Here is a reason to quit surfing – no matter what you do in your life you will never catch up with this kid. Like a true child prodigy, 13 year old Nike 6.0 surfer Ian Gentil just won the Open Boys competition at NSSA Nationals by getting a perfect score for only the third time in NSSA history! Lil homie hit two perfect 10’s for a perfect score of 20, something that has only happened twice before in 31 years. Damn! Peep the steez above.
Illuminati Snowboards founder Lance Pitman has said in an interview with Planet Jackson Hole that the 2008/09 season will be the company’s last. The economy may have something to do with it but from the sound of it, it seems like Pitman is going on to some pretty gnarly things; psychological transformation, Holotropic breathing and transformational coaching being some of them. Go here for the great interview. A last look at the still available 2008 line after the jump. Via Transworld Business.
We let you know this was coming a few weeks back, here are the details. In a novel approach to the App game, the recent book Made For Skate, a compendium of skate shoes through the years, has been flipped into an iPhone / iTouch app appropriately called, iMade For Skate. iMade For Skate is essentially an encyclopedia of skate shoes with pics and info on your hip at all times, so you’ll never be without your favorite kicks again. It even has an auto update for new shoe info each month as well as a store locator to find featured shoes. Cop it for $1.99 at the iTunes store. Some more images after the jump.
Happy New Year all! Hope the holidaze was a good one. I’m sure everyone has been there done that and is ready to get on with the 007, so on to a couple updates…
Here’s a simple yet classy collab between NB and the United Arrows shop out of Japan, now available at ZOZOTOWN. Materials are oiled leather and canvas so I bet these are swanky in person. Looks like they are retailing at 18,900 yen in half sizes from 8-11. Jump here to purchase.
Here are some pics from Sole Obsession of Asia-made 576’s due to drop in early 2008. These feature reflective 3M material all over the toe area and “N”, plus suede on the middle and back panels. I’m feeling these, the purples remind me of the La MJC x Colette 1500s!
For anyone within reach of Malaysia, you can check these out in person at the Streething x Sole Obsession “Swap & Gawp” free event, this Saturday June 9 in Kuala Lumpur.
Edit: Added a pic taken with a flash to show how reflective these are. Thanks DN.
Slick and Danny D combine the world of graff with custom low-rider culture on this paint scheme for Ford’s pre-production prototype of their latest model “Flex”, due to drop summer ‘08. Watch the video here below to see the process and the impressive outcome!
TheAdidas Superstar has been spotted in yet another new colorway right before the year ends. This stylish pair possesses a Tan suede upper with various Dark Indiglo hints, such as the Three Stripes logo, the laces and the heel tab. Additional color is spotted on the inner lining and adidas heel logo in orange. Lastly, this shoe is finished with a white sole and a white toe cap. The Adidas Superstar Camo is now available at the Nice Kicks shop for . Phone orders are welcomed (512.320.8100).
With the Adidas Originals x Ransom Pier coming to a close, we get a look at the final installment in the Mesa “Forest.” The high-rise boots welcome a waterproof leather upper, accented with the element-inspired camo print. The shoes are also equipped with an additional waterproof liner to handle the most extreme conditions. The entire collection from Ransom and adidas has been nothing short of masterful, so be on the lookout via your nearest adidas originals.
Since the re-release of the Nike Vandal Hi Supreme in 2003, we have seen an onslaught of colorways. The latest Nike Vandal Supreme features the signature nylon upper in an anthracite color scheme. A birch colored leather Nike Swoosh and outsole add highlight accents along with the woodland green midsole. Unlike the Birch/Pink Nike Vandal Hi we showed you in April, this release utilizes less of the birch color that gives the controversial vintage appeal. Available now at Size?