a cupsole shoe that is a bit stiffer but gives you more support and stability than vulcanized shoes, yet after a few days of breaking in these are on the softer side of most cupsole shoes. remarkably more flexible than the cupsole patriots, for example. they are padded around the tongue and ankle, which gives great support.
these run a bit slimmer than most fallen shoes I had, my feet are on the mid to wider end and still fit tight but nicely. I’ve worn és, etnies and emerica shoes before and these fortes run very similar in size and width. the insoles are remarkably thick at the heels and hence comfortable
I only just started the skateboard section of time as a color, so I can’t order big stock of items with different sizes. usually I would put these on backorder, but I can’t guarantee every size is available from the distributor at all times, and I don’t want to disappoint people. so if you are interested in these shoes but your size is not available please use the “get notified when this item is available!” option above and I will do my best to make your item available asap, or consider your sizing/model wishes for next orders. thanks for your support!
Here’s what the manufacturer has to say:
A classic Chris Cole signature model but redesigned by Cole to fit what he likes most in a cup-sole shoe.
Offering the original look of the “Trooper” while maximizing comfort, durability, and overall function. A workhorse shoe, The Trooper is built to last!
– Cup-sole Construction
– Abrasion Resistant Outsole
– Impact Foam Insole for Long-Lasting Impact Cushioning Which Helps Prevent Heel Bruises
– True Fit support adds comfort and support around the instep arch of the foot
– Vegan, synthetic Suede + Cotton Twill