SLB '97

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The SLB 97 is one of the most demanded styles for éS from skateboarders around the world. This 3rd signature designed shoe from the legendary Sal Barbier, helped to push skate footwear design and style to create new standards.

Product Details

Item Code: 5101000155/544
  • Thermothane Toe Cap
  • EVA Sandwich Tongue Mesh For Breathability
  • Molded STI Energy Foam Footbed
  • Lycra Spandex Tongue Straps
  • Signature SLB Rubber Shield
  • Anatomically Placed Achilles Foam Pads On Inner Collar
  • 400 NBS Rubber Outsole
  • Suede/ Synthetic

SLB '97 reviews (42)

Overall rating
Average rating: 4.95 stars

Average rating: 4.95 stars
Foley D 11/6/18 Michigan

Best freakin shoes ever! Outsole blew out before the toe or even Ollie area, but best flick of any skate shoe I’ve ever had. Love it <3 will buy again

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Creepy 10/10/18 Modesto, California

Perfect fit. Excellent updated quality and design. Loved em in 97 and I love em in 18!

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E-Money 8/24/18 Chicago, IL

This new reissue of the original third SLB shoe from 1997 is an extremely solid shoe, especially when you put them up against a lot of the other skate shoes on the market today. They changed the toecap for the better, now without stitching surrounding the outside. I've done well over a hundred kickflips this past week and there is barely any wear at all on this toe cap, very solid construction so you may want to consider these if you are big on flatground tricks. However, one issue I had is that within one day the stitching on the bottom panel of the shoe right where I do my switch heels almost immediately started to come apart, located perfectly in the middle of the shoe. This is to be expected as typical wear and tear for skate shoes, but I thought one day was a little bit quick. It hasn't caused any problems for me though, and other than this, the entire rest of the shoe is holding up perfectly well, so don't let that dissuade you from buying these. With this reissue, they definitely tried to appeal to the new slimmed-down trend that is circulating nowadays which could be good or bad for you depending on your taste. For example, it's much closer to the Accel Slims than it would be the Accel OG, whereas the original would have been much closer to the OG in comparison. I personally think that they are doing themselves a disservice by slimming them down, but the market for slimmer shoes is obviously a lot bigger currently than the market wanting the old school 90's and early 2000's thickness so this isn't really an issue for most. This would be my only suggested change to the shoe, but otherwise this is a very solidly constructed skate shoe and will satisfy anyone who wants a new take on a classic shoe. Thanks for bringing them back, eS! Keep doing what you are doing, and don't be afraid to bring back the THICCness to other shoes in addition to the Accel OG.

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Josh 8/17/18 Manchester, nh

Love these shoes.

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Pat_huffs_gas 8/3/18 Philadelphia

These shoes are fantastic. They are probably the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever owned. They are cupsole so the board feel isn’t the best but I haven’t bruised my heel since I’ve got these. Great shoe and the retro look is cool. They fit true to size.

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Jnutz 6/14/18 Pa

These go hard as fuck the only con is that the outsole wears faster then the upper does other than that theyre perfect for any kind of skating

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Victor 6/14/18 Marsella

I loved to get back to 90. Really cool and comfortable.

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Agratia Brown 6/9/18 New Orleans

This is probably my favorite shoe out right now! It's got great style and design and most importantly skates amazing! It lasts a long time, is good for impact and never gets floppy. Hope you guys keep making these

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Ethan 5/27/18 Richmond va

Love these please keep making them. I want to only skate these.

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Bryant 2/12/18 GA

I meant the Achilles tendon but yeah my entire foot feels great in this shoe. Purchase again? For sure.

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Big Derrick 2/10/18 Canada

Out of the box this shoe feel great, it has a thicker sole than the accel slim so it’s a sure winner for the older guys. Really hoping to see a white and gum colour way in the future.

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chuck 2/8/18 michigan

great shoes! just as good as I remeber

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2B 2/7/18 Oakland CA

Amazing shoes! thanx for everything!

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Matt 2/7/18 Ny

Best fuckin skate shoes!

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Bryant 2/6/18 GA

The talus cushion on the inside is top notch grade a comfort I've nvr skated a pair of shoes with that luxury two thumbs up players

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Shekky_shabazz 2/6/18 Tennesee

Best shoes. Always. Function, style, durability. Love es and everything they do.

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Rhino 2/6/18 California

Best skate shoes I’ll be buying es forever !

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Debar 1/13/18 Wisconsin

You guys are killing it keep up the good work and keep making the throwback models of the og kicks because that's what time it is. Thanks for keeping it real

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Iriemonn 1/10/18 San Francisco

Love this shoe! Please don't stop making this style

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Hadley 12/27/17 Los Angeles

Great shoe, good fit, grippy, holding shape well after about 5 sessions, had to add a very thin insole to keep things snug tho after stretching out a lil. Lot of compliments and dudes wondering what brand of shoe because of minimal logos, which is one of the reasons I bought. Pretty stoked on these.

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Aaron 12/24/17 Dallas,tx

Love the shoes they grip like they should perfect for skateboarding

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Hernandez 12/21/17 Effingham il

These shoes are so comfy and I love the look, I haven’t yet skated these yet but I know they would skate great and seem durable.

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Schmeck 12/21/17 Portland

Shoes skate nice right outta the box and who wouldn't want to support Sal!

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Piotrekhc 12/22/17 Staffordshire

Im in love with those shoes amazing!

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Dannyk43 11/30/17 California

I love it that you guys are listening to your customers and coming out with some of the shoes people loved. This is one I missed out on when it was available for the first time, but i snagged a pair now. Good job guys, keep up the great work!

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rådhuset 11/13/17 oslo

loved them.. stackin up... hope to se it in white where the black is to.. .. the only color i never had back in the day... thanks for givin me that 90´s feel, and be able to proudly wear skate shoes again...

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Tyson 10/29/17 Seattle

Please make these in everstich. Such a classic design. Needs a vegan update.

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Andy 10/10/17 Medford Oregon

Love these slb 97!! Even better in person!

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Denis Bee 10/5/17 France


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CPray 9/21/17 Westfield, MA

Unreal, super comfortable, instant grip straight out the box. Would love to get sent a free pair so I can continue to skate these & have a pair to try and get a date.

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smjeremy 9/20/17 North Carolina

Best shoe ever! They're super comfy just walking around and they break in with ease, they're super grippy and really light and the board feel is amazing. Overall it's the best shoe I've ever had.

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george 9/14/17 michigan

i fuck w your shit tough bro

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Mao 9/13/17 Elgin, il

Best shoes, wish I could get the other 5-6 other badass models I'm always checking out. I usually get a half size bigger for super extreme comfort from the start, great all around.

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Benjamin 9/12/17 Long Beach New York

These are a great all around skate shoe for me..they look nice and are sturdy..the soles have awesome grip and they take impact well

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Yann 9/9/17 France

Great shoe

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Mati_E 9/8/17 France

Thinner than the original, it's not the same I weared from 98 and kept 10years. About this one, it's a classy shoe with little pads to block the heel that work well. Great sole and good quality top. I use contrasted black flat lace to give a older style look.

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M****@ ninetyOne Skateboards 9/7/17 Scotland

So so good! Go buy some!!

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Brunri 9/7/17 Umeå Sweden

My childhood dream!

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Adrian 9/2/17 NC

Very Durable and comfortable. These are my favorite shoes out right now and already have two pairs. For an in-depth review look for my YouTube vid.

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Fattah 8/27/17 Singapore

I'm loving the fit on these re-issue model!! can't wait for more OG colors to drop!!

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Josemill 8/26/17 Gresham Oregon

So glad es has brought back my childhood fav skateshoes that i could never afford being a ppor kid growing up. So glad for the sal 23, and sal 97s and of course the sweet accels ogs the real deal bo flat skate shoes for this ripper lol lpve to see the muskas rerealese and old koston 1s whould blow my mind. Thaks E's!!!!

Average rating: 4.95 stars
LeviStormDickinson 8/17/17 Arlington WA

Dope ass shoes eS' so glad you guys brought these back , shoes are super sturdy and flick great rite out the box , they look fresh and skate fresh, would be super sick if u guys came out with a all black pair I would buy a ton of those , but one thing these shoes are missing is sticker pack and more importantly a extra set of laces... I SKATE , And I shred laces, where da at eS'