Emerica Spanky G6
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
Emerica Spanky G6 shoes have a low-top construction and flexible suede uppers, allowing for maximum movement and comfort. The lace-up closure system, consisting of flat laces and four pairs of eyelets, is placed high up on the sneakers to prevent the laces from tearing easily.
The cupsole construction of the shoes provides excellent ankle and foot support, while at the same time gives a surprisingly good board feel when broken in. Tongue stabilizing straps keep them locked down, so they don’t get in your way whenever you move.
The insoles are removable, which is ideal for people who want to use custom orthotics.
Emerica Spanky G6 Style
These hardy skateboarding kicks from Emerica feature the same elegant styling of the Reserve but with a more casual vibe. The suede, minimalist uppers look upscale enough for date nights but can be dressed down for days in the park when you need to ride. Wear with chinos and a black turtleneck shirt for semi-casual affairs or with camo shorts and your favorite crewneck tee for skateboarding sessions.
The Emerica Spanky G6s are just as impressive as their namesake, popular skateboarder, Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long. The shoes are built tough, with one-piece toes that prevent blow-outs and reinforced vamps.
Emerica’s Pour-In G6 midsoles provide superior impact protection and stability while letting the user get a good feel of the board under him. The Triangle Tread outsoles, meanwhile, give the user a good grip on his board.
Emerica Spanky G6 History
The Spanky G6s are pro skateboarder Kevin Long’s 5th signature shoe with Emerica, which he has been riding for since 2013. Kevin took the design of the uppers from his other model, the Reserve. The leather uppers of the Reserve sneakers were turned into suede, and the toe boxes were made less rounded.
Spanky placed the uppers on G6 soles, added tongue-stabilizing straps, and custom artwork on the soles made from his random sketches. The resulting shoes are a streamlined and more skateboarding-ready version of the Reserves.
- Emerica Spanky G6 shoes feature Whip Stitch details on the heels.
- These kicks are available in black/white and navy/gum colorways.