Agenda Sneak Peek: éS Skateboarding Fa’15 – Part 2

The Accel Slim, due out this Fall. - $70

The Accel Slim, due out this Fall. – $70

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.

The éS Sculpt, due out in Fall. - $85

The éS Sculpt, due out in Fall. – $85

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 new Swift is the most protective model out of éS Fall '15 collection.

The new Swift is the most protective model out of the éS Fall ’15 collection.

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?

Comments

  1. strtzterhrezrdf

    March 14, 2015 3:29pm

    this is incredible…I’m seriously speechless

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  2. FVCKBOY3000

    March 14, 2015 4:13pm

    Es is getting lazy now borrowing designs and technology from Etnies

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    • Ragekid

      March 16, 2015 2:39am

      -___- éS is from SoleTech… the same company Etnies is from. dumbass.

    • FVCKYOURAGEKID

      March 18, 2015 11:19am

      I’m well aware of that but it doesn’t mean that they can steal designs from etnies.Atleast have the decency to come up with something original.I like the swift but its just way too obvious that es is getting lazy especially with that rubber toe cap,it looks like the one on the etnies marana e-lite.

    • Tyler Dombrowski

      March 21, 2015 10:33pm

      Hey man, you should look at the ‘es catalog from say… 1995 to 2000. The Sculpt is right at home with those models, along with the Swift. That’s totally an original ‘eS design! Of course the toecap is gonna look similar to the others…. it’s screened on and Sole Tech (who owns, makes the Marana E-Lite) found how to shape it for best performance. If anything, Etnies has been stealing designs from the ‘eS catalog for years, but it’s all good bc they are under the same roof. In general if there is new tech, or a new design Sole Tech wants to try ‘eS gets it even if it doesn’t sell well.

  3. G.Flores

    March 14, 2015 4:40pm

    The swift looks the gnarliest, I like the tech look. Es has always made more tech looking shoes that skate better than your usual basic janoski looking shoes.

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  4. KOSEOluis

    March 14, 2015 6:40pm

    Amazing. Really looking forward to buying myself a pair of swifts.

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  5. The Moron

    March 14, 2015 6:54pm

    I’m not sure wether I love the look of the Sculpt or if I hate it 😛

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  6. 666fuck

    March 14, 2015 9:52pm

    Sculpt and swift for sure

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  7. Matt

    March 14, 2015 10:02pm

    *a single tear runs down face*
    :’)

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  8. dan

    March 15, 2015 12:40am

    Some heavy hitters coming from éS

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  9. daddy long legs

    March 15, 2015 1:07am

    I’m not digging the sculpt but I know it will grow on me before it comes out. That sole is straight up k3. The Swift looks like a slimmed DC Josh Kalis 1 which is rad. I might ending up ordering all three.

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  10. Gavin McLeod

    March 15, 2015 2:17am

    Somehow they have managed to make a tech shoe that isn’t absolutely discussing to look at. I can’t wait to get the sculpt on my feet.

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  11. Cody

    March 15, 2015 2:24am

    I like the whole line. The sculpt isn’t my favorite, but it definitely fits in the és style.

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  12. LUIS

    March 15, 2015 2:38am

    The Sculpt brings back some eSpirit!!

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  13. Fun Skateboards

    March 15, 2015 4:08am

    The new es swift look intense, remind me of the boss, old school shoe from emerica. I really like the modernized look of the Accel slims, definitely have to snag a pair soon!

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  14. Fordham

    March 15, 2015 7:12pm

    I like all of them! I started skating when the OG Accels came out, I never had the chance to buy them. Now though, I have full intent of buyng the Accel Slims.

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  15. Johnny Baggy-Balls

    March 16, 2015 7:43am

    Absoloutely fantastic! Looking forward to the next era in skate shoes!

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  16. S.H.Rek

    March 16, 2015 2:29pm

    Looking forward to the Sculpt most of all.

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  17. dr.g

    March 17, 2015 1:20am

    give us more classics please. these 3 are better than the current crop of their releases…

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  18. dr.g

    March 17, 2015 1:22am

    dark brown og accel’s would be nice, es needs to be fat.

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  19. Jeff fadness

    March 17, 2015 8:19pm

    Every one of these are absolutely fire. This is what Skateboarding has been waiting for ever since Es left. These are all super progressive while still being easy to look at.

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  20. Josh G

    March 19, 2015 11:15am

    The Accel slim looks great at first impression but i’d go as far as saying they’ve missed what made the Accel so good; The fit.
    By moving the eye stay up the vamp it means the widest opening is behind the ball of the foot, People are choosing it because of the lack of wider cupsole options that aren’t moon boots. Slimming the padding is a good idea but it didn’t need much taking off it; A little out of the tongue and the medial edge of the heel.
    Like you say the panelling on the toe is going to take some serious wear and reduce the lifespan.
    The re-issued accels are the best version they’ve ever made. Hopefully the quality will be maintained. I had my last pair going for 3-4 months solid!

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  21. hector ornelas

    March 21, 2015 12:06am

    Hopefully they remake the keanu

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  22. Corey E

    March 23, 2015 9:49am

    The AccelSlim would be perfect if it was vulc

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  23. Jay Hova Trommas

    April 7, 2015 3:08pm

    Just come out with regular Accels! Whats wrong with skate shoe companies, DC totally missed the mark with their “Lynx reissue”, it was a good skate shoe, but it wasn’t the Lynx and it wasn’t a reissue. This is why Nike is slapping real brands with their schlong made of focus groups, hype beasts and hush money. Give the people what they want, not what you think they want eS.

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  24. VIchka Fonarev

    May 5, 2015 6:22pm

    how does the accel slim fit? does it run small or large?

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  25. Basil

    March 16, 2016 10:46am

    The sculpt looks promising,I can’t wait to see it in the black/white finish,

    Accel Slim~ Absolutely fantastic shoe
    The 400NBS gum sole is the grippiest sole I have ever skated hands down but not where your stuck to your board at all!

    TRUE BOARD FEEL~ right out of the box which I absolutely love

    Flexibility~ The flexibility in this shoe is so on point

    Tongue~You can say it’s “thin” but it’s padded perfectly and super comfortable the fore foot straps on the perfect size and the tongue doesn’t move and they keep your feet in place for strong board control

    Cushioning~ From the second you put your feet in these shoes you will be throughly happy due to the perfect amount of cushioning and padding throughout the shoe in all the right places without making the shoe bulky or heavy, this shoe is actually pretty damn light weight

    Overall thoughts~A cupsole all suede skate shoe that has true board feel,amazing grip,real flexibility,perfect cushioning&spading throughout,and you can’t go wrong with a Sti insole,

    Hands down one of the best skate shoes is ever skated and in been skating since 1998

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  26. Chris Vu

    October 23, 2016 3:54am

    Looks like koston2 inspired running shoe for the sculpt design. I’m digging it……

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