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.
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!