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  • Meet the Skateboarder Behind the Skate Footwear Review Website SkateshoeGuru
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    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%… Read more »
  • The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Special Skateboarder in Your Life
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    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… Read more »
  • What’s fresh? Trend Check December 2018
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    Back in the glory days of Limited Skateboard Magazine, what started as a joke became a regular fixture of the magazine: The IN & OUT List in the magazine’s FRESH section always provided a tongue-in-cheek look at all the new styles and trends that skateboarders were into back in the… Read more »
  • The True History of the OSIRIS D3 Skateboarding Shoe Featuring Footwear Designer Brian Reid
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    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!… Read more »
  • How I Built a Full-Fledged Home Gym in a Small Space for Under $600
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    Back when I was a skinny young skate rat, the idea of working out at a gym never crossed my mind. Like, ever. Together with the large majority of skateboarders, I believed that exercising with weights and machines at a gym was the sole domain of jocks or a rare… Read more »
  • What’s fresh? Trend Check November 2018
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    Back in the glory days of Limited Skateboard Magazine, what started as a joke became a regular fixture of the magazine: The IN & OUT List in the magazine’s FRESH section always provided a tongue-in-cheek look at all the new styles and trends that skateboarders were into back in the… Read more »
  • Meet the Skateboarders Behind the 1990s Throwback Instagram Account ‘Latte Alter’
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    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 Alva
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    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… Read more »
  • Skateboard-Inspired Artist Nervous Nils Wants to Cover the Entire World with Stickers
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    Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended, we may receive a commission. You can read our disclosure by clicking here.   Any way you slice it, there’s always been a thin line between street art and vandalism. Graffiti, for instance,… Read more »
  • Streetwear Pioneers: The Story of Homeboy Loud Couture
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    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… Read more »
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