Bringing back a shoe that arguably fostered the contemporary chunky trend, Globe reintroduces the CT-IV Classic in a selection of new bold and muted colors, alongside unisex sizing.
Originally, a disgruntled Chet Thomas left his old sponsorship in exchange for Globe. Given free rein on the terms of design, Thomas fabricated a sneaker that would be equal parts tech and comfortable; a silhouette capable of cushioning harsh impacts. As skateboarding progressed, innovation made the models, and others like it, a peripheral choice to the wave of vulcanized, slim-profiled sneakers. In a cyclical fashion, modern culture has provided room for a resurgence of the bulky kicks from yesteryear. The iconic skateboarding brand looks to leverage this embrace by redistributing the community a niche model that helped set today’s stylistic pace.