Proper Skateboarding, A New Skater-Owned Footwear Brand

Introducing Proper Skateboarding’s starting line, debuting in 2017.

While there are still few details available, it looks like we’ll be seeing a new footwear brand debuting in 2017. Former Nike SB PLM [Product Line Manager], Shawn Baravetto, mentioned in his interview earlier in 2016 that he was going to launch a skate shoe program and it looks to be coming to fruition.

The name of his upstart is called “Proper Skateboarding” and for a brand still in its infancy, it’s already assembled a team of up-and-coming rippers. The likes of Bryan Whalen, Beatrice DomondNate Guest, and Cam Barret are some of the notable skaters who have joined Baravetto in his new endeavor. So far, all of Proper’s offerings come in a cupsole construction. No names have been revealed of the shoes themselves, but they’re all backed with a trusty suede upper.

With only 3 cupsole models to start, Baravetto and crew look to be off to a great start. We’ll be anticipating more from this skater-owned and operated company in 2017 and keep you up to date with the latest news.


  1. C

    December 20, 2016 9:27pm

    Ripper s already there… looks bad.

  2. Ross Dailey

    December 20, 2016 9:44pm

    These look about as legit as Beloe Footwear… Remember Beloe??? Yeah… Nobody Does

    • Ripped Laces Staff

      December 21, 2016 6:27am

      We remember Beloe! Ethan Fowler, and a young and promising Austin Stephens. Ahhhh, good times…

  3. bulbolito

    December 20, 2016 10:59pm

    Proper, State, what the heck they all sound generic.

  4. tomisrad

    December 21, 2016 2:51am

    Looks cool though, that semi T toe design and the ollie guard are rad. It is like an adidas skate, with an ollie guard! And those other black ones look like KCK’s or Wes Kremer’s, I can dig!!!

  5. Davie Dick

    December 21, 2016 4:18am

    This seems promising, i’m digging the minimal look, and of course any brand offering high top cupsole shoes is okay in my books. If the soles are anything like dunks or a pumas then i’m sold.

  6. PhillyB

    January 1, 2017 8:15pm

    Cupsole <3


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