1995: éS Footwear Launches

Posted July 21, 2005 by éS

éS Footwear officially launches to fill the need for a new type of skate shoe, a brand that pushes the limits of advanced footwear design and caters to the demands of the core, technical skateboarder.

éS kicks off with Sal Barbier's first pro model skate shoe, the Sal 23, in Spring. The Fall line adds his second pro model, the SLB (the first-ever mid-top with a neoprene sock liner), plus the Accel (the first-ever skate shoe with a kevlar ollie pad), the Aura (the first-ever skate shoe with an air system), the Aventi, the Contour (the first-ever skate shoe with hidden leather lace loops) and the Uno.

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1995 Headlines

  • O. J. Simpson murder trial.
  • Aum Shinrikyo religious cult releases sarin gas on Tokyo trains, killing 12 and injuring hundreds.
  • Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City kills 168.
  • Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition.
  • The Million Man March is held in Washington D.C.


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There's 72 responses to "1995: éS Footwear Launches"

  1. you mean first pro model on eS right? since his SLB 23 was on etnies

    Mike Posted: 9 years ago
  2. whoa... check the color of the logo in that ad

    r00ts Posted: 9 years ago
  3. that would be so funny if they remaid those shoes

    kevin Posted: 9 years ago
  4. remade***

    kevin Posted: 9 years ago
  5. The inner sock on that shoe kicked ass.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  6. which came first the sal 23 on etnies or those?

    donger Posted: 9 years ago
  7. Sal 23 i'ld say. Just wondering what made them change the colour of the logo.

    Mugagga Posted: 9 years ago
  8. Those are fucking ill.

    Brendan Posted: 9 years ago
  9. yeah bro those are ill like that fag said

    brendanissoill Posted: 9 years ago
  10. The Etnies Sal's came first.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  11. fuckin tight.

    Geoff Posted: 9 years ago

    dL Posted: 9 years ago
  13. they kind of look like the eS Arto's that were never released.

    kneebone Posted: 9 years ago
  14. burnquist used to wear those ALL the time
    creager wore them in Trilogy, i thought they were the coolest shoes ever
    too bad i couldn't afford them back then, i had to skate in some horrid vans (before the rowley revolution) and airwalks

    bring them back so i can buy them this time around (i have TP2 and they have that heel thing similar to those shoes, i really like that feature)

    Mike Posted: 9 years ago
  15. kneebone are u stupid the artos were released my friend had like 8 pairs th arto 2 was never released

    kevin Posted: 9 years ago
  16. i dont even know if they are allowed to put them out again because sal would have to be paid wouldnt he
    unless u changed the name and the shoe a little

    kevin Posted: 9 years ago
  17. so in the first year ES only had one shoe in it's lineup?

    Justin Posted: 9 years ago
  18. wow

    $00p3r d00d Posted: 9 years ago
  19. check kostons biggie shirt in the background

    johnny Posted: 9 years ago
  20. i think eS had around 5 or more shoes in it's first drop. i remember the auroras (i think that is what they were called) were the first skateshoe with an airbag in the heel. you also got one of the airbags as a keyring too.

    monster network Posted: 9 years ago
  21. és for life bitches

    augusta Posted: 9 years ago
  22. What es shoes are the best? Should I get the cramer or the maccel?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  23. What es shoes are the best? Should I get the cramer or the maccel?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  24. get accels or accel plus

    Tanner Posted: 9 years ago
  25. Super-Cali-Fragil-Istic-Expi-Ali-Do-Cious...Ha ha ha.

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 9 years ago
  26. those sal shoes would make a good door stop

    fuck 50 cent, my niggaz make collect calls Posted: 9 years ago
  27. yeah, they do look like the es arto 2s

    rasalibre4life Posted: 9 years ago
  28. Really nice if you compare those to the other skate shoes on that era

    Pimpero Posted: 9 years ago
  29. Yo they look kinda rad, but old though. éS 4 life! I have the Accels grey orange! I've found lots of PJ Ladd footage, click my name!

    Jeremy Posted: 9 years ago
  30. Yo they should bring those back. that would be sick. id buy them

    Tyler Posted: 9 years ago
  31. i heard that the design of the accel was influencd by the sal 23, i mean same parent company so its gotta be in the ballpark.

    either way the creagers were cool and muskas werent half bad either, i still meet so many people that dont belive me that muska was a former team member

    benny g Posted: 9 years ago
  32. I could've sworn I saw Arto Saari wearing a pair of those shoes in his Flip Sorry video Part....When he did that switch kick flip manual across that really long loading dock....Or they could've just been his second pro model shoe on eS....The Arto 2....Josh or Craig would either of you happen to know which shoe he's wearing when he does that trick?

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 9 years ago
  33. hey charlie it doesnt matter between the cramer and maccel they are the same exact shoe but the maccel kinda looks more like circa but i had the maccel and the stitching went out and i had to tie that shit together with ductape so i suggest the cramer

    Marc Posted: 9 years ago
  34. looks like the unreleased arto2s, those were sick too bad he left, and too bad i didnt buy them on ebay when i saw them

    uhhhnthony Posted: 9 years ago
  35. anyone have a picture of the arto 2?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  36. click on my name, go to movies then go to glass of water to see the funniest thing ever

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  37. Yeh - that was pretty funny...

    AzFaz300 Posted: 9 years ago
  38. is it true........... YEAH:


    SLB éS shoe on ebay!


    CO Posted: 9 years ago
  39. who here thinks that koston should remake the k3 and the k4 wit the g2 full impact?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  40. sweet ass men

    jesse Posted: 9 years ago
  41. anybody here who wants the EOS can get it for $30 at http://sk8.worldconspiracy.com

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  42. Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  43. you can get the Arto there too for $50

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  44. i dont like those kicks

    mike Posted: 9 years ago
  45. I think that koston should remake the K3 and K4 with the G2 full impact...That would be pretty awesome.

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 9 years ago
  46. pffft

    i wanna be sedated Posted: 9 years ago
  47. YO they should be the new k3 and k4s with the new sti shit you heard!
    the sti foam level 2 and the g2 full impact. for the k4s they should put the sytem FLO 2 and the level 2 foam also. that's god damn good.

    lynx Posted: 9 years ago
  48. alright, correct me if im wrong but i do believe that Arto Saari was going to come out with a second shoe for eS,(the Arto 2) but it never worked out because he went over to etnies. i say this because i noticed him wearing a pair in Really Sorry, when he backside heelflipped and switched heeled into that bank, (check the video for confirmation). they looked kinda white and black, or dark blue. i also noticed him wearing them in a couple of etnies ads, and im pretty sure theyre not his etnies model. either way they looked pretty rad. i dunno i just wanted to see if that was true that there was a second eS Arto shoe that never came out.

    the dude Posted: 9 years ago
  49. uhhh. i noticed that sometimes the dudes that design shoes and stuff read this so i just had a suggestion. add lace protection to some accels or something. that would make them perfect. i always wanna buy es shoes but i dont bother cuz its too hard to find cheaper ones with lace protection.

    austen Posted: 9 years ago
  50. i agree with the lace protection with the accels because it's the #1 shoe the has the most laces rips and the lace prtection could help out.

    lynx Posted: 9 years ago
  51. you could get the maccels. They have hidden nylon lace loops.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  52. if any of the eS dudes are reading this, i dont think you should fuck with the design of the Accels just to put in some lace protection. theyre great just the way they are now. and you can always just go buy new laces anyway. just a thought.

    the dude Posted: 9 years ago
  53. don't u see the year you idiot 1996 SAL 23 didnt come until like 02, 03

    Sal barbier Posted: 9 years ago
  54. the accels do have lacy protection, on the last two holes look inside

    benji Posted: 9 years ago
  55. benji is right. the first two holes on the Accel have lace loops. They are kinda hard to see at first. You have to look in between the eyelets.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  56. don`t mess with the accels desine because they are already perfect i had a pair and not one lace rip yet and i had them for 10 months

    cody Posted: 9 years ago
  57. Josh P. can i see a picture of the hidden lace loops in the accel? Are they in the accelerate? Because if they are in the accelerate those will be the next shoes i'm going to get.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  58. yeah that's true but tey should do different materials for the abasions and maybe pull a SUPER SUede jump off like dc did for their shoes

    lynx Posted: 9 years ago
  59. Man those shoes look hella tight. Bring them back. They kind of look like the Accel.

    Sutin Posted: 9 years ago
  60. Here is the a picture of the lace loops on the Accelerate. They are in the same place on the Accel.
    tp://ftp.sonic.net/pub/users/joshp/alp.jpg" rel="nofollow">Lace Loops

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  61. tight. im gettin those shoes by cristmas

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  62. what other shoes by es have lace protection?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  63. why are some peoples names red?

    B.I.G Posted: 9 years ago
  64. o nvm i get it

    B.I.G Posted: 9 years ago
  65. Josh P.
    do the accelplus have those two hidden lace loops??

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  66. my accelplus that i had ( now in the trash) didnt have that type of triangle ollie tread pattern neither the hidden lace loops i think.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  67. yoyo e's footwear are some of the best fuckin shoes in the world

    cj Posted: 9 years ago
  68. maccels r fuckin awesome

    shredtherad47 Posted: 9 years ago
  69. tru dat

    Timo Posted: 9 years ago
  70. accels are the best

    dan Posted: 9 years ago
  71. anyone know where i can get some es muskas? they was so ill

    matt Posted: 9 years ago
  72. woops i meant accels
    the maccels are gay

    Timo Posted: 9 years ago

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