In the depths of Williamsburg, you’ll find many things: hipsters, struggling artists, overpriced food, street art, etc. The place, while overwhelming, has its own breed of unique-unto-itself qualities, and within this whirlwind of a scene you’ll find Oliver Clark.
If I were to describe Oliver Clark to you accurately, I’d paint the portrait of you meeting the youngest version of your skate rat self, except in the current body you have today. That’s not to say he’s a big little kid; he’s an adult with a wit that reminds me of the late Don Rickles; he’s sharp and is genuinely always excited about skateboarding – a skate rat in the truest sense. Oliver is currently 30 but started skating for the first time in his life 2 years ago at the age of 28. What does this all mean?
To me, it means Oliver has hit the life lotto. By this age, most skateboarders are jaded and injured from all of the previous years of skateboarding intake, while Oliver is just getting started. If you’re around him, you’ll hear the excitement in his voice as he references tricks from first-time viewings of videos like Misled Youth and other classics that you watch to reignite any childhood nostalgia.
Since falling in love with skateboarding, he’s decided to make it a part of his life in more than one way. As you’ll hear from Oliver, his background lies in high-end fashion and while many of the models may not apply to our favorite past time, he’s created one of a kind skate shoe models just for his newfound love.