And we’re back, for the second of our new Weartest features taking some of the best skate shoes of 2018 out for a spin.
This time around the skateboard shoe in question is the Emerica Justin Figueroa Dose pro shoe, his second from Emerica. Given his propensity for flinging himself at and down the craziest shit imaginable, you’d be forgiven for expecting Figgy’s Emerica shoe to err on the bulky side – what you get instead is a fully suede, low profile, low-top but with the added bonus of a breathable sock liner for extra support.
Anyway, onto the specifics.
Fresh out of the box.
The Emerica Figgy Dose is Justin ‘Figgy’ Figueroa’s second pro skate shoe for Emerica, with this model also being designed by the big man himself. The Figgy Dose is fully suede and features a new rubber compound design from Emerica, one which they call the ‘Formula G’, and claim will give more grip and be more hardwearing than the standard rubber formula.
Six weeks later.
This one is designed, as you might expect, to be shredded on all terrain given that Figgy is just at home on big rails as he is in concrete bowls. Other notable features include breathable media mesh quarter panels, perforated spandex fit system, a full length eva midsole for heavy impacts, triangle tread with ‘flex channel’ technology, and a one piece toe cap to aid durability.