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Giveaway AlertWe teamed up with @smithoptics to give you a chance to win a killer prize pack. Swipe up on our story or hit the link in bio to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends March 15th. One entry per person. Good luck! #tacticssnow #snowboarding #giveaway #snow #smithoptics
Happy V-Day! Have a special ripper in your life? Send 'em one of these cards to let them know you like the way they rip!#tacticsskate #tacticssnow
The dude abides & Provost provides. Get the details on the new @emerica The Provider from @the__provider himself. With a double layer suede toe and the upgraded polyurethane G6 Plus insole on a low profile vulc construction, this might just be our new favorite shoe in the line. Swipe up on our story to lace 'em up.#madeinemerica #skateshoes
Huge Happy Birthday to @thegoodhomie! Props for always having a trick for every spot, never being afraid of a battle and somehow still having juice in the tank for another line at the end of a long day. Looking forward to many good times this year : Switch Ollie in PDX // #tacticsskate
@vansskate x @berlhaggard Berle Pro available now, featuring the new Waffle Control construction for built in support with board feel that's good to go straight out of the box. Our dude @davidlobasyuk laced them up this week and was hyped on the grip, flexibility and support from the first kickflip through the all day session. Swipe up on our story to feel the difference.#vansskate #vansberlepro #skateshoes
@dewbear1 has been on one lately! This was yesterday @mtbachelor and by the end of the weekend we could be looking at two feet of fresh. Better get out those powder snorkels. Have a ripping weekend! :@pete_alport // #snowboarding #snow #catcharip #tacticssnow
Happy birthday to the BEST DUDE out there! @austinthongvivong Great skater and the number one hype man to have in your corner. Keep smiling buddy! #tacticsskate
Combining unmatched comfort and proven performance, @burton bindings provide all-terrain versatility. From park laps to powder missions, strap in with confidence. #snowboarding #snow #burton #burtonsnowboards
Step into the next level of comfort and flexibility with the new @adidasskateboarding 3ST.004, featuring energy absorbing BOOST Foam cushioning, an ankle cradling GEOFIT collar, and a Geoflex outsole for natural board feel.#adidasskateboarding #3ST004 #3STWorkshop #skateshoes

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eS Swift 1.5 Skate Shoe Wear Test Review

Slip into eS Swift 1.5 and relive the glory days with this 90’s inspired skate shoe. The Swift 1.5 combines a classic skate shoe style with top of the line quality for all terrain skating. This cupsole shoe is built with a Thermothane toe cap and an STI molded Energy Foam footbed to provide all-day comfort and support. To test the durability, we had team rider Tim McCoy beat them up and see how they lasted.

When he first laced them up, he was stoked on the hidden lace loops because he breaks so many shoelaces. The shoes were a little stiff at first but within the first hour the shoes loosened up and provided enough board feel for flip tricks. Tim says that they fit true to size, but may be snug on the side for skaters with wide feet like him. After a day or so, the shoe stretched enough for a comfortable fit.

Tim skates for about an hour or so a day and goes on street missions on the weekends, and after a solid month of skating, the shoes are still going strong. The Thermothane toe cap wore through and a small rip developed on the tip of the shoe in the middle of the fourth week. The herringbone tread on the ball of the foot and big toe wore down, but never developed a bald spot. With the hidden lace loops, the laces lasted the entire time and only broke once on the top eyelet. In addition to the lasting laces, the STI foam didn't pack out and still provide sufficient impact protection. Overall the shoes held up very well and Tim is going to keep on skating them for a while.


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