Agenda Sneak Peek: NB# Fall ’15 – Part 2

A new model appears in 2015, the Logan S 635 - $95

A new model appears in 2015, the Logan S 636 – $95

We leave off from part 1 with a slew of newer models debuting from New Balance Numeric. Notably, all cupsole models. Considering that they left off with models that are now staples in their catalog, you can rest assure that NB# is bringing out newer models to continue their appeal and commitment to their skate program. Everything from new team models and NB#’s first pro model skate shoe- with a twist… Read More

In & Out: Skate Shoes That Left Too Soon – Pt 7

The Vans AV6 was soooo good back in '10

The Vans AV6 was soooo good back in ’10

Vans AV6
AVE’s been through a gripe of pro models on Vans over the past few years, so it’s not surprising that some of his designs were quick-lived (remember the AV Era 1.5?). Even so, I can’t believe that the AV6 had such a short life. The lovechild of two timeless skate shoes, the AV6 jammed a one-piece toecap onto an Old Skool body to create a beefed-up Era, an entry on every skateboarder’s wishlist. However, thanks to the rising popularity of the Era Pro, a “lazy” design, or bad colorways, the AV6 got its walking papers by the year’s end. Bummer. Read More

Agenda Sneak Peek: NB# Fall ’15 – Part 1

    An Arto Saari approved Quincy 254, with his Finnish mementos/details to boast.

An Arto Saari approved Quincy 254, with his Finnish mementos/details to boast. $65

As if you haven’t been anticipating our A.S.P. articles, we wanted to showcase one of the more silent brands in the world of skate footwear at the moment. It’s been a number of seasons since New Balance Numeric has found themselves under our lens and since then, we’ve been pondering about their whereabouts… Read More

Agenda Sneak Peek: Emerica Figueroa – Fall’15

Emerica’s latest pro model isn’t turning heads and isn’t trying to break the mold with a unique design that’ll promise you your deepest desire. Its a shoe that’s purely designed for skateboarding without too many bells or whistles hanging around the exterior. In fact, its the interior that has all the bells and whistles you’re looking for. Read More

2015 Predictions – Comeback Men: Bastien Salabanzi

2015 looks like the "Comeback" year for most older pro skaters.

2015 looks like the “Comeback” year for most older pro skaters.

The burden/blessing of skateboarding has many states of recoil for those willing to participate in its dangerous/equally fun activity. On one end, it’s like no other physical activity out there and on the other end, it can potentially suck the life out of you in your later years unless you follow the Boss’ guidelines. Conditioning has never been important in skateboarding and it probably never will (because then we’d all have to admit that its a sport) and so long as that’s the case, the thing that we love most will continue to batter our bodies.
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