We are saddened to share the news that Preston Maigetter one of skateboarding’s best dudes, staff filmer for Thrasher mag and an influential friend to so many of us around the world has passed away in a tragic accident on Wednesday evening. He could put a smile on anyone’s face, turn a nightmare road trip into one of glory days, cook up a mean barbecue for the whole squad and film the entire trip without worrying about where he was to sleep eat night. That’s just how great he was and how easy P Stone rolled through his life as a die hard skateboarder. He will be sorely missed and but his influence upon us will never be forgotten. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family. Rest Easy Preston.
Lance Mountain set out to make a TV show in 2009 to pay respect to the generation of skaters from the late 1970s. This included two pioneers Bobby Valdez and Darrell Miller who didn’t become household names, but nonetheless they had a huge impact on Lance and skateboarding’s progression. The show never happened but Jeff Grosso and the Six Stair crew located all of the footage and decided to cut the story together. Have a look!
Our British skate pals at Sidewalk Magazine have recently posted up a momentuous feature on their site which highlights a special skate session upon England’s storied Romford Skatepark. Nearly 40 years old and still dedicating its rough and crusty surfaces to skaters from many generations, Romford continues to hold its weight in gnar and benchmarks. Raven Tershy, Rune Glifberg, Ben Hatchell and Sam Beckett recently convened upon this hallowed ground to have a session long to remember. Have a look!
This fall, the Vans Half Cab celebrates 25 years of legendary skateboarding heritage. Originally released in 1992, the Half Cab represents an era of true design innovation. Constructed by street skaters in the early 90s by cutting the collar off the original Vans Caballero pro model and spawning the “lighter, better, faster” version of its predecessor, the iconic signature shoe for Steve Caballero has stood the test of time as a Vans Pro Skate favorite. The Half Cab has indisputably revolutionized performance skate progression, and still to this day, represents the leading-edge modifications in skateboarding footwear for which Vans has come to be known.
An icon in his own right with more than 45 years of influential skateboarding under his belt, from his tenure as part of the original Bones Brigade crew to his decades-long career as a pioneer of skateboarding from vert and park, to street and bowl, Vans honors legend Steve Caballero with the release of two exclusive Half Cab colorways in the token silver anniversary hue and classic black.
Highlighting premium pig suede uppers, metallic silver details, and a tonal embroidered “XXV” on the back heel for a commemorative touch, the 25th Anniversary Vans Half Cab is equipped with Vans Pro Skate’s signature Pro Classics performance innovation, featuring supportive ULTRACUSH HD sockliners for resilient cushioning and advanced comfort, and DURACAP reinforced underlays in high abrasion areas for premium durability and consistent fit.
The Vans Half Cab 25th Anniversary colorways are available now at authorized Vans Pro Skate dealers near you. Visit Vans.com/skate for the dealer locator and more information on the latest Vans performance skate models.