When those old beaten up Dickies and that Spitfire shirt that smells like last night’s bar tab aren’t appropriate for the occasion, you have to step it up. Altamont and Etnies have roots deeply embedded in skateboarding. The Altamont gear feautured is lightweight and perfect for those hot days when you aren’t skating. The Etnies shoes are made of a mesh upper and a super comfortable STI Evolution Foam sole that makes your feet feel loved after hours of relentless beatings from the pavement. Hell, you might even catch some trim that’s way out of your league with this look. Put down the spliff, call a cab, and let’s do this shit play boy.
Vans‘ first full length video, Propeller, has arrived, and it exceeded our expectations by a mile. It is very rare that a video with so much hype around it actually lives up to everyone’s expectations. Every single part in the video could have been the curtains of any average video, but not a Vans video. From Chima and Rowan, to Dan Lu and Gilbert, to Kyle Walker and AVE, this video is jam packed with the most amazing skateboarding paired with beautiful cinematography. We watched it over and over again and compiled a short list of clips that definitely deserve some extra love…
Vans’ Propeller Clips You Need To Watch
Ray Barbee’s Blunt Heelflip
Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that we didn’t expect to see any Ray Barbee footage, but damn we really didn’t see this trick coming. The image above features one clip of him pushing and hitting the no-complys perfectly. And then there was this… Read More
Vans has been “Off The Wall” since 1966. Appealing to all walks of life, Vans brings a taste of their relaxed southern California roots to people around the world. Take off with this photo set showcasing some Vans gear that will help chill out your high-speed lifestyle.
Without a doubt, lately, you’d be hard pressed to look into a footwear catalog and not see at least one model featuring a rubberized toe cap. The majority of footwear brands are adapting to this trend. “Why?”, you may ask? Well for starters, besides offering a slight vintage look (Think PF Flyers and The Sandlot) the rubber toe cap significantly adds more life to your standard skate shoe.
In no particular order. Here are some of our favorite upcoming releases and a model we hope to see in the near future:
What you see is what you get with this no thrills low top; vulcanized construction + minimal padding. Definitely a good look for anyone looking for superior board feel but can sacrifice a little support.
Aesthetically, the Vans Happy Daze and Huf Classic Lo look a lot alike. However, the Happy Daze is not necessarily a cut and dried skate shoe. It caters more to day to day casual wear. With it’s removable, washable UltraCush Eco footbed, go ahead and pop them socks off because you will want to go sockless on your next night out on the town.
When I think of rubberized toe caps, personally, two shoes pop into my head: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star & the Adidas Superstar. The latter has recently been reissued in several limited color-ways to honor the skateboarders who wore them best (Kareem Campbell, Richard Angelides, Drake Jones, and Joey Bast).
With that being said, I’d like to call attention to the fact that Elissa Steamer should be noted in this conversation. Just watch her part in Toy Machine’s “Welcome to Hell (1996)”. We would love to see “Steamer” written in gold foil by the three stripes! Elissa truly is a Superstar.
For what seems like an eternity a lot of us have been wondering what shoe has the whimsical Cory Kennedy been running. Well, it’s the All Court and it’s about to drop this fall and here is a sneak peak for the ones dropping in November and December:
It doesn’t take a sneaker expert to tell you that Converse is no stranger to rubberized toe caps. From the Jack Purcell to the Chuck Taylor the rubber toe cap is part and parcel to Converse’s image. This summer they will introduce a new style that mimics the more petite toe cap of the Huf Classic or Happy Daze. So if you were ever on the fence and need a shoe to test the rubber toe cap waters you are in luck. The Converse Sumner will be available in June!
This last style is pure speculation but everyone here is hoping this model comes to fruition.
Evan Smith has been spotted wearing a sample of a low top vulcanized DC shoe that features, you guessed it….a RUBBER TOE CAP.
So with DC potentially creating a pro model with this rubberized toe cap, I think it’s safe to say that this re-emerging style is here to stay. It will be incredibly interesting to see what other brands adapt.
Adidas has just issued several special color ways of their iconic Superstar shell toe shoe for the people that rocked them best: Richard Angelides, Kareem Campbell, Drake Jones, and Joey Bast. To help commemorate the event we put together a short Instagram teaser showcasing what we think are the best tricks by them rocking the famed shell toe. Here are the videos in full from where we compiled the clips: Read More
Vans has been trying to make a video for quite some time. Their team is a perfect blend of the last couple decades of skateboarding including riders like Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley, and Rowan Zorilla. They have just recently announced and dropped a trailer for their new video called Propeller. Rounding up the whole team and getting them all on the same page, as far as filming for the video goes, was a huge ordeal alone. Not only that, but they have teamed up with Greg Hunt, the filmmaker behind some of skateboarding’s most iconic videos including Alien Workshop’s Mindfield and Transworld Skateboarding’s Sight Unseen, to make the video. If that isn’t enough to get you stoked, we have laid out some pretty memorable video parts from Vans team riders over the years to hold you over until Propeller comes out.
Anthony Van Engelen – The DC Video
AVE is known for putting out really strong video parts. While most of you may relate to his Mindfield part, we would like to shed some light on his part in The DC Video. It’s worth mentioning that Greg Hunt also made this video. AVE and Greg Hunt have worked on numerous parts together so we can’t wait to see what they come up with for this new one.
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