It’s undeniable that Erik Ellington has achieved living legend status within the skateboarding world. His style, dedication and video parts are only a fraction of what’s made him the professional that he is today.
What most might not know is how involved Erik is with all of his products. As with his pro models, anything product-related to Erik has to be meticulously looked at and approved by him. Every material, design and trinket that you’ve ever taken for granted on his products has been thought over to no end by EE. The pride and value that he takes in his endorsed-goods goes beyond any of our expectations. To say the least, he cares about the end product. He knows that you’ll be skating it and in turn, supporting him and by no means does he take that for granted. We had no idea how involved he was until we found out from talking to him during the Agenda show in Long Beach.
Rather than resting and letting his Bakerboys team set up their booth, we found Erik lugging his collection of priceless skate shoes around in a duffel bag just so he can do this interview and then help set-up the booth. No task is too small for Erik, not even a shoe retrospective for this site. Talk about dedication. Thanks & enjoy.
Part 2, coming soon.