While everyone drools over Dylan for different reasons, some because of his phenomenal skating in those ridiculous pants and others because they want to get into said pants, we’re too busy gossiping over what brand he’s likely to be on in the coming year.
Mr. Handsome himself has got the pick of the crop when it comes to shoe companies but you have to wonder if the man who hates logos will just sign with any company. Though it may not be likely to sign with Salvatore Ferragamo, you can just imagine that it would be a dream come true. The perks would definitely outweigh the cons. Dylan would have no opposition towards putting out another dressy pro model and in all honestly, with the surprises we’ve been seeing lately, would you be all that shocked by SF coming into the skate game? With that hyperbole aside, what actual brand would be okay with his design recommendations? This is definitely one of the few quandaries Dylan would be facing in signing with another shoe company.
Ultimately, that is what made Gravis the alternative skate shoe brand it was. Aside from offering skate shoes suitable for the club, a soirée, or wake, they skated extremely well and fitted only the most beautiful and unique skaters around. At the time of it’s release, the Dylan was, you could say, ahead of it’s time. Regardless of how many times people mocked his shoe, whenever skater’s found themselves getting ready for a job interview, they wished they would’ve had a pair magically appear on their feet. Now, if you look back and venture through countless catalogs of the last 3 years or so, you’ll find a replica of his model somewhere. When they weren’t on the feet of chic, hipster wanna-be Brooklynites, they were on the feet of skaters with cuffed pants and cigarettes in their mouths, doing their best to emulate their most adored Gravis pro. Now that Gravis is dead (everywhere but Asia), where are these middle-aged men supposed to get skate-able and more importantly, fashionable footwear from? Probably here.
Creative control was huge for Dylan at Gravis and now that Gravis is no more, we can’t really picture him going elsewhere. But just because we can’t see into the future doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. Below are some guesses of where Dylan might end up. Can’t say whether or not he’ll be as influential as he was on Gravis or even allowed in the shoe design area at that, but we think one of these three are for certain.