Monday, January 31, 2011
Marc Johnson #5.
When I was putting together DC week, I noticed that a lot of other classic skateboard footwear came out in the same time frame of 1996 - 1998. This included shoes from Sal Barbier, Kareem Campbell and Eric Koston.
First up is the Emerica Gama. I don't think that this shoe necessarily qualifies as an all time great, but I had a pair and I really liked them. It was a plain and simple design with a good cupsole. It's interesting to note that other than Vans and maybe Sheep, nobody was making anything Vulcanized.
Emerica had some pretty catchy ads with good use of bright colors and unusual layouts.
Slap - April 1997 Volume 6 Number 4