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.
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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,
Starting this week we'll be highlighting new products every week. Let us help you in finding the right wardrobe. Before your mom comes in and tells you what to wear.
We are kicking it off with some items of the Mark Ward collection. The London based illustrator and designer has several items in our Fall 2011 collection.
Static hat. Twill snapback herringbone Starter hat with chain stitch embroidery.
Ward jacket. Twill herrington jacket with poplin lining and cotton twill sleeves.
The La Brea Mark Ward is a stylish cupsole with a suede and herringbone upper.
Check out your local (online) skateshop to get these products.
Wear testing equipment and methodology for skateboarding footwear has dramatically advanced in the last decade. Millions of dollars and man hours are spent on super-computers, state-of-the-art cameras and high-tech machinery to research, develop and improve skate-specific needs like durability, grip, comfort, protection and more.
For Bobby Worrest, however, this isn’t enough. He wanted to ensure that the shoes bearing his name were ones he thoroughly tested himself, the old fashioned way.
So he skated the new Edgar model for nine months—a stitch in time we like to refer to as “Man vs. Shoe,” and a testament to who is more durable.
The teaser is also up on our Vimeo channel.