Every summer the Zappos Family throws a party for our vendors to show them how much we appreciate their passion and determination to accomplish our goals. This year we had a few celebrities , one of which was skateboarding pioneer and philanthropist Tony Hawk. Check out the video below to find out what delivering happiness means to him! Stay tuned this week for more Vendor party video action!
Zappos Blogs: skateboarding
After nearly a year of development, Circa and Don Clothing have released the Drifter collaboration shoe, a stunning nautical approach to urban footwear. Lounging beachside on the Hampton shores? Then the upscale swagger of the Drifter is an absolute must. Nautical stripe designs, flag details, anchor embroidery and accents on the heel and footbed make this the hottest collaboration coming out of the Hamptons this year. Circa joined forced with Don Clothing of New York, the pioneers of Brooklyn clothing. Check out Don Clothing at www.donnewyork.com and make sure you score a pair of Drifters at Zappos.com.
Since 1999, Lakai has been creating skateboarding shoes with the same dedication and pride they have at the skatepark. Up your skate game with the Lakai Kids MJ2 Select, a durable suede, nubuck, or leather upper skate shoe that was designed and tested by skate genius Marc Johnson. This model features a small hint of embroidery at the side stripes to add a subtle pop of color while offering form-fitting upper gives you that increased board feel. If you are looking for a shoe that really pops, the Manchester Select lets you emphasize your mad skills while you prove your talent. This gnarly kids skateboard shoe packs a suede or leather form-fitting upper that gives your little skater improved board feel. Check out the full line of Lakai Kids products available on Zappos.com.
There are skateboard shoes; then there are Fallen skateboard shoes. The difference is that pro skater Jamie Thomas sought to create a skateboard shoe for skateboarders, by skateboarders, when he founded Fallen. Thomas knows that your kicks have to be able to stand the true test of tearing up skateparks and the streets so he put together a team that includes pros Chris Cole, Billy Marks and Josh Harmony to develop his vision. The Fallen team put the same development into their kids shoes as their adult line.
The Chris Cole inspired Fallen Kids Trooper SL packs a huge punch for being so lightweight. For added protection, Fallen added a thin rubber layer under the toe-piece and crafted the shoe in genuine suede. You can rock the same shoes as Fallen founder Jamie Thomas in the Fallen Kids Rival SL, a slick pair of skating kicks that utilizes an asymmetric stabilizer for medial upper support. Check out all of the Fallen Kids products on Zappos.com and be sure to check out the Fallen team this summer at the X Games.
As if Santa Cruz Skateboards hasn't done enough for the skateboarding industry in the past 30 years, they've done it again with their new line of innovative completes. In the '80s and '90s, Santa Cruz began to produce legendary boards, designs that would help usher in a new wave of popularity for skateboarding and their latest releases could spark a whole new movement.
In 1985, Jim Phillips drew the Screaming Hand, which not only became an iconic Santa Cruz image, but an image that would become nearly synonymous with the entire skateboard industry. To this day, the Screaming Hand can be found on Santa Cruz decks, nearly untouched from when it was first created. The Santa Cruz Screaming Foot Right Complete is a throwback to the original Screaming Hand design, but the board has been cut into a foot shape and detailed with Phillips’ original aesthetic detailing. The White Bullet B147 trucks and 60mm OJ Hot Juice 78A wheels provide a smoothly stable ride. This complete offers a mellow concave design; with the board being so flat it almost feels broken in, great for flip tricks and maximum board control when flipping in and out of tricks. If you prefer the brands streamlined, old-school styles, the Santa Cruz Eye Pod Complete is a durable 100% Norther American maple wood deck that features original Jim Phillips artwork and a sleek stripe griptape. Cruise and striking speeds with the 65mm Road Rider™ 78A wheels and Yellow Bullet™ B137 trucks.
You don't need to be on the big island to cruise around with the Santa Cruz Rob Tiki Complete. The Cruz Missle II concave design features a steeper kicked nose for added response along with Yellow Bullet B147 trucks and 60mm OJ Hot Juice 78A wheels for cruising all night long. The surf-by-day/skate-by-night set will really enjoy the Santa Cruz Mako Shark Complete, a plywood board with a classic top graphic and sand spray grit. Hang ten on the streets using the equipped Black Bullet™ B147 trucks and 65mm Road Rider 78A wheels. Don’t worry, this board is only 33 inches long from nose to tail, so you don’t need to tie it down to the roof of your car. Speaking of cars, they also created the Santa Cruz Tuck N Rolla Complete, a hot and heavy hot rod-inspired design. The metal flake vinyl topdeck with custom stitched diamond pleats along with a foam liner for a cushioned and smooth ride that doesn't require shoes make this one of the most distinctive styles in the brand's history.
We are proud to announce that you can now purchase Famous Stars & Straps footwear on Zappos.com. Check out our video of Yelawolf and BMX superstar Rick Thorn holding it down.
Alabama super MC Yelawolf rocked the mic with Famous founder Travis Barker and DJ Spider to celebrate the release of their game changing footwear line at The Roxy in LA. Look out for the next FMS party in your city.
Keep it real in a pair of Famous Stars & Straps OG High, the freshest kicks on the block. Ideal for ripping up skateparks or kicking back in the VIP section, the OG High is a troublemaker’s best friend. Enjoy the comfort of elastic tongue straps, soft and breathable fabric or mesh lining, full-length EVA insole and a gel insert in the heel for added cushioning. The FMS-branded heel tab makes for an easy on and off.
Since 1966 Vans has captured the essence of skateboarding and has changed the footwear world with their classic and new styles. Vans make much more than just the Classic Slip On and Zappos.com has a few styles that are great for heading out to the beach for a sunny afternoon.
Jumping right into the boat shoe trend, Vans has created the stylish Zapato Del Barco® to keep your feet protected the next time you’re “on a boat.” The vulcanized construction and rubberized outsole demonstrates the brand's true inner-skateboarder background but stays focused on their mission to provide a classic boat shoe look by sporting leather laces, contrast stitching and frayed edges. Fly your boat to the moon in a fresh pair of Zapato Del Barcos®.
Surfing is a true connection to the Earth and maintaining a respect for Mother Nature is a surfer’s duty long after the tide is gone. The Vans Raglan combines the traditional ankle-boot style with Vans’ hang loose attitude in an eco-friendly constructed shoe of 100% recycled PET plastic bottle canvas uppers and a waste-free outsoles. Stay cool into the bonfire hours of the night with a moisture-wicking twill lining to regulate heat.
If you’re a fan of Vans’ classic styles, you’ll love the Vans E-Street. These eco-friendly sneakers use VansLITE™ super-soft molded and contoured EVA sandal footbeds with classic waffle sole textures to minimize waste while still keeping the footbed lightweight and comfortable. Take peace in knowing that you’re sporting a pair of shoes made of 100% recycled PET canvas and 100% hemp. Coming in at just eight ounces, these are the perfect pair of shoes to pack for a day at the beach.
Hang ten in a pair of Vans 106 SF. Enjoy this super lightweight and comfortable surf shoe that packs both VansLITE™ and Dri-Lex Eco, a bamboo-based Viscose lining that is super soft and helps block moisture. The 106 SF offer a one-of-a-kind fit without weighing you down.
Nobody knows how to party like a rockstar quite like Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Barker has shared the stage with DJ AM, The Aquabats, Lil Wayne, Asher Roth, The Game and many more. Who better to design a clothing line that caters to the breakneck attitude of adrenaline junkies and fashion saavy hip-hop elite while remaining true to the streets?
Zappos.com is proud to announce that Famous Stars & Straps is live on the site. Slick up your mohawk, slip into the Family tee and fall in love with the girl at the rock show! The Famous “Badge of Honor” emblazoned on the front will up your rockstar status while maintaining your street cred. There’s no need to worry if you’re from the old school; Travis hasn’t forgotten about you. The Boombox tee features a detailed boombox and back-in-the-day logo, sure to not cramp your style.
If you want to party like a rockstar, you first have to dress like one. Luckily for you, Famous Stars & Straps just made it easy.
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