Zappos Blogs: skateboarding
The super trendy Globe Castro is a hybrid slipper/skate shoe that features hand sewn details and provides unbeatable comfort for a slipper, let alone a skate shoe. For Globe, it's always a TIME FOR CHANGE™. It’s Globe’s motto, mantra, maxim or whatever you want to call it. It’s what keeps Globe moving, progressing and able to stay fresh when so many others are pushing the same-old sameness. To switch it up, the Globe Castro is now available for kids – only on the Rideshop at Zappos.com. Your little skater will love being able to slip on his/her Castros and get to tricking without the hassle of laces. After he/she is done tearing up the pavement, the tremendously comfortable Castro will make for happy feet in the classroom or lounging around the house.
Skateboarding and surfing would not be the sports they are today if it weren't for professionals such as Rodney Mullen, Mark Occhilupo, Chet Thomas, and Taj Burrow who have made unparalleled contributions to advancing these sports. Globe skate and surf and Globe boys skate and surf proudly sponsors these and many other world-class athletes who participate in youth and adult surfing and skateboarding. Get the Globe Kids Castro exclusively on the Rideshop at Zappos.com.
Rogue Status began in 2005 and is driven by a collective, or “band of brothers,” know as the DTA Posse. The brand is owned by Johan “Yo” Esbensen and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. Rogue Status creates controversial designs that provoke an involuntary emotional response and dialogue about the themes that are done in a direct reference to current global events. Sometimes is takes more than sneakers to run the streets; the Mean Streets 2 tee shirt from Rogue Status will put you on top. Keeping it street, the logo is constructed of a map and features multiple Rogue Status logos in a clean, street-ready design. You can find Rogue Status hoodies and tees on Zappos.com/streetwear and make sure you follow Zappos Street on Twitter HERE.
Get lifted with the steez of LRG and éS in this pavement-pounding Square One Mid collab. This special collaboration between éS and LRG for Rodrigo Tx features uppers of suede, leather or synthetic materials with a TXL | LRG embroidered detail on the heel. The STI Foam Lite level footbed and direct-poured full-length polyurethane midsole are made for kicking and pushing all day, while the stylistic elements are so clean they have to be the product of the minds at LRG. Enjoy the skate expertise of éS and the street sense of LRG in the epic Square One Mid collab.
What do you get when you cross Lakai, Girl and Miko Mo Capaldi? You get a super sick collaboration that is brimming with fresh tech features. The Mike Mo x Girl collaboration between Lakai and Girl Skateboards is designed and tested by Mike Mo to guarantee the freshest ride. The XLK™ construction makes for a lightweight cupsole that provides all the flexibility, support, and comfort of a tech skate shoe and the reduced rubber weight on the outsole gives you the increased flexibility you need to land your big tricks. The Equa-Form™ midsole cushioning system releases energy upon impact. Adorned with an old-school Girl Skateboards logo on the heel. Ride hard!
Creature Skateboards is an unmistakable brand in the ever-growing skateboard industry. Creature's bold designs feature some of the sickest imagery out there, creating skateboards that are sometimes dark and twisted but always gnarly. Creature completes come fully stocked and ready to ride out of the box. Their boards feature Powerply construction, keeping your steed ultra lightweight and super durable. Plus, they’re paired up with sturdy Krux™ trucks and smooth OJ™ wheels for a smooth ride that can easily unleash a few tricks. Support your local Creature and pick up a Creature complete at the Rideshop.
The next time your skate shoes bite the dust, score a pair of Vans x Queen collaboration kicks that will make you feel like a champion. Get caught in a landslide of stylish lucidity with this special collaboration between Vans and rock legends Queen. The Authentic x Queen is a black denim low-top with red eyelets and smooth textile lining and cushioned EVA footbed that are decorated with iconic Queen album covers. If you prefer the Hi style, the Sky-Hi x Queen will help you break free. These kicks really make the rockin’ world go round.
Circa and Blockhead have teamed up to bring you a limited collaboration that features one of the early 80’s greatest teams. Dust off your Recycled Rubbish and Debbie Does Blockhead skate videos and slide into these banging kicks. The 8 Track x Blockhead model features synthetic reflective leather uppers, mid-top shaft for ankle support, elastic tongue straps and the Circa herringbone outsole that provides improved board control. Circa infused a little modern magic too, equipping these shoes with the FusionGrip™ outsole rubber for ultimate grip. Get em’ before they’re gone in the Rideshop on Zappos.com.
Skate for a cause with the Chase (Grind for Life) from DC Shoes. Founded by sarcoma cancer survivor Mike Rogers, Grind For Life (GFL) is a non-profit organization to provide financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to their doctor’s offices and hospitals. Mike beat his second battle with cancer and still skates competitively despite his operation. DC Shoes is proud to sponsor Mike and the GFL Foundation. Rock these kicks proudly; with Grind For Life logo hits on the heel and insole, know that you had a part in contributing to fighting cancer.
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