Our choice for winter shoes just got a whole lot bigger as Vans announces an expanded Mountain Edition footwear collection which now include shoes from the Classics, California, and Surf collections.
Vans Classics returns with eight weatherized color ways including the Era MTE, Sk8-Hi MTE and introducing the Old Skool MTE. The Era MTE surfaces in two earth-toned variations – Castlerock/Tobacco Brown and Forest Night/Tobacco Brown – outfitted in pig suede, leather and wool. The Old Skool MTE and Sk8-Hi MTE exhibit the same material mix across Black/Tobacco and Decadent Chocolate/Tobacco Brown color-ups. Additionally, the Sk8-Hi MTE rounds out the Classics collection with two women-specific styles in Black and Tan featuring knitted geometric trim accents.
So much to choose from. And to think we were happy with our Jamie Lynn Old Skools. For the official word from Vans including prices [click to continue…]
Z-Flex brought two legendary skateboarders together to create the first board in the company’s Master Crafted Series. The first board was designed and built by Jay Adams and Paul Schmitt.
The ‘Masters’ of skateboarding are the pioneers of the sport, the skaters who paved the way for skateboarding today, and the skaters that are still out there ripping 20+ years later. There’s only one ‘Master’ that we could possibly start this series with, and that’s the original seed of skateboarding himself, Jay Adams, in collaboration with the legendary skateboard craftsman, Paul Schmitt. . . Jay and Paul worked hand in hand in creating a unique board for Jay’s style to help him skate better than he’s ever skated before. . . “Jay was super stoked about the Master Crafted Jay Adams deck,” said his wife Tracy Adams. “He said it was the first time in his life he ever designed a board himself. He knew EXACTLY what size board, what shape and length the nose and tail should be, where the wheel wells should be…..EVERYTHING.”
Looks like a great skateboard for people who like to ride ‘em big and burly. Follow the jump for the official word and a the full Graphic from Z-Flex. [click to continue…]
Primitive Skateboardings‘ Paul Rodriguez just launched a new official collaboration deck with the one and only Tupac Shakur.
“Working with friends on insanely fun projects is seriously the best feeling,” says Primitive Skateboards co-founder and pro, Paul Rodriguez. “I can’t believe that we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with the late, great Tupac Shakur! I hope Pac is up there with that big smile of his digging this board as much as I do. I feel blessed!”
Not exactly sure how P-Rod got to “work with” 2Pac, but the package certainly looks good. The deck comes in 8 and 8.25 widths and includes a hologram 2Pac sticker, or course.
[Link: Primitive Skateboarding]
Nixon today (October 28, 2014) launched a new bright pink color way for their The Small Time Teller in collaboration with Boarding for Breast Cancer.
A longtime partner of Nixon, B4BC is a non-profit dedicated to providing breast cancer education and support programs for young people and the action sports community at large. Through grassroots events and the Survivorship Fund, B4BC is able to further its mission of promoting early detection and a healthy, active lifestyle as the best means of breast cancer prevention. . . . A cause close to Nixon, B4BC was co-founded by Nixon original snow team riders Shannon Dunn and Tina Basich. Current Nixon team riders, including Elena Hight, Hana Beaman, Mimi Knoop and others, continue to advocate on behalf of B4BC.
The watch features a Miyota quarts 3 hand movement and a tapered 5 link stainless steel bracelet with locking clasp. It retails for $95 with a percentage of the sales going to benefit B4BC/s education outreach and prevention programs. For the official word from Nixon, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Burton Snowboards has collaborated with sexy boot maker Frye on a new saucy women’s all-mountain snowboarding boot that has all the function plus the fashion.
By far the most fashion-forward women’s snowboard boot ever made, the Burton x Frye boot stays true to the long revered design of The Frye Company’s treasured Harness boot. Like its iconic footwear counterpart, the Burton x Frye snowboarding boot features the distinctive Harness ring, straps and studs that has made the boot a favorite for generations. Crafted with authentic USA-made Horween premium leather and boasting Burton’s top-shelf technologies, the boot looks as good as it performs.
So get your tongues ready, bootlickers. These things are hot, hot, hot. . . Hmmm, wonder when these are going to come in XXXL sizes? For the official word from Burton, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Vans have always been our number one choice for after riding activities, but we can’t say our feet always stayed warm and dry. In fact, we’ve frozen our feet for fashion many times. That’s why it’s nice to see this new line of Vans Mountain Edition Sk8-His and Eras that have been winterized for our protection.
Designed for the elements, the Era MTE and Sk8-Hi MTE are re-engineered Classic silhouettes with weather-resistant builds. Premium Scotchgard™ protected uppers, fleece linings and a heat retention layer between sock liner and outsole keep the feet warm and dry. The original vulcanized waffle mold is reversed and extended to form a lug outsole that provides upgraded traction on wet surfaces and in snow.
Warm, cozy, dry and good looking. That’s about all we could ask for. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans. [click to continue…]
Back in January of 2013 Paul Flannery of Australia based Strewth Snowboards pitched his step-in snowboard binding on indigogo. He hoped to raise $100,000, but when the funding drive ended two months later only $5,295 had been raised.
Now, Flannery is back and on the beg for funding once again. This time on Kickstarter. Flannery has apparently lowered his sights in his second go round and is only asking for $50,000 in Australian dollars. With 22 days to go Strewth has raised $7,865. Sadly, for most snowboarders it seems getting into their bindings isn’t that big of a problem. If you’d someone who has a rough time with binding straps (or with bending over) step up and provide funding, why don’t you?
Those who’ve actually used the GoPro camera that their mom’s got them last Christmas know what a nightmare it can be keeping all the pieces together. There’s the cords, the cases, the mounts. Never having the right piece was enough to make us mothball our camera for weeks at a time. But incase has a solution with their new Mono Kit.
The Mono Kit, an innovative silicone travel case that serves as a protective container for one GoPro® camera as well as batteries and accessories; the Dual Kit, which holds two GoPro® cameras and the Accessory Cartridge, the ideal travel bag for camera cords, batteries, mounts, housings and back doors.
Hear that mom? If you bought the camera, looks like you’re going to need to buy the case as well. They go on sale at Best Buy and Goincase.com on August 31, 2014. For the official word from incase, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Dave Bergthold, the legendary creative mind behind Blockhead Skateboards and the TV show Built To Shred, is kickstarting a whole new skateboarding groove with the launch of Skate Crate. These retro skateboard designs are taking skateboarding back 100 years to the days of a two-by-four and a fruit crates, but doing it in an all new way.
Utilizing high quality Baltic Birch and Canadian Maple for both the crate and modern skateboard deck, Skate Crate replaces the bone shaking metal wheels of old with smooth riding urethane cruiser wheels. The crates feature eyelet hooks to easily tie down a 12-pack, groceries, or a backpack inside the box. Vintage fruit crate labels, classic motorcycle racing, and car club designs were the influence for the fully-assembled Flying Tiger, Raceway, and Sidewalk Screamer models. The DIY kits come unassembled with racing-inspired decals available to encourage hands-on fun.
Click here to visit the Skate Crate Kickstarter page and help get these retro skateboards rolling, or follow the jump for all the official details from Skate Crate by Blockhead.
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To celebrate the release of Todd Francis’ new book Look Away, Antihero Skateboards is launching a reissue collection called Worst of the Worst.
Check out the mini site to see the limited tees, sticker packs and hand signed limited decks, along with a sneak peek at Todd’s new book including unseen artwork, original sketches and classic board graphics for Antihero and more. Available Now in Select Skate shops.
For the young this is all new, fas or the rest of you, just let the nostalgia splash over you like a spilled PBR. Then no one will notice your tears for better days.