Last week, it was announced that éS is going on hiatus at the end of Spring 2012.
This is a painful decision for everyone involved, and judging from the overwhelming amount of email, Facebook and Twitter support we've received in the last week, our fans, retailers and supporters are bummed as well.
éS has been providing skateboard-specific footwear since 1995. The goal was to make the best shoes we could to support the needs of skateboarders. We're extremely proud of our legacy in footwear and apparel design. We are proud of our riders, videos, tours and the positive and progressive effect we've had on skateboarding.
From now into Spring 2012, business continues for us. We will continue working with our team riders and everyone associated with the brand through this transition.
You may see a bit less from us in the magazines and online, but we will continue to support the thing we love the most, skateboarding, the best we can. éSskateboarding.com will be honoring the brand's history through it's timeline, product archives and retrospective content in the coming months.
éS began for the love of skateboarding. 16 years later, we still love skateboarding just as much, if not more than ever before. Wear your éS with pride and know that we appreciate everyone who has worn down our rubber, kickflipped through our suede and enjoyed time on a skateboard with us.
And remember, if you love something; support it before it's too late.
Gone Skating. Thank you,
Thursday 11th August saw the opening of Mark Ward’s As Seen On TV art show at Kemistry Gallery in London, and the official launch of Mark’s collaboration collection with éS. Big thanks to everyone who came down, after the recent riots it was good to see such a strong turnout. Mark’s work received an incredible reception with several works being sold on the night.
The éS Game of SKATE and the simple rules of the game were created in 2003 by the éS Team. There are imitators, but the éS Game of SKATE is the original. éS rider Mark Frölich talks about his éS Game of Skate.
Make sure you have fun skating with your friends or local crew during one of the events that are taking place in Europe. For dates and locations check the éS Europe Facebook page.
The éS Game of SKATE and the simple rules of the game were created in 2003 by the éS Team. There are imitators, but the éS Game of SKATE is the original.
Sewa Kroetkov from The Netherlands is the absolute Game of Skate master. He has won multiple éS Game of Skates, including two European finals and one international final in the USA. In this video Sewa talks about his weaknesses, where he’s good at and what he likes best about the éS Game of SKATE.
Make sure you have fun skating with your friends or local crew during one of the events that take place in Europe. You can find dates and locations on the Facebook event page (updated regularly).