This time last week, we were talking about skating the latest Westgate pro model. Before publishing the full review, we wanted you to check out the progression of the first 6-hours of skating. If you didn’t read our FG, we described most of the qualities of the latest runner toe to hit the skate shoe market. Be sure to catch up to that article before reading this one.
As with anything new (not really), consumers have every right to be precautious about Westgate’s runner toe. This design is finally coming back after a 5-7 year absence & considering that it hasn’t been used in some time, who knows whether it’ll work as good as some of us remember it. After all, we were younger & more gullible as to what made our ollies higher & kickflips easier. To answers your concerns though, the Westgate’s toe works perfectly fine. If anything, it’s made our flicking easier with flip tricks. The lip from the runner toe, along with the black sole, created a corner around the toe area that serves as a perfect pocket for performing flip tricks.
The outsole, as intricate as it looks, works so simple. For such a bulky-looking outsole, it fits quite slim and gives off more board feel than you’d expect. We’re not going to give away too much info considering we’re still in the review process but we have high expectations for the Westgate’s. So far they haven’t disappointed us, nor do we think they will. Full review should be published before the end of the month.
Have a good weekend everybody.