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:
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.
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.
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…?