Supra Reveals A Refreshing New Team Model With The Melrose

The SUPRA Melrose in Blk/Gold. Coming soon…

SUPRA, while occasionally following standard ideas and concepts within skate footwear design, has always shined brightest when deviating from the path most trodden.

The Ellington models have all been homages to before their time, yet highly memorable in both design and colorway choices. The Cuban remains the only chain-laden, entirely perforated skateable slip-on. Lizard’s fold-down high-to-mid echoed I-Path’s Cats version (but designed to skate functionally) and, like it or not, the Skytop has consistently challenged the very idea of what a skate shoe is, both material and aesthetic-wise.

SUPRA’s always been on their own level, and may be the first brand in 20 years to successfully pull from early ’90s Airwalk and Etnies style elements without ripping them off or creating a blatant throwback. The side paneling, the egregious amount of stitching, the murdered out colorway… all signs point to a winner for old and young alike with the Crown Coalition Melrose. This vulc homage has a longer toe area and notably lower profile harkening back to Vans as much as early Lakai vulcs, combining multiple eras into one modernized shoe built to skate.

Completing the homage-like attributes are a deconstructed tongue and a latex insole for full ventilation without sacrificing durability.

Dee Ostrander’s woodgrain Melrose, available now.

Coming at you in multiple materials and textures and repped by the one and only Dee Ostrander, the CC Melrose is currently available in “wood grain” for $65, and all-black very soon. For those of you who are looking for a new aesthetic after the rubber toe & t-toe trends, keep your eyes on SUPRA in 2017.


  1. mooraga

    June 2, 2017 12:05pm

    Fuck I miss the Avex 🙁

  2. Expecttheworst

    June 2, 2017 1:21pm

    Supra should get recognition for having some the more original looking models. I’m pumped.

  3. george

    June 5, 2017 2:22am

    Ellingtons are basically Jordans

  4. Expecttheworst

    June 6, 2017 9:15pm

    The eS Sal mids are basically Jordans – the Ellingtons are Reebok Workouts, but they skate well enough until the breathable side panel blows, not sure what they were thinking putting mesh in the ollie area

  5. Pdigzz

    June 7, 2017 11:16pm

    The profile is ok, but gawd those Melrose’s are ugly as sin!


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