Size and fit

The Globe Octave has a low profile, with a medium padded collar and tongue. All of which provides the ankles full mobility as well as the needed support. A traditional lace-up closure fastens the upper and locks down the foot with a customizable fit. There's also a loop in the middle of the tongue to keep it in place. Moreover, these Octave shoes come exclusively in men's sizing, which ranges from 7 to 14.

Globe Octave Style

The Octave's silhouette has a heavy, nostalgic '90s vibe, which reminds one of the good, ol' days wherein life was simpler and slower. Its effortless design matches daily staple clothing, which is essentially laid-back and casual—clothing that reminds one not to overthink and just be. But make no mistake about it: the Octave is one tough sneaker and can still pull off the daring, rebellious look.

That said, a pair of denims or khakis is a perfect match to the Octave. Be it regular, baggy, skinny, washed, ripped, tattered, or torn. The Octave looks easily at home with shorts and chinos as well for that walk around the neighborhood. A great finisher to the look can be just a plain tee-shirt, plaid flannel shirt, sweater, or a hoodie. Moreover, these Octaves are available in a variety of chill colorways: rawhide/curry, black/white, walnut/white, and more.

Notable Features

The Octave takes pride in its promise of longevity. Many skaters have said it can withstand long and harsh skating sessions without breaking down or bagging out. As for comfort and impact protection, the Octave has got that covered with its Nitrolite footbed and classic-styled Katana cupsole. Lastly, a signature Globe S-Trac with a broken herringbone pattern provides an excellent grip that lasts.

Globe Octave History

Globe began in the mid-'80s with the launching of the Australian-based Hardcore Enterprises, a company which specializes in skateboarding products and apparel (soon branching out to snowboarding and surfing). It was run by the three Hills brothers, two of which were Australian skateboarding champions.

In 1995, Globe established operations in the US, and there grew bigger. Globe since then produced many high-quality sneakers, such as the Globe Octave, a solid cupsole sneaker known for its durability and performance.

Additional Info

  •  In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, Globe launched a book, titled "Unemployable: 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street."


Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Nubuck
Colorways: Blue / Brown / Black / Grey

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.