Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of eS Silo reviews mentioned that the shoes are comfy and ready to skate out of the box.
  • These low-top shoes have excellent cushioning and can absorb impact very well, several people noted.
  • The shoes look puffy but feel light, some testers reported.
  • A few individuals were happy with the amazing style of eS Silo skate shoes which one user described as “a cross between classic and new school.”
  • The sneakers are true to size, a handful stated.
  • eS Silo sneakers provide a comfy and snug fit, just like a glove, some said.
  • The low-top skate shoes are breathable, a couple of users noted.
  • According to one customer, the soles of these eS kicks are flexible.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers of eS Silo skate sneakers were disappointed that only a few colorways are available.

Bottom line

eS Silo shoes are everything great about skating footwear. The shoes are comfy and feel broken in out of the box. They’re able to cushion even the hardest impacts and make every trick and flip a comfortable one.

These kicks from the eS brand follow the chunky shoe trend that’s all the rage these days, but they don’t have the same chunky weight. Instead, these feel light and make every stride a pleasure. What’s even better is that they’re breathable too.

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Fit & Sizing

So you feel that these kicks are for you? Excellent choice. eS Silo shoe sizes range from 5 to 14, which is a pretty decent range as far as sizing goes. The fit is average width, and the sizing is accurate.

The sneakers provide decent arch support courtesy of the foam insoles. Laces keep the feet locked down tight for a snug fit.

The shoes are made for men, but the cool styling can be enjoyed by women too. Since men’s shoes are naturally wider and longer, women have to adjust by going down 1 ½ sizes from their usual shoe measurement.

Wearing skating shoes doesn’t mean you have to skate. An exceptionally-styled one can transition from the sport to any casual outing in a blink.

eS Silo shoes are versatile and can take you from the city streets to the club. For bar nights, wear the eS Silo grey colorway with light-colored pants and a slim-fitting long-sleeved button-up shirt, preferably in blue. Roll the sleeves of the shirt up for a more casual vibe.

For skating days, style the eS Silo black or navy/grey/orange colorways with graphic tees and chino shorts.

eS Silo shoes evolved from the brand’s heritage styles. The interesting retro look is accompanied by modern tech details that provide the shoes with excellent performance characteristics.

These sneakers contain ample padding for doing impact skating, sufficient board feel for skating on flat ground and ledges, and enough support for the feet. What’s more, the toebox is perfect for churning out kickflips.

The shoes feature rubber outsoles with 400NBS tech for durability and STI Energy Foam midsoles for cushioning and comfort.

The eS brand was conceived in 1995 by two former pro skaters—Pierre André Senizergues and Don Brown. It belongs under the Sole Technology group of companies along with Emerica and etnies.

eS is focused on producing technically-detailed skate shoes for the performance skater. One of its first releases was the Accel silhouette, which most skaters from the 90s know as the footwear equivalent of the ubiquitous blue jeans. The Accel release signaled to everyone that eS wasn’t kidding around when it comes to skating.

They quickly followed this up with several other models that made a significant mark in the skating world, and soon, eS was the brand to have when you need to skate or just look like you know how.

The triumphant story of eS came to a brief halt in 2012 when the brand was put under hiatus by its parent company, Sole Technology, so that ST could focus on its other brands. Four years after the break, eS came back with a bang. It revived some of its most popular models, launched a few iterations of its most-beloved silhouettes, and released many new ones.

eS Silo sneakers are new models with a vintage feel. The chunky profile, while on-trend, is a throwback to the 90s when eS made the puffy look fashionable. The shoes may feel retro, but the tech features are downright modern.

  • eS Silo shoes feature front and heel pull tabs and mesh and suede uppers with thermothane panels.


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