Verdict from 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Globe Mahalo is a budget-friendly sneaker.
  • Most wearers admire the shoe's looks for its stylish, unique, and cool appeal.
  • Several purchasers add that the model is very versatile and easy to style.
  • A lot of buyers have remarked in the Globe Mahalo's reviews that the shoe is highly comfortable.
  • It fits true to size, many users have noted.
  • Some reviewers have commended the sneaker for being nicely padded.
  • Quite a few commenters share that they get compliments when they wear the Globe Mahalo.
  • The model is well-made and holds up well, more than a handful of wearers praise.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of purchasers have grumbled that the shoe's heel rubs against the skin.
  • According to a few buyers, the Globe Mahalo does not have much arch support.

Bottom line

A new addition to the Globe sneaker collection, the Globe Mahalo proves that shoes don't have to be all for looks. This budget-friendly model comes packed with features for both work and play. It has a high-wearing outsole and a fully padded insole, perfect for accomplishing skate tricks.

At the same time, wearers love the sneaker's unique style, ideal for different casual occasions. It was also deemed to be comfortable and well-made. On the other hand, some buyers find the model's arch support to be insufficient.

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Good to know

The low-top Globe Mahalo is offered in men's sizes 5-14. It's built with a medium width. The lace-up system can keep the fit secure. Meanwhile, the shoe's low-cut silhouette offers excellent ankle movement.

The upper of the sneaker can be made up of textile or suede or a combination of both, depending upon the colorway. Such materials offer a durable and stable fit for the wearer.

A lot of colorways were introduced for the Globe Mahalo. The selections include black shaved suede/green camo ripstop nylon, black typhoon, and black/green/hemp. Neutral shades are mostly used for the colorways to give the shoe a low-key and subtle appeal.

The sneaker's athletic flair will suit many skate outfits, such as pants or shorts along with t-shirts. A street-ready appeal can be achieved with the shoe when it's paired with jeans and a sweatshirt or hoodie. Track pants and joggers will also go well with the model's laidback yet classic skate design.

Every component of the Globe Mahalo shoes was handpicked by the brand to ensure durability and quality. The sneaker has a timeless skate silhouette, complete with a simple three-eyelet system. Light padding on the collar and tongue give the ankle additional comfort.

Some colorways feature contrast stitching for an urban appeal. Meanwhile, the rounded toe adds another classic inspiration to the shoe. Globe branding is found near the collar and on the heel tab. On the tongue is the Appleyard label to signify Mark Appleyard's creation of the sneaker.

Canadian pro skateboarder Mark Appleyard created the Globe Mahalo skate shoe. It is a classic vulcanized model made up of a textile or suede upper. In signature Globe style, the sneaker features a Shockbed insole, along with Globe's Super-V outsole.

The Mahalo’s classic low-cut silhouette is a testament to Globe's heritage as a skate brand. Moreover, the casual style doesn't diminish the shoe's functional skate performance.

The model is packed with different features for support and impact control, enabling the skater to maneuver through his tricks. It also has a vulcanized construction to ensure durability. Wearers can transition the shoe through different casual activities, proving that kicks don't have to be all about looks alone.

  • The polyurethane footbed offers superior rebound protection.
  • Globe's S-Trac lug pattern is used on the outsole, delivering ultra-flexible and grippy support.
  • The Super V vulcanized sole was built with endurance, grip, and smooth flex in mind.
  • The black cord colorway is one of the brand's vegan products, keeping environmental impact to a minimum and ensuring that no animal was affected by the production. 


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