Posts Tagged ‘skate’

Essential item No.3. Adidas Busenitz.

September 2, 2011

The ‘essential items’ series, if you haven’t already guessed is about cycling related objects and items that I can’t live without and these shoes by Adidas are exactly that.

I’v ruined countless pairs of Vulcanized soled Vans whilst riding bikes so I needed a tougher shoe. For a shoe to be harder wearing it will no doubt be a bit chunkier than a flimsy pair of Vans and yes, these are certainly chunkier but I must say they fit into my double clips like a glove.

Unlike Vans’ waffle soles the soles on these Adidas Busenitz are somewhat stiff, not carbon stiff by any means but stiff enough to transfer some power to the pedals. With Vans I felt like my foot would turn into a lower-case letter N, wrapping around the cages of my pedals like a hand around an ice-cream cone. Not good.

Now me, being a sucker for tradition and aesthetics I have to point out that these shoes, originally designed for football and reinterpreted for skating, look the biz in their O.G Cobalt blue colour option and I rock them with a happy face every single day. This colour please me.

What more can I say about these? Mad comfortable, stiffer than Vans, old school ‘hip’ factor 10, reasonably priced and very well made. Damn! I love these shoes and I have to give shouts out to Kris at Ideal for the recommendation. If you’re in the market for a casual shoe to wear on your daily ride, look no further. Toss your Vans and don’t look back.

Swoop and go a size up.

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Poetry in motion.

July 23, 2011

I watched part of this movie two years back at my favorourite local independent and soon after I left the establishment I forgot about it. Until now.

In an exploration of the abstract and the extreme, Second Nature is an examination of the natural boundaries of the human body. Noah Sakamoto, Patrick Rizzo and J.M. Duran star as the test subjects as they wield skateboards and blue suits to race down the roads of the High Sierras in California.

Lack of cycling aside, watch it, all of it. It is pure, 600% poetry in motion.

Limiteditions Tees.

April 1, 2010

Benny, long time badman skateboarder and Birmingham resident has just dropped these shirts and I am liking them, especially the white on white script logo ( not pictured ).

He’s keeping it wholesome so only small runs, no mass production and at £25 they are reasonably priced too.

Anyone interested in these fine tees can either purchase from Ideal skates in birmingham or online via Benny himself. For the latter send me a message and I’ll pass on his deets.

Nice work pal, looking forward to seeing them fleshy.

Vans Supercorsa Italian Cycles.

March 24, 2010

A model which saw an introduction into the Vans Vault roster last season, the Supercorsa makes an appearance yet again, this time as part of the Vans California Collection. Presented within Vans’ “Italian Cycles” Collection, this new pack showcases the Supercorsa in an all-canvas motif, with each colorway representing specific honors per Italian cyclists. Featured is the white jersey (Best Young Rider), Rose (Leader-Champion), Green (King of the Mountains), Pink (Best Sprinter), and black (Last Place). Look for these to drop in July of 2010.

Looking good. Via Hypebeast.

Dope.

January 11, 2010

I wondered how long it would take before these came out.

Vans Vault worked for Spring 2010 with Donny Miller on a Slip-On. What might at first appear as an Authentic, is actually a slip-on with a large all-over graphic print. It comes in 2 colorways as part of the Vans Vault Spring 2010 Collection.

I Love!
Via Highsnob.

Vans x Airblaster.

October 21, 2009

vans-x-airblaster-era

They say:
To accompany their collaborative snowboard boot, Vans and Airblaster got together on a water resistant Era. The “Stay Wild” Era features an all-black upper with a bright pink top eyelet and teal lining alongside Airblaster logo placements. Perfect for those slushy days in the parking lot. Now available at Vans snowboarding retailers.

I say:
Waterproof Vans? Yes. I totally love the idea but guys the execution is awful. Honestly just look at it, flat, long, narrow just awful. Vans can you do this again but in an authentic this time instead of an era? Oh and do something about the profile would you. Thanks.

Via highsnob.

Fixed mag at Ideal.

June 2, 2009

Yes that’s right. A quick voicemail from Kris over at Birmingham’s premium skate store and general hot spot Ideal confirmed that they have a big batch of ‘Fixed’ mags for your reading pleasure. So get yourselves over there and grip a copy.

Ideal.


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