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Story of a shoe: Reynolds 3 EMB

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Red/White Reynolds 3 EMB Colorway

If you've checked out all the new Reynolds 3 colorways this season, you might've noticed this sweet red/black colorway. Sure, it's nice, but there's some more going on with this shoe that you probably don't know about...

Page from the Emerica Holiday 2004 catalog

The Reynolds 3 originally came out for the Holiday 2004 season, and one of the first colorways to be released was the red/white colorway pictured above. The shoe did well and has been a staple of the Emerica line ever since, but the red/white colorway only lasted for two seasons.

Until now. Back in 2008, one of our members on the Emerica Message Board (EMB) suggested a re-release of this original colorway [see the original post!] and after receiving a lot of positive feedback from the community, we decided to take the opportunity to do something our fans wanted... Now, nearly two years later, and with help from all our EMB members, we're proud to release the Reynolds 3 EMB colorway - and yes, it's actually in stores right now.

To commemorate all our loyal site users, we created some hidden goodies in the shoe. Upon opening the box, the first thing you might notice is the special EMB tag on the heel. But look deeper and check out the insoles... The right one reprints Miles' original post asking for the shoes, and the left one celebrates all the top EMB contributors without which this project could have never succeeded!

Reynolds 3 EMB Left InsoleIanMilesCloneTaoColinatorJoeRob C.PrashantJawnGunther Ivy-TownleyIamColinDefywhyareyoubotheringmeMaysumFoxxxxxxxxxyzNickEddieSilentSkaterNathanEMBCheck out the names printed beneath your feet!

So who knows who all these cryptic names refer to? Click the names on the insole above to check out each member in detail, or just browse through the names below!

Ian
The artist formerly known as hiimianimataurus, from Virginia Beach, VA

miles
Miles from Simi Valley, CA

clone
Clone from Plano, TX

Tao
Tao from Hørve, Denmark

Joe!
Joe from Maple Heights, OH

Rob C
Rob from Maple Heights, OH

Prashant
Prashant from Cincinnati, OH

Jawn
Jawn from Atlanta, GA

Gunther
Gunther Ivy-Townley from Auburn, AL

Iamcolin
Iamcolin from Omaha, NE

Defy
Defy from Smithtown, NY

whyareyoubotheringme
whyareyoubotheringme from Midlothian, TX

Nick
Nick from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Maysum
Maysum from Victorville, CA

Foxxyz
Foxxyz, yours truly.

Eddie Benedetto
Eddie Benedetto from King Of Prussia, PA

Silentskater
SilentSkater from Southampton, NY

Nathan
Nathan from Clawson, MI

So now that you're familiar with the top Emericans, go out and grab a pair of Reynolds 3 EMBs, check out the insoles, then log on to the EMB and start talking to your new best friends. Don't have an account yet? You're late to the party.

Want to ask us questions and provide ideas too? Contribute to the Dear Emerica thread and get your voice heard!

Thanks to everybody on the EMB for keeping emericaskate.com popping off since 2003!

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(42) responses to: Story of a shoe: Reynolds 3 EMB

  1. haha colin's face is revealed

    twazzer's Emeritar twazzer Posted:
  2. haha my name is straight up just like, "ey!" before tao. cause thats how i do thangz.

    twazzer's Emeritar twazzer Posted:
  3. TEH VEST

    Pony Boy's Emeritar Pony Boy Posted:
  4. stoked!

    miles's Emeritar miles Posted:
  5. Miles FTW!

    Anthony Cappocchi's Emeritar Anthony Cappocchi Posted:
  6. nathan, why is your beanie so far back on your head?

    Pony Boy's Emeritar Pony Boy Posted:
  7. just hip n' shit.

    nathan's Emeritar nathan Posted:
  8. AHHHHH COLINS FACE IT'S HIDEOUS!!! lol

    fuck yeah emb!

    Joe's Emeritar Joe Posted:
  9. everyday I'm more bummed about this

    m00n's Emeritar m00n Posted:
  10. these kids are lame

    tony's Emeritar tony Posted:
  11. fuck y'all give me some shoes.

    jaceun's Emeritar jaceun Posted:
  12. haha

    that kid miles must be gay

    Pony Boy's Emeritar Pony Boy Posted:
  13. this is why emerica is the shit!!

    alameda's Emeritar alameda Posted:
  14. Emerica. Fuck yeah.

    Tao's Emeritar Tao Posted:
  15. booyah

    faucet of gunther's Emeritar faucet of gunther Posted:
  16. hahaha i have that same shirt nick has on. the plaid one.

    faucet of gunther's Emeritar faucet of gunther Posted:
  17. I'm wearing it right now actually. Damn this is awesome.

    Nick's Emeritar Nick Posted:
  18. BILLY BROHAN's pic is bodacious.

    BAKED POTATO's Emeritar BAKED POTATO Posted:
  19. hellllll yeah ian!

    James R's Emeritar James R Posted:
  20. LEGENDS

    Joe's Emeritar Joe Posted:
  21. Damn, my lucky-ass friend just bought these today at our local skate shop. But I got the Herman 2's which is pretty awesome too.

    silkyjoe's Emeritar silkyjoe Posted:
  22. false. EMB shoes or GTFO

    FLYING DUTCHMASTER's Emeritar FLYING DUTCHMASTER Posted:
  23. I clicked on the EMB a couple of times,but never took the time to find out how to use it. This project was pretty cool. Internet skateboard nerds unite!!!!

    jgonzalez's Emeritar jgonzalez Posted:
  24. yes!

    Maysum's Emeritar Maysum Posted:
  25. I love my Reynolds 3. This shoe is the best

    volsk's Emeritar volsk Posted:
  26. Riiiight on. Ian's the muhfuckin man. SilentSkater, you're one old ass lookin dude.

    mordecai's Emeritar mordecai Posted:
  27. best shoes ever.

    joe's Emeritar joe Posted:
  28. damn, i missed out. good looks, emb ogs!

    biggystardust's Emeritar biggystardust Posted:
  29. Thats pretty sick... I wanted a pair... but no cash.

    arelw's Emeritar arelw Posted:
  30. proud to be an emerican, rock these all dayson

    willivanilliii's Emeritar willivanilliii Posted:
  31. I just need to get a shelf so i can put them on display in my room.

    Rob C 's Emeritar Rob C Posted:
  32. these are sick! im definetly getting those

    csean26's Emeritar csean26 Posted:
  33. i want them or the old all purple ones like that

  34. WOW!!!

    7teenagesmokers's Emeritar 7teenagesmokers Posted:
  35. Just got second pair of Reynolds 3 this time EMB Ya Dig!

    hagamunster's Emeritar hagamunster Posted:
  36. GET BUCK!

    hagamunster's Emeritar hagamunster Posted:
  37. i neeed those shit

    797033emericas's Emeritar 797033emericas Posted:
  38. re-release the tilt, ellington (in the gray and red and the black and white colorways) and other stylish non vulcanized shoes, the super thin shoes like the laced and the wino etc are boring and don't protect your feet, not to mention everyone wears vulcs so it's overdone.

    do it emerica!

    old emericas's Emeritar old emericas Posted:
  39. i got one pair of emerica shoes but its not
    enough

    rence's Emeritar rence Posted:
  40. picked these up today, they are so sick!

    marty Nix's Emeritar marty Nix Posted:
  41. wow! i wish a could find one of those here in the philippines

    skateflip's Emeritar skateflip Posted:
  42. I got the OG Reynolds 1's, brand new in box.

    jimmy5280's Emeritar jimmy5280 Posted:

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