1997: Debut of the Koston 1

Posted August 15, 2005 by éS

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Upcoming Brazilian vert skater extraordinaire Bob Burnquist is Thrasher's Skater of the Year.

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The éS Spring line adds Eric Koston's first-ever pro model skate shoe, the Koston (the first-ever pro model with an air system, plus an exposed polyurethane midsole), plus the Clarion, the Diva, the Slint, the SLB '97, the Sonata and the Zel.

The Fall line adds Chad Muska's first-ever pro model skate shoe, the Muska (the first-ever skate shoe with rubber lace loops and an innovative stash pocket hidden in the tongue), plus the Ezio and the Intra.

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A young skater living on the streets, Muska will go on to leave a permanent footprint in the skateboarding landscape. From living on his own at age 16 to building his own empire, Muska and his many-faceted talents are first recognized by éS.

Photos, top to bottom: Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist, Chad Muska

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1995 and 1996 UPDATES: The footwear part of the timeline was a little off before, so we just shuffled the shoes around a bit. Now we know it's all correct, thanks to some old line lists and sales flyers from 1995 and 1996 that we just found. So, go back and read 1995 and 1996 again.

Also, due to popular demand, the footwear images can now be enlarged.

1997 Headlines

  • The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series .
  • Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicide.
  • A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into Earth orbit for the first-ever space burial.
  • NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
  • Mayo Clinic researchers warn that the dieting drug Fen-Phen can cause severe heart and lung damage.
  • 185,000 Teamsters Union United Parcel Service drivers go on strike.
  • Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash.


  • Myspace


There's 65 responses to "1997: Debut of the Koston 1"

  1. koston1 is the best

    ricky Posted: 9 years ago
  2. 1995 and 1996 UPDATES: The footwear part of the timeline was a little off before, so we just shuffled the shoes around a bit. Now we know it's all correct, thanks to some old line lists and sales flyers from 1995-'96 that we just found. So, go back and read 1995 and 1996 again.

    Also, due to popular demand, the footwear images can now be enlarged.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  3. That shoe looks Wicked.

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 9 years ago
  4. omg omg bob burnquist so crazy blunt fakie on eight feet of vert! and thats if its a small six foot long table. crazyness to the max sucks he went for hurley... i think he lost the 2003(?) x-games cuz of his shoes....lame

    Marc Posted: 9 years ago
  5. bob is amazing no one would have even tried opening the top of the loop and gaping it upside down simply amazing but bob is still a second to danny way

    dont blame me i voted for pj ladd Posted: 9 years ago
  6. There are no Muska pics/shoes shown....what happened??

    kneebone Posted: 9 years ago
  7. i really like the navy/gum colorway of the k1 shown above, i would pay anything to get those!

    Skeiter Posted: 9 years ago
  8. lol wicked

    Justin.P Posted: 9 years ago


    CODY Posted: 9 years ago
  10. Ha-ha! I love the Eos a lot, too. In fact, I saved three brand-new pairs. I've worn one pair a couple of times. I'm going to to start wearing that pair all the time soon.

    Sorry, I'll post the Muska sales flyer soon. I meant to last night, but got too tired.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  11. The Muska flyer is up and it enlarges.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  12. the navy/grey/orange colorway on the Koston 1 up at the very top looks rad. please bring it back in that colorway........ok i just figured out that you can enlarge that pic and now i must say that that Koston shoe in that colorway is FUCKING RAD. bring it back please. thank you.

    the dude Posted: 9 years ago
  13. I never knew Muska was ever on e'S

    Free Kayo Posted: 9 years ago
  14. I knew somebody would comment on me saying the word "wicked" in that post I made up top...Damnit.

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 9 years ago
  15. Koston2 were fucking fucking cool shoes and had THE wicked dezign that i never found after. i just feel bad to think i never could buy another pair.
    Wiil Koston2 be retro one day? i hope so

    (Sorry for the mistakes im french and i was sk8ting during english lessons)

    psychik Posted: 9 years ago
  16. you're english is better than me for a french guy :o)
    This year was so important for éS with 2 standard of the skate shoes : the koston 1 (not the poor ek-01) and the Muska (not the first series).

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  17. latest 720 news
    cobbs learns airwalks
    johnny getting ready for his 10th grade year
    B-dogg still hard at work at B.C. and getting ready 4 senior year
    craig has a skate date with cobbs on saturday
    ben still remains at home
    Posted by:cobbs

    cobbs Posted: 9 years ago
  18. buffa Posted: 9 years ago
  19. Latest 72o news:
    Cobbs skates everyday in arvada, he is soo pissed!!!
    johnny gets ready 4 10th grade yizzle at grandview
    b-dogg still works at bc and is getting ready 4 senior year
    ben has not been in contact since the end of skool
    craig has plans 4 an apartment in a couple of moths
    craig and cobbs are going to boulder park on saturday
    720 on the verge of dying

    cobbs Posted: 9 years ago
  20. BRING BACK THE EOS!!!!!!!!

    EDWIN Posted: 9 years ago
  21. The Pj's should have some better colors. because greens not cutting it.

    Herbie Posted: 9 years ago
  22. the k7 sometimes comes in with round laces, sometimes flat laces, someone tell me why

    jeff Posted: 9 years ago
  23. where have you seen a picture of the pjs??

    kev Posted: 9 years ago
  24. Those Pj shoes are pretty tight too bad they look kinda look like the Vans Riffs. Anyways the airbag in the back of the k1 looks sooo much better than the "koston" on the ek-o1s in that goofy font. Hey visit my blog its pretty cool, I think you may disagre I got some penny 2 low pics on it.



    Vans Riffs Pic=


    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  25. yeah i've seen two pictures but i'm unsure if there fake or not. heres the link to the picutures i've seen.


    Herbie Posted: 9 years ago
  26. but they may or maynot be fake so don't put me on money on these they could be photoshoped shoes because i sware i've seen the same little design on the upper part of the shoe. like right under the laces.

    Herbie Posted: 9 years ago
  27. hey craig or josh p. is that the real pj shoe?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  28. please provide a pic of the muska's i wanna know what they look like

    jonathan Posted: 9 years ago
  29. http://13octobre.free.fr/esphoto/category.php?cat=13
    here are 9 pics of the muska pro model. thanks to ToNyXeS.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  30. i want to know where i can get some of the eric koston 2s man i love the originals but i havent seen the 2s in days

    matt Posted: 9 years ago
  31. you could go to sidewalksurfer.com but i think they ran out of business.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  32. Click on my name and you can see the pj's in black too.

    Dave B Posted: 9 years ago
  33. hey could someone show me a pic of the EOS shoe? people always say how good it was i just wanted to see what it looked like.

    the dude Posted: 9 years ago
  34. Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  35. i could find almost any picture you want

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  36. to see something cool on this site go to news and then team and keep scrolling down past the es birthday cake that shoes all the es shoes til' you get to a pink and black koston 6. Can anyone explain this? I want it!

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  37. Please put all the Kostons back for sale! All seven of them are awesome!

    JMar Posted: 9 years ago
  38. Charlien, i think the pink & black koston 6 are a special from the pimp sneaker tour or a limited print of the shoes.

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  39. Muska Rode For eS???

    Colton Martinkus Posted: 9 years ago
  40. yes, muska rode for es.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  41. and what a business since éS ... He make a new shoes compagny, and know he ride for a big brand of footwear ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  42. and what a business since éS ... He make a new shoes compagny, and know he ride for a big brand of footwear ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  43. I was just about to get the accelerates and i was wondering, do they have rubber under the suede like the accels? I think es should put sven kilchenmann and guy kampfen on es. the only shoes i have ever seen them wear are es. watch the darkstar viseo and you will see.And turn nuske pro.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  44. i want back the éS koston k3 they are very good shoes and all koston shoes!!!! (sorry my english)

    Joni Kotonen Posted: 9 years ago
  45. I think that they brought back the koston 1 with g2 they will re-release all of them. i don't think they will do the koston2 because that didn't sell very good. so they might have the koston 3 with g2(YAY!)

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  46. I want them back now! koston is legend and the k3 and k4 are best shoes and all K serie are supergood shoes. i hope you understand me :)

    Joni Kotonen: i love éS Posted: 9 years ago
  47. the business of skate is not the same since 10 years ago.
    It's a good idea to release the K, but it's perhaps dangerous to bring back old design 10 or 5 five years later only for éS'fan. But it will be a great news if a retro line was coming in the future because some of éS'shoes are 10 years old in advance (K3, K5, Muska, ...)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  48. Hey finally u guys did a shop interview on westside the best skateshop ever. Montesi is a real nice guy that is y his shop is so good.

    Geoffy Posted: 8 years ago
  49. actually ss20 is the best skateshop ever

    ken Posted: 8 years ago
  50. ive just been on skateboard rumours and somewhere else on this blogs thing.. it say es owns skateboard rumours, there is lots of shizzle going round on there which dont know whether to believe or not, like is tom penny leaving éS?? or is éS just screwing round with everyone?? anyone got an answer for me??

    Richie Mann_is the best part.. haha Posted: 8 years ago
  51. És don't own skateboard rumours, that was just a joke because everyone was taking them so seriously.

    I read a post by an admin on this blog saying ttp://www.esfootwear.com/blog/2005/08/12/take-the-es-history-quiz/#comment-4744" rel="nofollow">Penny is still with és, but there is alot of speculation he is going to kr3w shoes. The ttp://c.myspace.com/Groups/00004/87/82/4602878_l.gif" rel="nofollow">Penny 2 low is out soon, so I really havn't a clue.

    Sean Posted: 8 years ago
  52. well, i must say that the koston one's were boom, bring every original color back, i hate the ek01, it just aint the same is it. i had the white/blue/black kostons for ages, and they are still going strong, but i would love the black and grey and all white ones. i would appreciate a comeback of the eos, creager, muska, k3, quattro and swords were pretty grimey too. you could make so much money if you broufhr those out. if anyone has any of them for sale, hit me up at 'public__enemy@hotmail.co.uk'. cheers es!

    kevin chalmers Posted: 8 years ago
  53. For the last fucking time eS does not own skateboard rumors...and no...Tom isn't leaving anytime soon. Ronnie Creager rules!

    Mikey Dawes Posted: 8 years ago
  54. i heard that pacsun might be selling es footwear soon

    will Posted: 8 years ago
  55. http://www.street48.com

    enjoy new skate shop

    admin Posted: 8 years ago
  56. the penny 2 lows are sick. when are they coming out? anyone got an answer? anyone at all?

    D-Rock Posted: 8 years ago
  57. D-Rock - Oct/Nov.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  58. whats the release date for the es video? should i hold out for an on time release or should i expect some popwar- esque shenanigans? (video coming summer 2004?)

    D-Rock Posted: 8 years ago
  59. We are still filming so no dates are set yet.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  60. Hello, i have a pair of koston 3's in the rare lakers colorway. of the white with purple tounge and yellow sole in 9 1/2 if anyone is interested please let me know. email me at Robinjeeta@yahoo.com and i have a picutre if you want it. thanks

    Klay Posted: 8 years ago
  61. ohh and if anyone is looking for any certain koston shoes i may be able to help you out! just let me know what style and size you need and i will let you know what colors i can get my hands on. email me at Robinjeeta@yahoo.com if you are interested. thanks.

    Klay Posted: 8 years ago
  62. when are some new color ways gonna come out for the accels and all the other shoes? will there be like a winter '05 line of new color ways? i'd like to see that.

    the dude Posted: 8 years ago
  63. Oct/Nov.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  64. BRING BACK KOSTON 3'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    matt Posted: 5 years ago
  65. is there any way to get a pair of the first chad muska shies that came out arond 97 i think?

    justin Posted: 5 years ago

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