2003: Eldridge and Nuske!

Posted November 11, 2005 by éS

Justin Eldridge and Cale Nuske join the éS team. Justin's amazing pop and switch skating abilities blow minds far and wide, while Cale's hard-charging skills on a board make him known as the Thunder from Down Under.

The entire éS team embarks on a well-received Scandinavia Tour, including stops packed with screaming kids in France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, Paul Rodriguez, P.J. Ladd and Alexis Sablone embark on the first-ever Thrasher King of the Road Tour, a fun contest-like trip in which four skate company teams travel from the East Coast to San Francisco, completing special assignments along the way to accumulate points for 1st place.

éS Footwear introduces the first-ever official éS Game of SKATE at the Action Sports Retailer trade show in Long Beach, California. Appropriately, éS team riders Eric Koston and Paul Rodriguez battle it out for the top spot, and P-Rod happily takes home the $10,000 1st place prize.

Eric Koston wins the X Games Global Challenge in San Antonio, Texas, as well as the X Games IX Street event in Los Angeles (good thing, since his image was plastered all over the city on X Games IX billboards), and scores a 21-page "Koston: Box Set" video history article in TransWorld Skateboarding.

P.J. Ladd begins to rack up some long overdue coverage via interviews in Slap and TransWorld Skateboarding.

éS Footwear opens a top-secret, state-of-the-art training facility in Orange County, California, consisting of nothing but flat bars and manual pads made out of pallets and other random scrap wood.

The éS Spring line adds Eric Koston's fifth pro model skate shoe, the K5, plus the Cicero, the Central, the Crown, the Derby, the Lenox and the Port.

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The Fall line adds Tom Penny's first-ever pro model skate shoe, the Penny, as well as the Breaker, the Contract and the Rover. The Holiday line adds Rodrigo Tx.'s first-ever pro model skate shoe, the Rodrigo Tx., plus the Accel Plus (featuring a hook and loop strap), the Breaker 2, the Breaker 2 Mid and the Cicero 2. Eric Koston's first pro model skate shoe, the Koston, is updated with a new technological breakthrough known as the System G2™ cushioning system and renamed the EK-01.

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2003 Headlines

  • The new United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates over Texas upon re-entry, killing all seven astronauts onboard.
  • More than 10 million people protest the Iraq War in over 600 cities worldwide, the largest war protest to take place before the war occurred.
  • The Iraq War: Land troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invade Iraq.
  • The birth of Dewey, the first cloned deer, occurs at Texas A&M University.
  • Martha Stewart and her broker are indicted for using privileged investment information and then obstructing a federal investigation.
  • The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska.
  • A roller coaster accident at Disneyland injures 10 and kills one.
  • California voters recall Governor Gray Davis from office and elect Arnold Schwarzenegger to succeed him.
  • The Concorde makes its last commercial flight, bringing the era of supersonic travel to a close, at least for the time being.
  • Former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.


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There's 43 responses to "2003: Eldridge and Nuske!"

  1. Furst !
    2003 was not the best year for éS.
    But we will keep in mind the fantastic K5 ! A powerful gun design shoes !
    We will keep the RTX, basic, but solid !
    the cicero was very good too !
    back to the basic in 2k3 !

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  2. Look how nice and basic the 2003 éS shoes look compared to the hideous éS "running shoes" of 2000.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  3. The Penny! I loved tht shoe; looked amazin and lush to skate

    AzFaz300 Posted: 9 years ago
  4. Man eS needs to bring back the breaker 1 or 2 I don't really care...what's the difference between the ciero 1 and 2? Bring back the Contract too that shoe was the dopest...I'd be soo much better if eS still had most of these shoes instead of the newer line.

    dope_nose Posted: 9 years ago
  5. back then everyone thought those were awesome

    esfootys Posted: 9 years ago
  6. go out side and skate losers

    Sprizzle Posted: 9 years ago
  7. go out side and skate losers

    Sprizzle Posted: 9 years ago
  8. make an accel in gray suede with a white sole or in white suede.

    accels fo life Posted: 9 years ago
  9. when your done with the timeline, i think you guya shoud have people vote on their favorite shoe from each time line and wich ever gets the most votes, you should bring it back.

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  10. And then you could hav a second vote thingy for colourways, and the most popular 3 are made.

    AzFaz300 Posted: 9 years ago
  11. the ek-01 was awesome why did production stoooppppppppp

    Justin. P Posted: 9 years ago
  12. Yeah and this is when G2 started to come around, thankfully.

    David B Posted: 9 years ago
  13. I should have gotten those Breaker 2 Mids?

    Boba Posted: 9 years ago
  14. Justin - The factory that made that shoe burned down. Along with the shoe mold.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  15. Garry - You don't like running shoes?

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  16. which antisocial model is synthetic? Also, PLEASE make a black synthetic penny 2 shoe.

    nioreh25 Posted: 9 years ago
  17. None of the current colorways are synthetic. There will be a Black/Red/White synthetic colorway coming out in January.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  18. It's funny that everyone just talks about the shoes in the Timeline, and rarely ever the other stuff about the riders, etc. There's nothing "wrong" with that. Just an observation.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  19. is justin's "therory" shoe gonna be slim or fat, cause if it's gonna be slim that'll be nice...is there going to be a Penny 3? Or is that not going to happen?

    dope_nose Posted: 9 years ago
  20. justin eldridge does harder tricks switch than regular.

    p.s. i'm dying to see the yes video what kind of extras will be on it?

    accels fo life Posted: 9 years ago
  21. josh p.- i know the factory burned down. i ment to remake the whole thing and update it with like g2 and stuff like that. cuz i really really want more tech shoes out that look like the omega ot something

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  22. i don't want to think about it,
    but i kept dream about it !

    trouble_hater Posted: 9 years ago
  23. The breaker, breaker2, and the breaker2 mid are slick. I wish i could get my hands on a pair of those..

    Yo éS, you guys should make a breaker3 with G2 full impact like the accelerates. That would be awsome.

    woolymastadon21 Posted: 9 years ago
  24. Please bring back the breaker 2 mids... i never got a chance to get a pair and there fucking ill. és for life bitches

    augusta Posted: 9 years ago
  25. Hey josh, we know that the sole mold is extremely expansive for a shoe compagny, but i don't understand why the RTX, accel havn't burn and why the cult shoe mold like K1, K3 have burn ?

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  26. Josh P. do you think they might bring back the K1,K3,K4,K5,K2,Penny 1, EK-01,EOS,OMEGA or any of the shoes up there someday?
    like probably re-making the mold for K3 or K1?
    i mean all those shoes are extremly amazing and people here at the blog are just talking about bringing back the timeline 2000,2001,2003 shoes i would really like that you guys bring back shoes.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  27. is any accel colorway synthetic? (excluding the accel plus)

    nioreh25 Posted: 9 years ago
  28. also, which k7 colorway is synthetic?

    nioreh25 Posted: 9 years ago
  29. when do the tx 2's come out?

    when will the exrtas section be up?

    what about putting some team videos on the site or a yes trailer?

    accels fo life Posted: 9 years ago
  30. Charlie - I don't see that happening.

    TonyXes - I'm pretty sure we have more than one factory.

    Alex - Anything could happen. It wouldn't be anytime soon though.

    Nioreh - I think we had an all black syn Accel. No K7 colorways are synthetic. Sorry Vegans.

    Tx. 2 comes out in February.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  31. Josh P. can you show us a pic of the K8 or K6.5 or more pics of PJ shoes or some oj TX.2

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  32. That's Craig's department.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  33. Hey guys, i have put a new section on my web site :
    sketch and drawing.

    and if you're hobby is to draw shoes or if you think you design the best éS you can put you're photo on my website :

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  34. i saw k3s at a skateshop near us. but it only had the black/wht and navy/yellow colorways. i was hoping to see the red/white ones..

    proudlyPinoy Posted: 9 years ago
  35. i did not have enough money to buy k7 in black and red color

    gonso Posted: 9 years ago
  36. Man the ek1's should make a comeback i'd buy forsure

    Wouter2005 Posted: 9 years ago
  37. ProundlyPinoy - here ya go.
    ttp://c.myspace.com/Groups/00007/73/09/7169037_l.jpg" rel="nofollow">White/Red K3's

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  38. I Tink you guys should add Guy Kampfen to the team. he only wears es shoes. is he on flow or something?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  39. es needs to start making those big bulky shoes agin i love the schemes..

    krudbenco Posted: 9 years ago
  40. u guys need to put sammy baptista on the team idk y i just think the guy rips

    krudbenco Posted: 9 years ago
  41. they need to make slimed down accels with a less padded tongue and a lower profile, that'd be dope

    dope_nose Posted: 9 years ago
  42. dope_nose: that accel thing idea might take the accel spirit away you know because then it might not be an accel no more.
    no offense

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  43. non taken, I just figured that since it seems like slimer lower profile shoes are getting more popular it might be an idea...maybe they could be PJ 2's???

    dope_nose Posted: 9 years ago

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