Skateboarding is really a sport of great passion, and éS Shoes has always been a firm believer and champion for big skate dreams. The skate brand recently did a collaboration with the movie Machotaildrop, a visually stunning tale about an amateur skateboarder who realizes his pro skating dreams while discovering a bizzare underbelly of the skateboarding world.
This trippy, critically-acclaimed movie takes its inspiration from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with its use of surreal cinematography and quirky storyline.
When pro-skater Brandon Biebel isn’t tearing it up in some of the skateboarding world’s best films (see Yeah Right!), he’s designing and testing his signature shoes from Lakai. Ride with the fresh swagger of Lakai in the fresh-to-death Biebel 2 LK that features Lakaitning construction for the feel and flexibility of a vulcanized sole with the support and durability of a cup sole, minus the excess weight of both. Maximize board feel with the form-fitting upper and stay dry with the incredibly ventilated design. These kicks are repping the signature “Diamond” logo on the tongue and a sweet matching trim on the gum rubber outsole. Step up your game in a pair of Biebel 2 LK shoes from Lakai at the Rideshop.
Emerica is always taking their game to the next level and they’ve done it again with the Westgate. Your current bag of tricks will become bottomless with the ready-to-rip Westgate from Emerica that boasts suede, leather and canvas uppers, thinly padded tongue and collar, and a breathable fabric lining made for all-day rides. Designed by pro-skater Brandon Westgate, these kicks are born to go big. Check out the video below of Westgate tearing it up in his namesake shoes, then head over to the Rideshop for a pair of your own:
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:
Although Vans is one of the biggest companies in skateboarding, they have been holding it down since 1966. Vans shoes boasts the most sought after and the largest collection of classics in the industry today. From the VansClassic Slip-On to the Classic Authentic, Vans has put their signature on the skateboard and fashion world for over 40 years.
The brand new Vans Scrawl Zip Hoodie demonstrates the classic style of Vans with its retro design and vintage logo across the front. Whether you are hitting the hill for a quick shred or you are camped out at the library, this hoodie will keep you warm and comfy all day. You’ll dig the drawstring hood, two hand pockets and full-length zip. With pro riders such as Geoff Rowley and Tony Trujillo, Vans has one of the most complete teams in the skate and snow industry. Vans continues to evolve through fashion and technology that provide riders with style, comfort and performance.
Crooks & Castles established their name on the streets, playing not-so-quietly in the background. As they blow up the scene and shine, their brand name continues to enter households across the nation. Crooks & Castles combines the swagger of the streetwear underworld with the nobility of high fashion, creating unique graphics and styles for men and women alike.
They embody the classic street hustle appeal with open arms and escalate it to a higher place of fashion. The Crooks lifestyle is boldly displayed across each and every t-shirt, representing a distinctive and different way of life. For example, the Burning the Track Tee rocks a biking cupid print with a spade and horned lettering. Eat up some asphalt in a Crooks & Castles tee that shows onlookers how you’re living. By collaborating with innovative minds, the direction that Crooks & Castles is in leads them towards a more creative, experimental lifestyle with bolder graphics and edgier designs.
From mixtapes to professional skateboarders, Crooks & Castles keeps it street. Keep an eye out for the Crooks as they continue to crank out fresh new styles all day, every day. Check them out on Zappos Street and make sure you follow @zappos_street on Twitter for the latest updates on all things street.
The Roxy girl demands a girly fit with functionality without sacrificing cute and fashionable styles. Staying close to its roots within surf lifestyle and beach culture, Roxy has more than proved itself to be a dominating powerhouse next to the men’s line, Quiksilver. Roxy makes a wide variety of outerwear for women that is on-point with current fashion.