1998: Welcome, Rick McCrank

Posted August 26, 2005 by éS

Kerry Getz, Rick McCrank and Brandon Turner join the éS team. Getz is synonymous with Love Park, McCrank is the greatest street skater to come out of the Vancouver, BC area in over a decade, and Turner is a cornerstone of the Shorty's empire that dominates the board market for over two years.

Top photo: Eric Koston. Above: Chad Muska.

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The éS Spring line adds the Mach, the Rocket, the SLB '98 and the Vector. The Fall line adds Ronnie Creager's first-ever pro model skate shoe, the Creager, plus the Maxim, the Stratus and the Quattro. The Holiday line adds Eric Koston's second pro model skate shoe, the Koston 2 (the first-ever skate shoe with EVA).

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1998 Headlines

  • Smoking is banned in all California bars and restaurants.
  • President Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • Data sent from the Galileo probe indicates that Jupiter 's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
  • The FDA approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence. Your email inbox will never be quite the same.
  • Google is founded.
  • Exxon announces a $73.7 billion deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the largest corporation on planet Earth.


  • Myspace


There's 66 responses to "1998: Welcome, Rick McCrank"

  1. éS Muska was the best skate shoes...
    Thanks éS to provide this model.

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  2. I know they discontinued the koston 2 but i never knew why, i loved that shoe, so strong and comfy? wat happened to it and why does koston act like it was never made, its hardly mentioned

    stereosoundagent Posted: 9 years ago
  3. k2 were hideous. the only ones worth bringing back are the creager and the slb 98

    david Posted: 9 years ago
  4. ...Andy the Penny 1s.

    AzFaz300 Posted: 9 years ago
  5. Yeah the muskas are pretty much great shoes, i got a pair of ebay for a penny + 19 bucks shipping snd handelling then i traded them for diff shoes but rhat person skated them for over 9 months, and the koston ones are my fav (before they redid them with the g2 in them) they've got such a great style and lasted me a really long time.

    Josh Posted: 9 years ago
  6. did you know there are no ams on the eS team right now that sad

    someguy Posted: 9 years ago
  7. We don't speak any about the Quattro, but i remember 2 fabulous color for this shoes the gray/orange and the grey/blue royal.

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  8. it kinda sucks being a newcomer to skateboarding. I don't know jack about history. But I guess in a few years I can be like "yo remember when the K6 first came out? That was wicked" lol

    Justin.P Posted: 9 years ago
  9. Yay!!! I just got some koston7's from Zumiez. Go get them, they are good. I havent skated them yet. My 2 dogs like them too. One dog sniffs the alot and the other one that never sleeps is sleeping on them right now!! What does everyone like better, the koston 7's or the Aceelerates? I chose the Koston 7 over the Accelerate. What do you guys think?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  10. mccrank<3

    blah Posted: 9 years ago
  11. kerry getz on the es team thats fukin sick

    josh Posted: 9 years ago
  12. someguy - All these am's get stuff from us:

    Antwan Dixon
    Mike Barker
    Nyjah Huston
    Bobby Worrest

    There are more than that even.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  13. koston 1 black royal blue colorway is the best colorway made for that model, the rocket was sick for heelflips and the quattro had the stlye and butter everyone wanted...
    bring back old models they always distinguished you in a crowd, but now every shoe looks the same its very old

    Rafael Posted: 9 years ago
  14. Josh, did Alex Wise work always for éS ? Because he made some of the best cult shoes.
    I remember about an another designer, inspired by indian culture, who make the Muska, scheme, diode, ... I don't remember his name... could you help me ?

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  15. them quattro's were sick, and them muskas were good too, lasted ages, i really think you should re-release them along with the creagers and eos. them old koston colorways are nice too.

    kev Posted: 9 years ago
  16. daaaaaaaaaamn foool those are white suede accels right there! what waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat dude those suprotros are sick though

    marc Posted: 9 years ago
  17. rick is my fav his style is amazing and smooth

    dont blame me i voted for pj ladd Posted: 9 years ago

    Erik Posted: 9 years ago
  19. you knob

    jayquay Posted: 9 years ago
  20. yo fools: 1998 was the year for e's. Muska and new SLB's. Damn! Plus the Quatro's. No shoes since have been more stylish. And that's not even mentioning the Koston's which have been the cornerstone of their line. That's a fact- ya herd!

    Birdma^ Posted: 9 years ago
  21. they shoulda kept brandon turner

    ben Posted: 9 years ago
  22. Does anyone know where to get an affordable pair of size 11.5 Koston 2's I just saw em a few weeks ago and the only place I can find them on Sidewalk surfer it'd be pretty tight if they remixed all of the kostons (exept the k4 and k5) and gave um g2 oh yeah

    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  23. The Creagers were extremely good to skate in, And so were the McCrank 2's. By far my favorite shoes from eS (that they dont manufacture anymo at least).


    DavidH. Posted: 9 years ago
  24. Maybe by when the timeline is done, they will have another blog where they ask which shoe to bring back.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  25. Maybe when we hit 15 years we will release all the hot old kicks. The creager was an awesome shoe and that SLB in black gum was the best color by far for that shoe.

    Neubauer-I heard that Amateur Athelete in PA might still have k2's lying around. They occasionally pop up on ebay and aren't over priced.

    craig Posted: 9 years ago
  26. i say that they put lil b back on es hes so good

    jake Posted: 9 years ago
  27. Charlie - We did a blog about which shoe to bring back. Most people wanted the Koston 3 or the EOS back. If we do decide to bring back a shoe, we will post something in the blog for sure.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  28. you guys should post the old eS sites. just put them in the ETC section of this site. that would be cool to go back and look at the old team, and the old kicks. Emerica did it on their site so im sure you guys could do it. that would be rad.

    the dude Posted: 9 years ago
  29. Thanks for the info Craig. I know the Penny 2 lows come out in later Fall. What are some of the collorways gonna be? And what are the new Penny 2 mid colorways gonna be? I kinda want to know cause if there are some tight colorways gotta start savin' up!

    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  30. Josh you're speaking about K3 & EOS but you forgot the muska...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  31. You expect them to cough up royalty checks to riders that have already come and gone? I doubt it. SLB sounds like a winner, though. I was never able to get them because I was hooked on the Creagers for years but I know that is the shoe Creager rode and most likely based his shoe off of. The colorways are all off the hook, too. BRING THEM BAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!(please)

    david Posted: 9 years ago
  32. Neubauer - There are no new colors for the for the regular Penny 2. The Penny low will have a black/gum and brown/white colorways.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  33. Bad or good news but Koston and Muska will not be avaible in THAW (tony hawk wasteland)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  34. Oh yeah I forgot the blue ones!


    I didn't know that my links would work thats pretty tight

    Mike Jones! Posted: 9 years ago
  35. Mike Taylor, Paul Rodriguez, Jereme Rogers, ToreyPudwill,
    Were all at Wendy's in west hills california chillin

    Q Posted: 9 years ago
  36. it's probably better that Frosty isn't in the game. I never played THUG2 but I saw it in West49 and they made Koston all wigged out. I thought that was retarded.

    Justin P. Posted: 9 years ago
  37. Yo Josh. If you were to bring back the shoes, do you still have the original blue prints/molds? Or would you have to redo it from memory?

    Chris Posted: 9 years ago
  38. can pros on es get free emericas and etnies because they are all owned by soletech kinda like how pros on girl get chocolate decks. Because i saw a pick of koston wearing a pair of reynolds 3's with an es on the side it was in the new issue of skateboarder. Just wondering

    Geoffy Posted: 9 years ago
  39. Eric was doing research for a shoe he is working on. At least he drew a eS logo on it right. It's no big deal, just research.

    craig Posted: 9 years ago
  40. Oh ok they looked pretty nice though.

    Geoffy Posted: 9 years ago
  41. Alex Wise _ is the best part !

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  42. dudes did you see the k7 puzzle winner he has the guy pushing mongo what a retard

    dont blame me i voted for pj ladd Posted: 9 years ago
  43. Can I see that Koston picture?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  44. Its actually swicth mongo cause koston is goofy :P Just so you know lol

    Ric Posted: 9 years ago
  45. kostons new sequence is rad... kickflip front tail down a ledge. i love that hes been on top for so many years and hes still raising the bar. NEW ES VIDEO IS GONNA BE SO FUCKIN RAD

    chad Posted: 9 years ago
  46. Craig. if Koston is gonna bring back the EOS ( just wondering not asuming) dont put G2 on it i think it should come out the way it was. plus G2 doesnt work after a while, it just works the the shoe is new. But its still good. just if it is the EOS.
    ive never seen another eS shoe with a logo on it. just the EOS

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  47. You (eS) should bring back the Contracts oh my god I never had a pair but they looked wicked and comfy. Or you guys (eS) should make like a contract 2 the whole idea behind te Contract (the tongue graphic, the simple look, the great colorways) makes me wonder why eS would get rid of them maybe sales were bad or something. I was so sad when eS posted new colorways for fall 05' andI saw the Contract gone. Can someone please explain why the Contracts got discontinued.

    Oh yeah were shoes that said "eS international footwear" on the shoe ( dicover, cradle, radle, workout 100, etc) not sold in the US cause I know the Cradles are not sold in america and the say "es interantional footwer" thanks.

    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  48. neubauer, the radle seems to be discontinued in the united states, but here in france, we have new colors for the radle, cradle, rodrigo tex...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  49. I want to get a pair of the blue/grey/white accel pluses, but I can't find them anywhere on the internet in size 13.

    Also why is koston still on the royal website he skated ventures all last year and I'm not sure what now. But the new colors are awesome.

    David B Posted: 9 years ago
  50. hey charlie koston doesnt push mongo switch any mroe i dont think not in the latest video clips i've seen of him

    dont blame me i voted for pj ladd Posted: 9 years ago
  51. hey Craig or Josh P. or one of the eS guys, when does the Rodrigo T.X. 2 come out? I assume like summer 06' when are you guys gonna post some pics of it. I allready saw a white and red one in the Transworld from the angle the pic was taken it looked like it had this one thing of the reebok workout. Just wondering thanks

    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  52. or it may be the K3, because the K3 has a eS logo too

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  53. Craig the couriosity- (bad spelled i think),,, is killing , i cant stop thinking about the shoe what shoe is it ?

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  54. Alex - The Creager had a big éS on side. Is that what you are talking about?

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  55. the white & red in the transworld was a new color of the rodrigo 1 only avaible in france and europe.

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  56. Thanks Tony can you gonna get a pic of em' cause they looked sick. Or but a pic on your website.

    Neubauer Posted: 9 years ago
  57. Latest 720 News:
    johnny sportin the red hair @GHS
    B-dogg quits 720
    Ben still in school, but has gotten fried from 720
    Cobbs moving back to Centennial in 3 weeks
    Keg still strong on 720 and sk8ing and working
    720 on the verge of dying
    Cobbs has plans to bring 720 back when he returns to the old hood!
    Posted by:Cobbs

    Cobbs Posted: 9 years ago
  58. that sequence of eldridge on the home page is sick, keep up the good work and shit

    Adam Foreal Posted: 9 years ago
  59. Yeah,i don´t really remember each of the eS shoes that come out, sorry for bothering (misspelled i know)

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  60. Justin's looking a bit scruffy in the picture on the left there.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  61. Hey Alex, if you're searching each of es shoes you can visit my site : http://13octobre.free.fr/esphoto

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  62. Tony.- where do you get all those pictures (of all those shoes) ???.
    You got the ROVER in the WORKOUT by the way (not an offense) its good. Where is the EOS and the OMEGA, i liked those shoeS.

    I liked the MACK and the RADLE, EOS, and K3 bring them back.¡¡¡¡¡

    The CREAGERS are sweet i never knew those were the CREAGERS i like the rubber toe cap on it.

    You guys should make some shoes with a rubber toe cap at least just one this year or next year.

    i hate buying a new pair of eS shoeS every 3 months, but i still buy them .

    Emerica has rubber toe caps but i dont like it.
    I like eS.

    If you guys make a ruber toe cap better for me.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  63. ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  64. I need a shoes Eric Koston k3 pleas help me

    Christian Posted: 6 years ago
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    GenrieAB Posted: 5 years ago
  66. The muskas are great. They feel good and give positive vibes. I would recommend them.

    Samantha Posted: 5 years ago

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