Skateboarding News

  • 30 Years Of Signature Skateboarding Shoes: Celebrating With 30 Iconic Pro Skate Sneakers30 Years Of Signature Skateboarding Shoes: Celebrating With 30 Iconic Pro Skate Sneakers
    Signature footwear has been an integral part of professional sports ever since Chuck Taylor put his name on the Converse All Star in 1932. But in the world of professional skateboarding, the concept of athlete-endorsed shoes took a long time to gain traction.Actually, nobody wanted a pro shoe at first. When… Read more »
  • Meet the Brewmaster Behind the 1990s Skateboarding Inspired Beer Label Big BrautherMeet the Brewmaster Behind the 1990s Skateboarding Inspired Beer Label Big Brauther
    Pop open a cold one! It’s time to celebrate the long and storied love affair between skateboarding and beer. Yes, brewskies. Skateboarders have enjoyed their suds ever since the early days of riding, and skateboard brands and pro riders have professed their affection for barley juice throughout the years.There’s been… Read more »
  • Inside the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum in Simi ValleyInside the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Museum in Simi Valley
    People tend to act like skateboarding is a ‘new’ sport or some kind of ‘young’ practice that’s still finding its way in the grand scheme of things. But just because cities are building 500 basketball or tennis courts for every single public skateboard park out there, it’s not as if… Read more »
  • Meet the Skateboarder Behind the Skate Footwear Review Website SkateshoeGuruMeet the Skateboarder Behind the Skate Footwear Review Website SkateshoeGuru
    Whether we like it or not, we’re living in the age of the customer review. Almost every purchase decision – online and offline – is influenced by reviews and ratings created by people on the internet.To a point where 91% of people read online reviews before shopping and 84% even… Read more »
  • The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Special Skateboarder in Your LifeThe Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Special Skateboarder in Your Life
    Every skateboarder has received it. The well-intentioned but irredeemably whack holiday gift that made your heart sink as soon as the wrapping paper came off. You force a smile, say it’s the Ninja Turtles skate scooter you’ve always wanted, and start investigating return policies post-haste.To prevent this tragedy in your… Read more »
  • The True History of the OSIRIS D3 Skateboarding Shoe Featuring Footwear Designer Brian ReidThe True History of the OSIRIS D3 Skateboarding Shoe Featuring Footwear Designer Brian Reid
    History and scientific facts are under attack these days, in an age where time-honored truths can be overthrown by a single Tweet or Facebook post. What was considered concrete cold fact might well be relegated to a matter of mere opinion in one swift 280-character rant.Global warming? Fake news! Do… Read more »
  • Meet the Skateboarders Behind the 1990s Throwback Instagram Account ‘Latte Alter’Meet the Skateboarders Behind the 1990s Throwback Instagram Account ‘Latte Alter’
    In hindsight, skateboarding in the mid-90s was just one big epic blaze of puffed-out sneakers, XXL Blind jeans, Droors hoodies, nylon DC Shoes jerseys, switch crooks and a steady barrage of Wu-Tang beats. If you ever find yourself vibing for nostalgia, social media brings the feeling back to life with… Read more »
  • The Skateboard Fashion Journey of Tony AlvaThe Skateboard Fashion Journey of Tony Alva
    The world of professional skateboarding can be divided into two eras: Before and after Tony Alva. In the pre-Alva days, professional skateboarders were clean-cut surfers with sun-bleached hair, gymnasts performing choreographed routines, and “real” athletes representing their “sport” on national television with proper gentlemanly demeanor.In the mid-to-late 1970s, Tony Alva… Read more »
  • Skateboard-Inspired Artist Nervous Nils Wants to Cover the Entire World with StickersSkateboard-Inspired Artist Nervous Nils Wants to Cover the Entire World with Stickers
    Any way you slice it, there’s always been a thin line between street art and vandalism. Graffiti, for instance, has gained wide-spread acceptance as an artform, but still faces antagonism and prosecution in the public realm.Just the other day, authorities in Chicago accidentally destroyed a perfectly legal piece of graffiti… Read more »
  • Streetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud CoutureStreetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud Couture
    Here’s a surprising streetwear history fact: One of skateboarding’s first and most influential urban apparel brands, Homeboy, was not born in the rugged streets of New York City but the European banking capital of Frankfurt, Germany.The brainchild of surfer and boardsports apparel pioneer Jürgen Wolf, Homeboy barged onto the skateboarding… Read more »