Size and fit

Available in men’s sizing, this shoe is a part of Justin Figueroa’s skate shoe collection. It features a one-piece toe cap area that helps prevent blowouts. Also, it has a lightly padded mesh liner that gives more stability while the tongue stabilizing wings ensure that the foot is locked in place.

With the internal fit system, the shoe keeps the foot securely in place. You can use it as a slip-on and lacing it is optional. You can skate without the laces, and the fit is still precise. It also has a thin build that offers increased air circulation to keep the foot fresh. Also, it got the high-rebound EVA foam midsole that delivers shock absorption and comfort. 

Emerica Figueroa Style

Dress to impress with the Emerica Figueroa. With a slim and low-top profile, it has a one-piece toe cap that takes away any seam problems. It is designed as a slip-on sneaker. However, lacing it is optional since it is also built with a lace-up closure system with metal eyelets. It is available in different colorways including brown/white, black/white, black gum, grey/gum, and blue/gum.

Notable Features

Among the striking features of the Emerica Figueroa is the internal fit system which eliminates foot slippage because of the internal bootie that keeps the foot secured. It also allows for it to function as a slip-on sneaker. Also, it has a triangle tread sole that offers protection, durability, and a reliable grip.

Emerica Figueroa History

Emerica was launched by Pierre Sénizergues in 1996. It is under the umbrella of the Sole Technology Inc, along with eS and Etnies. The brand name Emerica is the portmanteau of Etnies and America. In the fall of 1995, all Etnies shoes that were sold are shipped as Emerica footwear in the Spring of 1996. Also, Emerica is known as a more raw, simpler, and straight-ahead footwear brand compared to Etnies.

Among Emerica’s promising skate shoes is Justin Figueroa’s Pro model. With a thin build, the Figueroa shoe has a combination of durable suede and canvas uppers that offer foot breathability. It has an internal elastic fit system that ensures the feet to securely lock in place, making the use of laces to be optional. With a cupsole construction, it has a durable rubber outsole with Emerica’s triangle tread that offers a fantastic board feel and a perfect skate performance grip.

Additional Info

  • The foam-padded foam footbed comes in a colorfully striped design.

Facts / Specs

Style: Minimalist, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Canvas, Suede, Cup Sole, EVA, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Summer, Spring
Features: No lace

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