2. Slam City Skates x Emerica Laced
Slam City Skates has been holding down the British scene for decades. In 2010, it put its stamp on Emerica’s no-frills Laced model. To do the shoe justice, illustrator Arran Gregory put a bear on one insole, representing London, and King Kong on the other as a nod to the States. Naturally, the rat — that’s London repping again — graced the tongue.