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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #420 on: September 14, 2023, 05:28:59 PM »

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #421 on: September 14, 2023, 07:49:01 PM »
If the phocus just did the toe cap under the vamp like they do on the Dickson Iíd be wearing the phocus now. It still donít look bad I donít think. Iím sure Iíll skate them eventually. But that would be the thing holding me back from doing it now. Theyíve grown on me. Especially the white ones look good.

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #422 on: September 15, 2023, 12:24:55 AM »
My local got some KSL in the This Is Skateboarding colorway but boy do I hate to see gold as color in my shoes. Yuck.  :(

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #423 on: September 15, 2023, 06:33:49 AM »
Just pulled the trigger on a pair of KSL G6 and the Phocus G6. Ive been curious about the KSL for sometime and am exited to try them out. Ive been on a bit of an Ed Templeton bender lately and the Phocus kind gives me a Templeton Pro model vibe. Maybe its just the rubber toe... The Omen Hi in Olive gives me a similar feeling, very reminiscent of the Tempster or one of his later models.
Anyway... Give Ed a colorway of something please.

Edit: got bored at the shop, so I drafted up a few Templeton inspired color ways of the Phocus G6 just for kicks Note: my skills are pretty mid, no idea how those other make these things look so real.. any way


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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #424 on: September 24, 2023, 02:12:38 AM »
Is there really a difference between Gamma and Gamma G6 ?

Knowing that I wear orthopedic insoles, they protect me very well, so I don't know if it's worth getting the G6 and paying more since I'm removing the original insole from each shoe from now on !

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #425 on: September 24, 2023, 04:26:14 AM »
Og-1 looks sick.

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #426 on: September 24, 2023, 05:41:51 AM »
Is there really a difference between Gamma and Gamma G6 ?

Knowing that I wear orthopedic insoles, they protect me very well, so I don't know if it's worth getting the G6 and paying more since I'm removing the original insole from each shoe from now on !

Yes, the entire sole unit is different between the two. The flex points and break in time are not the same either. They will legitimately feel different when you walk or skate in them. Your preference for thickness of a cupsole will be the deciding factor between the two.

The G6 comes with that pour in foam compound for the midsole and has a thin, comfortable insole that is removable. The G6 will likely compliment an insole swap better than the non G6 but could be overkill on comfort/support (to some people) since you have G6 midsole + orthopedic insole on a thicker cupsole.

I used the STI insoles from my Maranas and they swapped nicely into the Gamma G6. There's enough volume in the shoe since the upper is not super padded that swapping a thicker insole can work. Not sure how your orthopedic ones are designed, but I have faith they'll fit comfortably in either

I've not worn/skated the non Gamma G6 but I have skated that sole on other shoes. Alcove CC, Figgy Dose, etc. It's a softer, more spongy sole than the G6. More boardfeel/closer to the ground than the G6. Hope that helps!
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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #427 on: September 25, 2023, 10:39:10 AM »
Saw Emerica comment on Instagram that more colorways of the OG-1 are coming up, anyone have any idea which ones and when?

My homie got diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney cancer at age 36 and his birthday is coming up at the end of October, these are his favorite shoes and I'm gonna snag him a pair, just curious as to what's coming in around the bend
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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #428 on: September 25, 2023, 11:07:56 AM »
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@EmericaTM When are the OGís in black and white going to be released?
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Navy/White will be available in the next few weeks and then Black/White will be dropping around October/November.

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #429 on: September 25, 2023, 11:15:41 AM »
Is there really a difference between Gamma and Gamma G6 ?

Knowing that I wear orthopedic insoles, they protect me very well, so I don't know if it's worth getting the G6 and paying more since I'm removing the original insole from each shoe from now on !
The G6 has their foam in the actual outsole and the insole is just a liner thats thin and not substantial. No idea what the regular gamma cupsole is like.

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #430 on: September 25, 2023, 11:53:35 AM »
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@EmericaTM When are the OGís in black and white going to be released?
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Navy/White will be available in the next few weeks and then Black/White will be dropping around October/November.
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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #431 on: September 26, 2023, 10:11:29 PM »
Really loving the KSls right now, the G6 feels great.
Tempted to try some Gammas soon.
Anyone mess with the new OG-1s yet?
Howís the sizing?

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #432 on: Today at 08:23:03 AM »
If you go into the upcoming shoes thread, a bunch of people have talked about the OG-1s but they donít have much positive to say TBH

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #433 on: Today at 10:49:20 AM »
If you go into the upcoming shoes thread, a bunch of people have talked about the OG-1s but they donít have much positive to say TBH
Those people are idiots, itís just funny to me, before these shoes got dropped, so many people were praising the return of these shoes, now they they are out, the younger dunk generation is talking complaining about how these are terrible.

Let me say that I got a pair of these OG 1ís, they fit great(fixed the sizing I think), skate great (great toe box for kickflips), and look great (simple navy shoe), Iím not just saying that because a older head, but because sometimes itís nice to not look like every kid at the park with blazers and dunks on, and especially when all the remakes out there are so bulky and insane, these are the proper mix of classic and wearable without looking like there are bricks on your feet

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #434 on: Today at 12:30:34 PM »
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If you go into the upcoming shoes thread, a bunch of people have talked about the OG-1s but they donít have much positive to say TBH
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Those people are idiots, itís just funny to me, before these shoes got dropped, so many people were praising the return of these shoes, now they they are out, the younger dunk generation is talking complaining about how these are terrible.

Let me say that I got a pair of these OG 1ís, they fit great(fixed the sizing I think), skate great (great toe box for kickflips), and look great (simple navy shoe), Iím not just saying that because a older head, but because sometimes itís nice to not look like every kid at the park with blazers and dunks on, and especially when all the remakes out there are so bulky and insane, these are the proper mix of classic and wearable without looking like there are bricks on your feet

The only real issue and I say this with a bias of loving Emerica shoes and skating them a lot over the years: is the lack of the foam or EVA midsole that was originally promised.

That can be a make or break for people, and that's totally valid. However, not having it doesn't mean the rest of the shoe is shit automatically. It's just not as good as it COULD be if it did have the midsole instead of full rubber.

The quality on the OG-1 is solid. Suede, stitching, mesh, shape, laces, all of it looks & feels as if it was built well. For $95 in the current inflated economy, that's not too unrealistic of a price, given what it's offering.

I own the white/red pair and they feel comfortable on foot! I'm considering getting the navy one soon and skating that one.

For anyone that may want to skate the OG-1 but is worried about the lack of EVA midsole, the insole is the standard one in all their G6 cupsoles. You can swap in a G6, STI, FP, probably Popcush, State, etc. insole to achieve a desired comfort/support combo. The inside of the shoe is voluminous enough to do this. All is not lost on this shoe.
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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #435 on: Today at 02:59:35 PM »
Why the fuck did Emerica miss out on Fabiana and etnies got her??

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #436 on: Today at 04:38:11 PM »
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If you go into the upcoming shoes thread, a bunch of people have talked about the OG-1s but they donít have much positive to say TBH
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Those people are idiots, itís just funny to me, before these shoes got dropped, so many people were praising the return of these shoes, now they they are out, the younger dunk generation is talking complaining about how these are terrible.

Let me say that I got a pair of these OG 1ís, they fit great(fixed the sizing I think), skate great (great toe box for kickflips), and look great (simple navy shoe), Iím not just saying that because a older head, but because sometimes itís nice to not look like every kid at the park with blazers and dunks on, and especially when all the remakes out there are so bulky and insane, these are the proper mix of classic and wearable without looking like there are bricks on your feet
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The only real issue and I say this with a bias of loving Emerica shoes and skating them a lot over the years: is the lack of the foam or EVA midsole that was originally promised.

That can be a make or break for people, and that's totally valid. However, not having it doesn't mean the rest of the shoe is shit automatically. It's just not as good as it COULD be if it did have the midsole instead of full rubber.

The quality on the OG-1 is solid. Suede, stitching, mesh, shape, laces, all of it looks & feels as if it was built well. For $95 in the current inflated economy, that's not too unrealistic of a price, given what it's offering.

I own the white/red pair and they feel comfortable on foot! I'm considering getting the navy one soon and skating that one.

For anyone that may want to skate the OG-1 but is worried about the lack of EVA midsole, the insole is the standard one in all their G6 cupsoles. You can swap in a G6, STI, FP, probably Popcush, State, etc. insole to achieve a desired comfort/support combo. The inside of the shoe is voluminous enough to do this. All is not lost on this shoe.
Hate to break up a good heated debate here fellasÖ but if any of you chums could tell me how the sizing is? Iíll happily be on my wayÖ a simple .5 up / .5 down / TTS would do nicely. ThanksÖ

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Re: Emerica containment thread
« Reply #437 on: Today at 05:26:02 PM »
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If you go into the upcoming shoes thread, a bunch of people have talked about the OG-1s but they donít have much positive to say TBH
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Those people are idiots, itís just funny to me, before these shoes got dropped, so many people were praising the return of these shoes, now they they are out, the younger dunk generation is talking complaining about how these are terrible.

Let me say that I got a pair of these OG 1ís, they fit great(fixed the sizing I think), skate great (great toe box for kickflips), and look great (simple navy shoe), Iím not just saying that because a older head, but because sometimes itís nice to not look like every kid at the park with blazers and dunks on, and especially when all the remakes out there are so bulky and insane, these are the proper mix of classic and wearable without looking like there are bricks on your feet
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The only real issue and I say this with a bias of loving Emerica shoes and skating them a lot over the years: is the lack of the foam or EVA midsole that was originally promised.

That can be a make or break for people, and that's totally valid. However, not having it doesn't mean the rest of the shoe is shit automatically. It's just not as good as it COULD be if it did have the midsole instead of full rubber.

The quality on the OG-1 is solid. Suede, stitching, mesh, shape, laces, all of it looks & feels as if it was built well. For $95 in the current inflated economy, that's not too unrealistic of a price, given what it's offering.

I own the white/red pair and they feel comfortable on foot! I'm considering getting the navy one soon and skating that one.

For anyone that may want to skate the OG-1 but is worried about the lack of EVA midsole, the insole is the standard one in all their G6 cupsoles. You can swap in a G6, STI, FP, probably Popcush, State, etc. insole to achieve a desired comfort/support combo. The inside of the shoe is voluminous enough to do this. All is not lost on this shoe.
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Hate to break up a good heated debate here fellasÖ but if any of you chums could tell me how the sizing is? Iíll happily be on my wayÖ a simple .5 up / .5 down / TTS would do nicely. ThanksÖ

Quite welcomed to ask a question here about it! Assuming the navy ones fit similar to the white ones from the first drop, I sat TTS. You could go 0.5 down if you prefer more snug, but they're a slightly roomy TTS as far  as the white ones go. I'm assuming the navy will fit similarly, if not better.

I am an 11 in the KSL, Gamma G6, Reynolds G6, and emerica's vulcs. The OG-1 I got in 11 fits comfortably, so I personally say TTS. However, it is not as nearly as contoured and form fitting as the KSL. Not enough for me to 0.5 size down, but some may wish to do that.

In short: TTS, but a slightly roomy TTS
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