Erik Ellington hit the streets of NYC for his new shoe. Check the video, then we’ve posted SUPRA’s official press release below it.
SUPRA announced today the release of the latest Erik Ellington signature shoe, the aptly named, Ellington. The new, high performance mid top has a contemporary design and is filled with a variety of technical features.
“What sets it apart,” Erik said about his new shoe, “is if you walk into a store today, pretty much every shoe looks like a slip-on. [The Ellington] has that feeling of being simple, but at the same time it’s got a lot more technical features.”
The technical features of the Ellington begin with the lightweight, full length SUPRAFOAM midsole that is thicker in the heel for impact protection and thinner at the toe for better board feel. It rests upon a rubber outsole with sidewalls in the toe and ollie area. The mid top collar, as well as the molded, internal ankle pods provide support and a snug, comfortable fit while retaining movement. A SUPRAFOAM footbed, with mesh sock liner, gives comfort and impact protection. The herring bone pattern in the sole’s high friction areas supplies superior grip.
“I think when you first pick it up,” Erik said, “your first thought is going to be, it’s a mid top, but it’s super light. And that’s always good. Because you put on a light shoe and you feel like you’ve got more pop. But aside from it being light, and that it looks good, is that when you put it on it’s broken in right away. I think that’s really important.”
When asked to talk more about the final design of the shoe, Erik said, “I think a shoe like this, you can throw it on, and it transcends any style. The clean toe makes it feel like a slip-on to me, but at the same time it’s not as punishing on your feet as a vulcanized shoe. It’s a good-looking shoe. And when I put something like that on, it makes me have a better day. If you feel good, you’re going to skate good, everything’s going to be good. It’s one of those shoes that makes you feel better.”