Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Sidewalk is back with another Through The Eyes Of online. This time with Blueprint’s Neil Smith. Spend a day with Smithy as he shows you around his abode, partakes in a bit of remote control car racing, and hits up various London spots with Karim and Jak Pietryga.

Catch up with PLG showing you a pretty spicy vert lip trick. Courtesy of Osiris.
PLG Switch 270 K-Grind to Fakie Trick Tip

Last night in San Francisco, California, Nike SB threw a rager for Omar Salazar and his new shoe. It was held at the Mezzanine club and had a fantastic outer space theme: the catering was done by martians, the photos of Omar on the walls were in 3-D, and psychedelic bands like Earthless rocked the crowd. Nike SB has a sweet micro site where you can learn more about the shoe, and we have a nice write up and photo gallery here.
Photos by Chris Ray.

CCS recently spent a day in New York City with team rider Brandon Westgate. Gates took them to the Zoo York headquarters to peek at his new Institute line before popping into the CCS offices to check out his catalog cover and new ad that drop this spring.
Check the vid and enter to Win a Westgate Prize Package.

DC Shoes announces it’s South East Tour featuring Nick Dompierre, Lindsey Robertson, Marquise Henry, Matt Miller, Evan Smith and Wes Kremer. Tour starts Monday, March 15 at Westside in Florida and ending in North Carolina at Vertical Urge. Check the tour stops and if you’re near-by, drop by and skate with DC Team riders, and get some stuff signed and get free stuff.
For more infor check out DC’s 7Zine.

Check out the newly-revamped éS website at New team, new times, new domain and a fresh push forward.
The new éS Skateboarding website features:
  • Mike Anderson interview (Behind the Ad)
  • Mike Anderson video part (2 minutes)
  • New Team and bios
  • éS in Denver (Fall 2010 catalog shoot)
  • éS team interviews in 5 parts (QuéStion Time)
  • éSpanol Tour documentary (3 Part - 20 minute video)
  • Spring 2010 products (In stores now)
  • Simplified format
  • Daily news updates
  • Exclusive éS website features updated regularly

From skating the shop handrail in an ad to a full-on skate contest, a simple idea grew into the FTC For The Cash contest, held last week in San Francisco. With some of the best skaters there for the one-day-only invitational best trick contest, a massive crowd of legends and skateboarding’s best looked on. The skating went down entirely in the shop with the crowd out back watching live on TV screens. When it was all done, Peter Ramondetta came away with first place and $5000, Ishod Wair got second and $3000, and Evan Smith took home third place and $1000. At the end, they took it all down and had the shop running like normal the next day.
(photos by Ando)

Target announced today that it will debut of a new line of skate-inspired Shaun White footwear, in addition to his exclusive apparel line and video game. The footwear line will hit stores this fall.
Target announced today that it will debut of a new line of skate-inspired Shaun White footwear, in addition to his exclusive apparel line and video game. The footwear line will hit stores this fall. More info on Shaun White can be found at
“MINNEAPOLIS (March 8, 2010) – Target announces today the launch of Shaun White Shoes, an exclusive collection, which will debut nationwide in early fall 2010.  An expansion of Target’s strong relationship with Shaun White, the line will feature skate-inspired shoes for boys and young men.

“Over the past eight years, we have had the chance to work with Shaun on a variety of different projects, including his apparel line, video game and philanthropic partnership with Target House,” said Troy Michels, Target Lifestyle Marketing.  “We are proud to continue this partnership with the addition of Shaun White Shoes.”
The collection of shoes will be designed by Shaun in collaboration with his brother, Jesse, and will feature styles influenced by the professional skateboarder’s lifestyle.
“It’s been a lot of fun working with Target for the past few years on my clothing line,” said Shaun.  “I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring some authentic skate shoes into the mix.”
Starting this fall, Target guests can find Shaun White Shoes alongside Shaun’s clothing and the exclusive version of his video game, Shaun White Snowboarding, at Target stores nationwide and on
About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,740 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.”
More info on Shaun White
More info on Shaun White’s skate shoe line