It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Evan Smith is getting his first pro model for DC shoes. On the other hand, it should surprise you that we haven’t successfully found a photo of Evan’s pro model (yet).
DC’s mindblowing pro has done his fair share of just that, blowing minds. With the likes of Nyjah, SOTY Wes Kremer and the rest of DC’s insanely talented crew, it isn’t hard to imagine why Evan’s finally getting a shoe. Do we all remember that alley oop fs flip that he elevated with such grace at SLS? Someone turn that into a GIF asap already. And if counting competitive skateboarding isn’t your thing, then how about the destruction that took place during his stint on KOTR…
Besides getting tagged in T&N alumni Chris Cole’s instagram post, we’ve noticed a fair share of coverage regarding Evan’s pro model. Most recently, RIDE channel’s coverage of KIA’s extreme sports event (above, 1:38). Random. You can imagine how this infuriates us even more, considering we still don’t have a photo of his pro shoe. Nonetheless, as we awaited for Westgate’s shoe to leak, we’ll practice the same patience that it took then.
Evan’s pro model adds to the growing list of rubber toe caps coming into our lives. The #ReturnOfTheRubberToe marks an important event in skateboarding: we’re all finally waking up to the notion of saving money and time with a functional and durable attribute that’ll save us a lot of grief when looking down at our shoes. To add to that, we’ve been skating the N2 and granted, Evan’s shoe doesn’t include Super Rubber (at least not to our knowledge), one thing is for certain, DC doesn’t have a history of skimming on materials. If they do implement this process on Evan’s pro model, even for a limited time, this could make his shoe one of the most indestructible skate shoes on the market today. Given their production reputation, it may already be well on its way to earning that reputation, especially with all the other rubber toe’s looking to hit the market.