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Posted August 19, 2011. 55 Comments

Gone Skating: A Message from éS

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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,

éS

Posted August 19, 2011. Leave a comment!

éS presents: Mark Ward: As Seen On TV

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.

Posted August 12, 2011. 1 Comment

Mark Ward Interview On Complex

<a href="http://www.complex.com/art-design/2011/08/interview-mark-ward-on-americana-and-collaborating-with-es">Complex</a> did an interview with our Fall 2011 contributor Mark Ward. <a href="http://www.complex.com/art-design/2011/08/interview-mark-ward-on-americana-and-collaborating-with-es">Read</a> all about how his collaboration <a href="http://esskateboarding.com/product/fall-2011/footwear/la-brea-mark-ward/grey-black-yellow/">shoe</a> and <a href="http://esskateboarding.com/blog/2011/08/12/dress-yoself-beefo-yo-mama-does-32/">apparel</a> came together.

Complex did an interview with our Fall 2011 contributor Mark Ward. Read all about how his collaboration shoe and apparel came together.

Posted August 12, 2011. 5 Comments

DréSs Yoself Beefo Yo Mama Does 32

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.

Mark Ward static hat
Static hat. Twill snapback herringbone Starter hat with chain stitch embroidery.

Mark Ward jacket
Ward jacket. Twill herrington jacket with poplin lining and cotton twill sleeves.

La Brea Mark Ward
The La Brea Mark Ward is a stylish cupsole with a suede and herringbone upper.

Besides these 3 items Mark Ward also did 4 t-shirt graphics. Golden State, As Seen On TV, Tada, and Open.

Check out your local (online) skateshop to get these products.

Posted August 11, 2011. Leave a comment!

Rodrigo And Rattray On Zero X DGK Tour

<a href="http://www.zeroskateboards.com/">Zero</a> teamed up with <a href="http://www.dgk-skateboards.com/">DGK</a> for the "Fresh Till Death" tour. They started a few days ago in Tampa, FL and will be ending in Langhorne, PA on August 19th.

Go high five éS pros <a href="http://esskateboarding.com/team/rodrigo-teixeira/">Rodrigo TX</a> and <a href="http://esskateboarding.com/team/john-rattray/">John Rattray</a> when you get a chance!

Zero teamed up with DGK for the "Fresh Till Death" tour. They started a few days ago in Tampa, FL and will be ending in Langhorne, PA on August 19th.

Go high five éS pros Rodrigo TX and John Rattray when you get a chance!

Posted August 11, 2011. Leave a comment!

Mike Anderson Wallpaper Transworld

<a href="http://skateboarding.transworld.net/1000142784/features/wednesday-wallpaper-mike-anderson/">Transworld Skateboarding</a> posted this a week ago but the photo of <a href="http://esskateboarding.com/team/mike-anderson/">Mike Anderson</a> is timeless. Set it as your desktop image!

Transworld Skateboarding posted this a week ago but the photo of Mike Anderson is timeless. Set it as your desktop image!

Posted August 10, 2011. 1 Comment

Ben Raemers in Dwindle's Africa tour video!

Ben Raemers and a few other members of the Dwindle Distribution crew took a trip to Africa recently. The result: this video from Already Been Done.

Posted August 10, 2011. Leave a comment!

Stevie Perez Slip N Slide

Stevie Perez and some of his homies filmed some cool stuff on a slip 'n slide over at The Berrics.

Slip 'N Slide at The Berrics with Stevie Perez and friends

Posted August 10, 2011. Leave a comment!

Tri-X Trip Report On Color

<a href="http://mydumbluck.com/">Isaac McKay-Randozzi</a> came along on the Tri-X trip when we were in San Francisco and the East Bay. Check out the photos and video he shot during these 48 hours on the <a href="http://www.colormagazine.ca/features/post/210/joe-brook-trix">Color Magazine website</a>.

Isaac McKay-Randozzi came along on the Tri-X trip when we were in San Francisco and the East Bay. Check out the photos and video he shot during these 48 hours on the Color Magazine website.

Posted August 10, 2011. 6 Comments

Bobby vs. The Edgar Teaser

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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.