Verdict from 37 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • eS Scheme footwears are “the best damn skate shoes in the planet” according to one user, and many skateboarders agree with him.
  • The shoes are super comfortable, several testers stated.
  • eS scheme skate shoes are stylish kicks that take you to a nice trip down memory lane, plenty of reviewers remarked.
  • These are high-quality kicks, according to a few wearers, and you can feel how solidly made they are.
  • A good number of people reported that eS Schemes are “awesome reissues” that are built to last.
  • The color combinations are just dope, some individuals noted.
  • The cushioning of eS Scheme skateboarding kicks is spot on, a handful reported.

1 reasons not to buy

  • eS Scheme skate shoes are limited edition reissues only.

Bottom line

the brilliant skaters and heavy-hitters were gathered in one team. The styling is both current and nostalgic, just like the shoes’ performance, which is old tech yet works brilliantly today because skaters still swear by the Scheme.

These shoes are well-constructed with a chunky profile and nicely-padded features. Comfort is high with these kicks, and durability is typical eS.

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Good to know

These fantastic reissues of the eS Scheme model are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 14. The shoes are true to size and fit is on point as well.

The puffy, padded tongues not only provide a cushioning effect but also enhance the shoes’ lockdown feel. Fit can be adjusted through the 4-loop lacing system.

These kicks have the enviable position of being current and vintage at the same time. The fat shoe styling which was so popular in the mid-90s to the early 2000s has come right back around again and is all the rage in the sneaker world. These are like those trendy kicks with one exception. Bulky these may be, but I doubt anyone can call these shoes ugly.

Here are some styles to rock with these kicks.

- Pair the grey, black, yellow colorway of es Scheme shoes with blue jeans, a grey tee, and a charcoal denim jacket.

-If you’re feeling particularly voguish, match the white, grey, navy eS Scheme shoes with grey cropped pants, a white collared shirt, a grey round neck sweater, a charcoal coat, and a derby hat.

- eS Scheme kicks in royal blue, black, and white will look good matched with loose brown pants, brown short-sleeved sweater or shirt, and a denim jacket.

eS Scheme sneakers feature an all-new update of STI Ortholite Open Cell Foam insoles to keep shock-absorption at an all-time high while EVA midsoles replace the previous nitrogen bag of the OG. The insoles not only give ample cushioning but also wick away moisture, enhance ventilation, and provide the feet with antimicrobial qualities.

The rest of the shoes are vintage Scheme starting from the puffed-out tongues which give off a 90s vibe, the showy lace loops, and the big, chunky profile.

The year 2000 was the heyday of skateboarding. A lot of people donned skate shoes back then, whether they knew how to ride a board or just wanted to look the part.

It was a period when skating shoes were even bigger than basketball ones. It was the time when skate videos became big, jumpstarted when the eS Menikmati film came out. It was the era of legendary skaters such as Bob Burnquist, Eric Koston, Tom Penny, Rick McCrank, and Arto Saari. And it was the year when the eS Scheme silhouette launched.

The eS Scheme model became the symbol for skateboarding’s heyday. It was chunky, it was well-padded, and it skated like a dream. It was this perfect mix of performance and nostalgia that made people clamor for a return. eS obliged. It was no surprise then to anyone that the eS Scheme’s March 21, 2019 comeback was a resounding success.  

The reissues kept a lot of the OG details intact—which kept loyal fans happy—from the ample padding down to the styling. However, eS did away with the air bubble at the rear and instead utilized  EVA midsoles with STI insoles instead.

  • eS Scheme shoes are for sale for $100.
  • The sneakers feature a cupsole construction, textile uppers, and 3M reflective accents.
  • These are vegan-friendly kicks.
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.