Gravis Shoes

Written by Charles Peacock
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Gravis shoes are produced by Gravis, which is now a part of the famous Burton snowboarding family. This is obvious to anyone familiar with Gravis gear--they have the same cool, cutting edge style that's popular with the snowboard set. Let's take a look at the different types of Gravis shoes that are available.

Types of Gravis Shoes

Gravis shoes are divided into two lines: men's and women's. They manage to maintain a pretty standard style across their men's and women's lines, with everything from flip flops to skating shoes to off-road hiking boots. Navigating through the various lines of Gravis shoes can be a bit of a task, as their naming system just on the good side of confusing. But of course that's usually what makes something cool.

Both the men's and women's lines of Gravis shoes are divided into the following categories: World Tour, Field Ops, Royale, Makani, Street, and Black Box. A glance at these names (with the possible exception of "Street") doesn't give one much of a clue as to what kinds of shoes can be found in each category. So we'll see if we can't make it a bit simpler.

World Tour and Black Box shoes are basically like stylized casual sneakers. The Field Ops line is a bit more rugged, perhaps better for hiking purposes. The Street line is made up of mostly skateboarding shoes. Royale is a bit of a mystery--it seems to be their premium line. And Makani is also a bit quixotic, although the Makani shoes are definitely the most radically designed Gravis shoes.

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