Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Emerica Wino Standard is a very budget-friendly skate shoe.
  • Several testers remark that it's pretty comfortable to wear, feels already broken in, and ready to skate out of the box.
  • Some users add that it delivers good board feel and control.
  • Most shoppers like its simple low-profile silhouette, which adds a nice, clean touch to any daily clothing.
  • A couple of customers share about getting loads of compliments while wearing the Emerica Wino Standard.
  • The Wino Standard comes in a lot of classy monochromatic colorways, which a reviewer mentions with joy.
  • This Emerica shoe runs true to size, based on the majority of reviews.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few users observe that the Wino Standard does not have much overall padding in the collar and tongue. 
  • Its footbed feels fairly flat, offering not much support or cushioning, according to a reviewer.  
  • At least one customer dislikes that it has no ventilation ports.

Bottom line

Emerica introduces a new addition to the Wino family, the Wino Standard. It’s a classic Emerica skate shoe made with a single wrap vulc construction. Its clean suede or canvas upper comprises of a quarter paneling and a one-piece vamp, which makes for an even, consistent wearing.

To welcome the feet is a die-cut lightweight EVA footbed. Underneath it, Emerica’s signature triangle-tread outsole delivers superb gripping performance. On or off the skateboard, the Wino Standard is a solid, handsome sneaker, equipped with the skating necessities. It sits at $55 apiece.

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Good to know

The Emerica Wino Standard is available in men's sizing, which ranges from 5 to 14. Its classic low-cut design enables the ankles to have full mobility so that they can effectively adapt to sudden foot transitions when skating or walking. Moreover, the Wino Standard uses a traditional lace-up closure to lock down the feet with custom fitting.

Its minimalist styling gives the Wino Standard a smart, polished design, which one can easily dress up and down. It looks at home in both skinny ripped denims and regular pants or chinos. A hoodie, sweater, flannel, long-sleeved polo, or tee shirt are great matches for a top to this sneaker.

That said, the Wino Standard comes in classy, monochromatic color schemes, such as black/black/black, white/white/gum, navy/gum/gold, burgundy, tan/white, and more. It’s also featured in Victor Aceves signature colorway. Lastly, on specific colorways, the Wino Standard may feature vegan materials for its upper.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Wino Standard is its classic vulc skate shoe silhouette, which reminds one of the 1960s California. Yet the Wino Standard has that modern-day vibe to fit the present sensibilities. Its minimalistic, monochromatic design simply breathes out sophistication, which many people seek nowadays.

In 1996, Sole Technology, which was owned by World Champion pro skater Pierre André Senizergues, launched Emerica. The young skate brand soon emerged by forming and sponsoring a team of skaters. Big names such as Andrew Reynolds, Ed Templeton, Bryan Herman, Figgy, and Leo Romero made up the team. Then on, Emerica produced memorable skating videos.

Over the years, Emerica had churned out high-quality skate shoes, which gathered a massive loyal following. Since its emergence, the brand’s functional yet stylish silhouettes had captured the fancies of skaters and sneakerheads alike. The Wino Standard continues Emerica’s heritage of skate-specific shoes that flaunts huge doses of style without missing on technical features.

  • The triangle treads on the hard-wearing outsole offers multidirectional grip.
  • Each pair has five reinforced metal eyelets that add to the overall durability of the sneaker.
  • Emerica branding is detailed in the sidewall, tongue, insole, and outsole tread.


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