Gravis designs and produces Gravis bags, backpacks, clothing, Gravis sandals and Gravis shoes for skateboarders, snowboarders and surfers. Durable, comfortable and ingenious for everyday style and function by incorporating input from designers, world-class athletes and musicians, Gravis has designed products that feature the latest in insole technology. Quality products spanning sports from skate, surf, snow and even musicians, Gravis is the leader in skateboarder shoes.
The anatomically correct insoles in Gravis shoes are thicker than normal footbeds thereby providing better support and comfort than “regular” shoes. Skateboarder shoes are made with combinations of full grain leather and waxed suede for durability. The waxed laces prevent fraying with Poron foam inside the sole and high traction molded outsole. The outer shell features TecTuff for abrasion resistance. Solid stitching accents the shoes for long lasting durability. Padded heel tops prevent shoes from digging into the tops of the heels while the padded tongue prevents the shoelaces from chaffing the foot. Rubber outsole extensions prevent the body of the shoe from being scuffed up. This is the brand most professional skateboarders use.
The Gravis brand was founded by the Burtin Snowboard's team riders in 1998 while discussing the development of footwear that would be alternative to running and skate shoes.