This is my review of the Ipath Locust shoes that Ive had for just over 1 month now:
These shoes took me a few sessions to break in. They were somewhat tough to skate in at first but they started feeling good pretty quickly. I would suggest wearing them at home for a day or two to break them in. Also because of the hi tops make sure you wear full length socks so the leather isn’t rubbing against your ankle. Having said that these do fit great and true. They’re not too wide and feel great to skate in. They provide me with lots of comfort and decent protective padding without feeling too bulky although they are a good size shoe. They’re just the right size for my foot, the shoe feels very true to size.
These have some of the best grip Ive ever found in a skateboard shoe! Im also currently skating in a pair of Lakai and they’re not nearly as grippy as the Ipath Locust are. You will stick to the board with these guys on your feet. Also included for use is a Velcro strap which helps the shoes stay on even better with little slipping around. The soles seem pretty tough too and are holding up well..which leads us to..
All things considered (I put my shoes through hell) these are holding up nicely. Some stitching in the toe has come out but that was after a couple weeks of intense skating which is pretty much to be expected. However these are canvass and do not hold up as well as say the Ipath Grasshopper which is made from a tough leather.
Like most of the Ipath shoes these also feature a hidden stash pocket on the inside part of the shoes tongue, also these kicks are made in a pretty enviro-friendly way by using materials like hemp and organic cotton and while this may not save the world it’s still pretty cool. These shoes also have a leather upper with rounded toe, a special customizable ankle strap for added comfort and fit (a feature I completely love) toe ventilation, foam padded lining, detachable CHT insole created out of coconut skin which Ipath claims will help your fee breath alot. These also feature a shock absorbing gel heel system which is really great especially for big tricks when your heel impacts the ground hard.