As stated in the Bobby on Nike article, video parts are only appreciated for so long. Our short attention span, along with the mental abuse of social media has caused us to unintentionally forget some of the better clips/video parts of the year. Aside from fitting these standards, Northern Co‘s Matt Town makes his Welcome video part more worthy than most. Aside from having the visual help from Colin Read, his selection of footwear is basically forcing our digital hands to share his video part. Don’t let our sharing deter you from watching his video part. Throughout most of it, not only can Matt be found in Asics but he’s also doing maneuvers that give us good reason to believe he’s Jake Rupp’s step-child. That’s a good thing.
For those of you asking, Matt was skating in the Asics Onitsuka Tiger model. More specifically, Asics Tokuten model. Onitsuka Tiger shoes began as Japan’s first basketball model from Asics and have since then become a subdivision of Asics. Today, the brand is globally recognized as mainly a lifestyle brand but Matt & others have found different uses for these fully functional models. After peering through many pages, we found that as good as the Asics Tokuten is, we’re leaning a bit more towards the Vikka Moscow or the Asics Hulse for more of a Busenitz kind of feel. Long tongue & all. The outsole actually looks pretty solid on the Asics Hulse too.
Whether it be the accessibility or the cost of these non-skate shoes, it’s clear that more people like Matt are going to skate them because they work. More so, they honestly do look good as fuck. Something about those Asics lines got us fucked up, but in a good way. Potential review? We’ll be in touch Asics…
Have a good weekend everybody.