ELYTS Mid Tops - The Lowdown...

 You all know that Elyts is one of the biggest apparel companies in the game, and they are about to drop their signature product - The ELYTS Mid Top Shoe.

If you have run into Zig Short, Luke Painter or BenJ in the last 6 months, you will have seen a rigourously tested pair of these on their feet. Well now the testing is over and they are heading to a store near you!


Hit the Jump for all the details of this ground breaking (get it!) shoe!

The Official ELYTS Press Release:

"Elyts Mid Top Shoes
Unlike in other roll sports scooter riders only have 2 wheels to absorb shocks and don't have the comfort of a flexible wooden board or inflatable tires. Any impact goes straight to the riders feet and body, exposing it to heel bruising and fractures.
Delivering ultimate shock absorption is the mission of Elyts shoes. We accomplished this goal with a high rebound mid sole insert which stretches from the heel to toe. This proprietary foam insert prevents the padding material from flattening out and is directing the impact towards the center of the heel to maintain its full shock absorbing function. To make it even more effective Elyts added a high rebound insole with gel pad which concentrates its cushioning power directly under the heel.
Also the outsole was designed specifically for scooter needs and comes with a 5 mm thick sole with super high rubber content for superior grip and minimal abrasion. All outsoles are lab tested and must meet DIN 65, the ultimate standard in skate shoe technology.
The upper materials are made of genuine leather for comfort and long life times. Ventilation holes in the front and mesh material in the tongue provide air circulation to cool your feet. The outsole is glued and sewn for an extra strong bond. Great focus was put in the design of the heel area which comes with an articulated ankle shape to provide maximum heel support. The mid top shoe design effectively protects your ankles from getting hurt in tail whips.
- Dual density outsole for comfort and shock absorption
- Proprietary formulated footbed pads molded into footbed
- High rubber content for minimal wear (DIN 65)
- Articulated PU insole with gel inserts for additional impact protection
- Lower hidden lace loops
- Extensive padding in collar and tongue
- Mesh and perforated fabrics for air ventilation
- Padded cuffs for ankle protection in tail whips
- Genuine suede and action leather
- Designed and tested by the Elyts team"

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