Eric Koston and éS Part Ways

Posted March 31, 2006 by éS


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For 10 years, éS Footwear and Eric Koston have been synonymous with innovation and dedication in skateboarding. We would like to thank Eric for all his years of commitment to the progression of skateboarding and the éS footwear brand. While his absence from the team will be felt by all of his family and friends here at éS, we would like to wish Eric only the best in all his future endeavors.

But never fear, éS heads! For every ending, there’s a new beginning, and éS continues its legacy of making the most stylish and technical skate shoes ever with superior new footwear from fellow innovators P.J. Ladd and Justin Eldridge. As you know, we've also recently added new team riders Nyjah Huston and Silas Baxter-Neal, and the YéS video footage has been piling up like crazy. With recent filming trips to Miami, Australia and Puerto Rico, there is sure to be a ton more. No matter how you slice it, the future is looking bright for éS Footwear.

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There's 225 responses to "Eric Koston and éS Part Ways"

  1. We're gonna miss you, Eric.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  2. i knew this was gonna happen cya man

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  3. what is erics new sponsor gonna be

    tjh Posted: 8 years ago
  4. Poor 'Es i guess i'll never own my own pair of K3's my day has now just went from good to bad. damn..

    Herbo Posted: 8 years ago
  5. Is Koston even on royal anymore?? doesnt say he is on the site.

    peter Posted: 8 years ago
  6. fuck, why did this happen, hes on lakai now for sure :(
    goodbye eric, and good luck on lakai

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  7. éS is the last 8 months has had more Pros the Cons

    Pros
    the Pj. Ladds
    the Anti Social
    The Radigos Tx IIs

    Cons
    Koston left
    Dixon left
    Penny left
    Es at Pac Sun
    Remake of the Accel
    The Shoes are to Simple. Examples the Flicks & Square Ones

    "éS continues its legacy of making the most stylish and technical skate shoes ever with superior new"

    There is NOTHING TECH about anyone the National Shoes Bring the Cradles world wide...make more shoes like the Cradles

    arrrggg éS you guys are killing me. good bye.

    Herbo Posted: 8 years ago
  8. DUDE. shit i mean eS will never be the same.
    eS has lost every single one he has like since the beginning that is very bad i liked eS but now im gonna look at eS very differently.
    what about his K8 and his K6hi and K& no more colorways ?
    this is sad.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  9. I knew it!
    Bye Eric, old Chum.

    Travai Posted: 8 years ago
  10. is he gonna be in the video???

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  11. No.

    Josh P. Posted: 8 years ago
  12. i feel like im going crazy

    This is Life Posted: 8 years ago
  13. I told you so, I told you so. Hes on Lakai Now and hes on Indy.
    He wanted to be with hes homies on lakai plus his K8's did look like Lakai's.

    Bestskater Posted: 8 years ago
  14. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=16604859

    heres austen seaholms myspace
    get him on the team please!!!!!!!

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  15. It feels like we truly lost someone even though he's just switching shoe teams. Its still pretty powerful though. Eric, I've owned a pair of all your shoes (including 2 pairs of K6's), and I'd like to let you know that that means a lot to me. You're a huge inspiration to me and good luck on your future career moves.

    eSHead Posted: 8 years ago
  16. this sucks I'm glad I just got the all red K3's, I still want him in the Yes video.

    colliekello Posted: 8 years ago
  17. Dude , when it's Flip going to finish their website ? It's driving me nuts....Oh yeah Koston left és , well were gonna survive.

    Fred Rodrigues Posted: 8 years ago
  18. this is weird, eric was like a god on es, now that hes gone everything feels unbalanced...... man this sucks, peace

    rubbersoulsk8r17 Posted: 8 years ago
  19. whats happening with is footage... thats all i care about

    looseyjuice Posted: 8 years ago
  20. damn dude id dint think hed go this erly, i at least thought hed have an eS part but good luck koston, andhave fun man!

    as for eS i dont care what u guys say im styll lovin them, ima keep skatin ure shoes and i am sorta sad theyre at pacsun, now everyone has them and i feel gay, but you know what they are gonna keep makin colorways so i can outdue everyones else

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  21. What's going to happen to all of his footage?
    ...
    Can i have it?

    TAKEéSOUTOFPACSUN Posted: 8 years ago
  22. NOOO
    i knew this day would come
    so where is he off to now?

    Edmund Posted: 8 years ago
  23. o yeah and are u guys gonna keep all the shoes cuz istyll wanna order the k6 hi

    even tho him leeving is sad im styll suped on so many peoples styles pj, derek fukuhara, worrest everyone man im soo suped

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  24. ahhh man. what's gonna happen to the game of skate?

    ilikeskating Posted: 8 years ago
  25. Dang.......My freakin favorite skater and favorite shoes, and now theyre seperated...Man, I was havin a good day too. O well, Best wishes Koston.

    Chase Posted: 8 years ago
  26. jaxterx10,

    Yes, the K6, K6 Hi and K7 will remain on the site until we sell through them or six months has elapsed, whichever comes first.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  27. NO WAYYYYYYYYY PLEASEEEEEEE ITS A JOKE PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, IM GONNA CRY FOR SURE, IM CRYING ALREADY!

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
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    PlanB7577 Posted: 8 years ago
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    PlanB7577 Posted: 8 years ago
  30. wow. koston's gone. and he was crying when p-rod left. what a hypocrit.

    HoorayForYe Posted: 8 years ago
  31. only one logical conclusion : éS IS DOOMED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  32. Good Bye Kosten
    Hello Worrest
    (hopefully)

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  33. is it my imagination, or everybody is leaving éS recently?

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  34. This is what eS needs to put on their contract BEFORE ppl sighn it
    Stop right there!!!
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further!
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me FOREVER?
    Do you need me?
    Will you NEVER leave me?

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  35. WAIT A SECOND! TODAY IS APRIL FOOS DAY

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  36. so, i guess that means there's even less chance of you bringing back the ek01s?

    rasalibre4life Posted: 8 years ago
  37. It's going to be an April Fools joke. Watch and see.

    russbb Posted: 8 years ago
  38. So Josh P. if Koston gone the team is smaller are there gonna come 2-3 others on the team wel Silas adn Nyjah wil be in the team pages soon i guess

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  39. oops they are allready in the teampage my bad

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  40. sell the rest o them footcovers then eh?

    nowax Posted: 8 years ago
  41. toooold ya

    Shané Posted: 8 years ago
  42. Peace out

    cooler Posted: 8 years ago
  43. HERBO youre telling the truth
    es should come back to the most stylish and technikal skateshoes

    and koston should get a monument
    good by koston

    the_moeminator Posted: 8 years ago
  44. whatever koston skates ill support him, and as for es they're still super good and ill keep skating them.

    Sweat King Posted: 8 years ago
  45. its not an april fools joke because it was posted in MARCH
    good luck to eric with watever he does next

    AzFaz300 Posted: 8 years ago
  46. I feel really sad about this, good luck koston, you're the best fu**ing skater in the world!!

    Ralle Posted: 8 years ago
  47. not to be a dick but why would you leave eS. Is everyone getting bored of the company. he could have atleast waited until the video came out.

    froston4 Posted: 8 years ago
  48. well, the people who deserve a spot on eS should get it.

    froston4 Posted: 8 years ago
  49. let me tell you what. Koston was possibly the best rider you will ever get and you kicked him off. You guys are trippin!!!!!!!! STUPID MISTAKE!!!!!!

    Harvey bird man Posted: 8 years ago
  50. sorry guys, but éS will never be the same éS without Koston. In my opinion he was the company's face. Anyway i wish him good luck as you do. []

    madsk8er278 Posted: 8 years ago
  51. where is all his footy gonna go ? he's been filming for YéS for the past 2 years or so, that means he has lots of footy, u should make a memorial dvd or part or something, he cant just throw that shit away

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  52. i love koston and all but shyut, that just means more room on the roster ! There are so many of the flo dudes that i wanted to see in the vid but i was guessin there was no space but hopefully now ill get to see them

    and thanks garry

    the eS site should get a store, the other places never have what i want/need

    o and eS is still the best guys

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  53. Add Mike Barker to the team.

    Jeremy Posted: 8 years ago
  54. Herbo koston now is on indy.
    dan is right, éS IS DOOMED.
    And i hope russbb is right too.
    éS is going down and down...
    who cares about eldridge and ladd if you don't have Koston?
    YéS... well i don't want to watch it now

    http://www.fotolog.com/m00n__

    incsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  55. almost forgot.
    I'm glad that koston left éS. Why? cuz since some months éS really sucks. Luck in lakai, hope some shoes like SJ-4, they are so koston style

    incsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  56. i may be making myself look like an idiot but its april fools day it might be a joke no?

    eS owns your face Posted: 8 years ago
  57. everyone needs to stop bitching, seriously. YéS is still going to be great, éS isn't losing steam. Koston didn't get kicked off like someone said, he left. We all knew he would soon to go to lakai. If he owns part of it, why shouldn't he skate for them. Plus, with Nyjah and Baxter-Neal and hopefully soon Bobby Worrest and Mike Barker on the team, éS is going to get better.

    Crentin Posted: 8 years ago
  58. I don't believe this is the end of éS. YéS will come out and have a huge impact.

    I still support Koston but I will always ride éS.

    What's so bad about Square-One's though? I think they are sick.

    Accel13 Posted: 8 years ago
  59. eS is going bad imean look at the shoes they are boring they are all the same the exactly same sole the exactly same looks they are all shity because they dont last but 2 weeks and i mean some people like me cant aford buying shoes all the time and i keep on eS because they skate good but they are not as durable the soleS come off, and i gueSs Koston got tired of that. im kinda gettin tired of that, the STI foam it peels apart and that didnt happen before with the regular EVA insoles, the G2 just works for a little while and then theres a point where you just cant feel it.
    bring back some of the old shoes, if they used to buy them before like that why wouldnt they buy them right make them more durable, start using the High Abrasion leather for some atleast durability. start bringin back some old shoes use the old material toe caps you guys used in the K3 Burnquist2 K1 those were good shoes bring some old shoes back.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  60. koston was a big part of éS, even though team its still good, to many good riders have left, koston, prod, creager, antwuan, saari. whats happening here? i was dying when atwuan left, and now koston...

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  61. Like I posted on your guy's myspace. I just hope he doesn't join the Nike team. SELLIN OUT SUUUCKS!!

    Koston=DA MAN!

    Ponch Posted: 8 years ago
  62. yeah and HERBO is right whats that with eS in pac-sun the shitty sole make the cradleS for world wide.
    the Antisocial looks just like 205 c1rca
    the Pj looks just like the Selego ADIO
    the TX looks like the reebok Steve Williams
    the only original shoes where the ones from Penny and Koston.
    go back to those nice weird looking soleS that skated good and last more.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  63. Crentin is %100 right

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  64. i agree why bitch man if u dont like eS and the shoes or the new stuff go on ebay and go find some instead of complainin, im not even trynna be a dick but its annoying

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  65. all his footys going to fully flared, the new lakai vid

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  66. I'm very worried, i don't know the worst ...
    Losing the best element in the team, or losing the only pro skater who know how to design good skate shoes ?
    Personnaly i'm chosing the second one, because, since 3 years éS didn't know how to draw good skate shoes ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  67. Joe S- He may have leagle battles in order to do that

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  68. true dat, and if that doesnt work out hes gonna have to work his ass of to get a bunch of footy for it.

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  69. you guys need to start making more technical shoes for us americans or nobodys gonna wanna buy ur shoes. I dont think i stand alone when i say that all of your shoes are looking like allready made es, or other companies. Bring back the 90s style skate shoe.

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  70. i think es should at least have ONE tech shoe in the line. the only tech ones are the euro ones and thats not fair

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  71. DONT MAKE TECH SHOES!
    Keep it simple!

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  72. i got an idea. Have one season of shoes where u just bring back all the classics. Theyd sell like mad.

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  73. es is going to the dogs man. its just not the same as it used to be. the shoes are crap, the team is falling apart, and three of the guys' footage is going to waste. all i have to say is..

    eldridge, your shoe better be fucking amazing.

    until then, fallen is the way to fly. the troopers are the best.

    woolymastadon21 Posted: 8 years ago
  74. wow this is bullshit

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  75. [...] La rumeur est confirmée. On pouvait lire hier sur le blog de éS footwear qu’Éric Koston quitte le navire. “While his absence from the team will be felt by all of his family and friends here at éS, we would like to wish Eric only the best in all his future endeavors.” Se traduirait mieux par: Après 10 ans de services et 7 pro models, les millions de dollars que rapportait Koston aux actionnaires chaque année vont nous manquer. Eric Koston chaussera désormais du Lakai… [...]

    33 // blog » Blog Archive » Eric Koston quitte éS Posted: 8 years ago
  76. éS without koston its not éS, i cant believed he left, i just cant.

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  77. eric koston is on nike

    dan s Posted: 8 years ago
  78. its like reynolds leaving emerica, or macrank leaving éS, or colt cannon leaving element, or appleyard leaving circa ;). well actually apple did leaving circa. koston was like éS heart. will éS be able to survive without its heart?

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  79. First it was Arto, then P rod, then Penny and now Koston. Who's next? Ladd? McCrank? NOOO! Why is everybody leaving their shoe sponsors?

    curlyconman33 Posted: 8 years ago
  80. NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, he cant leave, es is never gonna be the same again. but lakai does have some good shoes.. is he gonna be in the new vid?

    Thomas Posted: 8 years ago
  81. i hope so

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  82. Im sad to see koston go but please move up some of the guys,javier,fukuhara,worrest.es is going down the drain,just look at the shape of the toes of the accels and es being sold at pacsun.

    omgroflpwnt Posted: 8 years ago
  83. Would Jamie Thomas leave Fallen? No
    Would Geoff Rowley leave Vans? No
    Would Eric Koston leave Es? Apparently, yes.

    Justin. P Posted: 8 years ago
  84. Sometimes it's not about the team but the shoes and clothes.

    colliekello Posted: 8 years ago
  85. yea he left because they offered him part ownership of lakai

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  86. idk what to say.....

    THIS IS FREAKIN LAME!

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  87. dan s u are the the dumbest kid ever! its such a hassle to ride for nike and y would he leave eS for that and besides its already established hes on lakai.

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  88. would muska leave circa? yeah he did

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  89. is this the most posted topic ever?

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  90. Damn Flip's webmaster , get to work and finish that website........

    Fred Rodrigues Posted: 8 years ago
  91. dude the world is fucked were all screwed dude, if eric goes 2 dc shoes im gunna move 2 japan but if he goes 2 lakai im gunna buy evry shoe dat he makes but dc sucks nd 'es is da best

    jeremizl Posted: 8 years ago
  92. whos next to go ?

    JimM99 Posted: 8 years ago
  93. well, at least he's still part of the crailtap army, and i think there shouold be a new rule, 'you talk shit about es and your blocked from posting'

    NOMXPXFX Posted: 8 years ago
  94. japan?

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  95. koston wouldn't leave a company he's been skating for 10 years. Its definately an april fools joke

    skate 69 Posted: 8 years ago
  96. lets hope so

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  97. it isn't, it was posted on march 31st. he's definetly off :(

    dan Posted: 8 years ago
  98. It should be common sense that he will still have a part in yeS. I wish koston the best of luck and I'm sure that he won't be able to reuse his name for his next shoe.

    If he is joining lakai, then his first shoe will be called LAKOSTON 1 hehe

    taekwondave Posted: 8 years ago
  99. I'm listening to push it by salt n peppa right now....

    Ooh baby baby
    Baby baby
    Ooh baby baby
    Push it real good!

    taekwondave Posted: 8 years ago
  100. the video better be good now

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  101. dudes stop saying its april fools joke look at the team page he is off obviously i mean they wouldnt make suh a big deal outta that and plus this topic was posted march 31.
    and landarini this is not the most coment topic there is the one of retro es that had like 543 comments something like that.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  102. really? thats amazing, and i was suprised because it has more than 100 replys now

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  103. Rodrigo TX and Mccrank are the only riders that were in Menikmati and are still on es. I thought yes was going to be so sick but now they lost dixon, penny, and koston since 2006.

    curlyconman33 Posted: 8 years ago
  104. im gonna stop being a hater and start wishing the best for my friend Koston.
    i really hope that he will eventually be more happy with his next shoe sponsor or you never know he is so big that he might start his own company.
    i mean you never know.
    just bring back some tech shoes.

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  105. es should of stayed with tom penny arto saari paul rodriguez eric koston

    tampa Posted: 8 years ago
  106. this better be an april fools thing. im getting really sad here. he cant go

    its a joke rite

    keep pushin Posted: 8 years ago
  107. People..stop hating..even if this isnt an april fools joke, Eric Kosten dirseves every bit of respect..and to who ever said DC sucks, that's dumb,NO skateboard compant "sucks"..Eric has been skating/shredding/ripping before i was even born..he blew people's minds with the first Nollie Heel Noseslide..or as Phelps would say" Things started getting weird"..His part in Yeah Right changed everything..and NO ONE needs to be hating on eS, becuase whoever joins/quits their team, eS will still be awesome..Arto fits well on Etnies, and their both SoleTech,so their basically the same thing..P-Rod fits great on Nike..some of thoes changes were for the better, just none of you can realize that..and i dont know if Eric really is off, and is really going to Lakia, but if you think about it, he also fits on there..He has A LOT of Crailtap buddis..people that share 4 star, and Girl with him..In my opinion, Eric Kosten belongs on eS..but none of our opionions count..and also..do you not think Eric will get on here and look at all your posts? STOP HATING!

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  108. yes

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  109. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just bought the k7s today!!!!!!!!! oh wel man, woteva he does, goes on do to now he'll rip! peace.

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  110. skatedaily ur right man, stop hating.

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  111. well, i guess all we can do now is light our hair on fire and scream battle cries while running in the streets naked.

    lakai has a good team, and good over all style, but as far as skateability and durability, they cnat hold a candle to some of the other companies.

    woolymastadon21 Posted: 8 years ago
  112. Ciao!

    BURRITO Posted: 8 years ago
  113. damn he's right look at apples when he got on globe, golbe changed from gay to good

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  114. What do we care its all bullshitt and marketing old news

    Trex Posted: 8 years ago
  115. Man.. es is es with eric koston.... have a good one with ur new compaqny man,,,

    Camwin Posted: 8 years ago
  116. Damn! Without Eric Koston es is not old, good es!

    Buttnugget Posted: 8 years ago
  117. WTF!!!!

    mynd Posted: 8 years ago
  118. check out www.myndskate.com

    mynd Posted: 8 years ago
  119. エースにコストンいませんからエースは好きだったよ!。

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  120. FUCK!!!!! eric fitted good on és!

    loop Posted: 8 years ago
  121. APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't believe all you fell for this HAHAHAHA

    Gary and eS got you kids good!

    TrevorTWS Posted: 8 years ago
  122. This is a real stake to the heart Koston. The first video I ever saw and owned was Menikmati and Koston, you've been an inspiration since I began. Good luck.

    taylorsmith Posted: 8 years ago
  123. What happens to the game of skate?

    taylorsmith Posted: 8 years ago
  124. -TrevorTWS this was posted on 31st of march a day before april fools

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  125. -taylorsmith

    gameofskate is still here i think its not eric kostons game of skate no more just game of skate

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  126. pjs game of skate!!!!

    joe s Posted: 8 years ago
  127. Oh shit that sucks whatever. The lakai team is definatly nipping at eS team both videos are gonna be on the top of the chain(followed closely by Suffer the Joy). Silas is sick. Good luck Koston i still love ya.

    WelcometoHell Posted: 8 years ago
  128. Well..It's on the boards now..so im guessing it's not a joke!

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  129. I just wish he was in YeS... now I don't think I'll buy it.
    eS need a new Champion!
    Enjoy your new shoe co EK...

    solidsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  130. i'll kill myself if he joins supra

    skate 69 Posted: 8 years ago
  131. He won't. He is going to be on Lakai.

    Accel13 Posted: 8 years ago
  132. From wikipedia
    Apparently, there were negotiations with his contract, and any extensions he might be recieving, when he made a request. He requested that he be given the title part owner of éS shoes. This offer was turned down, and thus, Mr. K is off éS. Rumor has it that he will be going to Lakai, to start a partial ownership position there.

    tdotraptor Posted: 8 years ago
  133. @Wouterman

    It is an April Fools joke, the reason it was posted on the 31st of March is because that was a friday and April 1st was on Saturday.....and I'm pretty sure our good friend Gary here doesn't work his days off.

    Another theory i have is that he purposely posted on a day before April Fools to throw people off.

    I can't really see Koston leaving eS, he has it too good here.......i don't think there is any Pro in the world that has as many signature shoes as Koston has, and i don't think any other shoe company would ever give one of their skaters that many signature shoes.

    TrevorTWS Posted: 8 years ago
  134. aw man, he actaully did it. that really sucks. he was on es for so long, its gonna be difficult seeing him wearing something else

    AAAes4life Posted: 8 years ago
  135. does anybody no if koston will still make money out of his pro shoes on eS wen he's ridin 4 somebody else?

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  136. okay, its NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE! Koston is off eS. Its posted on the Thrasher Magazine site, he is off eS. It was just a coincidence that it was posted by April fools day. 10 Years is a long time with one company, and it was a good 10 years for koston. eS won't stop making high quality shoes because koston left. Besides, eS still has a killer team

    skate 69 Posted: 8 years ago
  137. who's next
    i think mccrank or tx

    casper Posted: 8 years ago
  138. Hopefully his pro-models for Lakai can come out at least half as good as the ones on Es.

    Oscar Oliva Posted: 8 years ago
  139. here is an article about Koston leaving ES. Check it out and leave a comment. Thanks
    http://caffeineskate.jconserv.net/viewtopic.php?t=53

    caffeineskaterjoey Posted: 8 years ago
  140. i heard a rumor that pj may be leaving for nike

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  141. it doesn't matter if is an April Fools joke, with or without Koston éS is going down. I hope koston really left éS cuz now u guys sucks. Better check shoes from Krial www.krialfootwear.com

    incsk8 Posted: 8 years ago
  142. I just talked to Mike-Mo Capaldi who rides for nike and hes said koston was on lakai

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  143. oops, i ment to say mike-mo rides for lakai, my bad

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  144. Hey Trevor TWS. I know of one pro who has had more pro model shoes than Eric Koston had on eS. Daewon Song. I think he just realeased his 9th shoe. Holy crap! But anyway, I can't believe Koston left. He was one of the only reasons why I was even going to buy the YeS video. 10 years. Wow. I guess his contract finally ended. If he gets on Lakai, then good. If he gets on Supra, good, because so far the team is looking pretty tight. Muska is even on Supra now. Eric, I wish you the best of luck and I hope that your next 10-15 years as a professional skateboarder are successful.

    Mikey Posted: 8 years ago
  145. Legends never die.

    Mikey Posted: 8 years ago
  146. lol, yes wont be as awesome as it was going to be, though ladd eldridge and nuske are one of my favorites, the best part was going to be kostons, for sure

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  147. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, here it comes. Guess which rider SUPRA is going to steal next????

    SKATE OR DIE ... bitch Posted: 8 years ago
  148. not koston you dumbass

    Plan B_09 Posted: 8 years ago
  149. why the fuck did you leave koston

    bob Posted: 8 years ago
  150. the reason koston left is because, pierre (owner and founder of soletech) however you spell it....declined when koston asked for a percentage of the company...now was it greedy of koston, maybe, but you have to realize when you have a cashcrop like koston you do not let him walk out because of your ego...koston is one of the biggest oldest and most respected names in the game, sure you can get up and comers but you gotta stick with the roots of it all if you want stability...to bad they couldnt work it out, good luck on lakai koston, no matter what goes down we all know who the real skaters are, keep it real and never let enytihng bring you down, keep progressing the sport man, later man and god bless

    master of ms paint Posted: 8 years ago
  151. y are u some of u ppl even on this page...if ur hatin get off ...and yea hes off es and on lakai

    skate4food Posted: 8 years ago
  152. i think it'd be pretty tight if he was on lakai. only thing that im affected by is what YeS might be like if his footy is bought by another sponsor of his. i still think the vid would be tight but. idk. best of luck in w/e he does. as for eS, keep doin your thing

    truehead Posted: 8 years ago
  153. whoever said im the dumbest kid ever, we will see and you probably wont feel very smart yourself. thats all i have to say

    dan s Posted: 8 years ago
  154. wait, i have a serious question. like i can live without his shoes, youll always see his footage somewhere else, and this just means new horizons for es. but

    what about the game of skate!!!! that was the coolest thing ever will pj host it or are you just gonna kill it?

    marc Posted: 8 years ago
  155. im sure pj wont host it, he didnt even joined the last one

    landardini Posted: 8 years ago
  156. on the lakai web site wouldnt it say welcome koston like on the home page or somethin? is he going to be in fully flared video instead of yes?

    tampa Posted: 8 years ago
  157. Eric Koston is no question the best skateboarder of all time. I am sad that he has left, but to be honest, this is just the beginning for éS. The team is freakin incredible and the product just keeps getting better and better. To me, éS will always have the best performing skate shoes and I know I've tried numerous brands........but I always go back to my roots......which is éS.

    kb8 Posted: 8 years ago
  158. ahmen to that kb8

    AAAes4life Posted: 8 years ago
  159. ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  160. Do you guys think that Lakai is now just overloaded with too many superstars? I think that now that Koston will be on Lakai(?), he'll just be another rider and he'll just get lost. At least with éS, he had the spotlight. And where do you see Lakai in 5 years? I mean they have a lot of 30+ dudes. Just curious what all you guys think.

    kb8 Posted: 8 years ago
  161. LAKAI OR DIE!

    DaMan Posted: 8 years ago
  162. NIKE OR SPIKEY!

    dan s Posted: 8 years ago
  163. NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  164. we aint got much to fret about with all the up and comers. he was an innovator but he had to go someday hes like 30. looks like im surfin ebay for some k1s

    hacksaw Posted: 8 years ago
  165. Koston left éS. I think it's good.
    koston has always been a precursor.
    Today, the style of éS does not correspond any more to Koston and skateboarders.
    Today, only kids buy éS.
    éS was a legend compagny footwear in the 90'.
    Koston, it's a good idea to left éS, let them die or let éS designing there accels. you're alright...

    ...

    ...

    But it's not too late !!!!!!!!!! Please éS think about it, think about you're best years, and think why you were so so good !!!!!!!!!!......

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  166. you are completely right. when i started skating es was like, the fuckin shit, i mean the riders and the image was perfect. but now, its so corporate. and you got some fat dude who i would assume sucks at skating running your myspace.

    DaMan Posted: 8 years ago
  167. How can e'S remain the latter when that the company name stands for "eric's shoes."?

    yoskatez Posted: 8 years ago
  168. yoskatez-it doesnt stand for erics shoes. he was just kidding

    daMan-the guy who runs the es myspace is Josh P. who is on this blog all the time. he'll probably ban you

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  169. what about all scenes taken from Koston to Yes video? Thrash??? No man...cant fucking believe on it!!! Damn Business!!!

    608 Posted: 8 years ago
  170. i really dont care the only reason im on here is cuz my ankle is rolled
    im a skate rat not a blogger

    DaMan Posted: 8 years ago
  171. Wat a dumb@ss
    thers jus sum companys that skaters dont leave but i guess not
    i bet he's going on the shittest shoe sponsor too (lakai)

    Powerz Posted: 8 years ago
  172. Lakia isn't shitty. The shittiest shoe company is probably either Vans or Nike.

    Mikey Posted: 8 years ago
  173. well koston had enough pro models to max out any shoe company.....plus he owns like 15% of lakai and there videos coming out soon too, so he prbably took his footy and is gonna put it lakai, i think he fits lakai properly, and will live happily ever after

    hello im sam Posted: 8 years ago
  174. he should make his own shoe company. he has enough pro shoe models for a shoe line

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  175. DaMan.you know, Josh P can ban you!&& he DOESNT suck at skating..Do you think PJ Ladd likes sucky skateboarders? me neihter

    skatedaily Posted: 8 years ago
  176. josh p.(josh pawner) is pj's favorite skateboarder

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  177. eric go fuck urself fo leaving eS
    u wouldnt be anything without them

    Chickmagnet92 Posted: 8 years ago
  178. Koston, why??? I will still stay true to 'es, eventhough Koston was their best guy, now McCrank and P.J are the best on this team.

    Wes H. Posted: 8 years ago
  179. As was I. Dumbass

    yoskatez Posted: 8 years ago
  180. I don't think Eric Koston can use his fotty he filmed for the yeS video because he is wearing eS shoes in his fotty.

    skatesombody Posted: 8 years ago
  181. LAKAI OR DIE! the lakai video is gonna be fuckin bonkers now

    DaMan Posted: 8 years ago
  182. Josh P. please answer this.
    will you make some other colorways for kostons shoes that stayed here?
    will he be in the video? (like kinda an honor or something like tha)
    and will you guys make his last shoe the K8?
    and how do you feel that koston left ?

    Alex Posted: 8 years ago
  183. you should make a koston model of all his pro model shoes put together

    Charlie Posted: 8 years ago
  184. if mcrank leaves now im going to fuckin stab myself with the worng end of a butter knife

    Powerz Posted: 8 years ago
  185. yo skatesomebody-
    when Johnson left enjoi he still had a lot of enjois in yeah right man, you never know

    all koston has to do is mix it up and have alot more lakais on then eS and hes good

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  186. Josh P. please answer this.

    Will you make some other colorways for kostons shoes that stayed here?
    No.

    Will he be in the video? (like kinda an honor or something like tha)
    No.

    Will you guys make his last shoe the K8?
    No.

    How do you feel that koston left ?
    Bummed it didn't work out, but we wish him all the best.

    garry Posted: 8 years ago
  187. Garry thanks for all these anwsers.
    Sad reading it.

    608 Posted: 8 years ago
  188. WTF! this is skayeboarding we're talking about! Not soccer or the NFL or any of that crap, fuck up bout this "oh man koston left he was the heart of eS crap" he left coz he left and i hope he continues 2 kick ass at !skateboading! not anythig else. eS still kicks ass as a shoe company with or without him.

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  189. skateboarding*

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  190. First of all, The entire Sole-Tech percentage story is bullshit. Whoever the fuck wrote that is a stupid faggot in a half-shell. Second, Why wouldn't One of the proprietors (Koston) of crailtap ride for their own shoe distribution program? Exactly, Mike Carroll and Rick Howard can take care of him better and he has motivation and family/friends there. In regard to the comment on the es site that justin eldridge and all those others are the future, that is bs too. Nyjah's faggot 12 year old ass will leave for element *BAM* heartgram faggot mike v. shoes soon. McCrank will be on lakai also. PJ will ride for the top dollar no questions asked. Eldridge is washed up. And cale will ride etnies. Es is "royally fucked." Which is a pun because Koston left royal too lol. And, the game of skate is an ASR event and koston will still host it.

    ROFL to what i called myself for this post too you fucking pricks. Nobody who posts can do a kickflip so get off bam's dick. G-Rant is a pimp.

    DarkPaladinXcore Posted: 8 years ago
  191. be cool

    DaMan Posted: 8 years ago
  192. damn imma get outta here u guys gettign all wack and shit

    WouterMan Posted: 8 years ago
  193. haha that is tru wouterman is soo right lol u guys are kinda gettin type wack lol

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  194. Garry or Josh ? : Can we have a pic of the unrealesed K8 ??

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  195. NOOOOOO!!!! ERIC WAS THE FUCKEN BEST ON ES THAT IS FUCKEN BULLSHIT KISS MY ASS ES

    zero Posted: 8 years ago
  196. hey now now kids no need for violence and for the record im gunna be on es and if i catch u punks trash talkin my homies im gunna skateface ya to thr ground (seriously)

    Powerz Posted: 8 years ago
  197. jk fuck dont cry

    Powerz Posted: 8 years ago
  198. Yay im a pimp :)

    G - rant Posted: 8 years ago
  199. Ok...Powers you are a faggot. Fuck you. You are a one punch knock-out and i will beat you at skate S-K-A-T-E to nothing. Bitch. Meet me in front of the Ramen Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Ca on the Saturday of April 7, 2006. We'll see the switch bigflip and gib hell just like Koston. Anyway, list your real name because i am an es flow and i wanna find out if you are even in communication with our rep board. Faggot.

    -Ingman

    DarkPaladinXcore Posted: 8 years ago
  200. darkpladin or whatever how the fcuk can u say eldridge is washed up?? tre flip noseblunts how many ppl do u kno that can do that only i kno of is kalis koston cole and eldridge fall back man damn effin haters

    and chill guys eS aint over man shyut

    o shit ijust read ure last comment, ur eS flo man? how can u say that about justin man !?!?!

    jaxterx10 Posted: 8 years ago
  201. es, emerica, and etnies are all owned by the same company. i think they are doing a bad job of keeping their pros. like ellington. dixon, kosten, penny. COME ON! IF ES DOESN'T WANT THEIR ASS TO GET BEAT IN SALES BY SUPRA OR LAKAI, THEN THEY NEED TO RELASE THE KOSTEN 3 SHOE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME. LOUIE BARLETTA LEFT OSIRS AND HE HAD A PRO SHOE. THEY RE RELEASED HIS SAME EXACT SHOE AND JUST CALLED IT THE FORTE. ES CAN DO THE SAME THING. EMERICA'S TILT SHOE IS MARC JOHNSON'S PRO EMERICA SHOE WITH A DIFFERENT NAME. BRING THE K3 BACK. CALL IT THE LEGEND OR SUMTIN LIKE THAT. AND THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE WILLING TO BUY A PAIR OF K3 SHOES AGAIN.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  202. OPEN YOUR EYES ES! BRING BACK THE K3! MAKE A NEW BLOG THIS WEEK ABOUT WEATHER THEY SHOULD BRING IT BACK OR NOT. PLEASE! I WANTED KOSTEN 3s. but i cant find em anywhere. since i couldn't find em, i bought supras. you must release this shoe.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  203. ur a dumbass tompenny rocks. the reason that eS dosent re release the k3 is because they can't. the mold for the shoe in some chinese warehouse burned down a while ago

    skatesombody Posted: 8 years ago
  204. and a mold shoe is very very expansive ...

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  205. its not that hard skatesombody. even if the warehouse burnt down, they still have the blue prints and shit on how they build the shoe. they can recreate the mold for the shoe and stick it in another warehouse.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  206. they should kill off some gay shoe like the flik or sumtin. es shoes nowadays are way to simple. im not saying simple's bad, but keep it to a few shoes and not your whole line up. the K3 is a cool tech shoe.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  207. and dark paladin is a poser

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  208. shoulda gave him ownership

    justskate20 Posted: 8 years ago
  209. ok who thinks that the K3 should be re realesed?

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  210. and now offence to anyone over at es, but you guys have been making some pretty shitty shoes that all look alike. nowonder people buy different shoes. suprise everyone with the K3 with some G2 and ur sales will garrunty to increase

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  211. and its a shame kosten left. he wuz about to release a k8 shoe. ive seen it. if no one belives me then check out a picture of it on this website...

    http://13octobre.free.fr/esphoto/picture.php?cat=69&image_id=353

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  212. Hey Tom Penny rockrs, don't throw you're shit here. I know what you're talking about when you want release K3, but éS don't hear people like us ! Personnaly i ask since long time to retro many shoes or to do more innovating creative shoes, but people from éS prefer doing accel. If you want k3 go on ebay or do contest like me to win K3 (my last gift from 10th anniversary contest : http://13octobre.free.fr/esphoto/picture.php?cat=16&image_id=929 )

    ToNyXeS Posted: 8 years ago
  213. Okay...first of all, Tom penny rocks is a bitch. I have met Tom Penny once and I can tell you for sure that he is not into everyone telling him he rocks. He is not Bam. He doesn't have his ghetto child stencil on every shoe, board, and shirt he releases. Second of all, if I am a poser--then why do I have two tricks in the new es apparel catalog as of march '06. Look it up, Ross Ingman. Kickflip front tail and fakie heelflip at chino. Second of all, i agree with you. The K3 is my favorite shoe of all time (I own five pairs). Es had a re-release in the works called the EK-03, which is similar to the whole EK-01 redo with a few adjustments. I think they were gonna put in a better sole and stronger N2 airbags. Yes, the K8 looks like a lakai and is will have a similar design under that name soon. Along with his switch bigflip and nollie heel noseblunt in his upcomming ads and skateboard mag interview. Peace all.

    P.S. I still think this everquest-esque name is funny as shit. Who the fuck would really call their post name DarkPaladin. lol.

    DarkPaladinXcore Posted: 8 years ago
  214. And to "Powerz" who left a post saying he was on es and would kill us all with his bangers or something: I skated all along the boulevard, especially the mall, behind the football field at Hollywood High (just to the right of the 12 and the 16) from those parking lots, and the Chinese Theatre all day on saturday with David Labrelle (Krooked rider) and didn't see u there. What about our game of skate?

    By the way guys, Powerz should list his name b/c i have most of the flo riders in my cell phone.

    And no, I was just pissed that Justin hurt his knee. He is not washed up...he is the future of tech taken to handrails. And by the way, there are three others in the tre noseblunt club. Their names are kurtis colamonico, Daewon, and rudy johnson ( see 20-shot sequence video). P.S. several others can do it on boxes etc. such as henry sanchez and kenny anderson. Also, I have stalled one on a curb lol. didn't land tho.

    DarkPaladinXcore Posted: 8 years ago
  215. EK-03?

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  216. does anybody know how i can get a pair of landens?

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  217. this sucks! i wanted to see his new shoe from es,but know we cant cause he left. ERIC KOSTEN IS THE BEST SKATER EVER!!!!!! he will be missed

    tystick Posted: 8 years ago
  218. today is tom penny's birthday. happy 29th birthday tom.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  219. dude holy moly

    josiah Posted: 8 years ago
  220. moly holy

    josiah Posted: 8 years ago
  221. happy birth day tom. kosten will be missed by all. still think the K3 should be rereleased under a different name (in suede, leather, hemp, and nubuck). does any one know how to get landens? peace yall.

    tom penny rocks Posted: 8 years ago
  222. eric kosten is the MAN!!!

    stevorn8tor Posted: 5 years ago
  223. i'm your best fans

    santipab Posted: 4 years ago
  224. noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    santipab Posted: 4 years ago
  225. I want some fucking K3s again. Ebay doesnt have anything.

    yoda Posted: 4 years ago

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