Even if your board is feeling a little lonely since you've exchanged your kicks for a suit and tie, there will always be a part of you that has a soft spot for the California-based board brand you grew up with, Element Skateboards. Each member of the popular Emerald Collection, which was first released over a year ago, has received a polished walnut leather upgrade and a Vibram outsole that give these mature kicks a boost in comfort. Both the hi-top Hampton and its lower cut silhouette keep their contrasting white stitching and black ankle, but pick up silver D-rings for their laces, which come with both a red and black set. The Marlow continues to stand-out from the other two in the collection with its stitched toe-cap, but also gets hooked up with the same accent upgrades that the Hampton received. Be on the look-out for the launch of this collection in the coming months, which will coincide with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Element brand.