With this post we debut a new shoe series from the collection within the Globe brand. These shoes have a special place in the Globe lineup of shoes in that not only are they specifically sponsored by a por skater, but the design is made up with the skateboarder in mind. As a result some really funky and cool limited edition colourways are created with these designs.
This post features the Encore 2 White editions as designed by skateboarder Mark Appleyard. I should point out immediately that these shoes are in a used condition and I had to actually purchase them from a seller in Spain. Saying that other than the sole needing slight cleanup they are largely in a great condition with no real tears or patches and could be considered street fresh with a little care given to them.
The initial picture doesn’t quite give the pair of shoes justice considering the colourway design here is almost all white.
From this second image you can see that on certain panels theres a cross mark impring on the panel which gives a nice feature and has an almost egg shell white colour as an alternate colour which can be seen on the tongue and tongue upper.
This is all prominently highlighted in this side panel which shows the standard Encore 2 design with the 2 vertical lamost snakeskin like panels and more cross stitched type side panels. The Puzzle series is noted with the rear side panel of each shoe having a special impression of a puzzle piece (as well as the box being littered with puzzle pieces all interconnected). As you can see with this side shot some of these panel materials look a little worn and thats why it is pretty obvious that these are a used pair of shoes.
Year of Release: Earliest recording I can find is 2010
Used pair, Original box (although very haggard)