Fresh out of the many Emerica boxes this Autumn is Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long’s fourth pro shoe. The Situation is a very light mid-top that comes with a suede and canvas upper in black, brown and green and a light blue, navy tan colour.
There are only 3 lace holes on display, which is a plus in my book as the more laces that are on a shoe, the more chance you have of breaking them. The tongue is fairly thin and compliments the overall shape. The padded canvas on this mid adds protection against stray decks heading for your ankles during sessions, but that is if you actually decide that this shoe should be your choice for skating in. Spanky’s new model could also be your favourite new chiller; the sort of shoe your feet will be stoked to be in after a session rather than during it.
The sole is quite thin so board control is perfect which confirms there is an argument here that these are great for skating in too but that’s personal opinion and one you will have to make yourself once you have these in your hands. Either way these are seriously comfortable, stylish and overall winners so grab some from your local SOS and start this autumn with happy feet.