Footprint Insoles Citrus Slip-On Shoes Review

Footprint Insoles Citrus Slip-On Shoes Review

Features:
  • Impact Energy
  • Board Feel
  • Joint Support
  • Kingfoam Insole
  • 360-degree heel protection
  • Extended Durability

Footprint InsolesFootprint Insoles Citrus Slip-On Shoes Review have recently ventured into making skate shoes. I personally love their insoles and had to try their shoes out to see if they were up to par with their usual level of quality. The claims they’re making with shoes should make any skateboarder curious to try them. According to Footprint, the special DGS sole their shoes contain a special liquid foam in them that absorbs 90% of the impact. The sole is also specifically designed to provide arch support and align your ankles and knees the same way their insoles do.

They have two different models, but they both have the DGS outsole. I got the Citrus slip-ons. When I got them, they seemed pretty ordinary. They fit true to size, and a little bit looser than a vans slip on. There was one minor complaint. The stock insole was slightly small so it didn’t fit snug in the shoe. You would occasionally have to shift it around because after a couple sessions it would drift too far towards the heel. It’s also worth mentioning that aftermarket FP insoles didn’t fit inside the shoes. It’s not a huge deal because the DGS outsole is supposed to have all of the arch and impact support built in.

The ordinary feeling of the shoe quickly goes away after you wear them a little. The soles felt really soft. You can easily sink your fingernails into them. You could also flex them just by raising your toes. It’s hard to explain how they felt, but it wasn’t the floppy type softness you get from a vans shoe. They made me think of waterbeds because they also felt like there was lots of cushioning. It made them extremely comfy, especially when skating for extended periods of time. I was just afraid that the softness would make the shoe wear faster than usual.

I usually don’t stop skating a shoe until I start ripping up my socks. My goal with these was to see if I could kickflip through the sole and get the liquid foam to ooze out. I never completed that goal. After two months and countless flip tricks, the FP shoes proved to be freakishly durable. The shoe’s upper has a hidden plastic toecap in the kickflip area and a hidden suede patch in the ollie area. The outsole is also oddly durable. I was through the hidden plastic toecap by the time I was done with the shoe, but there is still plenty of life left in the kickflip area of the sole. The bottoms of the shoe were mostly intact as well. A slit was just starting to form on the shoe of my rear foot.

These shoes are stealth tanks disguised as slip-ons. They cost as much as an ordinary skate shoe, but they lasted twice as long. I wasn’t even able to finish them off. I could still easily squeeze another week or two out of them if I had to. They also have one of the best soles I’ve ever skated. A lot of current shoes claim to have the support of a cupsole with the board feel of a vulcanized shoe. The ones I’ve skated have always seemed like a compromising middle ground between the two, but these FP shoes actually felt like they were one shoe with the best of both worlds. I’ve never had another shoe that let me skate and not be afraid of stomping primo, but at the same time let me be able to gorilla grip my toes around the edge of my board.  I couldn’t recommend these shoes enough. I know a lot of people are super picky about their shoes, but if you’re planning on giving another shoe a chance, please do yourself a favor and pick up something from Footprint Footwear.

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Great board feel
  • Comfortable
  • Minimalistic design
  • Practically perfect

Cons

  • Odd insole sizing
  • Only available online
Price: (5.0 / 5)
Durability: (5.0 / 5)
Board-Feel: (5.0 / 5)
Impact-Protection: (5.0 / 5)
Comfort: (4.5 / 5)

*Not a full 5 only because of the weird insole size.

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Great board feel
  • Comfortable
  • Minimalistic design
  • Practically perfect

Cons

  • Odd insole sizing
  • Only available online

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