This week Sal Barbier discusses growing up in Louisiana, skating vert, putting on contests in his local scene, driving to California, meeting Mike Ternasky, getting on H-Street, skating for Etnies, going from H-Street to Plan B, filming for Questionable and Virtual Reality, designing his first shoe, moving over to éS from Etnies, starting his own companies and much more on the latest episode of The Nine Club.
éS is excited to be re-releasing one of the most requested skate shoes in the history of skateboarding – The éS SLB. Designed by veteran pro skater Salvador Lucas Barbier in 1996, the éS SLB is a timeless classic that encompasses style, function and durability.
Being the first skate shoe to feature an internal neoprene sock, éS continued to take innovation to new levels. Keeping the foot snug and locked into position, the sock helps to provide extra support, comfort and confidence in your skating.
This first offering of the LTD Green/White colorway is available only at the best skate shops. More colors to come in Spring 2017.
éS is excited to be celebrating 20 years of 100% commitment to skateboarding, design and innovation by relaunching the legendary Sal 23 as a slimmed down limited edition Sal 20. Have a look at the video (above) with archival footage, new clips and Sal breaking down the Sal 20’s design process.
Sal has been a pivotal personality in skate style, fashion and design for more than 20 years. As one of the pioneers of 90s street skating, Sal earned pro boards with H-Street and Plan B – two of the most influential board companies of that era.
Although his first pro shoe “Sal 23” was an etnies model, Sal’s style on and off the board lent itself perfectly to the launch of éS in 1995. The Sal 23 pro model has remained one of the most iconic and demanded pro skate shoes ever created.
This shoe is available at finer skate shops around the world today. Check out the shop locator on esskateboarding.com to find a shop carrying them in your area.