In regards to our title, we mean that in the best possible way.
If anyone has been more deserving of a shoe with their name on it, it’s been the energizer bunny of skateboarding: Mark Suciu. While he’s been relatively quiet in recent times, in comparison to his former part-after-part self, we can only imagine that he has something big stirring up for the release of his Adidas pro model.
The Suciu’s, despite their modern look, really do remind us of an early 2000’s skate shoe. For one, if you’ve tried on any early 2000 shoe and then try on the Suciu’s, there’s some similarities that you can not deny. One of those similarities are their protective boardfeel. The Suciu’s thick Adiprene + insole is largely responsible for that early-2000’s jargon that we’re talking about. This insole is so thick that some might feel off when trying to break-in their pair simply due to their thickness. It isn’t anything to disregard but we wouldn’t be so quick to pass on the Suciu’s because of it. As with early 2000 skate shoes, you had to break them in over a period of time in order to earn/gain that beloved boardfeel. As a result, you’ll have more protection during the initial period of skating them and it’ll only get better with time.
This insole is made up of a mixture of EVA foam and a rubber fusion. Aside from giving a full rebound back from any and every impact, the insole itself feels so comfortable that you’ll probably find yourself in the Suciu’s post skate session. Let’s just hope that its thickness doesn’t gain praise for chilling in more than skating in (doubtful).
The other reminder of their early era-2000’s similarities is the nicely heighten and rounded toe. While we’ve only put in the initial hours of our review, we can say that this larger toe is reminiscent of the days where you didn’t need to flick as hard in order to get your board to flip. As with any shoe, it’ll take some adjusting with your skating in order to get used to it but other than that, the shoe’s perform great.
The padding surrounding the heel counter, along with the overall construction of the shoe, locks in your foot better than most shoes on the market today. The gusseted tongue only adds to that lock-in feeling with the Suciu’s. The outsole has groove lines in all the right places that allows this cupsole to flex like a vulcanized shoe, without feeling like one though. Really interesting design tbh. More on the well-deserved Suciu pro model in the coming weeks. We’re just putting them through our rigorous process of heelflips and kickflips. 🙂
What do you guys think about the design? It’s not the most unorthodox design, but then again with all the rubber toe caps in the market, the Suciu’s would actually stick out at any skate shop.