By pure coincidence I stumbled upon this new but deeply-rooted skate brand and it was an instant crush. If you have not yet figured, I am a sucker for simplicity and minimalism. RONE is all about it! Behind is professional skateboarder Tony Ferguson, an original member of the legendary Girl Skateboard team, so obviously “sophisticated skate” is the word.
Two models in two colorways do the trick with the grey Eighty Six being my absolute favorite. Here’s what you get: handsewn premium Italian suede upper, Italian vegetable leather foxing and toe cap, natural cork midsole, vibram outsoles and handsewn Goodyear welt construction. In other words, gold on your feet. The type of footwear you keep forever and you hardly even wear. Once a year maybe! That explains the price level but you go get a look at that for yourself.