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 and anyone’s thoughts on it, it’s impossible to say shoes like the Boyd 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.