News Update: TK Off Supra. Where to now?

"You used to be my old hoe." -TK

“You used to be my old hoe.” -TK

No matter how fly you are, Supra may not always be the best fit. As many of you know, Terry Kennedy is off Supra, and now we’re left wondering which company he’ll end up on next. Despite your judgement on his trick diversity, he’s undeniably created some of the most popular Supra models to date, and with the recent launch of the Stacks Vulc, we couldn’t be more confused as to why he’s off. In fact, we’ve heard that in global skate shoes sales, his pro model was in second place to the first place Janoski. It makes this decision of dropping him that more confusing.

More often then not, it seems that a lot of companies are slowly removing their OGs to make room for new blood, a reasonable decision, but it doesn’t mean it always expected. Terry Kennedy was the Rob Dyrdek of Supra: He had his own businesses, his own streetwear lines, and even rapped. It’s strange to see them part ways considering how well they complement each other but being the businessman TK is, we can’t see him being sponsorless for long. Here are some guesses as to where you’ll see him next…

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 Emerica:
Why He’d fit: Being that TK is a Baker boy, this move would probably be pretty easy. Emerica holds down a lot of Baker riders, and they’d probably be hyped to get another one on their squad. Its obvious that Emerica is putting out some really quality shoes, the question is, does their rugged all skate no play aesthetic mesh well with TK, who is big on mixing fashion with skateability. Some shoes, like the Romero Troubadour, seem to heading in that direction, but still aren’t at TK’s level of fly. He’s been seen rocking the new G6 Reynolds, so the bottom line is, it’s possible.

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DC:
Why He’d Fit: Some Instagram reconnaissance has shown him skating in the Mike Mo S, and DC’s clean and streamlined aesthetic fit him well. Then there is also the reintroduction of the DC Lynx to take into account. If they are willing to bring back an OG shoe, then why wouldn’t they think they be willing to get an OG skater on their team? DC is the kind of brand that would definitely give him creative freedom to make a sick shoe, one that’s technical, but also fashionable.

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Adidas:
Why He’d Fit: If Kanye West is on Adidas now, then why the fuck isn’t TK?! They both rap, and both are into fashion. Yeezy x TK collabo in the works? If that isn’t enough reason for TK to be on Adidas, then maybe it’s the fact that with them, TK could easily make a fashionable skate mid-top. Adidas is known for being Nike’s only competitor in the sneaker game (When looking outside of skateboarding, of course) so we can easily see Kennedy designing some awesome shoes. His Instagram has also revealed he’s been skating the Busenitz ADV, yet another technical cupsole shoe, so only time will tell.

But lets just be real for a second. No. Let’s be fly. Terry Kennedy just has to bring back IceCream shoes and all of it’s beautiful neon pink glory. Pharrell just relaunched the clothing brand with a skate team so hey…this shit could happen.

Comments

  1. Darwin

    February 10, 2014 9:42pm

    Es.

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    • Trevor

      March 4, 2014 5:38am

      It would be sick if he rode for éS, but considering the way the skateboarding industry is going he will probably ride for Adidas, Dc, or Nike. If he gets on New Balance I will shoot myself.

    • Nick

      October 25, 2014 1:35am

      Yes, ES is comin back and it be awesome for him to be on it cause its a mixed up team anyway

  2. jay dee

    February 10, 2014 10:12pm

    they owe terry money… like a mil.

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  3. al

    February 11, 2014 3:22am

    Ripped laces, how can SUPRA still make his shoe (just called the stacks 2)?!? Surely that would be patented or something considering they were his pro shoes. Please shed some light on this for me please.

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  4. Stephen

    February 11, 2014 2:34pm

    His aesthetic is so synonymous with Supra’s. It will be interesting to see who picks him up.

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  5. Joshua C

    February 11, 2014 3:46pm

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  6. Jordan Sigmund

    February 11, 2014 4:11pm

    Yeah. Terry is my boy I saw him at the party on Saturday with Baker x Volcom. And he just said he’s not doing nothing but just chilling and is down to try anything. I even told to get back on Ice Cream Shoes and he was actually down if they made some tight ones. Hahaha. But beware he’s coming out with a new Thrasher part in December so get ready for various shoes in his part.

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  7. Ian

    February 11, 2014 7:31pm

    I’d actually like to seem him with NB#

    New Balance’s skate intro has the artist side covered with Arto, pure skater in PJ, and a chunk of youngbloods. TK could help bring a fashion aesthetic to the team, and help diversify the brand. And the Stratford and Logan skate awesome!

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  8. Drew

    February 11, 2014 7:52pm

    Lucky us, Braydon’s on his way. Baker for Baker, like that.

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    • Jordan Sigmund

      February 12, 2014 4:59pm

      That’s true. I talked to him at the party and I know his brother he is officially on Supra now.

  9. Tony

    February 12, 2014 4:43am

    My vote is Adidas, it’s a culture with fashion and history up TKs alley. He’s a fan of sports and could market well with Kanye now on there

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  10. Terrance

    February 13, 2014 1:53pm

    Tk would fit emerica the best

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  11. Chris G

    February 14, 2014 2:22am

    Dekline! Sinclair would love that shit

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  12. ALUMNI

    February 18, 2014 10:00pm

    TK belongs on KSwiss but, will end up on the Puma program cause he fits great with Joey & Bucky.
    They would love to wipe each other down with scented lotions and Instagram about it.

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  13. Tyler Dombrowski

    March 14, 2014 10:39pm

    All good possibilities. His goofiness fit Muska and the rest of Supra well. If I had to make a guess, Emerica, DVS or DC would be the ones. If Emerica, it’d be because he’s a Baker boy (and a badass at that). Emerica makes hardcore skater stuff plus their shoes look great, skate even better while being excellent quality. If it was DC, it’d be because he has a unique type of celebrity that’d fit perfectly with Dyrdek (whether you like Dyrdek or not that sucka can skate!) and they’re not afraid of wacky shoes that can skate awesome. DVS (devious lol) has very good looking shoes, some I’d feel bad about skating they look so good plus DVS has a unique part of the market. DVS makes skate shoes that may be more “accessible” if you will (not talking about price) with their clean and simple looks. With teammates like the legendary Daewon Song you know it compel him to take his skating to an even higher level!

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  14. al

    March 20, 2014 4:02am

    I honestly cant see him on anything else other than Supra! he fits the brand really well and it is sad that he has left. I think that adidas would be the best given his personality and style. Adidas is always a good option for brothas.

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  15. JJC

    March 27, 2014 3:28am

    TK should buy AXION!! bring it back baby

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  16. JayDee

    September 4, 2014 3:05am

    TK should bring back Ice Creams for sure! I have two pairs and those things are just bomb-proof. All he needs to do is make up with Reebok, or vice versa. I can’t remember.

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