éS Footwear officially launches to fill the need for a new type of skate shoe, a brand that pushes the limits of advanced footwear design and caters to the demands of the core, technical skateboarder.
éS kicks off with Sal Barbier's first pro model skate shoe, the Sal 23, in Spring. The Fall line adds his second pro model, the SLB (the first-ever mid-top with a neoprene sock liner), plus the Accel (the first-ever skate shoe with a kevlar ollie pad), the Aura (the first-ever skate shoe with an air system), the Aventi, the Contour (the first-ever skate shoe with hidden leather lace loops) and the Uno.
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