Expect the Ramondetta Pro to be the most narrow shoe out of the latest offerings from HUF. The shoe also comes stocked with a cushy insole and their traditional outsole. It’s going to be a must-buy for 2013 but everyone, including ourselves, are curious to know how long the paneling will hold up…?
Based on our HUF 1 review & our 1984 review, we’re holding high expectations for the Ramondetta Pro paneling. Back when we reviewed both shoes, the paneling didn’t ever seem to break under any abuse we put it through. We’ll get some pairs soon and deliver the results.
Between these Ramondetta’s and the Joey Pepper Pro, we’re torn on which one to take on first. Both shoes have completely different aesthetics yet carry the same vulcanized technology that we love to skate between summer and fall time. Another aspect making this decision harder on most people is it’s well placed $75 price point. It’s a completely reasonable price to pay to support those amazing skater’s that have been long due for a pro shoe. We’re talking to you Joey. HUF is doing it right and we’re seriously just waiting to see Brad Cromer go pro so we can get his shoe next. Petition anyone…?
Which ones do you want to see reviewed? Let us know and we’ll get on it.