The Teknic S is one of our most advanced vulcanized skate shoes ever. It might have a clean slim design, but the Teknic is packed to the hilt with skate-focused features and durable construction. The IMPACT-G™ insole is our thickest and most cushy yet, further fortified with a gel heel insert for maximum impact protection. The reinforced heel provides on-board stability and a more comfortable fit. On the outside we used SUPER SUEDE™ that lasts 50% longer and further reinforced it with a 1mm RUBBER UNDERLAY in the front of the shoe (more flip tricks, less holes). We also made the foxing tape higher and used SUPER RUBBER™ to stand up to griptape wear. The outsole employs DUAL GRIP TECHNOLOGY — with harder rubber around the perimeter for greater durability and softer rubber in the center for maximum grip and boardfeel. The Teknic S really is the new standard in vulcanized skate performance from DC.