i would suggest buying them from an independent, skater-owned shop instead.
as with any product, the shoes are sold from the manufacturer (emerica) at wholesale price and resold by the shop for retail price to the consumer. you get to choose who you want that profit (your hard-earned money) to go to: a publicly-traded corporation (zumiez) with an annual revenue of almost half a billion dollars or your local shop, where your money goes to support your local scene and skaters who are doing it because they love skateboarding. a lot of independent shops have online stores, as well. make the right choice!
Can i support emericas by buying them from zumiez?
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