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Emerica HSU Reviews

49 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

74% "Excellent arch support"

47 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/14/08
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Jerry Hsu has done it again! I got these shoes purely because Hsu put his name on them. These are, by far, some of the best skate shoes I have ever skated. I skate everyday, kick flip and varial like a beast and my shoes are fine. There is some normal wear and tear, but otherwise nothing is wrong with these shoes. Go get some, you won't regret it.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 10/22/08
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

So I enjoyed the look of the shoe but as soon as I put it on I realized it was the most uncomfortable shoe ever. It could be that this shoe in particular was made incorrectly but the seam in the bottom of the tongue just digs into my foot. Also three days into actual use of the shoe, the sole on the inside of the right shoe completely separated from the leather. I hope I can scrape more than a month’s worth of use out of these shoes, but I severely doubt it. This is a weak shoe.

Additional 29 HSU Emerica Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 24, 2008

Steezone

from Milpitas, California

These shoes are great. Perfect size and everything, only con is that the bottom on the shoe starts to come off after about 3 weeks or so. Bought my second pair, I don't think I’ll ever skate in a different shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 6, 2008

Anonymous

from Chi-Town

This shoe is pretty good. It’s true to size, amazing grip and feel, but choose wisely. Emericas don’t always last that long, but this is Jerry Hsu's pro model shoe, so go get it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2008

Raddle

from Indianapolis, IN

GuessHsu!? The Hsu came out on other skate sites a week or so ago but I knew Zappos would get it soon! Right when I saw it on here I had to get one! Can't wait to skate them, and enjoy the great service of Zappos that came with the wait! GO JERRY!

Brands I'd also recommend: Emerica Leo Mid

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 25, 2011

JVC

from San Jose, Of course.

Hella comfortable and snug. I have flatter feet and they are medium width. These shoes run narrow but don't worry, they will adjust nicely. I wear them daily, I don't skate (since 1991), lol.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2010

Amy S

from Oklahoma

I ordered these for my husband. He is very particular about shoes and really likes these. He usually wears Circa but likes the styling of these. He is happy with them so far and wears them daily. We thought the side panel was going to be grey but it is black-just a different material.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Maui, Hawaii

These shoes are awesome. I had two pairs of Hsu's before these. They're skateable right out of the box, after you lace them and take out whatever is inside the shoe, of course. The toe cap outlasted the grip. My only problem is that these didn't come with the same insoles as the other pairs I had. They were just plain black ones, instead of the ones with his face on them. I didn't realize that when I bought them because it's clearly in the picture. No big deal though, those insoles provide some type of arch support, where as the others ones didn't. I'm probably going to buy another pair of these just because they are so sick!

Brands I'd also recommend: EMERICA

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 25, 2009

Andre C

from Cincinnati

These shoes were great while they lasted. Very comfortable and looked really cool, I even threw in some red laces just for contrast to the Grey/Black. They skated even better, but after about 2 months, the sole on the right shoe started coming unglued. I fixed it, but that was the only problem with these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: eS, Dekline

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 19, 2008

Emericaman

from Virginia

Hsu First Impressions - Alright, so I got this shoe in the Grey/Black suede colorway yesterday, but this is more of a first impression thing than a review. They were surprisingly more comfortable then I expected since I've heard they weren't that comfortable, but my pair seem fine. I skated 30 minutes in them so far and they have good flick and the grip seems decent… that's all I can tell so far, but I feel they will be good.

Brands I'd also recommend: Emerica, Nike SB, Lakai, Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 14, 2009

Christina L

from Mississippi

This shoe runs narrow! Even ordering a size larger didn’t help the fit. Would not recommend this shoe for anyone with wide feet.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2009

Anonymous

from Cambridge, MA

Uncomfortable and poorly constructed - The way the tongue is sewn into the shoe creates a big bump that digs into my foot. Also, one of the shoes I received had really bad stitching.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 17, 2009

Frank

from Long Island, NY

Jerry Hsu - These shoes were very comfortable and were great for learning new tricks. But only after 2 weeks I had a huge hole on the right shoe and a little bit of tearing on the left shoe. Even though they didn’t last that long, they were great while they lasted.

Brands I'd also recommend: emerica Francis, Circa lopez 50, eS Garcia 2

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 9, 2008

Wes.

from New Jersey baby!

Skates great, lasts not so long - I love skateboarding, and walking around in these shoes, they are very similar to the Emerica Francis... but the sole detached from the bottom of my shoe after only about 2.5 weeks of skateboarding... that’s lame, but I’m still shredding them and they skate awesome!

Brands I'd also recommend: Emerica Francis, Vans Half Cabs

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 22, 2008

Lee S

from Colorado Springs, Colorado

So I enjoyed the look of the shoe but as soon as I put it on I realized it was the most uncomfortable shoe ever. It could be that this shoe in particular was made incorrectly but the seam in the bottom of the tongue just digs into my foot. Also three days into actual use of the shoe, the sole on the inside of the right shoe completely separated from the leather. I hope I can scrape more than a month’s worth of use out of these shoes, but I severely doubt it. This is a weak shoe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 25, 2010

Jourdan

from Medford, OR

These shoes are pretty narrow. I'm a 9, and a 9.5 fit perfectly. They come with white strings just in case you were wondering. Good shoes, had them for about a month and only a little stitching has come off which is easily fixed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 6, 2010

Emerica s

from La,Cali

I would skate like 3 times a week and these shoes were really great, they lasted me 2 months. They were super comfy and I would definitely get them again.

Brands I'd also recommend: emerica and vox

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 4, 2010

Sonia A

from Houston, Texas

I love Zappos! I ordered a pair of Emerica HSU (great brand) shoes for my son and not only did Zappos have them in stock and at a great price, I received them the very next day! I know I will be ordering from Zappos again! Thanks so much for the awesome service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lakai

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 13, 2010

Collin D

from Chicago, Illinois

Overall great shoes. They shipped here in a couple days, they are comfy as hell, and you should get them. They look gnarly as hell.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 12, 2010

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Still wearing them so they must be pretty good. In fact, I have them on right now! Quite comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 23, 2010

Jared R

from Virginia

The shoe fits pretty well, just a little tight around the top of the foot where the laces end. Seems like it is going to stand up to all the skating I plan on doing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 13, 2010

Mariah H

from Soldonta, Alaska

Great product. Fit well, looked good, and is durable. Fast shipping. Comes with two sets of laces.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 6, 2010

Steven v

from nashville, tn

I had these shoes for 2 years. These are amazing shoes. They are comfortable. I didn't skate that much in them, but when I did I noticed the toe grip was very grippy. However, they wore of a little bit more than prior shoes. It's nothing that crucial. These are amazing shoes. I've put them through hell with riding bikes, quads, dirt bikes, and driving. I'm ordering another pair now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 1, 2010

Sam b

from georgetown mass

They arrived in less than 1 day! Free shipping, and arrived in less than a day!!!!!!!! Awesome comfort. This is where I will buy everything from now on.

Brands I'd also recommend: all skateboarding shoe(exept dc, i dont like them, not put together that well)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

December 31, 2009

Sam b

from davers, mass

Awesome shoes. They are awesome, they look really cool, everything fits right. I love them. 5 stars!

Brands I'd also recommend: nike 6.0, dc, (most skateboarding shoes)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 30, 2009

Ambrosius

from Missouri

Great shoes and was very pleased with how quickly they arrived. Highly recommend these shoes and Zappos.com.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

October 10, 2009

Marva C

from Massachusetts

Great looking shoe. Gave this pair as a gift. The young man loves them. Accurate fit. Hold up as well as any skate shoe I\'ve purchased to date.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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