The Chad Muska signature Skytop legacy continues with the much-anticipated pre-release of the Skytop IV. Skytop purists will love the return to the high top style, and the subtle allusions to its ancestors, but that’s where the familiarity ends because there’s little else about the shoe’s radical design that is common to anything, even its own groundbreaking heritage.
"The Skytop IV is something completely new,” Muska said. “It’s pushing footwear design into the future, it’s merging worlds, and different genres—it’s high fashion meets high performance athletic footwear. We really wanted to create a shoe that you could go skate with the homies in, then come home, put a fresh pair on, and go out at night in—one to skate, one to chill."
The Skytop is as much a shoe as it is a philosophy. Since it’s inception in 2006, it’s been a reflection of Chad Muska's passion for art, creativity, and progression, while at the same time it embodies the spirit of a skateboarder rebelling against traditional mainstream culture and anything the masses consider popular and safe. Chad, it can be said, is on a journey, and the path he walks is in the Skytop IV.
The first limited edition model that is being pre-released for the holidays is outfitted in a deep, black waxed suede. A short list of the many features include:
Short eye stay with a long, clean vamp
Ribbed padding on an extra tall tongue and heel inset
Black TPR inset pad that accepts pyramid rivets for affixing removable padded shroud (shroud is available for holiday styles only)
Industrial-style arm bar with hexagonal rivet detail
Durable red heel pull
Padded red and grey mesh lining
Lightweight, black SUPRAFOAM midsole with a ridged heel accent and unique sidewall line
Translucent rubber outsole
The black Skytop IV will be released at fine SUPRA retailers worldwide and suprafootwear.com on November 29 (Black Friday, US).