Last Resort AB
VM001 Suede LO - Sage/Black
Rubber Sole & Foxing.
Last Resort AB is a new footwear brand with the prime purpose of creating shoes that, simply put, are amazing for skateboarders. The company's mantra is a simple one, 'Intention to Detail'. This is reflected throughout its design process, right down to the shoe box, in order to create skate shoes filled with hidden functionality, specifically for skateboarding.
The company is owned and operated by Sami and Pontus Alv, the head of Polar Skate Co. The two decided to work together after a meeting in 2019, though have been friends for much longer than this. After a conversation in Portugal, Sami and Pontus realized they shared the same ambition to create a shoe company and to break free from the corporate world. For Pontus, it was a feeling that something was right: "When I look out at the so-called skate shoe landscape there is something about it that feels off & weird these huge corporations running things their way."
The sole pattern is designed with grip and stability in mind, as well as with slanted angles so as to stop gravel and other detritus from being collected. The thickness of the foxing tape has been fine-tuned for optimum flexibility and board feel. The panels in high-wear areas, around the toe box where you ollie, have been reinforced with double stitching to aid with durability. The shoes' laces are made from 100% cotton, this is in order to help them stay in place better than synthetic laces, and also to age and tear more gracefully.
Made in Vietnam.