In Search Of Evan Smith’s Pro Model

Cyril doesn't skate for HUF, Cons or Nike, so WTF is on his feet. Only 1 logical answer: #ReturnOfTheRubberToe

Cyril doesn’t skate for HUF, Cons or Nike, so WTF is on his feet? Only 1 logical answer: #ReturnOfTheRubberToe

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.


  1. will

    May 7, 2015 5:56pm

    looks like steve berras DC shoe with a rubber toe cap. after being on the market for a year the took berras name off of it.

  2. JahNook

    May 7, 2015 7:12pm

    Evan Smith’s new DC pro model. It looks solid. Trust.

  3. Matt

    May 8, 2015 8:24pm

    Scroll to the bottom and there are some pictures of Westgate’s newest pro model. Quite honestly, the aesthetic of the shoe is pretty disappointing for me. The low top looks like a dumbed down version of his G6 shoe with a different sole (Which makes no sense, because that sole was soooo good).

    I will be excited to skate the mid top though. It doesn’t have the techy look I loved with his G6 shoe, but knowing westgate it will hopefully have some cushion and the grip will be good.

  4. Matt

    May 8, 2015 8:35pm

  5. Sam

    May 10, 2015 10:50pm

    Maybe he just DIY’d some of his shoes thanks to your guy’s article last week

  6. Deez

    May 11, 2015 6:01am

    Your hashtags are so corny, you can’t have it both way, you totally rip on brands for being commercial and wack then publish this kitschy, corny writing that sounds like it came from some lame ass poser who desperately wants to be cool.

  7. Chris Williams

    May 17, 2015 11:49pm

    Holy fucking shit! That’s the first time I seen that frontside kickflip. That’s right up there with Penny’s switch frontside kickflip over the pyramid in that old euro contest that’s burned into everyones brains.

  8. assssss

    June 27, 2015 6:26am



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