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Bold Summer Socks from Stance

Summer is a time to be bold, a time to throw caution to the wind and have some fun with your outfit—right down to your socks. It’s true; your socks say a lot about you. While there’s a time and place for serious (i.e. boring) socks—summer is all about letting your personality shine with some show-stopping Stance socks!

Check out just a handful of our favorites. Wear these badboys loud and proud with heels, sneakers, ankle boots...or just by themselves lounging around the house!

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1. Stance "Isabelle"

2. Stance "Playa de Palm"

3. Stance "To Dye For"

4. Stance "Americana"

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New Brand Spotlight: Cardiff Skate Co.

Cardiff Skate Co., Cardiff roller skates, Cardiff skates, rollerskates, Zappos Rideshop, new brand spotlight, The Cardiff Skate Company was founded in beautiful Cardiff, California, where spending time outdoors is a way of life. They set out to redefine the skating industry. Their innovative, patented design lets you quickly and easily step on, strap in, and skate away.

Cardiff Skate Company offers two models to accommodate a large range of shoe sizes. Because their skates allow you to wear your own shoes, they offer a more comfortable alternative to traditional skates. The spring loaded automatic size adjustment system means that skates can easily be shared among people with different shoe sizes. One pair of skates can accommodate growing children as their shoe sizes increase. Cardiff Skates also offer a stable platform with a breaking system on both feet so they are perfect for all skill levels.

Cardiff Skate Company offers quality products that are fun to use and easy to fit into any lifestyle!

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Our Cold-Weather Favorites

‘Tis the season to break out those sweaters, hoodies, boots & beanies! Winter is just around the corner, and to prepare for whatever version of the polar vortex Mother Nature has in store for us this year, we’ve stocked up on the coolest cold-weather gear from brands you know and love.

Find a comfy hoodie from Vans, layer on a Fox jacket, slip on some awesome Volcom boots and keep your dome warm with a DC beanie. There are endless ways to keep warm while looking as cool as ever with our favorite skate, surf and street brands from the Zappos Rideshop.

Check out a few of our latest picks!

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1. Matix Clothing Co. Box Fleece Bomber

2. Fox Fremont Jacket 2

3. Vans Rutherford Mountain Edition Jacket

4. Volcom Smithington Boots

5. Vans Fleet Hoodie

6. DC Yepa SE Beanie

Gals:

1. Hurley Winchester Novelty Jacket

2. Roxy Kimono Sweater

3. Element Sedra Pullover Hoodie

4. Volcom Getter Boot

5. Vans Royer Gloves

6. Coal The Waffle Beanie


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Shades of Summer: Sunglasses You Need as the Weather Heats Up

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One of our most faithful companions as we make our way from spring into summer is a great pair of sunglasses. A trusty pair of shades not only protects your eyes from the sun’s harsh glare, it also tops off your outfit as the final seal of personal style. Zappos Rideshop is brimming with so many great eyewear brands and awesome new styles like the timeless Ray-Ban to the fashion-forward Von Zipper.

A great pair of sunglasses can really take an outfit to a whole different level of cool! Don’t believe us? Just throw on a pair of sleek Native Eyewear polarized sunglasses or Ray-Ban Wayfarers to your t-shirt-and-jeans look and enjoy the steady stream of compliments. 

Below are a few of spring & summer’s most noteworthy styles in the world of active eyewear. So get ready to grab your cool shades and cruise into summer’s adventures while keeping your eyes and your style top of mind!

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Featured styles:

1. Shwood Canby

2. Native Eyewear Flatirons

3. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Polarized

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Featured styles:

1. VonZipper Cheeks

2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses


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New Brand Spotlight: XCEL Wetsuits

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Recognized globally and trusted locally, XCEL™ is a core wetsuit brand that engineers innovative products for all conditions. Founded in 1982 on Oahu's North Shore, XCEL draws upon their authentic water sports heritage and technical design expertise to deliver superior quality, construction, and fit. XCEL's wetsuit innovations have revolutionized the industry and they continually strive to deliver the ultimate in warmth, stretch, and performance.

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Join Us for the 2015 Zappos Rideshop Series!

Right now, you’re probably still basking in the glow of a three-day weekend, but we want to invite you to start thinking about what you’ll be doing next weekend!

Next Friday, May 29, We’re hosting our annual Zappos Rideshop Series event right here in downtown Las Vegas—Fremont St. & Las Vegas Blvd. to be exact.

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Join us for an evening of family fun with live music from Unwritten Law, food, some of the industry's top skate brands and even a skateboarding contest featuring some of your favorite pro skateboarders!

To get a preview of what’s coming this Friday, check out this short snippet from last year’s Zappos Rideshop Series:

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Are You Ready for Go Skateboarding Day?

For some, Go Skateboarding Day is a bit of a redundancy.  Similar to Breathe Air Day or Stare At Your Phone Day, there’s some things that people will continue to do with little persuasion or reminding. For the diehards, skateboarding is an everyday occurrence that is a part of their DNA. From scoping out new skate spots across town to grinding neighborhood curbs, no time is wasted when connecting with your board and perfecting  your craft.

But let’s face it; you can’t be on your board all the time; you’ve got to account for hours spent at school, work, sleeping, eating, zoning out in front of the television, etc. Perhaps you’ve got big-time responsibilities and you only have a couple hours a week to dedicate to your favorite pastime. Maybe you put your board into the garage where it collects dust and is commonly referred to as “my old board”. You might have even told some people the ever popular, “I used to skate”, as you regale your crew with stories from your skateboard past. But it’s okay; your chance to get reacquainted with skateboarding is right around the corner.

Since 2004, June 21st has been officially named Go Skateboard Day, a holiday to embrace skateboarding and the positive impact it has had on youth culture the world over.  June 21 is also the official start of summer, making it the perfect day to put your phone on silent and roll with your squad to the local skate park, demo, or contest.    

The Zappos Rideshop has you covered to kick off the skate season in style, keeping you in the latest from the top brands in the industry. Stay laced up and ready to cruise with the laid-back Cali vibes of Vans® low-tops or slip-ons, or get ready for a more serious shred session with help from Nike SB®, adidas® Skateboarding, and DC® Footwear.  No matter what style skate shoe you’re repping these days, from minimalist to technical, it’s all about a cool look and a grippy sole to keep you going strong.

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1. Darkstar Revolt Complete

2. Dusters Endless Summer Longboard

3. Globe Pinnter Cruiser

4. Nike SB Check Canvas

5. Vans Chukka Low

6. DC Trace TX

7. Vans Slip-on Pro

8. adidas Skateboarding Seeley

9. Vans Van Doren II Backpack

10. Dakine Mission 25L

Of course, the most important accessory of Go Skateboarding Day is the skateboard itself! For the purists and daredevils who make it look all too easy, a standard complete is the way to go. Get set up with awesome designs from Blind® and Darkstar® Skateboards that showcase retro logos, gnarly skulls, and everything in between.  The standard skateboard is comfortable in the street, skate park, and beyond. For those looking to coast across campus or shuttle around local neighborhoods, longboards and cruisers will have you set for the long haul.  Expertly crafted boards from Globe®, Gold Coast®, and Dusters® will have you covering ground like never before!

When you’re not actually riding around, keep your hands free and stow your gear in durable backpacks from Dakine® and Vans®.  There’s nothing worse than getting the hook up from a local contest and not having anywhere to stash the goods! From class to the skate park, there’s plenty of room for your books and extra wheels, bearings, tools, and other necessities. After all, no mission is complete without the proper supplies.

So don’t forget to check out your local skate park on June 21 and go skate! Pay homage to the action sport that has been so influential and inspired so many to do their thing. Do what you always do and participate in the movement or remember your roots and get back out there. Whether it’s an all-day event or just an hour of cruising around with your friends, have fun with it and be safe!

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Time to Update Your Skate Style!

Over the decades, skateboarding has taken on a life of its own. Once merely a by-product of surfing and the California lifestyle, skateboarding evolved exponentially and its influence stretched from coast tocoast and around the globe. Dare you call it a sport, for many, skateboarding is a way of life. Like a fish out of water, the surfer too found its way to land. Eventually moving away from the salty air of the boardwalk, the skater adapted to whatever environment provided the gnarliest of sessions, from the harsh concrete and asphalt of the skate park to more vertical landscapes.

One of the key aspects of the lifestyle is style. It’s hard to imagine another group of fanatics so obsessed with their aesthetic and dedicated to their brands as skateboarders. If you cut to the core of skateboard style, perhaps the single most important identifier is the footwear. The quickest way to let the world know you are the real deal is the skate shoes on your feet. The scuffs on the toe, the ripped laces, the subtle holes, that’s the stuff hours of dedication are made of! The selection of the right shoe can weigh heavy on a young mind, or seem downright exasperating to the parent of the radical one. From low-profile canvas skate shoes destined for maximum chilling to technical models set to shred, The Zappos Rideshop has you covered.

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1. DC Trase TX

2. Emerica The Reynolds Low Vulc

3. adidas Skateboarding Adi-Ease

4. Circa AL50 Slim

5. etnies Marana

6. HUF Choice

7. Globe Motley

8. Nike SB Check

9. Vans Authentic

10.Vans Classic Slip-On

11. Vans Old Skool

12. Vans Authentic Lo Pro

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The evolution of the skate shoe has closely mimicked the timeline of skateboarding progression itself. The early low-profile vulcanized models led way to more advanced cupsole technology. As riding got more technical in the ‘90s, so did the shoes themselves. Skaters quickly realized that stair sets and huge gaps called for more padding, support, and comfort. A bruised heel or two have sidelined even the most hardened of skate veterans. Luckily, the skate shoe companies of the modern era have their craft down to a science. Often designed and tested by professional riders themselves, skate shoes reflect an amalgamation of style, functionality, and performance.

Dedicated brands such as Vans®, DC®, Emerica®, and HUF® have developed skate shoes to be less bulky, more comfortable, and durable than ever before.  Traditionally speaking, vulcanized soles are low-profile and provide optimum flex, board feel, and grip for superior control. Although not as durable or impact resistant as their cupsole counterparts, vulcanized technology has progressed to provide the best of both worlds.  Cupsole technology is easily described as an outsole that is shaped like a cup around the sole of your foot.  Cupsoles were thought to have less feel and flex compared to shoes with vulcanized construction, but many brand such as Nike SB®, etnies® and, adidas® Skateboarding offer slimmed- down versions with great board feel.

From future pros imagining their first video part to casual cruisers intent on the next sesh, there’s nothing like lacing up a fresh pair of skate sneakers right out of the box. Update your current kicks or pass on a new pair to the next generation of shredders. With brands like Supra®, C1RCA®, and Globe®, it’s no wonder that skateboarding shoes have set the standard for cool since the late ‘80s and have pushed the limits ever since!