Up For Review

One Hour In The Etnies Helix

 

The good folks over at etnies recently hit us up to review their new Helix model for Spring 2017, and we were glad to put them to the test since we’d been hearing a lot of hype around the new, tech model from one of skateboarding’s first and longest standing footwear brands. Always innovating and pushing forward the progression of the skate shoe game, we knew the Sole Tech camp had another winner in store for us.

Our friend and longtime etnies fan Cory Mansour was our guinea pig for this review, and after years of skating the Marana and Jameson XT, he was more than happy to roll around to get a good feel for the Helix and break down the basics for us in front of the lens. Watch the video above to see what Cory had to say about the etnies Helix and peep the photos below to learn a bit more about the technical features of this shoe.

 

 

The Helix by etnies, ready to rip.

 

 

It’s a match! The Helix offers technical features and design elements for those who aren’t scared to venture away from world of basic vulc shoes that most of us are comfortable with.

 

 

If you’ve been looking for a comfy cupsole shoe to skate, this one is certainly a contender. The Helix features a 400 NBS rubber outsole molded into the STI Evolution Foam midsole which provides superior grip and impact protection.

 

 

The Helix comes complete with the Flow-Molded PU Helix web vamp which ensures a breathable, flexible toe box, also serving as an additional layer to rip through once you kickflip that suede to smitherines.

 

 

The best part of skating bright red shoes is seeing the scuff marks on your grip tape. Try out a pair of the Helix for yourself and paint your Jessup with some red suede today.

 

Photos and video by Mike Chinner

Emerica Wino G6

 

Emerica listened to their audience and gave them what thet wanted: a skateable version of the original Wino. The Wino G6 builds upon the original Wino style by adding durability and delivering a one of a kind skateable hybrid to the Emerica line.

Including a pro colorway from Jeremy Leabres in addition to three team colorways, the Wino G6 is a functional, tough as nails kick that looks stylish both on and off the board.

 

 

Navy / Gum / White / Suede (Jeremy Leabres colorway)

 

 

Black / Black / Suede

 

 

Blue / White / Navy / Canvas

 

 

Black / White / Suede

 

                                                               Features
 
– G6 Impact Resistant Polyurethane Insole
 
– Double Wrapped Vulcanized Construction
 
– Heel Anchor System
 
– Tuff Cuff Collar Padding
 
– Double Wrapped Vulc
 
– Suede & Canvas options available

 

 

 

 

Cuff up and buy the new Wino G6 here on the Emerica site or find them at your local skate shop!

Go Puck

Go PuckOne of the best things about mobile media devices is that they allow us to communicate and document our lives and events from virtually any region of the planet. Unfortunately, many of these cameras, smartphones, and tablets tend to be inefficient in battery life to last throughout an entire day. When you’re out on the road, off the grid or away for several hours in a day skating or busy being that god forsaken selfie guy, it’s more than likely that you’re going to need some crucial and additional backup in battery power.


Go Puck iPhone

Consider the Go Puck. It’s an essential compact power source that’s easy to carry, optionally wearable, and ready to keep you free from missing that Instagram photo, shooting a crucial GoPro clip or receiving important texts or email.


GoPuck Power


GoPuck GoPro

There are currently two low priced GoPuck models available – both with two individual charging options (normal and rapid) via a micro USB cable provided. Also included is one Active Munt with 1/4″ thread.


GoPuck Japan

So Go Puck yourself and be prepared and ready for those moments where the only power source available becomes the one charged in your backpack. For more info, connect with gopuck.com.