The second portion of éS’ Agenda Sneak Peek involves nothing but new models due to come out later this year. With a clear perception in place, éS is in a better position to gauge what consumers are looking for with their new collection of models in play.
The best example of this is their new Accel Slim (above). The same beloved aesthetic of the OG Accel with an updated look for a more modernized take on one of skateboarding’s most popular models. While it may be paying homage to the original Accel, there are obvious changes that no one can prevent- such as a lowered vamp, a less rounded toe and less cushioning. It’s still hard to tell whether this new model, regardless of its heritage, will be able to hold up to the original (in most cases, the answer is no) but we’re willing to wait and see before passing any judgement. The biggest concern will be the paneled toe. While it doesn’t seem to be the element to be most concerned about, the lost in height on the vamp will subject the stitching to more abuse much quicker. We’ll keep you posted with any wear updates asap but the revised Accel looks promising.
A shoe like the Sculpt is exactly what consumers have been asking for since the brand’s return into skateboarding. This tech-forward shoe embodies not only their past catalog of footwear but also their promising future of footwear to come. This model in particular has everything that éS has to offer- a protective and unique ollie guard, tongue centering straps, one piece toe and even features an airbag. The Sculpt has everything a hardcore éS enthusiast could ever ask for, including a much requested runner toe. Whether you’re looking for comfort in a chiller or solid boardfeel for skating purposes, the Sculpt was created with either purpose in mind. Additional colorways will come in a black/gum and navy/gum.
The Swift is your straightforward protective skate tank of a model. Its rubber toe cap and elevated build prove that to be true. As it stands now, it’ll more than likely be the most durable model of the entire Fall ’15 collection because of its additional assets. Of all of its details though, the one we’re looking most forward to is the flex grooved outsole. The ability to break-in this model due to those flex grooves will only increase its popularity and functionality. That especially holds true in a solid black and white colorway. Think back to how the Westgate broke-in so easily because of those same flex grooves.
Of all the models featured in our éS sneak peek articles, which one are you looking forward to the most?