24 Jun
Happy belated Go Skateboarding day

In celebration of just-passsed “Go Skateboarding Day” comes this collaboration between Portland outdoor-gear company Poler and the Nike Zoom Air Verona SB. The black upper features a leather side panel embossed with the Poler logo, and a suede toecap in this slip-on style. White rubber sole with gum wave tread. Available at the Poler store for $80, and then jump […]


21 Feb
Adidas sheds some light on the ace serving, kick-flipping great

If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, […]


11 Jun
Skateboarding footwear & premium Lifestyle Collection

For their upcoming Fall 2013 collection, Converse’s skateboard-oriented CONS line will launch two separate collections. The first more traditional skateboard line will include Nick Trapasso’s Pro II and the CONS CTS models. The second aims upmarket, utilizing luxury materials to craft what they’re calling the Lifestyle Collection. The sneakers will include the Pro Leather Vulc, […]


There was a time when I moved to Venice Beach in the 90s that life was super simple, like a Wu Tang track. I was dead broke, but rent was about $350 a month at the time which means you could probably scare it up in a couple days if you really put your hustle […]


The latest in a special series from New York’s 5 BORO skateboards is the Surgeon General collection, consisting of four designs inspired by premium cigarette brands: Parliaments, Marlboros, Lucky Strikes and Newports. Not unlike Santa Cruz’s Beer Cruzer Collection, the decks offer you a chance to show allegiance and skate on your favorite intoxicating substances… […]


18 Jul
Grotesque monsters, plenty of blood & even a body part or two

In case you didn’t pay attention, this past Friday was Friday the 13th. It’s a shame if you didn’t because they only really happen a couple times a year, but also highly expected because really who gives a crap what day of the month it is when it’s the beginning of the weekend. Having said […]


17 Jul
Draw Down publishes photographer's first book of street culture

Skateboarder, photographer and writer Issac McKay-Randozzi has comprised his first book of analog skateboarding photographs titled Luck, published by Draw Down Books. Luck encompasses some of the more subtle nuances of skateboarding and street culture, featuring photographs of of quiet moments with artist Michael Leon and top 1980’s skateboard legend/Bones Brigade competitor Tommy Guerrero. Each black […]


15 Jun
Legendary skater reveals peak of fame, rock bottom & redemption

As far as skateboarders go, you just don’t get more Rock Star than Christian Hosoi. The man was/is a legend, dwarfing all other 80s skaters with the possible exception of Tony Alva. But of course, there was a life beyond the Thrasher covers; we watch celebrities rise and fall constantly and at times, consistently. We see […]