After our overview of the best Slip-Ons to look forward to this year, we were soon alerted to what could be a glimpse at Boo Johnson’s pro model on Diamond Footwear. While rumors continue to circulate around the validity of Boo receiving a pro model so soon, there’s no question that Diamond Footwear could benefit from having a notable pro represent his own signature shoe.
In our guide to slip-on options, we briefly spoke on how difficult it is to truly innovate a shoe that benefits from being simple, and here we are again witnessing a slip-on that looks like none other.
With a paneled layer of suede added to the top of this mysterious model’s upper, we could only surmise that one could gain some extra padding in the event that the board comes flying back down at you after kicking it away. To add to that, upon closer review, you’ll notice that Diamond is continuing to utilize a neoprene sockliner system just as they did with their Folk mid slip-on model.
With more information pending, we’ll be sure to keep you posted with developing details as everything comes to light. As it stand right now, it looks like Diamond is going above and beyond with their new skate division.