The “Switchstance” concept is part of a skateboard footwear collection that aims to revolutionize the function of a skateboarder’s shoes. The goal was to completely remove the abrasive grip tape from the board, and transfer that feature to the shoe. The end result is the skateboard ends up taking all the abuse, not the shoes. Keeping in mind that the modern day skateboard typically has a short lifespan as is, it would be extremely beneficial to salvage at least one of the consumer’s components.

This concept would also work in conjunction with a custom grip tape that simulated the popular suede upper material usually seen on most skateboarding shoes. Basically “switching” the materials from the board and shoe.