Last season, http://freshnessmag.com/?s=element+skateboards” target=”_blank”>Element Skateboards jumped into the skate brand lifestyle mix with the unveiling of their http://freshnessmag.com/2010/09/29/element-emerald-collection/” target=”_blank”>Emerald footwear line. As a follow up to that initial effort, we present to you the Emerald Elite collection for this Spring/Summer season. We have undoubtedly witnessed a sort of a renaissance amongst core skate brands over the span of some time now; Vans has been doing it with their Vault, Syndicate and more recently, OTW lines; DC has carved out a nice niche with their DC Life line; and others have followed suit to keep up with the times, now comes Element’s turn. Emerald presents a complimentary extension of the brand, while reflecting Element’s more Earth friendly vibe with the use of more eco-friendlier materials. For this Elite mini-collection, Emerald goes with three styles: the Prescott, Prairie and the Hampton. All three are made up out of a rich chestnut colored suede, which is accented nicely by some Native American inspired decorative embellishments. You can view this season’s line http://catalog.elementskateboards.com/shoes/emerald-top-products” target=”_blank”>here.