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Vans X Rassvet (PACCBET)

Tolia Titaev’s and Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Rassvet (PACCBET) and Vans linked for the first time ever to create a small capsule collection centered around the Vans Skate Bold. Formerly known as Style 66 — which is one of Vans’ earliest skate shoes — the Skate Bold unites a straightforward silhouette and contemporary Vans tech. The Moscow-based […]

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Nike SB Parra Dunk 2021

So now it’s really happened: skateboarding went down at the Olympic Games and thus became a lame sport like any other. The trouble is: nobody really watched the skateboarding Olympics because the heats were broadcasted at ungodly times when folks were either sleeping or getting hammered. Had one watched the Olympics, however, one would certainly […]

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Adidas Forum Mid ADV By Diego Najera

Skateboarding began as an offshoot of surfing, but since surfers don’t wear shoes, skateboarders had to look elsewhere for appropriate footwear. Quickly, it became evident that basketball sneakers provided the technology that skaters need, such as cushioning, stability, and flexibility. Even today, retro basketball shoes offer classic designs that allow for updated state-of-the-art tech to […]

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Nike SB X Stingwater Magic Mushroom Dunk

NYC legend Daniel Kim’s weird-ass brand Stingwater teamed up with Nike SB to release a fly agaric-themed Dunk Low — and it’s packed with trippy detail. Dubbed “Magic Mushroom,” the Dunk’s upper features the titular toadstool’s signature red hue and white-dotted surface. Gone is the large Swoosh so typical of Nike Dunks; a mini-Swoosh shares […]

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Vans Cher Strauberry Pack

Skateboarders love to brag about their sport being defined by endless diversity. This might be true for tricks and the diverse ways we bust the balls of scooter kids, but it’s still uncommon to roll with LGBTQ folks. Skateboarders are not necessarily more progressive than any other social group, which means that the stereotypes, prejudices, […]

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Adidas Tyshawn Low

Tyshawn Jones, born and raised in the Bronx, went from child prodigy to the inofficial King of New York in a mere handful of years. His path to glory was paved with all sorts of waist-high objects for Tyshawn to switch ollie and hardflip over. His effortlessness and pop led him straight to the throne, […]

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Reebok X bronze 56K Part 2

As Bronze 56K and Reebok’s partnership enters its second year, the Boston-based sports equipment manufacturer dug up two pairs of vintage sneakers for Bronze to give the old make-over. For one, the Answer IV, Allan Iverson’s signature basketball shoe that was released just after the beginning of the new Millennium. The other is the Reebok […]

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Go Skateboarding Day Goodie Hunt

Thanks to the fucking pandemic, we’re forced to cancel this year’s Jam of Mainhattan. We know, it’s a shame. But there’s a silver lining: as infection numbers dwindle and vaccination rates rise, we’re confident that in 2022, we will once again invite y’all to Germany’s Capital of Crime. In the meantime, however, we’d like to […]

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Nike SB What The P-Rod Dunk

Nike SB honors its 16-year old partnership with pro skater and Primitive founder Paul Rodriguez with a pair of Dunk Low SBs that look like the designer suffered a stroke while designing them. Officially called “What The Paul,” the Dunks are the next part of a practical joke that started a stir back in 2007. […]

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Vans X Boys Of Summer (For Hard To Do Tricks)

Jeff Kutter’s Boys of Summer videos remain some of the best homie productions out there. Boys of Summer I and II are the visual equivalent to Don Henley’s titular song which somehow produces nostalgia for something you’ve never really experienced yourself. So even if you’ve never stood on a skateboard (in which case: how the […]

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Fisherman Jokes with Daan Van Der Linden

Hunting for sneakers shares striking similarities with the pastime of fishing. Both require having too much time on your hands, both require you to wear a bucket hat, and both will put your tolerance for boredom to the test. Sitting around all day (and, inexplicably, night), the sneaker enthusiast waits for some exotic release to […]

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Nike SB X Wasted Youth Dunk Low Pro

Do you remember punk rock, the supposedly anti-conformist music genre whose followers were into dying their hair in rainbow colors and hammering rivets into their leather jackets? No one could ignore punk rock in the last third of the 20th century: you didn’t get past it on the radio, where the Sex Pistols sang about […]

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ACE Trucks MFG

It’s not often that we’re writing about skateboard trucks on this blog (it’s the first time, I think). Trucks are incredibly boring: when they work as intended, you don’t even really think about them. Sure, when you get a new deck, you’ll make extra sure not to switch up front and back trucks (always looking […]

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Adidas Forum 84 Low ADV

Basketball is like a cobalt mine to skate shoe designers at multinational sportswear companies: the storied sport is an endless source of essential raw material used to create almost every skate shoe released today. Adidas Skateboarding has once again sent its designers underground to unearth some pair of forgotten sneakers that have long since sedimented […]

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Adidas Maité and Nora Pack

Maité Steenhoudt, who recently made the team at Evan Smith’s new board company UMA Landsleds, just got her very own Samba ADV with Adidas Skateboarding. In tandem with fellow team member Nora Vasconcellos’ signature Gazelle ADV, the collection was announced on International Women’s Day and is expected to drop in the very near future. Regarding […]

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Introducing UMA Landsleds

Evan “Starheadbody” Smith, known far and wide for mind-melting tricks and exquisite head of curls, just launched UMA Landsleds, a brand-new skateboarding company specializing in decks and apparel. He didn’t do it all by himself, though; visual artist and skateboarding filmer Thomas Campbell came to Evan’s aid as the brand’s creative and art director. The […]

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Nike Sb X Carpet Company

There’s a German idiom claiming that having an ax at home will save the carpenter. A praise of DIY, the saying was coined by poet and proto-emo Friedrich Schiller; it’s still widely accepted that sweat and discipline will enable anyone to repair (or produce) anything. Not us, though. The above-mentioned ax would only save us […]

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DC Shoes 2021 Double Box Pack

In the late ’90s, when skate shoes followed the design principle of ghetto blasters and pants were as wide as ten-man tents, when the wheels were barely bigger than the cracks in the ground you constantly got stuck in, and when Supreme was still cooler than Primark, two letters stood for the promise of being […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro (VX1000)

Before iPhones and GoPros, before digital video and handheld HD cameras, there was Sony’s VX1000. Released in the mid-90s, the VX was one of the first consumer-grade video cameras that made TV-level quality affordable to the masses. Its small size allowed for a massive jump in flexibility compared to what was available at the time, […]

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Fucking Awesome and Adidas Skateboarding’s Experiment 1 and 2

Jason Dill is what you could call skateboarding’s mad scientist. He has weird hairdos, says weird shit, and comes up with all sorts of crazy ideas. While many skaters fancy themselves as artistically gifted, most of them simply don’t have the clout to turn their creative, uh, outbursts into reality. Jason Dill, on the other […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro (Pink Pig)

At the end of Ford v Ferrari, after Ken Miles and his GT40 made Italian Lorenzo Baldini look small at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the film proudly proclaims that Ford managed to go on a winning streak in the following three years. While the fine people at Ford are probably still popping corks in […]

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Rassvet (PACCBET) 8

Skateboarding: there’s hardly a subculture that suffers so severely the Peter Pan syndrome that the local carnival clubs would have to fear such formidable a competition. Impressively, Russian label Rassvet’s (PACCBET) new collection proves the unrestrained willingness of adults to dress up (and sometimes behave) like late ‘80s and early 1990s kids. Since its early […]

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Nike SB BLZR Court

Nike SB’s BLZR Court is the most recent addition in the never-ending series of slapping a rubber pad on a pair of old-school sneakers to make them look skateable. Seriously, you could put an ollie pad on a pair of clogs and make them look like a pair of 2001 DCs. Ollie-pads will make any […]

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Blondey McCoy Adidas Superstar (Black)

Blondey McCoy — artist, model, skateboarder — released a see-through Adidas Skateboarding Superstar 80s in late 2019 to show everyone what cool designer socks he was wearing at the time. In an effort equally as transparent, he released yet another Superstar that will expose your feet to the rest of the world. That said, like […]

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