Alex Bowers' Product Banter
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Rob
Chris Haslam Odin Mid ShoesThe Odin is a tech skate shoe designed by one of the most technical skaters to ever come out of the woodwork, Chris Haslam. Flip in and flip out of grinds, manuals, and slides flawlessly with its rounded toe cap and cupsole silhouette. The Odin uses suede upper materials, slightly padded collars and tongues, Globe's HELLA-FLEX cupsole construction, and HELLA-GEL impact control systems. You don't have to wait until your beard and hair grow out as long as Haslam's either. These simple, stylish, tech shoes look proper on any urbanite.
Clipper Skateistan ShoesThe Clipper is a team collective shoe with a vulcanized construction, fit for the hubba ledge crushing, stair gapping, handrail jockey in all of us! It's EVA insoles absorb impact and provide cushioning while its slightly padded collars and tongues produce comfort and stability. Genuine heavy-duty suede uppers on an asymmetric stabilizer also come into play for medial upper support, and double-stitching in high-stress areas gives long lasting flick for those technicians with the flip-in flip-outs. Another cool thing about this shoe is the Skateistan logo, which consists of a broken AK-47 stitched on the tongue. Skateistan is an organization founded in 2007 that provides skateboards and skate culture to the Middle East, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to helping Skateistan’s efforts in Afghanistan.
Mission ShoesThe Mission is a vulcanized shoe as well as a favorite amongst the Fallen team rippers. It uses genuine heavy-duty suede uppers on an asymmetric stabilizer for medial upper support, and also has traditional foam-padded tongues and collars for proper comfort. And of course the EVA insoles absorb impact and provide cushioning on those high impact landings.
Escuela ShoesThe Escuela is a low-cut, vulcanized skate shoe as well as a prized item amongst the Vans Classic line. It has all the durability of a Sk8-Hi and all the flexibility and freedom you are used to in the Authentic or Old Skool. If your feet desire a thin, vulc soled shoe with no padding and suede uppers with reinforced ollie areas in a classic look, then you need to take it back to the Escuela.
Geoff Rowley SPV ShoesThe Rowley SPV is Geoff’s lightest weighing shoe to date, and much different from anything you've seen from him in the past. The brand new tread on it is the same waffle grip that you've always known, except slimmed down. Vans has basically taken all the weight out of the rubber and left you with a light weight, grippy vulcanized sole. The new combination insole boards flex at the ball of your foot, while the heel remains stable. So with no unnecessary padding and suede and canvas uppers, you've got maximum board feel throughout the shoe.
Landlock BackpackThe Landlock backpack from Nixon features a 30 liter main compartment with dimensions of 30cm x 50cm x 20cm. The main body of the bag is made out of 600d polyester and tarpaulin, while the lining has a heat embossed 210d nylon. Also, the bottom is made of 1000d tarpaulin. This bag is weatherproof and makes for a great carry-on when traveling.
Core Collection SS Chino PantsThe Core Collection SS Chino is a slim fitting, work-style pant, and is straight throughout the legs with a medium rise waist. They are slim in the thighs, have slit-style back pockets and open up at 15 inches at the ankles.
Billy Marks SK Corduroy PantsThese Billy Marks Skinny pants feature LRG's trademarked stitch design, with updated custom designed back pockets, as well as signature branded belt loops. They are made with 98% cotton corduroy and 2% stretch materials.
Tommy Sandoval SS Chino PantsTommy Sandoval SS Chino pant is a slim fit jean with some stretch to it. These pants have a medium rise and are slim and straight around the thighs and through the legs, and they open up at 15 inches around the ankles.
Fixed Messenger BagLug your life around in style and ease with the Fixed Messenger bag from LRG. Its large, main compartment, with a padded laptop sleeve, has a Velcro stabilizing strap holding your computer in place, while the padded shoulder strap, with a media pocket and headphone capability, keep you and your iPhone comfortable and rockin' on those fixed gear bike crusades.
Mark Gonzales Immotile ShoesThe Immotile was originally a 70's cycling shoe, but with the mindsets and determination of a legendary skater by the name of Mark Gonzales, the Immotile has been reworked to serve the needs of skateboarders, all-the-while keeping the integrity of its original concept. The new and improved Gonz Immotile shoe is designed with thin, grippy cupsoles, comfortable molded PU sock liners, suede and leather uppers, and low-cut padded collars. Its thin tongue also has hidden inner wings that give support and stability.
Ryan Sheckler 5 Fusion ShoesDesigned and tested by Ryan Sheckler, the Sheckler 5 comes fully dressed in suede uppers, padded collars and tongues, reinforced ollie areas, and solid toe caps, all in a mid-top design. 400 NBS rubber out soles with STI DTTF Pro 1 footbeds also protect from heel bruises on high impact landings.
Vapato Chino PantsThe Vapato chino pants are slim fit all the way through, opening up at 15.5 inches at the ankle. They have a medium rise waist, a zipper fly, two front hand pockets, and two back welt pockets. The Vapato is made out of 98% cotton, 2% elastane, and has a PU coating.
Daewon Song 12'ER ShoesDesigning skate shoes is like clockwork for Daewon Song and his 12th pro model, the 12'ER, is right on time. Designed and tested by Daewon himself, the 12'ER uses a non-slip vulcanized outsole, suede upper materials, slightly padded tongues and collars, and highly flexible, long lasting footbeds with bruise control technology. These shoes are ready to skate right out of the box. The only other necessities you will need to enhance the experience of the Daewon 12'ER is a 12-pack of your favorite beverage and a mini-ramp.
Pro LS OX ShoesThe CONS Pro LS OX is a simple, low-cut skate shoe with a stitched cupsole, abrasion resistant suede uppers, padded tongues and collars, and solid toe caps. This CONS team favorite is super light and ready to skate right out of the box.
Dunk High Pro SB NT Slayer Reign In Blood ShoesThe Dunk High Pro SB NT Slayer Reign In Blood is the same as the classic Dunk High Premium, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. Its flare and style go untouched year after year, especially when collaborations like this one happen. Reign in Blood, Slayer’s third studio album, was produced by Def Jam Records, primarily a hip-hop label, and considered one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time! Now how's that for a successful collaboration? And with rumors of this shoe only spawning 666 pairs, you might want to lock these in a crypt and take them out on a rainy day! Dom from Brooklyn Projects breaks down the background story:
Taido Man Wolfs Collaboration ShoesThe Taido Man Wolfs Collaboration shoes are in inspiration of the independent film Machotaildrop by Corey Adams, starring Rick McCrank and John Rattray! The Man Wolfs are a gang of skateboarders sort of like Peter Pan’s Lost Boys. Although these shoes aren't featured in the movie, they are still a star of it! They're a light weight, mid-top with a supportive Strobel construction, suede uppers, and thinly padded tongues. Its mid-top collars give extraordinary comfort and protection from shark bites on the ankle, while its full-length vulcanized EVA midsoles absorb shock on high-impact landings from those macho taildrops.
Edgar ShoesBobby Worrest designed his second shoe, the Edgar, paying tribute to his middle name. With a double wrapped vulc construction, suede upper materials, and a one piece toe cap, the Edgar is a simple yet highly skateable shoe. It has DTTF insoles, leather padded collars with thinly padded tongues, and is ready to skate right out of the box.
The Leo ShoesThe Leo shoe ups the ante by taking Romero’s first pro model and switching the vulcanized sole out for a new and improved Fusion cupsole. Its suede upper, with reinforced stitched ollie areas, give the shoe long lasting flick, while its padded collar and tongue comfort the foot. System G2 midsoles and 400 NBS rubber outsoles are intact as well, so you can eventually attack the massive stair sets and gaps that Leo does without bruising your heels.
Jerry Hsu 2 Fusion ShoesJerry Hsu designed his second pro model shoe with Emerica using his signature mid-top style, with perforated suede and canvas uppers, STI Fusion cupsole technology, and a thinly padded tongue and collar. This shoe durable and grippy, just the way Jerry prefers. Plus, it's eco-friendly, too!
Sean Malto Pro 2 ShoesThe Sean Malto Pro 2 Shoe is designed with a new, STI DTTFTM Pro 2 performance driven cupsole, etnies' highest-grade cushioning system available. Its suede upper looks amazing and the comfort you find in the padded collar and tongue is remarkable. This super chillin' deck shoe will serve you right whether it's on your board, or on your boat.
Owen ShoesNoted as one of the most comfortable shoes in the etnies collection, the Owen has a breathable mesh medial underlay, STI Foam Pro 1 footbeds, and additional ollie protection on the lateral panel. Additional herringbone siding has been added for flex and grip as well.
Barci ShoesSure, the Barci looks similar to an indoor soccer shoe you might see a dude wearing in the streets of Barcelona, but this athletic-inspired team model was designed with classic heritage inspiration. The Barci took The Rap shoes bar design and placed it on a stitched cupsole, with breathable Flo tongues, and one piece toe caps which simplify the overall tech look, while the whole time creating an entirely new shape and feel.
Pawn BackpackThe Pawn is Chrome’s top of the line, fully waterproof roll-top backpack. It protects your contents from all of the elements. The Pawn features a 1,000 Denier Cordura outer shell, a waterproof seam-sealed main chamber, laser-cut unbreakable stainless steel hardware, and weatherproof urethane coated YKK zippers. A typical haul for the Pawn might be a 24 pack of beer, a bag of ice, or a packed picnic for two.
Kursk ShoeThe Kursk is a low profile shoe with a vulcanized sole and rubber toecaps. It is made with 1,000 Denier Cordura, polyurethane contoured crash pad insoles, skid resistant contact rubber outsoles, and reinforced nylon and glass fiber shanks to support the midsole.
Yalta BackpackThe Yalta is a light weight, vagabond roll-top style backpack, ready to carry you and your lifestyle through the week and right on into the weekend. Its waterproof outer shell fabric consists of a 1,000 Denier Tarpaulin and is lined with 18oz truck tarp lining. An ergonomic EVA foam back panel with air mesh shoulder straps and a cross-chest load stabilizer keep the Yalta firm and comfortable on you at all times during your trek through the concrete jungle.
Romer BackpackThe Romer backpack is so sick! It has the durability of a messenger bag, but with double strap support. Plus, it’s small and sturdy, ready for everyday use. The Romer has two external pockets, one vertical external slot, an elastic band between the shell and outer flap, and the inside is basically a big waterproof bucket within the bag.
Mini Metro Messenger BagThe Mini Metro Messenger is a small and sturdy laptop bag meant for minimal use and to be worn by a person with minimal body mass. If you have a Stalker Steve build, this bag is not going to cut it. It’s made of weatherproof 1,000 Denier Cordura and uses 18oz weatherproof truck tarp lining sealed with military speculated seam binding.
Citizen Messenger BagWeighing in at 2.5 lbs and designed with a 1,000 Denier Cordura outer shell and an 18oz truck tarp liner, the Citizen Messenger bag is Chrome Industries' most popular sized bag and fit for the needs of any laptop carrying rider with places to go and business to handle. This bag is comfortable and stylish using an EVA foam padded shoulder strap and seat-belt buckle release doubling as a bottle opener. An external pocket for your wallet, keys, phone, and other essentials are also available as the main compartment is basically a big waterproof bucket within the bag.
Metropolis Messenger BagThe Metropolis Messenger bag is for the individual constantly running errands day in and day out from one side of town to the other! 1,000 Denier Cordura, a very heavy weight nylon with a urethane coating serve as the outer shell, and an 18oz weatherproof truck tarp line the inside keeping whatever the Metropolis contains safe and dry during transport. The shoulder strap is padded with EVA foam, which is also used in some insoles of skate shoes, and has a belt buckle release, which doubles as a bottle opener for those pit stops at the local hub during deliveries. The Metropolis is also made in the good ol’ USA.
4 Pete Trunk BoardshortsThe 4 Pete Trunks are a four-way printed, stretch performance boardshort with a contrast solid waistband. They have a zip fly, a zip side leg pocket, and nylon drawstrings at the waist.
Pirate Cruiser CompleteThis cruiser come with Mob griptape, Ace trucks, and Element Travel Well soft wheels. Artwork by Adam Kearly, SPoT's product photographer.
Vorta JeansThe Vorta Jeans are made with 100% cotton White Oak USA Selvage denim and have a slim, straight fit all the way through the legs. The legs open up at 15 inches, and the waist is low rise fit with reinforced back pockets.
Zoom Eric Koston ShoesThe Zoom Eric Koston is Eric's first pro model shoe with Nike SB. It uses a low ride cupsole construction and has vulc-like board feel. The best of both worlds are introduced with new TPU Reinforced Suede, which happens to be extra durable, but doesn't lose that perfect suede feeling when too many flip tricks go down. Besides the Koston-approved tread, the best part of this shoe is how light it is. Nike used its Lunarlon technology with this shoe, which was primarily used in the running shoes line, but now has made its way into the skate scene with the Zoom Eric Koston for you to shred like a world class athlete in!
Pete Eldridge Ronan ShoesPete Eldridge is known for his uncanny amount of pop and control on his skateboard. So it was only right that adidas awarded him the Ronan as his first pro model shoe, with newly created outsoles that incorporate the latest in impact diffusion, and also have a slimmer profile than any other adidas skate shoe. This is a light weight soccer-style shoe with a stitched cupsole and is slightly padded to perfection around its Geo-fit ankle-supported collar and its breathable, mesh tongue.
Swiller 2 BackpackThe Swiller 2 looks like an ordinary backpack, but wait, it has a double compartment cooler attached! That is right, the top half stores your fresh t shirts and camera and the bottom is good for a six pack. The Swiller 2 also has a front organizer pocket, two side mesh pockets, and an extreme cushioned back and straps.
Square Two Fusion ShoesThe Square Two Fusion is a fresh take on a team shoe favorite with fusion sole construction making it stronger, lighter, and all-around better.
Dunk High Premium NT ShoesThe Dunk High Premium NT is the same as the classic Dunk High Premium, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. The Dunk High Premium is another very popular shoe in skateboarding. Its flare and style go untouched year after year. Using only select and premium upper materials, the look is matched by comfort and skatabilty no doubt. Features of this masterpiece include high padded collars with ankle support, wide breathable mesh padded tongues with centering elastic straps, and anatomically contoured footbeds with Nike Zoom Air heel cushions.
SB Cruiser ShortsThe SB Cruisers are a durable chino style pair of shorts. They're made of 100% cotton, with a zipper fly and a four pocket design.
Zero Lo ShoesOriginally designed by Luke Meier for the Vans Syndicate line, the Zero Lo was intended to fit the needs of a Vans shoe fanatic, influenced by urban street wear and the Vans classic line, but without forgetting the needs of a modern day skateboarder. The Zero Lo's heavy duty canvas upper, suede toe caps, and suede ollie areas are placed beautifully on classic Vans vulcanized soles with waffle grip.
The Sza ShoesThe Sza is the second pro model shoe by Braydon Szafranski. It incorporates a low-top, vulcanized design with thinly padded collars and tongues. Braydon did it right with The Sza making it completely skateable, but with the pointless straps and zippers you can zing through stylish hammers on the streets’ gnarliest stair-set and end up in the bar next to your favorite Hilton sister later that night!
Bob Marley Revolution Longboard CompleteThe Bob Marley Revolution Longboard Complete has a five-ply, vertically laminated bamboo construction and comes with 10" Gullwing Charger trucks, 70mm 75a Nineball wheels, Abec 5 PDP bearings, 1/2 inch low pro hardened steel bolts, and clear griptape.
Bob Marley Soul Rebel Longboard CompleteThe Bob Marley Soul Rebel Longboard Complete comes with 9.0" Gullwing Charger trucks, 65mm 78a Soy Biothane Nineball wheels, Abec 5 PDP Bearings, 1/2 inch Sector 9 recycled plastic risers, 1 1/2 inch low pro hardened steel bolts, and clear griptape.
Bob Marley Player Longboard CompleteThe Bob Marley Player Longboard Complete comes set up with, 9.0" Gullwing Sidewinder trucks, 69mm 80a Nineball Slalom wheels, Abec 5 PDP bearings, 1/2 inch Sector 9 recycled plastic risers, 1 1/2 inch low pro hardened steel bolts, and clear griptape.
Bob Marley Babylon Cruiser CompleteThe Bob Marley Babylon Cruiser Complete comes with 8.375" Gullwing Mission 1 trucks, 61mm 78a Nineball wheels, Abec 5 PDP bearings, Sector 9 recycled plastic risers, 1 1/2 low pro hardened steel bolts, and clear griptape.
Justin Eldridge Theory 2.0 ShoesIt looks like Justin Eldridge had another brilliant idea, the Theory 2.0! Simple and still stylish, yet fully built for technical shredding, the 2.0 is the third pro model shoe from Justin, following the Theory and the Theory 1.5. It has a low-profile, a double-wrap vulcanized construction, a thinly padded tongue and collar, and STI DTTF Pro 2 insoles with gel heel inserts for added comfort and support. And just so you stay fresh, the Theory 2.0 comes with stash pockets. Now can tuck your diamond studs in there while you’re shredding so you don't lose them!
Adder ShoesThe Adder has a vulcanized construction and comes in canvas, waxed canvas, suede, or hemp upper materials. It has a streamlined silhouette with a slightly padded tongue and collar and is assembled with water-based glues and recycled gum rubber soles.
Heath Kirchart Limited Edition Shifter ShoesHeath Kirchart Limited Edition Shifter Shoes: When you give yourself the boot from professional skateboarding, grab yourself a pair of the Heath Kirchart Shifters and a Harley Davidson Iron 883. The full grain leather upper on these bad boys should last you the whole ride from Miami to Los Angeles and back all the way through retirement.
Stefan Janoski Mid ShoesFollowing the dynamic success of the first Zoom Stefan Janoski shoe comes the Janoski Mid. It’s everything you love about Stefan's debut shoe, including the vulcanized soles, suede upper materials, and stitching. And the Mid is still a boat-style shoe, but this time with a little bit of ankle-loving, padded qualities to prevent shark bites when hanging your feet off the deck. Nike SB has some footage of Stefan along with an animation Stefan made about his new shoe:
Unit WatchThe Unit Watch has a custom digital movement with a temperature gauge, dual time, count down timer, chronology alarm, and a light. The case is made of custom 100 meter polycarbonate with hardened mineral crystal and polycarbonate bezel. Its 49mm diameter band is made of custom, double injected silicone and has a patented locking looper and polycarbonate buckle.
Dunk High Premium QS NT ShoesThe Dunk High Premium NT is the same as the classic Dunk High Premium, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. The Dunk High Premium is another very popular shoe in skateboarding. Its flare and style go untouched year after year. Using only select and premium upper materials, the look is matched by comfort and skatabilty no doubt. Features of this masterpiece include high padded collars with ankle support, wide breathable mesh padded tongues with centering elastic straps, and anatomically contoured footbeds with Nike Zoom Air heel cushions.
Dunk High Pro SB NT ShoesThe Dunk High Pro NT is the same as the classic Dunk High, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. The Dunk High Premium is another very popular shoe in skateboarding. Its flare and style go untouched year after year. Using only select and premium upper materials, the look is matched by comfort and skatabilty no doubt. Features of this masterpiece include high padded collars with ankle support, wide breathable mesh padded tongues with centering elastic straps, and anatomically contoured footbeds with Nike Zoom Air heel cushions.
CONS Star Player II OX ShoesThe CONS Star Player II OX has the feel of the classic Chuck Taylor, but with everything you want and need in a skate shoe. It has padded tongues and collars using suede uppers, textile lining, tonal toe caps, and the old school Converse rubber vulcanized soles.
Landau ShoesLand it now with the Landau shoe from DC. Its pro performance cupsole construction, heavy-duty suede uppers, and padded foam tongue and collar give added support and comfort. Vent holes in the upper give increased airflow while abrasion-resistant, sticky rubber outsoles make every flick and land look as solid as the concrete you roll away on. With the Landau you have a well rounded shoe, fit for flip-in flip-out ledge crushing action, double set hopping in downtown, or running from officer Doofy in Ybor City.
Amigo ShoesThe Amigo Shoe is a Supra team favorite with a simple suede upper, box stitching ollie areas, low-cut collars, and thinly padded tongues. Its vulcanized construction gives you great board feel and excellent traction, too!
Dunk Mid Pro SB NT ShoesThe Dunk Mid Pro SB NT is the same as the classic Dunk Mid Pro, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. The Dunk Mid is a top seller in the Nike SB classics vault and has good reason to be. This stylish mid-top design features premium leather and suede upper materials, single padded tongue and collars, anatomically contoured footbeds, optional lower-lace protection, and a stitched cupsole.
Dunk Low Pro SB NT ShoesThe Dunk Low Pro NT is the same as the classic Dunk Low, but with Nike SB's new tooling on the sole. The Dunk Low is a shoe that is ready to skate right out of the box. Features include suede upper materials, padded collars, breathable mesh padded tongues with elastic centering straps, phylon midsoles, and Nike Zoom Air cushions.
Brandon Westgate Pro Model ShoesBehold, Brandon Westgate's first pro model shoe. It features a triple stitched toe cap, a grippy vulcanized sole, and a classic mid-top design for added protection. Check out Brandon's part that was released with the shoe. Holy crap on these things and more: frontside 360 at 3rd and Army, bsts up that ledge to back bigspin out, the frontside 180 over the bank to bank stair-set while pushing downhill, and an 80-mile-per hour backside big flip over that flat gap. Damn, Brandon.
Tony Trujillo TNT 5 ShoesIf your favorite Vans classic is the Old Skool like Tony T., then you will fall in love with the TNT 5. It's reinforced ollie areas, removable co-molded sock liners, padded collars, and vulcanized soles all fall into place as the classy side stripe gives off the nostalgic look of a shoe from the old school era.
Vulc Rod ShoesThe Vulc Rod is Paul Rodriguez's fifth pro model shoe from Nike SB. This super light weight and durable twist on the P-Rod 4 uses Nike's new LunarLon technology and has a leaner profile. Its ultra-durable, rubber vulcanized sole is topped off with a grippy, herringbone tread outsole, premium suede uppers, and a slightly padded tongue and collar, making the Vulc Rod one of the lightest weighing shoes from Nike that you will enjoy shredding in.
Leo Romero Stretch Twill II PantsThe Leo Romero Stretch Twill II is a classic 5-pocket, straight leg style pant with a 98% cotton and 2% spandex blend. They have a zip fly with a button closure and a RVCA label on the coin pocket.
David Gonzales Heathen ShoesThe David Gonzales Heathen shoe uses a series of closely-repeated multi-directional traction lugs, an unmatched combination of grip and flexibility, and maximum shock absorption with a lighter outsole for better performance. The suede and jazzy leather upper materials on this shoe make it an all around Globe classic for sure.
Zoom FP ShoeMarty McFly has got nothing on this futuristically-designed Nike. The Zoom FP aka the "Future Primitive" features an abrasion-resistant synthetic upper with a soft, slip-on inner bootie and exterior heel support. Check out this amazing Zoom FP commercial.
Stefan Janoski Premium ShoesStefan Janoski definitely did it right on his first shoe as it is one of the top sellers for Nike SB here at SPoT, and judging by the shoe's low key design with leather laces, a low cut suede upper, vulcanized sole, and great board feel, Stefan himself must have had his hands in the production of this instant classic. Picture the combination of Nike's Zoom Air Harbor, a Polo Boat shoe, and a Vans Chukka Low. If you haven't had the pleasure of skating a pair of these, now is the time to seize the steeze.
CONS Nick Trapasso Pro OX ShoesThe Nick Trapasso Pro OX is a low-top style shoe with a slightly padded collar and tongue. Its vulcanized construction, solid toe cap, and double stitching around the suede upper materials make this a durable-yet-simple skate shoe to enjoy throughout the ages.
La Brea ShoeThe La Brea is a stylish-yet-casual skate shoe with a cupsole design. It comes in suede or leather upper materials, has a thin padded tongue and collar for comfort, STI Foam Lite level 2 footbed with heel support, and a System G2 heel cushioning gel insert.
Holbrook Lo ShoesThe Holbrook Lo comes in leather, suede, or synthetic upper materials. It is a re-worked eS favorite and has a boot-style inspiration on a low, vulcanized sole. The Holbrook Lo has a thin padded upper and collar for comfort, a direct-poured full-length polyurethane midsole, and a moccasin-style toe. That makes it perfect for kickin' it with some chicks uptown or flickin' some tricks downtown.
Newton Mens WatchThe Newton Mens watch uses a two hand quartz movement, has an LED light, and a rotating disc display. The case is made of custom 30 meter molded polycarbonate, with hardened mineral crystal, and the band is a one piece custom injected silicone with a patented locking looper and polycarbonate buckle.
Paul Rodriguez 4 Hi ShoesThe Paul Rodriguez 4 Hi shoe uses leather and suede uppers, full-length EVA midsoles for high-impact absorption, and flexible rubber cupsoles with herringbone tread pattern grip for expert traction. There is no doubt that P-Rod is a legend in the making and designing a shoe with an ankle-saving profile like the 4 Hi proves it.
Blazer Low CS ShoesAt first glance, the Blazer Low CS looks like a regular vulcanized sole shoe. However, Nike SB and Brian Anderson worked closely together on this classic to design a light weight and comfortable skate shoe that could withstand the impact and abuse of a skater looking to jump off a building and then skate the bus stop benches at the bottom. The Blazer Low CS is strapped with a cupsole design, thin padded tongue and collars, stitch-less toe caps, suede upper materials, and double stitched ollie areas.
Tommy Sandoval Coronado ShoesTommy's new shoe from Fallen is designed to be a ripping skate shoe with just a touch of nautical inspiration. It features a grippy vulcanized sole and a one piece suede toe cap.
Sean Malto LS ShoesGet ready to own the best Sean Malto shoes to date. This LS shoe features a one piece toe cap, a grippy vulcanized sole, and a STI Foam Light Level 3 footbed for more comfort.
Dustin Dollin Spawn ShoeDustin Dollin has come through with his best pro model to date with the Spawn. These shoes feature the classic Vans waffle grip, a one piece suede toe cap, and a Velcro strap designed to protect your laces from the dreaded mob flips.
Zoom Paul Rodriguez 4 ShoesNike SB has just released the most skateable P-Rod yet. This light weight cupsole features Nike Zoom Air technology, a durable suede toe cap, and dual density sidewalls to prevent sloppy shoe syndrome after a few weeks.
Lark Mid ShoesThe Lark Mid features a grippy gum rubber sole, a durable one piece suede toe cap, and a lightly padded tongue and collar.
Jack Purcell LTT OX ShoesHere is a little history lesson for everyone out there in cyberspace: Jack Purcell was a professional badminton player that became World Champion in 1933. He designed a shoe that would withstand the abuses of the sport while still looking fashionable. So here it is, 75+ years later, still looking as good as ever with its signature "smile" on the toe.
Era Pro ShoesVans has taken their timeless classic, the Era, and upgraded it to meet the needs of today's skateboarders. It features a Tech Tuff suede upper with a reinforced toe piece and a bit more padding in the tongue, collar, and footbed.
Versa ShoesThe designers at Vans were inspired by Alex Olson to create a shoe that combines high function with high fashion, and the Versa is that shoe. The upper is based on sophisticated luxury sneakers and the extra grippy cupsole is perfect for skating the day away.
Klassic JeansThese Klassics feature a regular rise and a straight fit through the knee.
CONS Nick Trapasso Pro Mid ShoesCONS has just introduced Nick Trapasso into the world of pro footwear with this latest shoe. It features a memory foam tongue and collar, a reinforced ollie area, and softer gum rubber on the outsole for improved board feel.
Blazer SB CS ShoesNike reinvents the Blazer with this new fully skateable CS sole. It features a lower upper than the original Blazer, a slightly padded tongue and collar, and an improved foot bed for better cushioning.
Accelerator Speed Plus WheelsThe Accelerator Speed Plus is a 99a durometer wheel. Darkstar produced this wheel with a new super-charged formula for the highest rebound action and maximum speed.
The Bender ShoesJake Duncombe has just released his first pro shoe with Globe. The Bender features a classy boat shoe inspired mid-top, complete with leather trim, on a traditional vulcanized sole.
Geoff Rowley Style 99 ShoesStyle 99 is Geoff Rowley's 13th shoe with Vans and possibly the best yet. He combines the classic waffle grip with a one piece toe cap and a slightly padded upper for the ultimate board feel.
Trooper HeadphonesThe Trooper headphones use a three-axis adjustability for unlimited range and have a comfort padded headband with collapsible hinges to accommodate all shapes and sizes of heads. Sweat-resistant, molded silicone ear cushions allow you to skate in the Florida summer heat without getting a case of swim ear, too.
CONS Pappalardo OX ShoesAnthony and CONS have teamed up to create one amazing skate shoe. It features a flexible vulcanized sole, a one piece toe cap, and a full length shock absorbing insole.
G-Code!!! ShoesHerman comes straight out of the desert with his third pro shoe from Emerica. The G-Code!!! features a low profile upper, a one piece toe cap, and Herman's own Non-Slip Desert Grip.
Omar Salazar Pro ShoesOmar takes his first pro model from Nike SB to the Moon. This spacey mid-top features a light weight cupsole, a double stitched toe cap, and a stash pocket in the tongue to keep your lunch money safe and secure.
Flannel Long Sleeve ShirtAdidas has created the perfect long sleeve shirt for those cool winter days here in the south. This light weight flannel features two front pockets, Adidas tag on the bottom cuff, and a full fit which is perfect for layering.
K Slim Lizard JeansThese slim fitting jeans feature 2% stretch denim, an extra large "watch" pocket, and custom green highlights throughout. Buy a pair and feel the passion!
Paul Rodriguez 2.5 ShoesThis is the leanest and meanest shoe in the Paul Rodriguez line-up. It features a trimmed down cupsole, a lightly padded tongue and collar, and a double stitched toe cap, all packed into an all-suede upper.
Kris Markovich Signature JeansKri Markovich's signature jeans feature a slim fit with a regular rise and a 15.5" leg opening.
Anthony Van Engelen AV6 ShoesFor his sixth shoe, A.V.E. has blended the Old Skool and the Era together for a new twist on timeless Vans classics. The AV6 features a suede/ canvas combination upper, an upgraded footbed, and the classic vulcanized waffle grip.
Rubber PlayerThis durable watch from Nixon features a three hand Japanese quartz movement, along with a silicone injected case and band.
Private SS WatchThe Private SS features a three hand Japanese quartz movement with a stainless steel case and band.
Slash Pro ShoesHere is the first pro model from Brian "Slash" Hansen. It features a clean looking upper made of canvas and suede, a sleek vulcanized sole, and some evil looking custom artwork throughout the shoe.
Here's a commercial for the Black Suede / Rainbow colorway that changes color as you skate it.
Skullcrushers Over-Ear HeadphonesThe Skullcrushers are sure to please the hip-hop masses with 30mm driver and mini sub-woofers in each ear to produce a shock-and-awe level of bass unknown to the headphone universe.
G.I. Over-Ear HeadphonesDesigned for those who demand the most from their gear, the G.I. features 40mm drivers and a custom bottle opener to keep you hydrated while jamming out to your favorite Morrissey tunes.
Combat Division Cero High ShoesAre you ready for a shoe that has it all? The Cero High offers the exceptional feel of a vulcanized sole with the extra support of a mid-top.
Time Teller P WatchThe Time Teller P Watch uses three hand Japanese quartz movement in a 100 meter molded poly-carbonate case that features a hardened mineral crystal and a triple gasket crown. The band is custom molded polyurethane with a patented locking looper and a polycarbonate buckle.
Newton Digital WatchThe Newton Digital Watch uses custom digital movement and has a light depicting day and date. The custom 30 meter case is made out of molded polycarbonate with hardened mineral crystal and the band is made with double injected polyurethane with a patented locking looper and a polycarbonate buckle.
Zoom Bruin SB ShoesOriginally released in 1972 as a basketball shoe during a time that is now referred to as the post-Chuck Taylor movement, the Bruin has come a long way and is now a staple in the illustrious Nike SB line-up. With its classic look, vulcanized sole, and supreme construction, it is sure to be a big hit on your feet once it hits the street.
Dennis Busenitz Signature ShoesInspired by the Copa Mundial, Dennis' favorite soccer cleat from back in the day, comes the fully skateable Busenitz signature shoe. This shoe features a geofit collar lining, breathable tongue, classic cupsole, and skate-specific sock liner.
CONS Chuck Taylor Skate Mid ShoesAlthough the Chuck Taylor Skate Mid looks very similar to the classic line of Chuck Taylor's, it actually features a memory foam tongue and heel collar that alleviate any issues you may have had with the original Chuck's. With a waxed canvas upper accented by a white, gum out midsole, this shoe is sure to be a staple once you see it on your feet.
Andrew Reynolds Cruisers ShoesThe new Reynolds Cruisers not only look steezy, but they offer a full-length System G2 footbed for unparalleled protection and comfort.
Zoom Stefan Janoski ShoesStefan Janoski definitely did it right on his first shoe as it is one of the top sellers for Nike SB here at SPoT, and judging by the shoe's low key design with leather laces, a low cut suede upper, vulcanized sole, and great board feel, Stefan himself must have had his hands in the production of this instant classic. Picture the combination of Nike's Zoom Air Harbor, a Polo Boat shoe, and a Vans Chukka Low. If you haven't had the pleasure of skating a pair of these, now is the time to seize the steeze.
CONS Chuck Taylor Skate OX ShoesFinally Converse has made a Chuck Taylor shoe specifically for skateboarding. These kicks are decked out with padding in the tongue, heel, and ankle. This means no more heel blisters that come with the original Chuck Taylor's you've been rocking for the past 10 years. Time to step it up.
Private WatchThree hand Japanese quartz movement - Custom stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal, raised bezel, and triple gasket crown - Stitched canvas band with easy-slide case feature - Single tounge buckle and locking snap closure
Jamie Thomas Forte ShoesThis slimmed down skate shoe is the newest Jamie Thomas inspired model from Fallen. The Forte takes the classic skate design and improves it with a durable outsole and padding in the collar and tongue.
Chukka Low ShoesThe Chukka Low was designed with the Vans skate team. The inspiration was based on shoes like the Authentic and the Chukka Boot featuring a slightly padded upper, a one piece toe cap, and the classic Vans waffle grip. This shoe is bound to be a classic in the timeless style of Vans.
Match WC ShoesThe Match gets an upgrade with DC's new Wrap-Cup outsole. Other features include full the Super Suede upper, a one piece toe cap, and a thinly padded tongue and collar.
Blazer Low SB ShoesNike SB has taken the Blazer, a timeless, mid-top classic, and trimmed it down to a low-cut fit to meet the needs of its star studded team. The Blazer Low SB features a durable suede upper with the ever popular vulcanized midsole, padded lower collars, padded tongues, and Nike Air technology insoles for extra cushion.
Campus Vulc ShoesThe classic Campus shoe from adidas has been revamped into a vulcanized version made specifically for the rigors of modern day skateboarding. Features include suede and leather upper materials, padded tongues and collars, heel cups, PU sock liners, and vulcanized gum outsoles.
Steve Caballero Half Cab Pro ShoesUsing suede uppers on a midtop design, and a vulcanized sole construction, this is the ideal shoe for every realm of skateboarding, which have all been mastered by Steve Caballero himself. Nearly every skateboarder has worn a pair and now it's your turn. Pick up a pair of Half Cabs and own a little piece of skateboard history.
Zoom Air Harbor ShoesThe Nike SB Harbor features minimal padding and a vulcanized sole construction for optimal board feel. It also has a double stitched reinforced toe piece, a lightly padded collar and tongue with centering straps, and Nike's shock absorbing Zoom Air insole.
Square One ShoesThe Square One is the perfect shoe for any budget-conscious skater. It features a grippy gum rubber sole, a triple stitched toe cap, and an STI Level 1 footbed, all at a price everyone can afford.
Blazer SB ShoesNike SB has taken this timeless classic and improved it to meet the needs of its star studded team. It features a durable suede upper with the ever popular vulcanized midsole, and Nike Air technology for extra cushion. Everyone from all-terrain ripper Omar Salazar to vert legend Lance Mountain are wearing the Blazers, so why aren't you?
Chief ShoesHere is another great skate shoe from the Chief himself. The durable out-sole and the padded tongue and collar makes this Chief the shoe that you want to skate all day in.
Andrew Reynolds 3 ShoesThe Andrew Reynolds 3 has become an instant hit for all the Emericans out there. They feature a durable upper with a one piece toe cap and a G2 infused vulcanized sole.
Steve Caballero Half Cab Unisex ShoesUsing suede uppers on a mid-top design and a vulcanized sole construction, this is the ideal shoe for every realm of skateboarding, which Steve has mastered. Nearly every skateboarder has worn a pair and now it's your turn. Pick up a pair of Half Cabs and own a little piece of skateboarding history.
Accel ShoesSaid to be one of Tom Penny's favorite skate shoes, the Accel team shoe has a reputation for durability and value, and also possesses such favorable characteristics as 1) Leather or suede upper 2) Triple stitched ollie and toe area 3) Padded tongue and collar 4) Sorborthane arch support and 5) 400 NBS rubber outsole.