As probably the most requested s.s.t.l.t.s., the Rowley SPV seems to have a place in a lot of people’s heart. For those who weighted over the 180lbs mark, these shoes were clearly never meant for you. Whereas the average skinny dude exclusively wore these on a daily basis, with cuffed pants. Don’t blame them though, can’t really see anyone rocking baggy pants with them. There are still countless stories out there of kids skating them, swearing by them and refusing to skate anything else. To those consumers, we say: welcome the idea of walking with a cane by 40, tops.
Honorable other flop: Vans J-Lay
You won’t find much nostalgia behind the Emerica Liverpool because it was a model that exemplifies this list perfectly. It was literally around for three seasons and then gone without warning. With that said, this won’t be Emerica’s most missed model but it lands on this list because of it’s speedy disappearance. Most models at least gather a following, whereas the Liverpool seemed to have flopped even though it looked like an ideal skate shoe. From gathering testimonials online and through 1 or 2 friends that happened to skate the Liverpool, we found out that they skated exactly like éS Square 2′s. Not hard to believe considering their similarities.
Honorable other flop: Emerica Sza
The 76 was a step in the right direction for Fallen. It was simplified cupsole with a tech look but it didn’t go too far over in terms of design. We reviewed it and still remember how good the flick was but since then, the memory is all we’ll have. More than just missing his shoe, many are wondering where Tom Asta is headed next. Some have argued that he’ll stick with the Nike flow that he appears to be on while others have spotted him rocking DC Mike Mo’s. It isn’t clear where he’s headed but one thing is for sure, those who tried out his pro model miss it.
Honorable other flop: Fallen Carlin (even though they never came out)