Justin Eldridge Speaks About The Theory

Posted May 12, 2006 by éS

Hey, Justin. Let's talk about your new éS pro shoe, the Theory. Which past shoes (or anything else) inspired or influenced your design?
No past shoes did, really. I just wanted a shoe with a vulcanized sole [for good grip and board feel], so we just built it up off that and it turned out great.

Did your shoe go through many major changes, or did you have a strong idea of what you wanted from the start?
I had a strong idea of what I wanted from the start, but I made a few changes in the stitching, the tongue, the laces, plus the overall thickness and thinness.

How long did you work on designing and refining it?
Around six months.

What's the tread like?
It's kind of like a waffle tread, but it's new and exclusive to my shoe.

What, if anything, inspired or influenced your choice of colorways?
I wanted to get a blue / brown colorway in there for the Dodgers. Then there's your standard black and white, plus some bright and some mellow colors. They always look good.

What kind of colorways will we see on your shoe in the future?
A denim color, which is going to be sick, and a maroon. There will also be a red / white / black Jordan colorway, too.

Will we ever see any special fabrics or patterns on your shoe in the future?
Yes, a Timberland-influenced one with a nice suede. That's going to look really good.

Which éS riders skated in your shoe during the testing period?
I don't think many of them have pairs yet, but Atiba Jefferson does and he loves 'em. I also have friends I've given pairs to and they love 'em, too.

How has the reaction to your shoe been so far from those who've skated it?
Very good. Everyone's really psyched on it and asking me when it's going to come out. They all like it. It's going to be great.

Does it skate good?
So good. It's the best shoe I've ever skated, for sure.

Are you happy with the way your shoe turned out?
Very happy.

Closing comments?
Just go buy the Theory right when it comes out.

On June 1, 2006. Thanks, Justin.


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There's 73 responses to "Justin Eldridge Speaks About The Theory"

  1. that is a pretty rad shoe. i defintely would buy it.

    nastasia Posted: 8 years ago
  2. The green dont look too good, but the black is awesome.

    puerto rican gringo Posted: 8 years ago
  3. Sorry for this being off topic, but Josh P, the Black/Dark Grey/Gum Accelerate is synthetic, right? (I'm going to order soon)

    nioreh25 Posted: 8 years ago
  4. Yes.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  5. Heck yea!

    Im gonna get that Dodger colorway ASAP!

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  6. the theory looks like a great shoe. the brown and blue colorway looks great

    This is kind of off topic, but are the brown gum accels still going to be in the fall line?

    ilikeskating Posted: 8 years ago
  7. im gonna get some when they come out

    JimM99 Posted: 8 years ago
  8. When it's Pj leaving to ADIDAS ?!??

    Fred Rodrigues Posted: 8 years ago
  9. The Theory sound and look insane. I definately need to pick up a pair right when it comes out.

    Accel13 Posted: 8 years ago
  10. They look cool, only problem i have with them is that their toecap place, thingy looks to long, like Nike Dunks, and the Dunks don't skate well. But yea the Theory look nice.

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  11. Eldridge is sick but I don't like vulcanized shoes.

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  12. i might buy those green ones those are to sick. this will be the first pair of shoes that i bought that weren't the accels in 2 years

    sbkr3w Posted: 8 years ago
  13. so why was the pj ladd post erased? anybody? Garry, Posh J?

    MONBUKAGAKUSHO Posted: 8 years ago
  14. sbkr3w - im beating you on the accel buying by 3 years haha theyre just too good huh?

    Shané Posted: 8 years ago
  15. sick shoes....ill probably get some

    skate4food Posted: 8 years ago
  16. -Fred Rodrigues
    piss off with them questions man

    and i love this shoe

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  17. MONBUKAGAKUSHO - I don't know. But if you click on the picture of PJ Ladd that's in the 5-10-06 team report, it will take you to the site with the PJ footage.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  18. THank you,

    MONBUKAGAKUSHO Posted: 8 years ago
  19. I agree with Justin. P, I don't like vulcanized shoes, it makes me think of Rowley shoes.

    incsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  20. shit shane your killing me. yea they are to fucking good

    sbkr3w Posted: 8 years ago
  21. I just got the PJ Ladds and I want to thank you guys at es for making another great shoe. Keep up the good work.

    accels fo life Posted: 8 years ago
  22. Yea they look sweet but like most people i dont like vulcanized soles they make me think of vans

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  23. Some badass shoes

    pjladdismyhero Posted: 8 years ago
  24. is it just me, or does anybody else find it kinda hard to skate in the k7s?

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  25. Justin eldridge's skating is so sick and so is his first pro-model. I'd would have bought some but i just spent my money on some new Black/gum accels. i love accels.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  26. Josh P. in the third picture is that the Arklow shoe behind Eldridge or some more Anti-social colorways ???

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  27. Sorry for being of topic but, Remember when you guys did the timeline? well on the P-Rod one (2001) you said you'd post a picture of his aborted pro Model. You Never did and I want to see it.

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  28. Alex i think they are all Theory's but im not sure

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  29. Bestskater.- P-rod's shoe is the K7 just that Koston took his design because he went off to nike.
    Peter.-they are not Theory's because the shoes im talking about they have 'eS logos and the Theorys dont have 'eS logos on them. look carefully in the third picture.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  30. man thoes look nice!

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  31. i'm already over the new vulcanized movement.. shoes are getting way too simple. I kinda miss my tech shoes.

    mattp Posted: 8 years ago
  32. oh yea sorry about that alex in the third picture there is the anti social and i think the accel in white blue and black and the 2 others i have no idea

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  33. And where did you hear this Alex? I still want pictures.

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  34. Bestskater.- Oh yeh dude Garry said something about the Arklow in the past blogs he said it was like an updated EOS so the shoes in the third picture kinda looked like EOS with the eS logo so i thought it was the Arklow.....
    Peter.- no problem, i think its the Anti-social in some new colorways.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  35. In the third photo on the wall at the left are four Anti-Social shoes.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  36. yeah thats what i thoght thanks Garry.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  37. ok then haha maybe not an accel up there i just thought the blue black and white one was cuz i couldnt see the éS sign

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  38. burrito.

    Spazspiz239 NY Posted: 8 years ago
  39. so No Pictures?

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  40. why do you interview a guy that has nothing to say , nothing to show ? so boring you will neva sell those ...seriously .


    SDW Posted: 8 years ago
  41. Yeah! What about the Sarmiento?? Its stupid that we cant see those shoes close....

    TurboButt Posted: 8 years ago
  42. hey fred...it ain't happening. the rumormill is a bitch.

    Lester Shy Posted: 8 years ago
  43. damn havent been here forever

    i just got a pair of eos yea im kinda late but i love em, and i like the theories style i thinkim gettin the black ones with white sole i love shoes like that

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  44. Bestskater.- i thought you were talking about the arklow not the K7 yeah dude i think Garry or Craig said that the K7 was P-Rod's shoe.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  45. K7 was p rod.
    shoes on left are leed ? no ?

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  46. Oh Josh i love you're avatar !
    Scheme Rulez !! best éS selling shoes. Far away from these "theory" ...
    My theory is more simple, the designers recycled the breaker into a vulcanized shoes.
    What imagination !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  47. yea that avatar is sick i just saw that lol

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  48. I think there should be a 'plus' version of this shoe, and the square one, as there is on for the accel.

    Josef Posted: 8 years ago
  49. Is it just me, or in the first picture, does it look like the shoe in the upper right hand corner is a mid top???

    Gnarles Barkley Posted: 8 years ago
  50. Oh, yeah. Those shoes are pretty cool. Im gonna buy them!

    TurboButt Posted: 8 years ago
  51. i still gto my all white accels loving them but need to save some money up to buy these kicks

    Wouter2005 Posted: 8 years ago
  52. Those look sooooo nice. Maybe eS is going to fine without Koston.

    eSHead Posted: 8 years ago
  53. Nice Colors but i despise vulcanized kicks.

    wutEsdo79483 Posted: 8 years ago
  54. es will oviously be fine without koston "eShead" i dont think he was even there best skater PJ, and Justin take my spot on this team and those kicks are pretty dope i might wait for the denim or just get red/black for time being


    accel-man Posted: 8 years ago
  55. when do those come out?

    whaaat Posted: 8 years ago
  56. nevermind but how can i find out where those are going to be sold

    whaaat Posted: 8 years ago
  57. how is blue and brown dogers colors?

    big BLUE Posted: 8 years ago
  58. I ordered the green ones. They got em at www.valsurf.com

    accels fo life Posted: 8 years ago
  59. They're all pretty sick! Any hi-top theory coming soon???

    chomp_on_this_92 Posted: 8 years ago
  60. nevermind.

    chomp_on_this_92 Posted: 8 years ago
  61. Thats pretty stupid that koston went to eat-the-shit LAKAI!!!! suck da dick, Koston!

    Sambazka Posted: 8 years ago
  62. Koston is the best, But why lakai?!

    Sambazka Posted: 8 years ago
  63. cuz they got guy!

    LosAngeles Posted: 8 years ago
  64. did anybody see that brezinski is nuts contest on valsurf.com. that kid is funny.

    LosAngeles Posted: 8 years ago
  65. brezinski should have been pro 4 years ago

    yep Posted: 8 years ago
  66. I like the green and red ones.

    Nick. Posted: 8 years ago
  67. oops I mean the green and white ones.

    Nick. Posted: 8 years ago
  68. omg i cant wait to get me apair man!!!!!i love the black red and white ones!!!those are sick!!!!! and is that a high top i see in the backcorner??

    cant wait


    conejo818 Posted: 8 years ago
  69. esfootwear ist die beste schuhmarke!!!

    esfootwearisthebest Posted: 8 years ago
  70. I still want Pictures

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  71. Already got my 2 pairs from Val, holla

    Gnarles Barkley Posted: 8 years ago
  72. do they rip easily?

    marc Posted: 8 years ago
  73. naw man, they're super good.

    mine are at least

    Gnarles Barkley Posted: 8 years ago

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