Emerica Provider shoes run from 5 to 14 in men’s sizing. Fit and length are accurate to measurement.
The insoles of the shoes feature thin vertical bumps that help hold the feet in place, so there’s no risk of your feet sliding around once you’ve got your game on. The bumps also provide the bonus of the insole equivalent of foot massage.
The shoes consist of a 5-eyestay lace system to secure the shoes to the feet. The placement of the laces is high and narrow, which keeps them from ripping apart quickly.
These Collin Provost kicks have a beautiful nubuck leather/suede look with a hint of Wino G6 and Figgy Dose. Emerica Providers come in black/black/black, navy/white, and black/white/gold.
The neutral colorways are easy to style because they pair well with any color outfit. Wear them with a short-sleeved polo shirt and slim pants, or with knitted sweater and jogger pants, or with a basic tee and long shorts. The list is endless. Keep it as colorful or as dark as you like.
The first noticeable things about Emerica Provider sneakers are their clean styling and four-patterned uppers. It’s the beautiful stitching that gives the shoes their minimalistic design. Next is the toe cap rubber which seems to be of a higher standard than some other Emerica models and which wear out slower.
The last thing, but definitely not least, is the new G6 drop-in High Memory footbeds that are made from Emerica’s new proprietary PU. These give the shoes more stability and comfort while keeping the weight light and the impact absorption at a maximum.
In 1996, Sole Technology founded Emerica, bringing to three the skating footwear brands under its umbrella. As with most skating companies, Emerica also built up its own stable of team riders which included Collin Provost.
Nicknamed The Provider, Collin was given his first signature shoes, Emerica Provost, in 2013. The launch was followed quickly by an Emerica video called MADE: Chapter One Collin Provost B Side in early 2014. Just like Provost’s terrific moves in the film, the shoes were also a resounding success.
In 2015, Emerica followed these up with a slimmer version they called Provost Slim Vulc. And around 24 videos later, in 2019, a new pro model was again launched by Emerica and Collin. Named for his skating nick, Collin’s Provider shoes were designed to “provide” just as he does and give serious support for any amount of shredding.
The shoes feature a low profile with a double-wrapped foxing and vulcanized construction, split heel collars for more breathability, high laces, thermic weld reinforced toe caps, and Triangle Tread outsoles.
- Emerica Provider shoes’ uppers have a different fabric depending on the colorway. The navy/white and black/white/gold colorways utilize suede while the all black color scheme makes use of nubuck leather.
- The shoes feature silicone-printed tongues and custom-textured toe bumpers.