2005: Antwuan + Jay!

Posted December 16, 2005 by éS

Seventeen-year-old amateur Antwuan Dixon joins the éS team. Hailing from a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, the big boy Antwuan, friend of the Baker crew, transcends his surroundings with the big moves.

Jay Maldonado becomes the new éS Team Manager. With his do-it-yourself attitude, skateboard filming knowledge and passion for sneaker culture, Jay becomes a big asset to the éS family.

Ten-year-old upstart Nyjah Huston wins Tampa Am and Am Getting Paid.

éS flow rider Bobby Worrest takes over the magazine world with a Check Out in TransWorld Skateboarding, a six-page interview in Skateboarder and an eight-page interview in The Skateboard Mag--all in the same month!

The éS team goes on filming missions to Hong Kong, Greece and Barcelona, Spain.

Eric Koston tours Chile, South America with Cameron Diaz for MTV's Trippin', then joins P.J. Ladd in Japan to film, demo and sign autographs for Fourstar.

Boost Mobile presents Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE, which continues as a worldwide amateur series complete with its very own tour van. The third Am World Championships and Pro Finals go down on September 10 at the Action Sports Retailer trade show in San Diego, California.

éS Footwear hosts its 10 Year Anniversary party at CJ Art Gallery in San Diego, California. Attended by the éS team, employees, industry heads and friends, the party's highlights include a special photo exhibit that shows off a decade of some of the éS team’s most legendary moments. The snaps--fancy mounted color prints, actually--are auctioned off silently and the money is donated to Hurricane Katrina survivors.

The éS Spring line adds the Accelerate, the Cramer, the Esva, the Mack and the Radle. The Fall line adds Eric Koston's seventh pro model skate shoe, the K7, plus the Maccel, the Murray, the Rideaway and the Standard.

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The Holiday line adds Rick McCrank's third pro model skate shoe, the Anti-Social, a lowered version of the Penny 2 called the Penny 2 Lo and the Flik.

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éS Footwear celebrates a decade of being_the best part of skateboarding. Over the years, éS has consistently invented fresh, athletic-inspired shoes; and a decade on, is still inspired by--and inspiring--skateboarding. The éS legacy of leadership continues with new innovations embedded in the most stylish and technical skate shoes ever, all ridden by the best team in history.

2005 Headlines

  • George W. Bush is inaugurated for his second term as 43rd President of the United States.
  • North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the United States.
  • Ten people are killed in the Red Lake High School Massacre in Minnesota, the worst school shooting since Columbine.
  • Pope John Paul II dies, causing widespread grief.
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is released, completing the Star Wars movie saga begun by George Lucas in 1977.
  • Pop singer Michael Jackson is acquitted of all charges of harming children.
  • Spain joins Belgium and the Netherlands in permitting same-sex marriage.
  • Live 8, a series of 10 simultaneous concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the Make Poverty History campaign.
  • Four terrorist explosions rock London, three on a subway and one on a bus, killing over 50 and injuring over 200.
  • Lance Armstrong wins a record seventh straight Tour de France bicycle race, then retires.
  • The return flight of Space Shuttle Discovery is the first since the breakup of Columbia nearly two-and-a-half years prior.
  • At least 1,300 are killed and severe damage is caused along the U.S. Gulf Coast as Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas. Within hours, levees give way and New Orleans is flooded.
  • Terrorists strike Bali with bombs again, killing 26 and injuring over 100.
  • A shipwreck in Lake George, New York kills 20.
  • Hurricane Stan hits Mexico and Central America, killing over 1,153.
  • An earthquake in Kashmir kills about 80,000.
  • Microsoft releases the Xbox 360 gaming console to anxious nerds all over North America.
  • Ted Koppel steps down as host of Nightline after 25 years.
  • Surgeons in France carry out the first human face transplant.
  • A U.S. Federal Air Marshal fatally shoots Rigoberto Alpizar, who claims to have a bomb, on American Airlines Flight 924 at Miami International Airport.


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There's 49 responses to "2005: Antwuan + Jay!"

  1. And that's all she wrote. Thanks for tuning in to the éS Footwear Timeline these past few months. We'll see you one year from now when we post 2006.

    garry Posted: 9 years ago
  2. That was a sick Timeline Still You should have a poll on like
    Every one will vote for a shoe they want back from each year
    Then which ever shoe gets the most votes thats the shoes you guys will come out with for that year

    Bestskater Posted: 9 years ago
  3. yeah. is nyjah pro for es now?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  4. did the esva ever come out cause i woulda bought that lickedy split

    joe s Posted: 9 years ago
  5. didn't you guys say that you were gonna show p-rods unreleased shoe?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  6. I'd like to see P-Rod and Arto's unreleased shoes... and I don't recall ever seeing the Esva... was that ever released?

    Justin. P Posted: 9 years ago
  7. esva? the arto 2 is nice it was in the emerica blab a while ago. I'd like to see the p-rods too...

    Pimpero Posted: 9 years ago
  8. Everyone get a pair of Anti-Social's. That is all.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  9. man, its depressing to see tp leave es. is he still gonna make it in the video? because the screen shots in his ad show him in the yes video.

    Matt42892 Posted: 9 years ago
  10. its depressing that they don't make tech shoes any more

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  11. i think that one kid had a good point u should make a poll to vote for the best shoe from each year and then re-relese that shoe

    the past is_the best part

    krudbenco Posted: 9 years ago
  12. i said that a LONG time ago

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  13. Bestskater says:
    12/17/05 at 01:55

    That was a sick Timeline Still You should have a poll on like
    Every one will vote for a shoe they want back from each year
    Then which ever shoe gets the most votes thats the shoes you guys will come out with for that year


    Wouter2005 Posted: 9 years ago
  14. éS will never be the same now.
    10 years later we remember only the K3, EOS, Muska, Creager, K1, Scheme...
    But in 10 years, in 2015, what shoes we will remember ? Murray ? Esva ? Standard ? PJLADD ? RTX2 ? i don't think so...
    éS is gonna be not the technical footwear brand we had know since 13 years.
    Damed ! Bring a retro line, (or Pierre André & Craig take a look at my design http://13octobre.free.fr/esphoto/category.php?cat=86 ) !

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  15. http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=12/35018035944.jpg&s=x11

    here's a design i drew. i sent it to franck boistel te see if he liked it. how do you design shoes like that on a computer?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  16. nice one !
    to answer you're question, i'm an older graphic designer ;)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  17. charlie-your desing looks like a cross-breed between the ellington 2 and the k4. sick. weird, but sick. nice design.

    Matt42892 Posted: 9 years ago
  18. thats the way i designed it

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  19. my only criticism is that it looks like there's no sole, and there's to many es logos.

    Matt42892 Posted: 9 years ago
  20. oops, i forgot to draw the sole line

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  21. buy the anti social , they rock

    Random_Hero Posted: 9 years ago
  22. i made three weeks ago in class a shoe very similar to the Esva it is almost exactly the same model except the one i made has the ES logo in the center.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  23. Josh P. is the Esva a shoes that was never made or are you guys gonna make it for next year.
    i like that shoe i will buy it.
    Charlie how do you paste your shoes in there i would like to poste mine.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  24. I believe that shoe came out. I never had a pair though. Hmmm...

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  25. i dont think they ever came out Josh P.i never saw them nowere
    its a little weird and confusing.
    Josh P. what about showing us some pics of the unrealesaed P-rods shoe and the K6.5 and the TX.2

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  26. ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  27. eS doesn't make shoes like they did anymore. skate shoes look all the same right now. take a look a every newly released skate shoe, they basically share designs with other companies. even the new pj ladd shoe, there's nothing special or unique about its design. bring back the koston 1 and the arto!

    proudlyPinoy Posted: 9 years ago
  28. i'm agree with proudlypinoy.
    Skate shoes look all the same right now.
    Think about the first éS' lovers ... I'm not a kid... We're not kids...
    The name didn't make a success shoes.
    PJLADD are the same as other, K8 are simply hideous, ...
    Make new design is not only copy other brand because you think it's fashion and style. you don't have to align the design with the other, the difference is an argument of success too... A scheme, without copying each other made this OWN style...
    In the past the difference between éS and the other was the technical style...
    Compare the 99/00 line to the 04/05 line... And, Craig, compare the selling between the scheme and a flik or a maccel.
    And don't try to tell me that the market & consumers are different.
    If i want buy classical shoes, i go to etnies. If i'm a underground guy, i go to emerica.
    don't try to make sneakers, but only skate shoes !

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  29. You guys need to stop worrying about what your shoes look like and go skate. Maybe shoes all look the same (I don't agree with that but whatever) because they all use a similar design that works.

    You guys need to change your attitudes. The world is moving forward whether you're on board or not.

    Justin. P Posted: 9 years ago
  30. are we on a skateboard brand shoes blog or in a general skate forum like the other ?
    But i'm agree with you : keep skating !

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  31. i kind of agree with both of you guys keep skateboarding but i mean the shoes they pretty much look all the same i think that éS should make their designs more original not all the same like the PJ. looks like the selego adio the K8 looks just like the rowley slims Murray is not éS its more for Reebok the Antisocial looks like c1rca CX205 even thogh i like it the Standard looks like the DVS revival and the Accel and Accelplus aren´t the same no more they dont have the triangle olli tread pattern now they dont last long no they are all puffy.
    i think you guys should should go bact to the same thing, it was better before.
    (i still like it)
    you should go to the techi and some simple stuff but before the shoes looked techi and i think they were more durable.

    Alex Posted: 9 years ago
  32. Didn't more people buy es shoes five years ago?

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  33. Why does everyone like p-rod? Jereme Rogers skates better than him but p-rod gets all the attention. P-rod skips teams too much too, I mean, he switched 'es for Nike SB, which was the stupidest team switch I've ever seen, and he switched Girl for the revival of Plan B. I think he even quit Fourstar for some stupid reason.

    Wes H. Posted: 9 years ago
  34. Craig would be the one you need to talk to about getting those pictures up.

    Josh P. Posted: 9 years ago
  35. fourstar is the shit!

    Justin. P Posted: 9 years ago
  36. i personally think that they should put off the pj ladd shoe and the next new pro shoes for a while and completly rethink everything ès has going for them they need to become the best shoe company there was like in 98-02

    CLAYMORE Posted: 9 years ago
  37. Hey Josh P., doesn't make pretence not to read us !
    I know you're listening what we're saying about what éS is going to be and was in the past :)

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  38. does the penny 2 skate well? I dont know if i should skate with my k6 or my penny 2s. The k6 seems better for skating but i dunno. Man
    i have too many shoes, but you know the temptation when you
    find a good "bargain" (i dunno about bargain maybe deal...)

    Pimpero Posted: 9 years ago
  39. Congrats to the new team rider! Best of luck man. You've made it.

    alan-craker Posted: 9 years ago
  40. im with justin p. on this debate. who the hell cares what your wearing? go skate in chucks for all i care. shoes dont make the skater, its how much they put into the sport that they love.

    Matt42892 Posted: 9 years ago
  41. i'm agree on the fact we could only have to skate. This is an evidence ! Go off you're keyboard and go skate.
    But why are you posting on this blog if the skateshoes you wear arn't important for you ?
    You could go on the emericablab or leave a comment on etnies ? I don't understand Why are you posting here so ? If you go to a skate shop what would you buy ? Flik or Koston 1

    ToNyXeS Posted: 9 years ago
  42. antwuan nixon has_the best part
    in baker 3 :)

    iSo Posted: 9 years ago
  43. I would personaly buy the K1. I've had them before. I like the G2 and the triple stitching. The Flik has niether.

    Justin. P Posted: 9 years ago
  44. 2005 sucked. Except for the release of the K7, now there's something to be happy about. I've known that J-Rog is better than P-Rod for quite some time now. Ever since I saw SkateMore, I instantly knew Jereme Rogers was like 10 times better than Paul Rodriguez. I don't think I've ever seen anyone else with a cleaner switch 360 flip than Jereme. As far as arguing about what eS is becoming, or for that matter, what it has become, just stop it. It is what it is...that's all I have to say about it. Hopefully 2006 will be more enjoyable. Have fun, go skate, and watch YeahRight! Peace!

    Mikey Posted: 9 years ago
  45. jereme is good at switch 360 flips because he can;t do them regular. exept on march 2 2002 or something like that

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  46. Yeah I read that in Transworld like a year ago or something, that's kind of funny.

    Mikey Posted: 9 years ago

    Charlie Posted: 9 years ago
  48. all those shoes are gay the newer models are LLs and they make those look stupid

    dj Posted: 6 years ago
  49. You guys don't get enough credit.You molded P-Rod,Dixon,PJ,Arto,and Kostonto be where they are now!I never knew they were on éS except Koston

    stevie Posted: 6 years ago

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