News Update: Mids and High-tops Are On The Come Up

There was once a time where Mids & Hi's were only acceptable when skating. Weird.

There was once a time where Mids & Hi’s were only acceptable when skating. Wtf happened?

The majority of us can take or leave mid and high-tops. Not since the 80’s and 90’s have either model been so popular in the skate world. Rather than reaching the feet of skateboarder’s worldwide (in theory, we should use them more than anyone else), mids and high-tops mainly grace the feet of any sneakerhead enthusiast of today. Did they taint this once essential skate model or do skateboarders just prefer the feel of a low cut shoe? So long as products like Etcetera’s Ankle Stabilizer exist, skateboarders can comfortably continue to skate low models with the same ankle protection as a mid or hi.

In the coming months, these taller models will be appearing much more often than you’re used to. You might’ve already seen it happening. Btw, we just don’t get it. Backed the 3rd one but this one seems a lil much.

Here’s what you should be expecting, sooner than later:

Ellington Hi-Top

No official word on the release of these Ellington Mids but we’re looking forward to them.

Ellington Mid:
Rumors have been circulating about this model since it leaked on Instagram. Considering the shoes popularity amongst the general public and skateboarders all around, it makes sense for it to naturally progress into the taller ranks. Yes, there’s a potential chance of sneakerheads taking it from us and wearing it in every corner of shopping malls across the world but maybe they’ll have some sympathy for us considering we already gave them the Skytop series. They can keep it.

Koston Mid

If you’re having trouble finding your beloved OG EK1’s, this’ll be your only other alternative to the EK2.

EK1 Mid:
Not too many have rejoiced over the rushed appearance of the Koston 2. The 1 had just gained enough traction and visibility before being overshadowed by the EK2. The EK1 was quickly on its way to becoming a favorite before being pulled back for the appearance of EK2. Because of this, the EK1 is harder to find in skate shops worldwide and has left many in search of their beloved quickie. This mid will serve as a good alternative for those still looking for it. Nike, if we may suggest, how about throwing some cut lines in there for those who want to Half Cab it? You guys might have to do this if the EK1 becomes even harder to find in the future.

The long-awaited Angelides shoe is coming soon.

The long-awaited Angelides shoe is coming soon. Well deserved.

Richard Angelides Pro:
There’s no question that Richard Angelides deserves this pro model from Adidas. Aside from the Gonz, Richard has put in his fair share of time at Adidas and we’re surprised that this shoe didn’t come out sooner. No complaints now that it’s here though. All we can do now is wait patiently until these comes out in 2014. The Shelltoe is back! Remember…?


  1. Jared

    December 27, 2013 5:35pm

    Everyone wears low tops now because everyone wants a large seamless toe panel, and those just look too weird on mid or high tops.

  2. G.F.

    December 27, 2013 8:33pm

    The ellington is already a mid top shoe, they probably are just making it taller.

  3. Quinn

    December 30, 2013 9:41am

    Looks like Adidas is putting out some different looking shoes instead of putting out a vulc shoe with a slightly different upper. This and the new silas shoe look so good

  4. drdustan

    December 31, 2013 4:09am

    thank god i hope more models get made into mid’s and hi’s my ankles have been taking a beating in my adi-ease’s.

  5. al

    June 13, 2014 4:12am

    any word on the ellington mid?


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