Tune in as Ernie Torres discusses growing up in Oklahoma, playing basketball as a kid, moving to Kansas City, getting on Real Skateboards, two pro shoes on Adio Footwear, going on tour with Tony Hawk and Bam and much more on episode 102 of The Nine Club!
Vans has teamed up with with their global pro skate team rider Lizzie Armanto on a special capsule of footwear and apparel, highlighting a custom rendition of the Sk8-Hi Pro. Armanto’s endorsed colorway of the Sk8-Hi Pro features colorful floral embroidery accents on canvas and suede textiles, engineered with Duracap reinforced uppers, Vans’ superior UltraCush footbed technology, and Vans’ original waffle outsole. The Sk8-Hi Pro is complemented by two apparel pieces, a matching long sleeve tee with floral graphics, and a traditional t-shirt adorned with a floral Vans logo. Lizzie Armanto’s capsule celebrates the new expanded size run of Vans Pro Classics, inspiring all women and men to achieve new levels of skate progression.
Part of the Vans global family since 2014, Lizzie Armanto was recently featured in the latest Vans global brand campaign chapter, “Girls Skate India”, documenting her experience on inspiring and empowering young women in India through skateboarding and D.I.Y. spot building, activities that are often considered unorthodox for girls. Learn more about her journey at Vans.com/girlsskate.
As many of you have heard, Grindline Skatepark’s founder Mark Hubbard passed away last week. Without a doubt is influence, love and dedication to skateboarding will continue to be felt and shared by generations of skateboarders for years to come. Have a look at our Focal Point section which sheds some light on Monk’s beginnings, his life of pain and passion while sharing the joy of skateboarding. The Cult of Concrete mini doc delivers the truth of his visionary talents and pushing it forward.
In honor of Monk’s lifework and legacy, Grindline Skateparks has asked skaters and friends worldwide to gather at their local skateparks on Friday, June 22nd to skate and remember his contributions to skateboarding. Rest in Peace Mark Hubbard.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Nick Trepasso and his career as a professional skateboarder? Times change, trends and popularity shift over the span of a few short years and things happen. Jenkem caught up with him to discuss his life then and now.