Globe’s biggest claim to fame is the notorious Chet Thomas IV, a shoe that, in its own right isn’t the most awful thing ever made, but as a skate shoe… well, let’s just say it’s better suited for combat-ready body armor than skateboarding.
The Chet IV has been the butt of many a joke in the time since its release, often featured in post-2008 “worst skate shoe ever” debates and generally frowned upon by all who consider themselves up on the latest of skate trends. Regardless of your thoughts, chances are you probably wanted a pair back in the early ’00s and they were too expensive, and now you’ve gotten so used to shoes that actually fit your feet and have boardfeel that the Chet IV just doesn’t seem like a good investment anymore (yes, Globe still makes them).
But now Globe has introduced the unthinkable, a Chet IV chiller.
We came up on these randomly and noticed a few things right off the bat:
1. These are 10 times more skateable than the Chet IV.
2. There’s no mention of them ever existing anywhere.
These may as well just be the Chet VI. With the Kalis Lite proving that skating in chillers is not only doable but rad, we can’t fathom why anyone wouldn’t skate the fuck out of these redux Chet’s. Yes, they’re a Globe shoe but they’re a Chet Thomas pro model so they kinda balance each other out.
More importantly, would you skate a pair? Or do you prefer the OG ones?