HUF’s Boyd Receives The Velcro Upgrade

Photo: @Grandeur1

In keeping with skateboarding’s cyclical nature, the multiple-Velcro-straps idea has taken hold amongst skate shoe designers and will more likely than not be featured in the majority of brands’ shoe lines this year. As of yet, we haven’t seen a brand new Velcro-only model, but the retooling game is certainly afoot.

HUF determined the appropriate model to rework the following idea, resulting in a Velcro Boyd rendition. Regardless of how quickly the all-straps method is being embraced andย anyone’s thoughts on it, it’s impossible to sayย shoes like the Boydย don’t have an entirely different aesthetic to them when viewed through the Velcro lens.

There’s something of a timeless quality to particularly the Boyd in its upcoming iteration, walking the tightrope between fresh and classic design. Maintaining a very “skate” silhouette, it’s difficult to argue that these couldn’t have come out at any point in the last 25 years and been seen as instant classics.

There’s no availability date yet, but you should be anticipating this Velcro Boyd to drop sooner than later. If you’re still finding yourself a bit on the fence with these aesthetically, Stephen Lawyer has been ripping in them and has been making them look quite tasteful.



  1. Davie Dick

    May 16, 2017 8:55pm

    It seems everyone’s on the velcro-train and i’m just here waiting for padded hightops and mids to come back.

  2. ray

    May 17, 2017 12:12am

    Look skate shoes for seniors!

  3. No, just no

    May 17, 2017 2:54pm

    IDK, I can’t stand when every company does the same thing. It’s like the entire industry is scared to make moves and do something unique, so they’re just copying whatever they think works. TBH, I think there’s gonna be a whole lot of Velcro shoes sitting on shelves and sale racks in 2017-2018. Sorry, you can only get away with Velcro shoes if you’re too young to tie your laces, or you’ve lived long enough, that you’ve earned the right to not care.

    • All Beat Up

      May 20, 2017 12:55am

      While I agree with your sentiment about trend-following in shoe companies, I’m still stoked to get those sweet-ass velcro digs on the cheap once this fad is over. #clearancerack4lyfe

  4. Jay

    May 20, 2017 7:33pm

    Velcro looks legitimately awful. No idea why people take to it

  5. DT

    June 13, 2017 7:38am

    Stop this please, make shoe laces great again!

  6. ftp

    June 17, 2017 5:39am

    When the janoski’s came out with velcro straps, I thought they looked great and it looks equally as great on the Boyd’s as well.


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