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...
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!
Check 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!
The artist formerly known as hiimianimataurus, from Virginia Beach, VA
Miles from Simi Valley, CA
Clone from Plano, TX
Tao from Hørve, Denmark
Joe from Maple Heights, OH
Rob from Maple Heights, OH
Prashant from Cincinnati, OH
Jawn from Atlanta, GA
Gunther Ivy-Townley from Auburn, AL
Iamcolin from Omaha, NE
Defy from Smithtown, NY
whyareyoubotheringme from Midlothian, TX
Nick from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Maysum from Victorville, CA
Foxxyz, yours truly.
Eddie Benedetto from King Of Prussia, PA
SilentSkater from Southampton, NY
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!