SO ILL The Approach
So iLL's The Approach is a bit different from your regular approach shoe. With its vintage inspired look, it's more comfortable in urban settings than a shoe like the Five Ten Guide Tennie. Its foundation is a still built on the blueprints of a technical approach shoe though. So iLL have focussed on flexibility to make The Approach as comfortable as possible. The padded canvas upper with suede accents is highly durable, and So iLL have constructed the cupsole with their high-friction, versatile Dark Matter Rubber compound, the same as the rubber found on their climbing shoes. The Approach is a hipster shoe, but one that performs, on the crag or the streets.
|MATERIAL(S)||Padded canvas upper with suede accents|
|SOLE MATERIAL(S)||Dark Matter Rubber (cupsole)|
• Made in the U.S.A.
• Iconic urban design
• Flexible, lightweight construction
• Padded dual density insole
• Sticky Dark Matter Rubber cupsole
• Vintage rubber toe cap
• Mid-top ankle support
• True to size + room for comfy socks
• Hiking boot metal eyelets
Dark Matter Rubber
Dark Matter Rubber was originally formulated for the US Navy Seals, who required a rubber compound that would reliably get them out of un-sticky situations. So iLL acquired the compound and adapted it for their climbing shoes, calling it Dark Matter Rubber. It's the world's first coloured rubber to retain all of its friction and grip properties.