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- Durable Skate Shoe
- Outer Material: Smooth Leather
- Inner Material: Manmade
- Sole: Gum Rubber
- Closure: Lace-Up
- Heel Type: Flat
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Top Customer Reviews
I've got broad feet. Narrow shoes like Supra's don't fit.
Durable and stylish. The sole is a bit stiffer than most Vans, which are too weak for me.
So maybe skaters will complain about a lack of boardfeeling but for a longboarder like me they're great.
I don't feel much difference between Encore, Finale and Rage.
I wear them every day.
The version I bought is plain black except for red fabric innards and a red logo on the sole, plus the traditional white sole surround. No coloured stripes, even the laces are black. The reason this matters is because the uppers material seems to be different to all the others, where they have suede or suede detailing, this pair is entirely a sort of vulcanized material. I don't know how to describe it because I've never seen anything like it, but it's far tougher than leather, enough to get a bit of a knocking sound when you rap your knuckles on the side but without being inflexible.
I love these shoes. Having resolved myself to getting them because I wanted plain black and these were the only ones that were stylistically similar to my usual taste, I think they're now my favourite pair. I'm sure there's something different about black skate shoes, they all seem to be designed like nobody can see them. Except these! Appearance-wise they're actually pretty swish and could pass for smart if nobody is looking too closely, if you cover the tongue with your trouser bottoms then there's no visible colour either. The lack of a luxurious suede appearance bothered me when I bought, not now. (The photos of this style on Amazon are washed out and don't do them justice, look elsewhere for a better representation)
But the best part is how tough they are! Even the laces are more reinforced than on my other skate shoes, believe it or not, they're not as flexible and feel somewhat solid. Everything about these shoes says they're about getting the job done, I don't recall seeing any others which were so obviously built to take knocks. All business and yet they still manage to look great. So if you find that the usual canvas or suede doesn't hold up, this review goes double.
After 5 months of just walking with them (around 20 minutes) and no skateboarding at all, a hole appeared at the sole and some days later another hole on the tip.
I wrote a complain to Globe and attached several pictures of the actual status of the sneakers.
After weeks of "I can't help you, I will forward it to the proper person" they recognized that the shoes were flawed and asked for account to reimburse the money but SURPRISE, just a couple of days later they changed their mind, denied any payment and told me "we are sorry but as we have not the same color and size, we can't help you, bye :) "
So I do not recommend them at all and in case you go for them, remind Globe will not take any liability even though they recognize they sold you a flawed product.
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the globe trainers i ordered were exactly how i imagined them to be, really comfy fit .. certainly one of my favourite trainer makers.Published on 5 Mar. 2014 by marc hunt