Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Numerous reviewers commended the durability of the Emerica Figgy Dose sneakers.  
  • Like most Emerica low-top sneakers, these skate shoes present lots of color options. 
  • This model from the skate shoe lineup of Emerica brand impressed many reviewers with its superb grip.
  • Several reviewers mentioned that Emerica truly stepped up its game as far as quality is concerned through this particular rendition of the Emerica Figgy skate shoes. 
  • A few reviewers noted that the Figgy Dose is an excellent upgrade and a far shot away from the original Figgy skate shoe. 
  • Several skaters liked the gusseted tongue and internal cleatie of this shoe because they can wear it comfortably even without laces.
  • Many commented that this Emerica shoe is overall comfortable whether on or off the board.
  • This shoe offers excellent support, according to a couple of buyers.   
  • Affordability is one of the strongest features of this shoe. 

4 reasons not to buy


  • Numerous observations stated that the Emerica Figgy Dose offers less boardfeel than the original skate shoe model.
  • Some skaters and casual wearers mentioned that this shoe takes time breaking in. 
  • A few users observed that it fits narrow or tight in the toe area.
  • Some skaters commented that this is bulkier than the first Figgy shoe. 

Bottom line

Pro skater Justin “Figgy” Figueroa’s signature pro model from Emerica, the Emerica Figueroa, gets a noteworthy upgrade in the Emerica Figgy Dose skate shoes. 

The reviews for the Emerica Figgy Dose are mostly positive, thanks to the Formula G rubber compound that’s more durable than traditional cupsoles. It is built for skate-ready performance; hence, it delivers superb grip and support without compromising comfort and street-ready aesthetic. Although narrow-fitting and requires some break-in period, the Figgy Dose is another great skate shoe model from Emerica. 

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Good to know

The second pro model of Justin Figueroa aka Figgy is a low-top performance skate shoe offered exclusively in men’s sizing that ranges from US 5 to 14, half sizes in between included, in D – Medium (Standard) width. 

Because of its low-top construction, wearers are assured of non-restrictive ankle mobility with sufficient foot support. It has a lace closure system with four pairs of metal eyelets and flat cotton laces for an adjustable and comfortable fit. Also featured is a perforated spandex fit system for better fit and breathability. 

The Emerica Figgy Dose is another modern skate shoe model that fuses functionality, comfort, and street-ready aesthetic. In particular, it features a monochromatic suede upper with a clean-looking one-piece toe cap and sufficient reinforcement on high wear areas that collectively gives out not just a visually pleasing appeal, but also versatility in styling. It is the kind of skate shoe that could function just as well as a casual shoe for everyday activities. 

This second signature skate shoe of Justin Figueroa from Emerica footwear brand stayed true to the first and original Emerica pro model of the athlete with notable upgrades for better performance. 

In this shoe, Emerica addressed durability issues from the Figueroa model and made a more durable skate shoe by incorporating Formula G rubber compound, which is 15% more durable and 50% grippier than traditional cupsoles.

Also, the insoles feature an artwork that is actually based on the pro skater’s old tattoo.

Established in 1996, the Emerica footwear brand has successfully climbed up the ladder and became one of today’s most prominent skate shoe manufacturers. It was founded by World Champion professional freestyle skate Pierre Andre Senizergues as part of the Sole Technology, Inc. conglomerate. In its niche market, Emerica is known for designing and producing 100% performance skate shoes. 

Like other skate shoe brands, Emerica has formed a team of professional skateboarders that helps in the conceptualization and design process of its shoe models. A member of this team is an American pro skater Justin Figueroa aka Figgy, who already have a signature model with the brand called the Emerica Figueroa. 

The pro skater’s second signature shoe with Emerica dropped in 2018 and called the Emerica Figgy Dose. It is a low-top, lace-up skate shoe that features a one-piece toe cap, perforated spandex fit system, Formula G rubber compound, and suede upper. Colorways released include Emerica Figgy Dose Navy/Gum, Brown/Black, Tan/Gum, White/Gum, Brown/Black/White, and Black/White/Gold. 

  • The Emerica Figgy Dose sneakers also feature full-length die-cut EVA midsole, medial mesh quarter panels, and Triangle Tread with Flex Channel technology. 
  • Some skaters skate these shoes without laces.
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Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.