éS x Muckmouth "Stylus mid" some type of blue (2023)

I came across these in the vegan skateboarders Facebook group. A collaboration between éS and Muckmouth, usual éS style and vegan.

I'm wondering why they didn't choose to make this shoe vegan suede. Also curious on how good/durable this vegan full grain-type "leather" is. (Update: I realize now that the "Stylus mid" on éS, i.e., all the other colourways are full grain leather with a trim of suede around base of the upper next to the outsole.) 

These will only be out from February 2023. And the name is ...

The éS x Muckmouth Stylus Mid

From the Muckmouth website
"Introducing the MuckMouth x éS Skateboarding Stylus Mid - made with 100% vegan-leather.

Available February 2023 - yeah, I know that’s a million years away, but that will give you time to throw away your Cariumas and get some baggier jeans (which will also be available as part of this release) to pair with these beauties." <-- This quote is from the Muckmouth website from before the shoe came out. See the updated version below.

Like me you might be more used to low top shoes, but maybe we shouldn't be too picky. I'm a big fan of the colour blue, so I'm not sure ... there is something about these shoes. They somehow seem too ... American (?). Anyway, great that Muckmouth chose to make it vegan. Please continue to do so. Don't make animals go through this hell [notice, no hyperlink?] just to make skate shoes.

To all the companies ... make vegan shoes ONLY! 🍍🍍

Pleasant surprise ... At some point after this shoe was released Muckmouth (who have ~107 000 followers on Instagram, as of March 2024) updated the text on their page to the following (yellow highlights by me):

Well, these turned out fucking lush!
Behold - the MuckMouth éS Stylus Mid ​is finally here...

...and they're made with 100% vegan-leather.

Ladies! Gentleman! Others! The day has finally arrived - it is now officially time to ceremoniously *dispose of your despicable worn-out Cariumas and upgrade to these fucking stunning shoes instead. Hit up your local **skate shop today and grab yourself a pair of MuckMouth éS Stylus. These are not only crafted to perfection aesthetically, but are also created from materials that were never part of a ***cow.

Pro-tip: Pair these beautiful bastards with some light blue baggy ****jeans and a white T-shirt and you'll not only feel like you're in Trilogy, but you may also finally get a nod of respect from your local 90s legend, or possibly even a bonk from some girl in a Thrasher hoody!

* Please do not burden the homeless with your disgusting mistakes, and please, please - whatever you do, do NOT recycle your 'iumas! As much as we need to save the planet, even Greta would agree that some things just need to be binned.

** If your local skate shop doesn't stock them, go in there and politely tell them to call éS and bloody well order some. If they refuse - then buy these direct from the éS website and find a new skate shop to hang out in as those other fools clearly have no taste.

​*** Look, this is not some annoying activist thing to get people to eat differently or whatever, but if you can walk past a cow chilling in a field - knowing that you don't have your feet shoved into his brother's arse, then why not! Especially if the material looks and feels exactly like leather! Plus, if you really like the shoe but really hate cows - you can always reluctantly cop some, then go and call a cow a stupid prick or something!

**** We also have jeans and T shirts available as part of this 'drop' or 'capsule' (fuck, I feel dirty even writing those words - let's just describe it as 'a group of things that éS kindly made for us that are now available to buy - and we are fucking stoked on') " [1]

More pics:

From the éS (Canada) website:
"The original Stylus from ’97 was all about long, flowing lines and understated design. The Stylus Mid carries that tradition into a new era, keeping that same design philosophy, and reformatting it into a slimmed down mid-top silhouette.
  • Inspired by éS heritage
  • Blind Seamed Toe Cap for Added Durability
  • Full-Length EVA Midsole
  • Perforated EVA Insole with Arch Support
  • 400NBS rubber outsole
  • Muckmouth Colorway
  • Synthetic
" [2]

More pics:

[1] Muckmouth: ​The éS x Muckmouth Stylus Mid, https://www.muckmouth.com/stylus.html (last accessed 12 March 2024)

[2] éS: 5107000128.442.9, STYLUS MID X MUCKMOUTH, https://esskateboarding.ca/products/stylus-mid-x-muckmouth-blue-white-5107000128-442 (last accessed 12 March 2024)