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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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Nike SB Dunk Low (Street Hawker)

Nike SB’s most recent Dunk Low release features watercolor paintings of six popular street food dishes from six Chinese cities and looks like a Chinese restaurant after a gas explosion. Paying homage to street hawkers — street food vendors that supply hungry city folk, tourists, and the steadily increasing number of China-bound skateboarders with snacks […]

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Welcome Boys Of Summer

Have you ever tried to explain what’s so great about skateboarding to someone who doesn’t skate? It’s hard to convey in words why we love skateboarding so much, isn’t it? This is because we need more than words: we need images. And every once in a while a video releases that seems to give us […]

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Carpet Company

In this part of the world, the city of Baltimore, Maryland, is predominantly known for HBO’s The Wire, a show about the city’s drug trade and the persecution thereof. It’s certainly not the first destination of choice for hip, travel-hungry skateboarders, which is why it’s refreshing to see the city being home to another thriving […]

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2020: A Year in Review

We get it. You’re probably more than ready to leave the Shitshow that was 2020 behind. We know we are. While 2019 saw a bunch of fun events like the Jam of Mainhattan, this year’s plans were largely thwarted by the pandemic. Even though there hasn’t been a Jam (or parties of any kind) in […]

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Welcome Hoddle Skateboards

Australia is known for a lot of things, all of them absolutely terrifying. It’s well-known that pretty much every animal is out to get you (and probably will). Australia’s also the only continent that is covered by one single country, which is further historical evidence that living there is a bad idea. Besides snakes, crocodiles, […]

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Bonkers Frankfurt Hand Dyed T-Shirt By Mark Gonzales

There’s no better time for picking up a new hobby than during a pandemic. With nothing to do but staying at home, people start to get itchy feet. Some turn to pottery and other folks enjoy the dullness of baking bread. Well, others cut themselves. Not us, though. Realizing that we haven’t put out a […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Holiday Special” by Sean Cliver

Remember doodling dicks on each other’s exercise books back in high school? If you weren’t careful, one slight distraction could result in a wiener parade marching across the pages of your French textbook. Now imagine making a career out of annoying people with immature doodles. Imagine making bank with offensive designs instead of becoming suicidal […]

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Adidas Aloha Super (Karol Winthorp)

What do Woody Allen, Willy Brandt, and Mark Twain have in common? They’re not the respective person’s real name, but pseudonyms (look up their real names for yourself, you lazy people). Pseudonyms, or noms de plume for pretentious assholes, are used to disguise one’s true identity, establish a distance between a stage persona and oneself, or just […]

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On Record: Vans AVE Pro x Fucking Awesome

Here’s how we imagine the process of designing a shoe for a collaboration between two well-known skateboarding brands. Stacy, the Corporate Guy: “Yo Clive, we need you to create two colorways for our collaboration with this super-hyped brand.”  Clive, the Lead Designer: “Okay, what did you have in mind?”  Stacy, the Corporate Guy: “It’s this […]

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A New York Thing

Before your barkeep friend’s localist, neighborhood-worshipping basement-run “cult” brand, before the trend to purge all vowels from your favorite city’s name and use the consonantal remainder as a wordmark to print on a Fruit of the Loom wholesale t-shirt, and even before every hood in the most neck-in-the-woods college town became a fucking cult destination, […]

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Adidas Skateboarding X Thrasher Magazine

The world’s most famous t-shirt brand— sorry, skateboarding magazine, Thrasher, has joined forces with sportswear juggernaut Adidas Skateboarding to create a limited release of two best-sellers: the classic Superstar ADV and Tyshawn Jones’ pro model. The Adidas Superstar comes in an all-black colorway, interrupted only by a scarlet red tongue label that features branding of […]

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