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Lace up the Jerry Hsu-designed Emerica Men's HSU Vulcanized Skate Shoe and go thrash like the Emerica pro himself. The Hsu rocks a hidden lace strap to keep your laces from flailing, and a jacked-up insole photo portrait. These mid-tops keep your ankles from rolling like a raver, and thin padding on the tongue and collar give you more board feel. The Hsu's triple-stitched toecaps don't disintegrate after a gnarly session, and the vulcanized rubber outsoles keep you from doing the electric slid into traffic.

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Prime midtops

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Was wanting a bulkier shoe for the winter than the Herman 6's I just had and got what I wanted. This shoe has a solid construction and really gives you some great ankle support being a midtop. The lace protection is pretty hefty too and yet I can still feel my board pretty well. Great skateboarding shoe from Emerica once again!

Good but doesn't last

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

They're probably the comfiest shoes I've worn, the STI insoles are awesome. The sole is really grippy, but even though they're vulcanized, the board feel isn't great. They flick kickflips and tre's nicely. The bad side is how little they last. After like a week of skating, probably like 2 hours totally, the kickflip area was down past the leather midsole and the other material (it's not suede, i don't know what it is) was starting to rip. Get some shoe goo with these and they're great, but if you don't want to make them look bad with it then you should probably get something else.

Sick

    Man i love these shoes! the are the most comfy shoe i have every worn... I am the only skater in my school, so most of them dont get it and hate it. They say the colors mess everything up. I dont think so. Havent skated em cause its snowing outside and dont have a indoor park. Im sure its sick! i got the blue/brown/yellow looks sweet, feels good!

    -BigZ

    Pretty good

      I didn't buy these through DogFunk.

      I got these ones (http://emerica.com/shoes/hsu-12/grey/), and the material is different from those offered on DogFunk. It's more of a canvas-like material that showed wear within an hour of using. I'm a bigger guy, so as a result probably kick/drag my feet harder on the griptape, so that may be a factor here, but I was not very satisfied with the durability of these shoes. Maybe if I had some Shoe Goo and started patching the holes when they were still small this wouldn't have been an issue. Oh well, we learn new things everyday.

      They are really comfortable though, and provide great ankle support without being too bulky, so for that reason I have to give them 4 stars.

      SICK!

        these are the coolest shoes i have owned. mine are yelo and blu and marroon and they are so comfy and cool. i get comliments all the time. BUY THEM they are sick AND great for longboarding. almost too grippy for longboarding haha, these would be great for skating tho.

        Nothing Better

          This is the only pair of shoes I skate; I refuse to skate anything else because not only is the feel amazing on these shoes, but its a good blend of support, feel, durability, and weight. I have skated most brands and almost all emericas, but these last above average because of the double stitched toe-cap but still had the close feel because they are slim fitting to the foot and comfortable. Last about 2-3 months of daily skating which is pretty good, at least in my experience (i've had lakai's and es's last for less than a month and fallens for almost 4 months). They also have a decently thick sole, even though it wears through pretty quick. Overall, best combination of shoe there is to offer without sacrificing at least one attribute.

          Great Kicks, Bad Slicks...

            So i got these shoes, paid full price for them; something like 60$ and loved them. The Purple really pops when you put on some accent Laces. They are outrageously comfortable and great to skate it with all the protection you could need.... My only qualm with these fly kicks is that the Sole for someone who skates (Everyday) wears through very quickly... I go through a pair of shoes in about 3 months... regardless of the brand :/ Thats the only downside keeping it from the 5 star rating.

            Only Shoe I Love

              Minni, Black friday. Bought them about a year and a half ago, and still wearing them. Not ripping because i got 9 pairs of shoes.. but i wear these things every day. great comfort, awsome style. To bad they dont make em in grey anymore.

              Love it

                I have used these shoes for about a year now, just normal everyday use, and they are still looking good. I'm very pleased with these shoes. Emerica knows shoes! : D

                Love it

                Nice footbeds

                  What impressed me most about these Hsus was the footbed. It was way more comfy and padded than most footbeds that come with skate shoes.

                  Overall good style

                  Sizewise, I sized down .5, as I do with all Vulk sole skeakers and it was worth it. In cup soles (nike dunk etc), I wear a 10 and I got these in a 9.5. Woo

                  what is better the gum soles or regular...

                  what is better the gum soles or regular soles????????

                  Gum soles have the tendency to be softer then the conventional rubber sole. There are pros and cons to this. The pro is better board feel, softer landings, and better grip with the gum. The standard rubber sole will last longer, but really, the suede will blow out before the sole, any day.