Agenda Sneak Peek: Etnies Skateboarding SP15

The Etnies Marana Bloodline is completed with the E-Lite.

The Etnies Marana Bloodline is complete with the Marana E-Lite.

At this years Agenda LBC, we witnessed some new colorways of the newly debuted Marana E-Lite. When concluding a series as successful as the Marana collection, you should expect an increase in technology, durability and design. Surely enough, that’s what we saw when looking at all the latest offerings from Etnies.

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DIY: Resurrect Your Old Favorite Skate Shoes

Axion Gino's before and after (w/ a Nike Koston 1 sole)

Axion Islander (Gino Pro Model) before and after (w/ a Nike Koston 1 sole)

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” has been echo throughout time for countless years and skateboarders have been one of the few subspecies in today’s civilization willing to keep that state of mind alive. For years, skateboarders have witnessed the reincarnation of our used and abused hardgoods in the form of art, furniture and even accessories. Never before have we thought to refurbish our abused footwear of the past. Beat up old skate shoes either serve as a reminder of what we used to skate in or have been secondary shoes for house chores such as painting…until now. Read More

First Glance: Adidas Skateboarding ZX Vulc

Adidas ZX Vulc skates like a cupsole but gives you the traction of a vulcanized skate shoe.

Adidas ZX Vulc skates like a cupsole but gives you the traction of a vulcanized skate shoe.

With no real intention of leaking the info on social media, we had to let you guys know how the ZX Vulc skated via Instagram. The initial feeling from the shoes felt exactly as we said but here’s some extended details you need to know before purchasing these runner-inspired skate shoes.

Initial Fit & Feel
The ZX Vulc’s are indeed made from a vulcanized construction but surprisingly feel like a cupsole. In few words, this feeling comes from a platform-like construction and their newly introduced PU insole. The cushioning within the ZX Vulc is far more superior than most eva-stocked vulcanized models therefore giving it the clear edge over most vulcanized competition. In classic form, the ZX’s run true to size but can be different depending on your foot. We received our pair at a half size down and after some tedious breaking-in, we managed to fit our feet in without socks. There was little to no discomfort. Had we had a true size, we’re sure that socks would’ve provided the same feel as we have now. Regardless, in our own fashion, summer time weather calls for at least 1 pair of sockless skate shoes for those unbearable hot days of skating. The tongue and collar have a great amount of padding and actually remind us of the bulkier days of skate shoes…in a good way.

As with models like the Lucas, the forefoot area is extremely accommodating for those with larger/wider feet. The arch support is very accommodating as well and will keep your heel from slipping out with the help of the heel counter. The comfort and fit of these ZX’s alone is perfect enough to simply wear around town but then their skating potential would never be known. Read More

#JkJhnsn’s Favorite Shoe Will Be Your Favorite Soon

Even though Dr.Z’s been providing us with endless evidence of how flawless his switch game is, make no mistake that both him & Jake Johnson will be sporting the Weapon Skate in the coming months. The iconic basketball sneaker has been transformed to fit the needs of skaters and looks to be performing at a stellar level. Read More