Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of Emerica Reynolds G6 shoe reviews mentioned nothing but praises for the kicks’ durability especially when it comes to the three-piece toe layers.
  • Many commended the sneakers’ high impact protection, which makes jumping down stairs and other high places painless.
  • Several skateboarders who wear-tested Emerica Reynolds G6 shoes claimed the support in these is amazing.
  • These are the perfect skate shoes, according to a good number of users who say these give a nice solid edge for grip and flick.
  • These sneakers from Emerica’s skate lineup provide enough cushioning where you need it and are extremely comfy, plenty stated.
  • The shoes’ board feel is excellent and is not sacrificed for padding or comfort.
  • A few noted that the fit is exemplary.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some users who skated Emerica Reynolds G6 shoes reported that the laces rip easily.

Bottom line

Emerica Reynolds G6s are Andrew’s signature shoes that are just as badass as the 1998 SOTY winner himself. These kicks are definitely built for extreme skating because of their ultra-durable build that can withstand hours of daily abuse with nary a tear in sight.

The cushioning and impact protection in these is also quite high, and with the cupsole construction, bruises on arches and heels are a thing of the past. The soles are the perfect combination of board feel and rigidity, and with these on, you’ll never hurt your feet on gaps again.

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Emerica Reynolds G6 kicks have a low profile that is nonetheless incredibly supportive. The “top-level skate shoes,” as one user put it, have the ideal shape which is not too bulky nor too thin. It comes with enough support and padding to suit your needs.

The shoes are offered in men’s sizes ranging from 5 to 14. The feet are locked down by employing a 5-eyelet lacing system, but since the placement of this is low, laces can quickly get shredded.

These shoes from Emerica have the classic skate looks of the 90s, except less bulky. It references the Reynolds 1 and 2 but slims it down in areas that don’t need as much cushioning and bulks it up in places that do.

Get that comfy skater look by donning loose black pants, a turtleneck shirt, and a jacket with your Emerica Reynolds G6 in black gum.

Keep it ultra simple by wearing the black/white colorway of Emerica Reynolds G6 sneakers with a white crewneck tee and camo shorts.

Other Emerica Reynolds G6 colorways include navy/black, brown/white, and black/black/gum. Since these are all neutral colors, the shoes are easy enough to pair with almost any casual clothing from your wardrobe.

Just like the legendary Boss who lent the shoes his name, these skate kicks are just as impressive. The durability in these kicks is astounding. The shoes hold up well through rigorous hours of skating helped by the triple toe layers and the reinforcements in the sidewalls which hold the structure up.

The pour-in G6 midsoles protected against hard impacts but let the board feel shine through. The wider sole surface area gives the wearer some stability and lessens the risk of rolled ankles while the tongues’ lycra-spandex material let heat escape giving the shoes some breathability.

Andrew Reynolds has long been a part of the Emerica family. His first signature shoes with Emerica were launched in 1998. Reynolds 1 coincidentally released with skateboarding company Birdhouse’s The End video which starred Andrew Reynolds among 12 other riders in the cast. The phenomenal success of the skate film (it was the most successful at the time) virtually guaranteed the success of the shoes as well.

Emerica Reynolds 1 had a bulky shape that was very 90s, an airbag at the soles under the heels, and featured gum soles. This model was followed 4 years later with a second installment called the Reynolds 2. These shoes were a more flexible and cushioned version of the first.

The third to sixth shoes dropped successively year on year starting from 2007. As the trend for bulky shoes slowed down, the skate shoes became slimmer.

Fast forward to 2018. Reynolds is now on his thirteenth shoe, and his touch has not seemed to wane. Emerica Reynolds G6 shoes contain a shape that is reminiscent of the older models but not as fat as the 90s releases. The styling definitely harkens back to the first two models, but where the latter was bulky, the Reynolds G6 had the perfect shape—neither too fat nor too thin.

  • The toecaps of the shoes were manufactured with a double-sided layer of hot melt to bond all panels together.
  • The outsoles feature Emerica’s Triangle Tread design.
  • Suede covers most of the uppers of Reynolds G6 shoes.
Danny McLoughlin
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.