As you wave to winter in the rearview, think about what you’ll need to do your favorite things this spring. It’s sandal season and the masters of the beach at Quiksilver have your feet covered. Whether you’re walking on sandy beaches or cruising around town, the quality and comfort of Quiksilver sandals will fit all your spring/summer sandal needs. If you’re headed to the beach, step into the same sandals that surf legend's wear – the Quiksilver Kelly Slater sandal. You’ll love the cushy man-made footbed that will last many seasons. Soak up the rays in the sleek beachside-styled Quiksilver Carver Suede, a compression molden, non-slip, and textured EVA footbed. Jump into the surf in a new pair of Quiksilver Session 2 that are constructed with a water-friendly synthetic nubuck upper and super soft Quik-Dry lining for next-to-skin comfort. Saddle up for surf season at the Rideshop with Quiksilver sandals for men.
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Von Zipper is in the business of promoting sunglasses, snowboard goggles and MX goggles that revolve around the surf, skate, music, snow, MX and wake lifestyles. When it came time to release their new impact-resistant Drydock shades, they needed a battle-tested vet to put it to the test - enter Weeman of Viva La Bam and Jackass fame. The Grilamid nylon frames are flexible in all temperatures, shatter resistant and possess a high memory to ensure the frame retains its shape and fit, regardless of how many times you’re launched from a shopping cart. The impact resistant polycarbonate lenses are distortion free, optically correct, and have maximum scratch resistance to make sure you come out looking fresh. Check out the video below of Weeman sporting his new Drydock shades from Von Zipper and make sure you head over to the Rideshop to pick up a pair for yourself:
Your swagger will be unstoppable with the block-stomping style of these AMP High kicks from Famous Stars and Straps. Available in four color options, the AMP High is for built for big air. The custom cupsole is constructed for supreme durability and the breathable lining offers moisture-wicking comfort. Famous Stars and Straps have acquired their success through their passion for keeping it real. FMS Shoes team rider Javier Nunez (yes, Wilfredo Gomez on HBO’s How To Make It In America) discusses the impact that skateboarding has had in his life in this Willy Toledo directed piece. The blending of art, passion and skating showcase Famous’ unrelenting force in the industry:
When Terry Kennedy isn't appearing in Snoop Dogg videos or tearing it up in SKATE (he will be in SKATE 3 this May), he is taking the skateboarding world by storm with the intensity that he brings to the sport. It's only fitting that Supra drops a signature TK Society Mid skate shoe on the masses. The classic mid-top silhouette incorporates modern styling while protecting your ankles and the notched heel allows for a full range of motion. The exclusive SUPRAFOAM® midsole provides the entire foot with impact resistance, optimal shoe flex, and board feel. Check out the video below of Kennedy going big and pick up a pair of TK Society Mid kicks at the Rideshop:
Autism Speaks has led the charge in finding causes, treatments and prevention methods of autism spectrum disorders and they just partnered with one of the biggest brands in skateboarding – Etnies. The Etnies Kids Autism Speaks Fader is a super sweet skateboarding shoe that not only benefits the skater, but also proceeds from this shoe will be donated to Autism Speaks. If your little skater is in need of a new pair of skateboarding shoes, these wax-off leather kicks offer an abundance of coolness. Head over to the Rideshop to score a pair and feel great about supporting such a great cause.
Our friends at Famous Stars and Straps know the streets better than anyone. Their latest tee, the Calibomb tee, showcases So-Cal-inspired tag print that drips down the front in sick style. The Famous team has been hard at work not only coming out with street-ready styles like the Calibomb, but also with artists such as Yelawolf getting signed to Shady Records. Check out what their skate team has been up to below (warning: there are some epic bails in this video. Don’t try this at home):
Volcom actually started when Richard Woolcott and Tucker Hall skipped work to go snowboarding. Since its humble inception, Volcom has prided itself as an innovator in producing the best possible skate and snow –inspired products for all ages. For years, Volcom has been on the forefront of design, fashion and quality. Slip into the Volcom Crashland L/S for the ideal blend of style and wearability. The poly rayon fabrication makes for a durable and comfortable top that is built to ride. The full snap-up front closure makes it easy to take off too.
Hurley is based on a love of the ocean and its constant state of change. With deep roots in beach culture, Hurley is all about inclusion and positivity. The brand was started with the idea of facilitating the dreams of the youth. Music and art are the common threads that bring us all together. You're sure to make the scene when you roll up in the Hurley Barrel. The warm, Sherpa-lined flannel has this shirt going the extra mile on the slopes or a cool skating day. The zippered and button-flap chest pockets are the ideal home for your MP3 player or cell phone.
Shaun Neff dropped by Zappos HQ to tell us about their upcoming Spring collection that promises to be the illest season in Neff's history. Neff has a fantastic backstory about a guy with a dream. Shaun wanted to make it so bad that he stopped at no cost to get there. The company’s grassroots approach to riding has cemented Neff in the snowboard game forever. Success has allowed Neff to take their message and their merchandise global, distributing to over twenty-five countries. Neff is not a company to sit back and relax, though. It is always looking to the future and will continue to promote its unique style at home and around the world. Whether they are hanging out with Snoop and Lil Wayne or tearing up the Utah slopes, Neff knows the biz. Check out the video of Shaun’s visit below and get all of your Neff products at the Rideshop: