The Chad Muska signature Skytop legacy continues with the much-anticipated pre-release of the Skytop IV. Skytop purists will love the return to the high top style, and the subtle allusions to its ancestors, but that’s where the familiarity ends because there’s little else about the shoe’s radical design that is common to anything, even its own groundbreaking heritage.
“The Skytop IV is something completely new,” Muska said. “It’s pushing footwear design into the future, it’s merging worlds, and different genres—it’s high fashion meets high performance athletic footwear. We really wanted to create a shoe that you could go skate with the homies in, then come home, put a fresh pair on, and go out at night in—one to skate, one to chill.”
The Skytop is as much a shoe as it is a philosophy. Since it’s inception in 2006, it’s been a reflection of Chad Muska’s passion for art, creativity, and progression, while at the same time it embodies the spirit of a skateboarder rebelling against traditional mainstream culture and anything the masses consider popular and safe. Chad, it can be said, is on a journey, and the path he walks is in the Skytop IV.
The black Skytop IV will be released at fine SUPRA retailers worldwide and suprafootwear.com on November 29 (Black Friday, US).