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More Dead Artist Gear From Burton

by The Editors on February 7, 2019

Burton Snowboards continues with their work supporting dead artists with a new capsule featuring the artistry of trail blazing NYC graffiti artist Keith Haring who died February 16, 1990.

Featuring the iconic style of American artist Keith Haring whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of NYC street culture of the 1980s. © Keith Haring Foundation, www.haring.com. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

The collection includes a Keith Haring Deep Thinker snowboard, a Keith Haring Anorak jacket, and a Keith Haring tech T-shirt. Would Keith have loved this collab? Unfortunately, we’ll never know.

[Link: Burton Snowboards]

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Adidas Makes An Interesting Skate Shoe

by The Editors on February 4, 2019

It is, right? We’re not usually into the whole Adidas sporty spice thing, but look at that. The 3ST.004 doesn’t look too sporty, or too skatey. It looks like Adidas got their stripes going backwards on this one, but we’re okay with that. Tyshawn Jones will look smooth in these flip catchers, for sure. Here’s what Adidas says about them:

“Building off the design mentality of the 3ST family, the 3ST.004 is positioned to further progress and challenge skateboarding footwear. The low-profile forefoot and super tacky wrapping on the sidewall provide board feel like no other. With such great board feel, the intent is to never bail, but let’s face it, it happens. Therefore, we’ve placed BOOST in the heel of the shoe for protection and support when bailing.” says the brand’s Senior Footwear Designer, Scott Johnston. “Considering that Tyshawn Jones was the muse for the project, the shoe needs to not only perform, but look iconic and stand out. The shoe incorporates classic adidas aesthetics and modern design lines to keep you looking fly in the streets.”

And yes, we all want to be “looking fly in the streets,” Scott. We certainly do. The 3ST.004 will be in specialty retailers and Adidas online starting February 7, 2019. If you’ve got $120 they can be yours.

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DC Has Boot For Burton’s Step-on

by The Editors on January 30, 2019

Burton has licensed a bit of its “Step On” binding technology to DC so they can build a boot that fits. We were going to say this was the first time Burton has licensed their tech to another company, but we were reminded that they may have done some licensing with their 3-D binding hole pattern at one point, and there may be some others that we’re forgetting. Anyone? Either way, it’s a nice thing to do for people who want DC boots, but want to use them with the Burton Step On binding. Here’s what Chris Cunningham, SVP of Product at Burton had to say about it:

Ultimately, we’d like to see Step On become the standard platform that all non-strap-based boot/binding interfaces are based on, regardless of brand. And we’re really happy that DC will become the first brand to license Step On technology so that riders who prefer DC boots can also benefit from the convenience and performance of Burton Step On bindings.”

Yes, owning the standard for step-in bindings would be quite nice. The DC boot, which looks pretty good (we’re BOA fans), will be out for men and women in the fall of 2020. We still haven’t tried any step-in bindings since they came around the last time and we’re looking forward to trying out the Step On soon. For the official word from Burton, please follow the jump.

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Gerry Lopez Partners With Surf Tech

by The Editors on January 4, 2019

Surf Technicians, aka Surf Tech, has partnered with Pipeline legend Gerry Lopez to produce a line of Lopez classic surfboard shapes.

Gerry’s exploits at Pipeline and beyond have been well documented in both print and on the big screen which has made him one of the most recognizable surfers in the world. The winner of two Pipeline Masters as well as being one of the most influential style masters of the short board revolution, Gerry personifies the style and grace that only a true Icon can possess. This new collaboration brings the best of the Lopez heritage combined with Surf Technician’s modern construction techniques. The outcome results in a blast from the past and the performance needs of today. Each of the new model’s represents that classic Lopez style and feel.

For a look at the upcoming boards, please follow the jump.

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Coal Headwear + Protect Our Winters Beanie

by The Editors on December 11, 2018

Coal Headwear is partnering with Protect Our Winters on a new beanie that consumes 76% less energy, 85% less water and 76% less waste than a typical acrylic beanie, just in time for the holiday shred season. A portion of the proceeds will support Protect Our Winter’s advocacy around climate change.

Coal will be one of the first US-based brands to introduce the new Polylana yarn to the outdoor industry. Polylana is made from virgin and recycled polyester and has similar characteristics to acrylic or wool fiber. Using this material saves 5 liters of water per beanie, when compared with acrylic. The production of this fiber also releases 19% less CO2 than traditional polyester materials. The material is ACH Compliant, Formaldehyde free and its vegan!

Want to eat one? They’re $30 each, go on sale December 17, 2018, and are in limited supply. Click the link and buy, buy, buy.

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Burton Recycles The Bright 90s

by The Editors on December 6, 2018

We’re not that interested in doing 1992 over again, but if you missed the first go-round then boy does Burton have something for you in their 92 Retro Collection. The capsule features Jason Ford-a-licious block color jackets, classic asym air 45 logo graphics on a Family Tree Speed Date, Trick Pilot, and Stun Gun boards and much, much more.

Honor the past while experiencing the latest performance with this modern, more technical take on an iconic era.

Iconic, indeed, but reminds us of something the band Jamie Wednesday once said, “Pop will eat itself.”

[Link: Burton Snowboards]

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Tony Hawk’s New Lakai Proto

by The Editors on September 27, 2018

One of these shoes is Tony Hawk’s latest designed Proto the other is an old skate shoe from the end of the 80s.

Tony Hawk’s signature shoe, the Lakai Proto, is available now in Lakai retailers around the world. The Proto is inspired by Tony’s creative impact on skateboarding. It is designed and developed to provide support and comfort for everyday skateboarding. This limited Powell colorway is a nod to Tony’s most iconic footage during the Bones Brigade era.

We’re just having a rough time figuring out which is which. Maybe Michael Jordan could help?

[Link: Lakai]

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C.R. Stecyk III + Nixon = Urban Maneuvers

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

Nixon has talked Craig Stecyk into creating a collection and not surprisingly, it is one of our favorites in a long while. Here’s how they pitch it:

C.R. Stecyk III exists in the shadows, and even when he does slide into the sunlight, it rarely adds clarity. A pioneer of the Dogtown skate ethos, Stecyk has helped shape modern skateboarding in more ways than imaginable: through videos, writing, art installations, and co-founded Juxtapoz Art magazine, among others. A widely-acknowledged street art progenitor, Stecyk’s contributions to the counterculture are so engrained in society that the Smithsonian permanently houses some of his work. 

The capsule includes a watch, a camera bag, and some other cool stuff. Sadly, there are only 100 watches and bags world wide (it’s limited). So if you want one you better hurry to an exclusive Nixon retailer. For the details, click the link.

[Link: Nixon]

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A Mind Expander Split of Jones

by The Editors on September 25, 2018

We’re beginning to dream about winter and when we do we’re not thinking crowded resorts loaded with suburban brats acting rad. We’re thinking quiet forests, open glades, and rolling powder. And the board that gets us to it and through it during these flights is the Jones Mind Expander Split. It goes a little like this:

The new Mind Expander Splitboard was built for the creative rider who weaves nimble and playful lines as they slash through the backcountry. Designed by surf shaper Chris Christenson and Jeremy Jones, the Mind Expander Split features a Christenson Surf Rocker profile and a blunted nose for epic float in pow plus a full size tail for legit freestyle performance. The unique shape is matched with a short sidecut for snappy turn potential in tight trees and inner and outer edge Traction Tech for enhanced edge grip on icy skintracks or firm descents. For unmatched torsionally board connection in ride mode, the Mind Expander Split also features our Boltless Bridge and Karakoram Ultra Clips.

Really, what more do you need?  Click the link for all the details.

[Link: Jones Snowboards]

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Hey Kids, Puffy Shoes Are Back

by The Editors on September 19, 2018

You know it’s hitting critical mass when Osiris and Under Armour are fighting about who designed the original ugly puffer D3 (was it Brian Reid or Dave Mayhew), because, you know, Under Armor’s new A$AP Rocky sneaker is a direct design knock off. Meanwhile Vans is dipping their toes into the puffy pool with their new Varix WC. Guess those of us who like the sleek, classic stylings of the Vans Old Skool are going to just have to hang in for a minutes until they come back around. Fashion!

[Link: Vans & Footwear News]

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