Last Resort AB's Signature Styles: Last resort AB VM001

Last Resort AB Skate Shoes

Last Resort AB Signature Styles

In the world of skateboarding footwear, Last Resort AB has carved out a niche for itself with its unique, minimalist designs and uncompromising quality. Founded by Polar Skate Co founder Pontus Alv and designer Sami Tolppi, this brand has become a favourite among skaters who appreciate the subtle yet functional design elements that set these shoes apart. In this comprehensive review, we'll explore the various styles offered by Last Resort AB, highlighting their unique features and suitability for different skating styles.

Last Resort AB VM001: The Classic Reinvented

Simplicity and Functionality

The VM001 is Last Resort AB’s flagship model, embodying the brand's philosophy of 'intention to detail'. This shoe features a minimalistic design, devoid of visible branding, which has been a significant draw for skaters who prefer a cleaner look. The upper is made from durable suede, offering both longevity and comfort. The Last resort AB VM001’s low-profile design enhances board feel, making it perfect for technical skateboarding.

Last Resort AB VM001 : Sole Innovation

A key feature of the VM001 is its vulcanised rubber outsole, designed for excellent grip and flexibility. The sole's pattern, unique to Last Resort AB, is crafted to provide superior traction without the bulkiness found in many skate shoes. This feature, coupled with the cushioned insole, offers a balance of comfort and functionality, ideal for street skating and technical tricks. (And the new insole is ten times better than the original - I had the first ever shoe and its getting better and better!)

Last Resort VM002: A New Take

Additional support for Rough Rides

Expanding on the success of the VM001, the VM002 is a slight variant that offers additional foxing on the sole outer. This model is particularly suitable for skaters who engage in aggressive skating styles or who simply prefer the added stability and protection of a high-top design. The VM002 retains the brand’s minimalist aesthetic, focusing on performance rather than flashy branding.

Durability Meets Comfort

Like its low-top counterpart, the VM002 features a durable suede upper and a vulcanised rubber outsole with Last Resort AB’s signature tread pattern. The high-top design is complemented by a padded collar, which not only provides support but also ensures a snug and comfortable fit, crucial for skaters performing high-impact tricks.

Break Free: The Vegan Option

Eco-Friendly and Ethical

In response to the growing demand for sustainable and cruelty-free products, Last Resort AB introduced the Break Free range, a collection of vegan skate shoes. These shoes are made from synthetic materials, offering an ethical alternative without compromising on performance or style. The Break Free line demonstrates the brand's commitment to environmental responsibility and ethical practices.

Performance for the Conscious Skater

The Break Free models maintain the same high standards of durability and comfort as the other Last Resort AB shoes. They feature the same distinctive sole design, ensuring excellent grip and board feel. These shoes are ideal for eco-conscious skaters who do not want to sacrifice quality or performance for their values.

Last Resort VM003: Versatility and Comfort

A Fresh Take on Skate Shoes

The VM003 is a newer addition to the Last Resort AB lineup, offering a fresh take on skate shoes. This model features a canvas upper, making it lighter and more breathable than the suede options. The VM003 is designed for skaters who value comfort and versatility, as well as those who skate in warmer climates.

Adaptable to Various Styles

With its vulcanised construction and signature sole pattern, the VM003 maintains excellent board feel and grip, making it suitable for a wide range of skating styles. The canvas upper, while lighter, still provides adequate durability, making it a great all-around choice for both casual and serious skaters.


Last Resort AB’s range of skate shoes stands out in a market saturated with flashy, heavily branded options. Their focus on quality, functionality, and minimalist design resonates with skaters who value performance and understated style. From the classic Last resort AB VM001 to the eco-friendly Break Free line and the versatile VM003, Last Resort AB offers something for every skater.

At our online skate shop, we are proud to feature Last Resort AB’s impressive lineup. Explore our range and experience the unique blend of simplicity, functionality, and style that these shoes bring to your skateboarding experience. Remember, when you choose Last Resort AB, you're not just choosing a shoe; you're embracing a philosophy that speaks to the heart of skateboarding culture.


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