Erik Ellington is best known as one of Supra’s founding riders, and along with guys like Chad Muska and Jim Greco, he’ll go down in history next to names like Jon Buscemi and Nigo for recognizing a certain aspect of footwear evolution. EE made waves with the extent to which his earlier Avenger lowtop borrowed from the Air Jordan IV, and that practice of seeing modern classics as foundational to the new school of sneaker design is again apparent in the new Supra Ellington. The Ellington reads something like an Avenger 1.5, but eschews visible cushioning a la Tinker Hatfield, instead opting for the concealed SUPRAFOAM we’ve come to expect from the Crown brand. A Chicago-style colorup offers a tribute to the most influential man and signature sneaker series in history while a black/neon design keeps with one of today’s hottest trends, and you’ll find both available now straight from Supra.
@Calvin9396 or looks like it did on the supra avenger which came out before the yeezy 2
@TokyoOctopus & the supra avenger model looks like a totally blatant mock-up of the AJIV. no hate, just sayin'
@Calvin9396 good talk
@TokyoOctopus hahaha agreed.
@Calvin9396 i also respect yours... i too would absolutely love to see something all original and ground breaking but if this is as close as i can get for now ill take it... ill take anything at this point that doesnt look like my moms keds
@TokyoOctopus point taken. i'm all for paying homage to the classics but i feel that the avenger model is too similar for my taste. from the design, even down to the colorways. i can't knock you for liking it because we're all human & we don't need to agree on everything. i'd rather see all-new, original, and groundbreaking designs that other companies instead would look to for inspiration in the future. with that said, i do see where you're coming from and i respect your opinion.
@Calvin9396 @TokyoOctopus i was talking more about jordan brand taking cues from prada shoes or dress shoes or golf shoes and using that in their designs... as some one that skates im not gonna skate in jordans but why not have some jordan flavor in the shoes that i skate in... i like these and i really liked the avenger... if we look at where skate shoes are right now these are very different compared to other skate shoes from other brands... it seems that every skate shoe out now is like an old pair of vans... these remind me more of shoes from the mid 90s skate era... i think most of the skate shoe brands dont take chances anymore and i like supra for having some balls when no one else does
@TokyoOctopus air jordan was a brand completely designed and produced by nike back then so it only makes sense.
as far as supra goes... i simply stated that it looks a lot like a nike product. not exactly a harsh inference...
@Calvin9396and its those same jordans that take cues from other shoes right? i think people misunderstand when a shoe is paying tribute to other shoes that came before it and not ripping it off...