"The most important thing to me was immediate break-in and longevity because I like to skate my shoes for a long time. The front had to be thin and close to the foot to give you better connection to your foot and better connection to the board. You need your shoe to feel worn in but still maintain the right flick and feel right on your board. No one wants a stiff, bulky, thick, puffy shoe anymore.
The solution suggested was a new material rubber upper, and I thought it was sketchy at first. I expected we’d go with suede because that’s what I’ve always skated in. But we tried it, and it was so legit. Honestly perfect. It’s really thin, so it only takes a day or two to really break in. But it takes a long time to rip and I think that's important for kids out there. They want to be able to skate in their shoes for a while." - Nijah Huston.