Back for Spring 2015 Vans Surf introduces Joel Tudor’s latest signature collection. Blending a personal mixture of insightful function and classic aesthetics, Joel’s line sees a timeless mash-up of military meets aloha with muted color pallets and splashes of retro patterns. The lightweight range features a vintage ’60s boardshort silhouette, zip canvas jacket and Malibu print button-up, along with a slim fitting cargo short and logo-ed tees. The collection also boasts footwear support with the inclusion of the new Comino slip-on and premium leather Richardson sandal as well as Vans’ staple the Nexpa Synthetic sandal. More info and a list of authorized dealers at Vans.com.
Vans Syndicate once again taps team pro Jason Dill on it’s latest collaborative sneaker release. Dill’s stylish return features an off-white canvas OG Authentic “S” dawning the dude’s own pen-scribble artwork throughout and full color picture of his face emblazoned on the tongue. The limited delivery drops at authorized Vans Syndicate dealer on February 7. Jason Dill, Vans Syndicate
Repping the company’s top-tier collections, Vans Syndicate taps the Odd Future crew for it’s latest co-branded shoe release. A collaborative delivery between artist and label, Vans unveils the special edition Old Skool Pro “S” with OFWGKTA front man Tyler, the Creator. Retrofitting the classic silhouette, the Pro “S” features premium suede uppers of black, blue, camel and red, atop custom gum rubber soles. Hits of original ‘Golf Wang’ artwork show up on the tongue, footbed and embroidered heel. Odd Futures limited edition Old Skool Pro “S” ($75 USD) is available exclusively through Vans Syndicate stockists.Odd Future, Tyler The Creator
Adding to its roster of talented skateboarders, DC Shoes has announced Evan Smith as its newest pro. This news comes just one week after Element Skateboards surprised the crowd at Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh, PA with the unveiling of Evan Smith’s pro model graphic moments after debuting its video project “The Evan Smith Experience.” DC Shoes will be continuing The Evan Smith Experience with its unique color way of the Council S, a shoe design from which proceeds will go towards Evan’s music and art non-profit organization Creative Life Support (CLS). The Evan Smith Council S ($70 USD) is available direct through the jump.
Celebrating the release of Eric Koston’s second signature pro model, Nike SB debuts the final edit of both shoe and skater’s The Legend Grows commercial. Relating the silhouette’s technical features to Koston’s illustrious career into skateboard lore, the video follows the story of a kickflip backside tailslide to hurricane grind, as the narrative grows from one Nike athlete to the next. Featuring Tiger Woods, Kyrie Irving, Neymar Jr., Allyson Felix, Danny Kass, Sean Malto, Wieger Van Wageningen, Ishod Wair, Alex Olson, Neckface, Giovanni Reda and Jake Phelps. Stay tuned for the Nike SB Eric Koston 2 dropping 4/1, more on the legend and his 20 years of skateboarding at here.Eric Koston
Guided by the personal direction of team rider, Mark Appleyard, Globe introduces it’s latest pro model shoe for Spring 2013. A low top vulcanized footwear design, the shoe features casual styling, as well as technical skateboard performance with the brand’s polyurethane “shockbed” insole. Offered in three unique colorways, The Mahalo comes in both a shaved suede/canvas combination and two super clean canvas options. Dropping in February of this year, The Mahalo will be available at retail accounts and online at globe.tv.Mark Appleyard
Vans Surfupdates it’s popular take on the traditional footwear silhouette, with three new Foghorn styles for Spring 2013. Offered in red, black and pewter colorways, the latest release features a waxed twill upper, Vans’ UltraCush triple density EVA foam outsole and classic boat shoe lace design. The Foghorn ($65 USD) is available worldwide. For more info and online stocking at vans.com.
Stepping into year 5 with new colorways, the Nike SB Zoom Janoski kicks things off with the ‘Crystal Mint’ release. Featuring a tonal twill Mint upper and vulcanized white rubber sole, the shoe sports contrasting brown laces and hits of Dark Atomic Green throughout the outsole and upper tongue branding. The Crystal Mint Janoski ($78 USD) is available at select Nike SB retailers worldwide and online through P-Rod’s Fairfax Blvd. located Primitive.Janoski, Stefan Janoski
Popping the pro model cherry, Geoff Rowley introduced his first signature skateboard shoe in 1999, sparking a vulcanized revolution and inspiring future footwear design throughout the sport. 14 years later, Rowley and Vans pay homage to the classic release with the debut of the skate legends latest [Rowley] Pro edition for Spring 2013. Featuring Vans’ updated PRO VULC construction and modern cushioning technology, the still-original silhouette is offered in three classic colorways, as well as a special edition all-white Motörhead collaboration, honoring Rowley’s favorite British band. The [Rowley] Pro is available through Vans retailers worldwide and online at vans.com. For more info and Rowley’s own video testimonials jump.Geoff Rowley
Barring product images of from brand’s newest footwear division, New Balance announces it’s emergence into the skateboard shoe market through a partnership with Blackbox Distribution and creative direction by Westlife. The following release dives into details behind the partnership and additional info around New Balance Numeric’s 2013 debut.
New Balance Numeric, Skateboard
NEW BALANCE ENTERS SKATE FOOTWEAR MARKET THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH BLACK BOX DISTRIBUTION AND CREATIVE DIRECTION BY WESTLIFE
Boston, MA – December 10, 2012 – Boston-based New Balance announced today that it will enter the skate footwear market through a license agreement with Black Box Distribution of Carlsbad, CA. Branded as New Balance Numeric® or NB#® Black Box will produce and market performance footwear and apparel for skateboarding. New Balance Numeric will combine the unique requirements of skateboarders with New Balance’s heritage of product excellence through comfort, fit, quality and technical materials.
“New Balance is proud to partner with Black Box on the New Balance Numeric skate footwear initiative,” says Rob DeMartini, President & CEO at New Balance. “As one of the most authentic and talented skate companies in the industry, Black Box offers industry knowledge and a strong commitment to skate specialty retailers that matches well with our 107-year-old tradition of delivering technical design-forward performance products for athletes.”
“I have always found the heritage and integrity of New Balance inspirational, therefore it’s truly an honor for Black Box to partner with New Balance on the New Balance Numeric project,” says Jamie Thomas, Black Box company founder and professional skateboarder.
New Balance Numeric will officially debut at the Agenda Trade show in Long Beach, California on January 4th, 2013 where team announcements and additional marketing plans will be revealed. New Balance Numeric will be available in the U.S. and Canada starting in July 2013 through specialty skateboard and action sports retailers only.
For the creative direction and design of New Balance Numeric, Black Box has partnered with Los Angeles based Westlife Distribution, to ensure the collection will bring a distinct new perspective to the skateboarding market.
“The vision for New Balance Numeric is to bring something unique to skateboarding. We combine the East Coast heritage and supreme workmanship of New Balance with the West Coast lifestyle and culture of Skateboarding,” says Michael Akira West, President & CEO at Westlife Distribution.
For additional information please see newbalancenumeric.com.