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Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2
Ascent Gen 2

Ascent Gen 2

Regular price $144.99
Unit price  per 

SHIPPING DELAY - Due to high order volume, it will take 2-3 weeks to ship your order

What's different for Gen 2?

Sizing: We are switching to a Unisex sizing approach, starting from Women's US 6 through Men's US 14, including half sizes. Our updated sizes will be slightly wider and should fit true to size compared to our initial release, which were about 1/2 size too big. Please reference the sizing guide before purchasing, or message us using the chat feature!

Lace loop: You spoke and we listened! Based on feedback that the tongue wouldn't stay in place and fell to the side of the shoe: we added a lace loop. This will secure the tongue in the center of the shoe and prevent it falling to the side.

Leather: Although we used a premium full-grain leather for the initial production, we sourced an even higher grade of full-grain leather which should be even more durable, and decrease the likelihood of cuts and scuffs. The intent is to help extend the lifespan of the shoes.

Paint finish: We are improving the paint finish of the leather to make the paint more durable and resistant to wear. This will help the brand new-look last longer.

Insoles: 

  • We increased the density of the 3mm zero-drop insole. It will be less flimsy and more durable.
  • We changed the flat 4mm insole to a more durable, cup-sole design. This 3-dimensional structure will be more durable, secure, and won't roll-up under your heel like the original 4mm insole. The density of this insole was also increased.
  • We decreased the thick 5-11mm insole to be 4-9mm. The thinner heel will be closer to zero-drop and also allow your foot to sit deeper in the shoe for a more secure fit. We also increased the density of this thick insole to provide the same amount of cushion in a smaller form factor.

Your order includes:

  • 1 pair of Ascent (gen 2) shoes - Our minimalist version of the classic sneaker: a premium, full-grain leather upper, featuring padded ankle and tongue, which has been glued, pressed, and stitched to our 5mm, zero-drop, high-traction rubber outsoles. They feature a spacious toe-box to allow toe-splay, all-day comfort, and are podiatrist-approved.

  • 2 pairs of shoelaces - In addition to the laces that come installed in the shoes, each order will include an extra set of shoelaces in a different color, allowing you to change your look! The black shoes will include black/gold laces (not pictured) and the white shoes will include maroon laces (not pictured).

  • 3 pairs of insoles - Each package will include: 3mm insoles (zero-drop), 4mm insoles (zero-drop), 4-9mm insoles (not zero-drop). You can swap insoles to change the level of cushion to match your activity and personal preference.

  • 1 pair of toe spacers - We include a pair of our 30 Mike Mike toe spacers which can be used to help spread your toes into natural alignment. These can be used separately for foot mobility and during foot strengthening exercises, or while wearing the shoes. 

  • 1 pre-paid return mailer (US orders only) - Each package include a pre-paid return mailer; you just place the shoes inside, peel and seal the adhesive strip, and drop off at your local US Post Office. This can be used for both returns or exchanges. International customers have to arrange/pay for return shipping.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - We stand behind our product. If you don't feel like the shoes you received are worth what you paid for them, send them back in the pre-paid mailer and we will gladly refund your money, no matter how long it's been or what condition they are in. This doesn't mean our shoes will last forever (they won't), but you should never regret buying them.

Note: the photos below are of sample shoes - the production models may differ slightly in color/design: the red logo on the sole may be a darker shade of red - the gold logo on the tongue may be smaller.

International Orders: You may be charged import duty fees by your country. Check our FAQ Page to see estimated import fees by country

Customer Reviews

Based on 175 reviews
87%
(152)
11%
(19)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
1%
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D
Donna Prendergast
Run short

They are very good quality. Just need to go up a half size .

K
Kate S
Well made shoe!

It’s clear this company put a lot of thought and care into making this shoe. They send you a guide as to how to wear it and different insoles so you can adjust it to your comfort. The customer service is great too. They really want the shoe to work for you and give you a lot of info on how to make it work.

B
Bryson Wicker
Good shoe

The shoe seems great, but the time to ship was longer than advertised on the website, and one of my items was missing from the order. The shoes are stylish and comfortable.

A
Alex
Love love love

Comfy, stylish, tons of toe room. I'm obsessed!

J
Jan Wentzel
Not perfect

I like them but dont love them. They fit my feet better than regular shoes but not as ideal as some other barefoot shoe brands in a similair price range. So they dont hug my heel that well and they also squish my toes a little bit although the length should not be any longer. The leather seems good quality but is a bit heavy and stiff. One of the thinner Insoles fell apart after a few days. The thicker insole is nice but gets compressed and flat after a few days of wear. Most standard skate shoe insoles have way better quality. If you lace them a bit loose you can easily slip then on and off your foot without tying again every time kind of like and Ultraboost for example. Thats why I often grab them when in a rush. Last but not least the sole is nice and grippy also on wet surfaces.

Customer Reviews

Based on 175 reviews
87%
(152)
11%
(19)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
1%
(2)
D
Donna Prendergast
Run short

They are very good quality. Just need to go up a half size .

K
Kate S
Well made shoe!

It’s clear this company put a lot of thought and care into making this shoe. They send you a guide as to how to wear it and different insoles so you can adjust it to your comfort. The customer service is great too. They really want the shoe to work for you and give you a lot of info on how to make it work.

B
Bryson Wicker
Good shoe

The shoe seems great, but the time to ship was longer than advertised on the website, and one of my items was missing from the order. The shoes are stylish and comfortable.

A
Alex
Love love love

Comfy, stylish, tons of toe room. I'm obsessed!

J
Jan Wentzel
Not perfect

I like them but dont love them. They fit my feet better than regular shoes but not as ideal as some other barefoot shoe brands in a similair price range. So they dont hug my heel that well and they also squish my toes a little bit although the length should not be any longer. The leather seems good quality but is a bit heavy and stiff. One of the thinner Insoles fell apart after a few days. The thicker insole is nice but gets compressed and flat after a few days of wear. Most standard skate shoe insoles have way better quality. If you lace them a bit loose you can easily slip then on and off your foot without tying again every time kind of like and Ultraboost for example. Thats why I often grab them when in a rush. Last but not least the sole is nice and grippy also on wet surfaces.