With all the trends running around skateboarding footwear, there’s been plenty of originality seen. Some have gone tech, dressy or straightforward, but regardless of their category, it’s easy to see where they got inspiration from. Sometimes it’s too inspired to the point where it unfortunately looks like a bad skateboarding copy. Fortunately, this isn’t the case with DVS. From everything we’ve seen this year at the Agenda Tradeshow, DVS seems to be cultivating their own category while drawing inspiration from their very deep library of shoes. They aren’t quite tech and it’s nothing a team handsome nominee would wear, rather, these shoes are made for skating and performing in the most basic sense and we love that.
Chico’s latest pro model is as simple as it gets without fading into obscurity on the skate wall. It’s paying homage to DVS’ heritage with their old school logo hit on the side panel but also has some carefully placed accents throughout the shoe that you might not notice at first glance. As you might’ve imagine, this shoe is heavily inspired by Chico’s Nicaraguan background, from the shoe’s insignia to its mesh lining throughout the tongue -which is because of how hot the conditions are when skating in Nica. It’ll have DVS technology like Flexfeel and the popular Ortholite insole to keep everyone happy. We’re definitely expecting big things from this model for Fall ’14.
The heavily anticipated Torey 3 is finally here after many months of preparation. As requested by Torey himself, the shoe stays true to his mid preference and has a bunch of flavor to it. The strapped lace protector has many functions. From what we’re told, Torey’s direction with the velcro strap was to make putting the shoe on easier while still having other uses. Rather than traditionally placing it at the very top, the strap protects the shoe from excessive wear, adds a complex style to the shoe and proves that it isn’t just there for fashion sake. Also, the Torey 3 was made to please the masses. If you’re in desperate need of a mid but aren’t feeling the strap, you can easily removed it with some scissors. Apparently, Torey doesn’t mind customizing his shoes from time to time and with his 3rd signature shoe from DVS, he makes it easy for you to personalize it just as he would. Btw, kudos to its super technical outsole. It definitely makes it skate-able out of the box dudes, just wait and see.
There’s no denying it. If we put out a “Best Skate Shoes of Agenda” list (we probably won’t), the Revival SC would probably be in the top 5. Just the simplicity of the shoe, along with the small details make it irresistible in our eyes. The paneled bumper side opens up endless possibilities of protective materials and even better colorway potential. This cupsole features the popular Vaporcell technology that we’ve been enjoying since our Vapor review. Have you guys tried it yet? As soon as they drop this Fall, expect a full review so you can confirm our expectations. We have high hopes for this one.
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