The Dissent shoe is a push from Emerica towards an even more durable shoe built for skating. It has classic skate shoe looks mixed with the latest in lightweight tech.
Emerica has used the cupsole construction, merged with a full-length EVA midsole and a die-cut insole also made from EVA. This provides you with a skate shoe that is big on protection in regards to absorbing hard landings. This is probably also why Emerica decided to go with a choice of team rider Kevin "Spanky" Long for the first introduction of this Dissent shoe. Spanky goes big and Spanky lands hard - This is why he uses the Dissent.