Questions and Rumors: Dylan Rieder’s Next Shoe Sponsor

Only in dreams.

We wouldn’t be all that surprised if this came true.

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.

There already were talks of a collaboration between Dill, Dylan and Vans Syndicate. Photo Shopped or Real?

There already were talks of a collaboration between Dill, Dylan and Vans Syndicate. Photo shopped or Real?

Apparently, this is already confirmed via SLAP. Making this article, completely useless. Meh...

Apparently, this is already confirmed via SLAP. Making this article, completely useless. Future pro model…?

At a certain time, there were rumors of Dylan and Austyn landing on CONS. Don't know what happened with that...

At a certain time, there were rumors circulating of Dylan and Austyn landing on CONS. Don’t know what happened with that but regardless, we had fun writing this. 🙂



  1. vlagtr

    February 9, 2013 6:10am

    With him being so tight with Dill and AVE, and his Gravis being based on the Slip On Pro, I wouldn’t be surprised if he found his way back to Vans. Only, this time, I bet Dylan gets more creative freedom to design a fashionable skate shoe. But, as long as he doesn’t land on a non-core company, I’ll be happy.

  2. eddie s. pum

    February 9, 2013 6:58am


  3. Logan jones

    February 10, 2013 5:32am

    The latest clip ive seen of dylan, he was wearing mikey taylor dc’s

  4. Harm

    February 10, 2013 5:53pm

    I think you’re overlooking the possiblity of Dylan getting on huf, because he has been wearing a huf hat. I also have this idea in my head that he could be going to lakai because he has that park with marc johnson and guy. Although the shoes they make really aren’t something that he would wear. But think that’s the case with almost all the footwear brand. Gravis made some shoes that were different from all skate shoes. I just think when he gets on a new company he will want them to make him a signature shoe that will resemble his style.

  5. trevor

    February 11, 2013 5:56pm

    probably not. but he should get on supra.. i mean look at their shoes. they already make 100$+ shoes. with no real logos visable. (talking the falcon low).. so why not?

  6. Hot Carl

    February 12, 2013 5:17pm

    Toms…..he needs to bring his tootie fruity pretentious “cooler than thou” flair to Toms.

  7. BossHog

    February 12, 2013 10:56pm

    EMERICA! He’s always hanging with the Herman, Hsu, Reynolds is one of his idols. They all skate together at his park. AND, Emerica did a ripoff version of his shoe style called the “HOBO” and WINO. Theyd have no problem keeping dylans logos low profile and tap dancing style.

    Good Fit in my opinon, but i understand the big guns mean better stability with a house mortgage.

    • Eduardo

      February 14, 2013 11:27pm

      its not that easy to get on emerica, probably the most respected skate shoe brand around.

    • Cody Krause

      April 13, 2013 8:46am

      Haha you don’t think dylan is respected enough to get on fucking emerica?

  8. Nene

    February 15, 2013 12:55am

    What about habitat footwear? I could see him on there for some reason and i would think he would get the “creative pull” he’s looking for there…..

    • jack

      April 22, 2013 8:00am

      yes! now that i think of it, habitat would be perfect and actually fit his style.

  9. Dave

    February 16, 2013 4:46am


  10. Bosshog

    April 3, 2013 10:22pm

    He’s going to be on a major “big shoe company”. Nike, Addidas, Vans, or DC. The guy is still young but he’s maturing quick and those smaller shoe companies or up and coming shoe companies fail, sell away to japan etc. He’s going to want ‘stability’ , ‘money’. Or start his own company (which I don’t see happening unless he comes out with another huge amazing part..But he sells more shoes than Michael Jordan. How many different pairs of shoes does he have with Gravis ? – They all sell out fast. He’d be dumb not to take the highest price possible no matter what shoe company.. even if Puma offered him the most – he’d go there. But I don’t see him going on smaller brands like Fallen, Lakai, Supra, Huf… not gonna be able to compete with a Nike or DC.

  11. Alex

    April 3, 2013 11:29pm

    Just saw a clip of Dylan at his park rocking some vans;

  12. Eddy Vazquez

    April 28, 2013 1:36am

    Dylan’s shoe style is slim, so maybe he should join vans or possibly emerica

  13. richie

    June 17, 2013 7:29am


  14. whale bones

    June 17, 2013 4:13pm

    volcom shoes, just wait.

  15. calisk8er

    July 20, 2013 10:48pm

    Vans, Rvca and Ashbury, all ready his style

  16. jimmybueno

    May 19, 2014 6:54am

    huf…. perfect fit


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