Emerica Reynolds G6
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
Emerica Reynolds G6 kicks have a low profile that is nonetheless incredibly supportive. The “top-level skate shoes,” as one user put it, have the ideal shape which is not too bulky nor too thin. It comes with enough support and padding to suit your needs.
The shoes are offered in men’s sizes ranging from 5 to 14. The feet are locked down by employing a 5-eyelet lacing system, but since the placement of this is low, laces can quickly get shredded.
Emerica Reynolds G6 Style
These shoes from Emerica have the classic skate looks of the 90s, except less bulky. It references the Reynolds 1 and 2 but slims it down in areas that don’t need as much cushioning and bulks it up in places that do.
Get that comfy skater look by donning loose black pants, a turtleneck shirt, and a jacket with your Emerica Reynolds G6 in black gum.
Keep it ultra simple by wearing the black/white colorway of Emerica Reynolds G6 sneakers with a white crewneck tee and camo shorts.
Other Emerica Reynolds G6 colorways include navy/black, brown/white, and black/black/gum. Since these are all neutral colors, the shoes are easy enough to pair with almost any casual clothing from your wardrobe.
Just like the legendary Boss who lent the shoes his name, these skate kicks are just as impressive. The durability in these kicks is astounding. The shoes hold up well through rigorous hours of skating helped by the triple toe layers and the reinforcements in the sidewalls which hold the structure up.
The pour-in G6 midsoles protected against hard impacts but let the board feel shine through. The wider sole surface area gives the wearer some stability and lessens the risk of rolled ankles while the tongues’ lycra-spandex material let heat escape giving the shoes some breathability.
Emerica Reynolds G6 History
Andrew Reynolds has long been a part of the Emerica family. His first signature shoes with Emerica were launched in 1998. Reynolds 1 coincidentally released with skateboarding company Birdhouse’s The End video which starred Andrew Reynolds among 12 other riders in the cast. The phenomenal success of the skate film (it was the most successful at the time) virtually guaranteed the success of the shoes as well.
Emerica Reynolds 1 had a bulky shape that was very 90s, an airbag at the soles under the heels, and featured gum soles. This model was followed 4 years later with a second installment called the Reynolds 2. These shoes were a more flexible and cushioned version of the first.
The third to sixth shoes dropped successively year on year starting from 2007. As the trend for bulky shoes slowed down, the skate shoes became slimmer.
Fast forward to 2018. Reynolds is now on his thirteenth shoe, and his touch has not seemed to wane. Emerica Reynolds G6 shoes contain a shape that is reminiscent of the older models but not as fat as the 90s releases. The styling definitely harkens back to the first two models, but where the latter was bulky, the Reynolds G6 had the perfect shape—neither too fat nor too thin.
- The toecaps of the shoes were manufactured with a double-sided layer of hot melt to bond all panels together.
- The outsoles feature Emerica’s Triangle Tread design.
- Suede covers most of the uppers of Reynolds G6 shoes.