September 28, 2011
Wear testing equipment and methodology for skateboarding footwear has dramatically advanced in the last decade. Millions of dollars and man hours are spent on super-computers, state-of-the-art cameras and high-tech machinery to research, develop and improve skate-specific needs like durability, grip, comfort, protection and more.
For Bobby Worrest, however, this isn’t enough. He wanted to ensure that the shoes bearing his name were ones he thoroughly tested himself, the old fashioned way. So he skated them for nine months-a stitch in time we like to refer to as “Man vs. Shoe,” and a testament to who is more durable.