In the ashes of Fallen Footwear (which had the plug pulled on it in 2015) comes Jamie Thomas’ new footwear company, Straye Footwear. It looks like the project will involve a +1; any guesses as to who that’ll be? Time will tell.
The General Pants BOWL-A-RAMA just went down this past weekend at Bondi Beach, Australia and hosted some of the world’s top pool riders for a weekend of beachside mayhem. Watch the highlight reel from the Pro and Masters categories here.
Keeping in the spirit of fun, in true Louie Barletta fashion, comes Louie’s “In Transition” part for The Berrics. Taking a less serious approach than the other skaters, Louie takes to his backyard mini ramp to put together some of the most creative and fun-to-watch mini ramp footage we’ve seen in a hot minute. Thanks Louie for being you!
Etnies introduces their latest team model, The Helix, with this new clip explaining the technology behind this innovative design paired with the ripping of Sylvester Eduardo, Trevor McClung, and Barney Page. Learn more about The Helix here on their site.
Skate Daily will be doing a full review of the Etnies Helix soon; stay tuned to our site for more photos and video on this next level shoe from the Sole Tech camp.
Vans has announced the release of its global campaign, This Is Off The Wall. Following up on Vans’ 50th anniversary series, which welcomed newcomers to the brand’s rich heritage and thanked decades of loyalists, the 2017 campaign focuses on creative expression, the core of Vans’ “Off The Wall” culture.
Vans showcases the essence of “Off The Wall” through a diverse set of ambassadors within a hero montage and a series of shorter spots.
“The meaning of ‘Off The Wall’ is the very ethos of Vans, the very identity of our brand – its everything we stand for,” said Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “We’re pleased to tell this inspiring and sincere, five-decade-long story through our family of ambassadors who have been brought together by their diverse passions for creativity.”
This Is Off The Wall taps into Vans professional athletes, artists, musicians and style purveyors who have long and personal histories with the brand. Their stories are each unique and told through a variety of tones, but ultimately shine a light on the passions that Vans has always supported. The visual nature and emotions that are evoked in each story are easily translatable around the world, showing that creative expression is inclusive and without borders.
“Off The Wall” was a term coined when skateboarders in the mid ‘70s were landing new tricks in empty pools by literally skating off the wall. At that time, skateboarders were outcasts of society who expressed themselves through the style of their sport. These individuals were not only the pioneers of skateboarding, but also lived and breathed creativity through art, music, fashion and local culture. For more than 50 years, “Off The Wall” has been synonymous with that original spirit of rebellion and creative expression.