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Return of the Rubberized Toe Cap

Rubber Toe Cap Skate Shoes

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:

 

Huf Classic Lo

 

HUF Classic Lo 

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.

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Vans Happy Daze

 

Vans Happy Daze

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.

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Did Nyjah Huston bring the Illuminati to skateboarding?

 

Adidas Superstar

 

Adidas Superstar Re-Release

 

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).

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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.

 

 

Check out some classic video parts that earned these guys pro model Adidas shoes…

Now let’s take a look into the future to see what’s coming down the line.

 

Nike SB Zoom All Court CK

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:

 

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Converse

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!

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DC Evan Smith Pro?

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.

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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.

Nyjah Huston and the Illuminati in Skateboarding?

Nyjah Huston Illuminati

Nyjah Huston is too good at skateboarding, and we all know that.  He wins just about every contest he enters, and puts out amazing street parts that can’t be matched.  What is his secret?  Many believe it is his dedication and practice, some think it is a natural born talent, but what if it is something a little darker than that?  We have reason to believe that Nyjah may have joined an elite organization of devil worshipers more commonly known as the Illuminati.  The Illuminati is a group of individuals shrouded in secrecy that are believed to be in control of the world’s governments and economies.  By selling his soul to the devil and joining the Illuminati, Nyjah has gained the ability to become the best skateboarder in the world.  Don’t believe us?  Here’s the proof…

Nyjah AYC Ad

Nyjah Illuminati

This looks like a normal Asphalt Yacht Club ad featuring Nyjah right?  WRONG!  Here you can see the Illuminati influencing young skaters by using their infamous triangle symbol and Eye of Providence as the A in Nyjah’s name.

Monster Energy 666

Monster Energy Drink is one of Nyjah’s biggest sponsors.  It has recently come to light that Monster Energy Drink’s infamous logo actually translates to the numbers 6-6-6 in Hebrew, which represents the devil.

Nyjah Illuminati

Here we see Nyjah rocking a Monster Energy hat while holding a trophy that showcases the Illuminati’s triangle logo once again.  This signifies both his devil worshiping qualities and his Illuminati association.

While this 18 stair front blunt seems pretty innocent, it in fact is not.  Lets think about this for a second.  18 stairs, huh?  That’s funny because what number if added to itself three times equals 18?  You guessed it, 6.

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Nyjah Byeonce Jay-z

Nyjah has also been recently photographed walking down the red carpet with other famous Illuminati members, Beyonce and Jay-Z.

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To the untrained eye this looks like a photo of Mr. Huston posing for a friend’s camera phone.  Take a closer look at his chest, and you will see something strange.  Is that an outline of an eye?

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Yes, indeed it is!  This leaked photo clearly shows that there is a famous Illuminati “all seeing eye” logo on Nyjah’s chest.

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Even his new DC shoe has clear Illuminati references built in to the design.

The proof is there people, you just have to know what you are looking for.  Next time you see him win another contest or do some mind-blowing trick, just remember that Nyjah Huston has channeled the powers of evil to gain his incredible skateboarding abilities.  We as skateboarders need to stand up against his evil powers and out this monster as a cheater because without Nyjah around, real skateboarders like P-Rod or Luan Oliveira might actually have a decent chance at winning a Street League event.

Still don’t believe us?  It’s okay, everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, right?

Nyjah Huston Signature DC Shoe

“The release of Nyjah Huston’s first DC signature shoe is nothing less than monumental. With a never before done trick at Hollywood High, Nyjah leaves another mark on the skateboarding history books and brings to life DC’s latest and most anticipated signature release.”

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DC Launches New Campaign | Signs Huston and Capaldi

DC Shoes welcomes newcomers Mike Mo Capaldi and Nyjah Huston: two sub 21 year-old powerhouses known for their consistency and technical abilities. This announcement was made in conjunction with the new REDISCOVER DC campaign, launched over the past weekend.

“The campaign aims to highlight the caliber of athletes that ride for DC and invites consumers to rediscover the fact that skateboarding is the driving force behind the DC brand.”

Huston and Capaldi join the likes of Chris Cole, Danny Way, Rob Dyrdek, Josh Kalis, Steve Berra, Colin McKay, Matt Miller, Wes Kremer, and Mike Taylor. One SM user dubbed the team as “The New York Yankees of Skateboarding.”

For more information regarding DC Shoes, Nyjah Huston, or Mike Mo Capaldi, rediscover DC at www.dcshoes.com

To check out all the lastest DC Shoes and apparel available, be sure to shop by brand at BuySkateShoes.com

 

DC Roll Like Chris Cole Contest Winners

Yesterday marked the conclusion of our DC Shoes Roll Like Chris Cole contest! We are proud to announce our three winners:

1.) Marla Seagroves of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
2.) Carrie Fehnel of Cordova, Tennessee
3.) Brandon Shiplet of Burkburnett, Texas

Congratulations guys! Marla, Carrie, and Brandon bought DC product from BuySkateShoes.com between November 23rd and yesterday, and were rewarded handsomely with one of three DC Chris Cole prize packages.

Now that you guys are “rolling like Chris Cole”, we expect to see all of your sponsor-me tapes on YouTube shortly after new years.

For all the latest and greatest DC Shoes and apparel, be sure to shop by brand at: http://www.buyskateshoes.com/catalog/shopbybrand/DC/

Roll Like Chris Cole Contest

With the way he skates these days who wouldn’t want to roll like Chris Cole? Tech skills, contest success, and solid video parts are all synonymous with Chris’s name. With this in mind we teamed up with DC to bring you our “Roll Like Chris Cole” contest giveaway. Anyone who buys DC product will be automatically entered to win one of three Chris Cole prize packages.

Here’s a quick video review of the DC Chris Cole S by Ambush Board Co. team rider Jay Jay Patterson.

Follow on Twitter: @BuySkateShoes @DCshoes @JPIvey (Jay Jay Patterson)

Where Will Mike Mo Go?

I’m really not 100% sure why this is getting as much hype as it is, but, as most people are already well aware, Mike Mo Capaldi will be leaving Lakai once his contract expires at year’s end.

There’s a whole lot of speculation out there as to where Mike Mo will land, but the conventional wisdom is that he will be heading to DC for a full footwear and apparel deal (which…leads to the assumption that he will be leaving Matix as well).

A really interesting article on the subject was posted on N-SB.org yesterday.  This article discusses the post-Fully Flared departures of Anthony Pappalardo (Converse), Cairo Foster (etnies), Alex Olson (Vans), Eric Koston (Nike SB), and Lucas Puig (adidas)…while describing Lakai as a sort of “development team”…where young talent gets on early, builds names for themselves, and later get lured away by lucrative contracts offered by the big brands.  This article suggests that this phenomenon will become a ongoing pattern for Lakai…especially given the “instant cool factor” that an association with Girl or Chocolate brings.

I guess…the real issue isn’t who rides for who and why, the real issue is the push and pull between the “for the skaters, by the skaters” ethos and big, public brands that have broken into the skate market.

Personally, I’m not going to fight this fight.  Naturally, I would prefer that skateboarding stay true to it’s so-called “core” roots, but, as they say, “core is poor”…and why shouldn’t guys like Mike Mo take the money that’s put in front of them?  Similarly, why shouldn’t these big companies try to build their brands and expand out into skateboarding…particularly if they’re offering a product that skaters want?

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