Eric Dressen Joins Merge4

by The Editors on December 6, 2017

MERGE4 is proud and stoked to announce the addition of skateboarding legend Eric Dressen to their family of collaborators creating art-driven socks for countless happy feet around the world.

“Eric Dressen is a ‘Skate Lifer,’ and his skating has been blowing minds throughout his entire skate career,” says Jef Hartsel. “In fact, when I first got to meet him after moving to Venice in the 80’s, I remember being extra stoked inside because I’d known of Eric for many years prior from seeing him in his “Who’s Hot” feature in Skateboarder Magazine when I first started skating back in the 70’s. He was still only 10 years young then, and already riding for Logan Earth Ski, the same skateboard company that sponsored and helped to launch Tony Alva’s skate career during his early years after first turning pro.”

For the official word from Merge4, please follow the jump.

SKATE OR DIE: ERIC DRESSEN JOINS MERGE4 AS ATHLETE/COLLABORATOR

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA MERGE4 is proud & stoked to announce the addition of skateboarding legend Eric Dressen to our family of collaborators creating art-driven socks for countless happy feet around the world.

In May of 2017, Eric Dressen was inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame alongside a Mount Rushmore of legendary skaters. Dressen follows iconic photographer Mofo and legend Natas Kaupas as the third Skateboard Hall of Famer to join the ranks of MERGE4 collaborators.

As one of the longest running pros with a career that spans five decades, Dressen has cemented himself as one of skateboarding’s originators, innovators and true legend who is still skating and killing it today.

In the words of Jef Hartsel, fellow skateboarder from the early Venice skate scene in the 80’s:

“Eric Dressen is a ‘Skate Lifer,’ and his skating has been blowing minds throughout his entire skate career. In fact, when I first got to meet him after moving to Venice in the 80’s, I remember being extra stoked inside because I’d known of Eric for many years prior from seeing him in his “Who’s Hot” feature in Skateboarder Magazine when I first started skating back in the 70’s. He was still only 10 years young then, and already riding for Logan Earth Ski, the same skateboard company that sponsored and helped to launch Tony Alva’s skate career during his early years after first turning pro.”

Ever since those early days, Eric D has continuously been there evolving and proving himself in every aspect of skateboarding and skate culture as a influential rider and individual. Dressen’s skating and style, both on and off his board always stands out… and he’s one of the most humble and nicest dudes that you’ll ever meet!”

That humble dude now has his first Dressen MERGE4 sock – Skate or Die: “I’m blow away with how rad my socks turned out,” Dressen said. “Thanks so much MERGE4 for doing such an awesome job on them. So stoked!!!!”

About MERGE4: Merge4 is a sock company based out of Santa Cruz, California that is a Certified B Corporation that uses business as a force for doing good. Beyond magnificent in appearance, style and comfort, MERGE4 socks for the feets are constructed like no other. Your soles are GRIPPED by our deviously interesting ‘CULT-WEAVE’. MERGE4’s ‘CULT-WEAVE’ cushions what is sometimes called the ‘arch’ area. YES, you heard correctly; MERGE4 “GRIPS YOUR SOLE”.

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