It is nearly time for the World Cup! 4 years have gone by since Spain won in South Africa back in 2010 and now it is Brazil's turn to host the nations as they battle it out for the ultimate title. As the leading sports sponsor of FIFA, this event has huge importance for Adidas. With the Skate Copa, Adidas Skateboarding pays tribute to this legendary global sporting event.
Adidas is Celebration Adidas' football heritage with a skateboarding story told through a football lens. The limited skate-specific shoes are inspired both technically and stylistically by legendary Adidas football boots.
The Adidas Busenitz "Skate Copa" is a limited edition Kangaroo leather Busenitz pro skate shoe. Constructed out of the same hide as high-end soccer (ahem, football) cleats. these are sure to be the most comfortable best performing skate shoes in the game.
There are also accompanying Jerseys that were picked by each team rider and represents their favorite era from their respective country's football team. They Selected the number and then worked with their board sponsors to create a custom crest on each jersey.
Today, in an exclusive documentary by adidas Skateboarding, Stan Smith announces that he is, always was, and always will be a skateboarder.
Stanley Roger Smith, two time Grand Slam singles champion and one of the greatest tennis players of all time, finally reveals that behind the tennis hero, was a skate rat who was forced to hide his roots and don the clean cut tennis whites.
"Stan Smith had an incredible style. I mean not only in dress sense, but also in the way he rode his board." Marc Gonzales
"Mark Gonzales is like the Pablo Picasso of skateboarding, but apparently Mark Gonzales is like a diet Stan Smith." Tim O'Connor
In this exclusive interview, which includes never seen footage of his youth, Stan openly talks about his passion and his retrospective journey from behind the racket and onto the board with his new adidas Skateboarding Stan Smith model.
Stan admits that the original Stan Smith shoe was designed strategically with both the court and board in mind and is 'over the moon' that he has been able to make technical adjustments for that premium board control and comfort. He also concedes that thankfully this model will be released in colours to match the rest of his attire - 'unlike popular belief I do not spend my days in white and green'. Watch the exclusive documentary now:
The Stan Smith Vulc is a skate spin on one of our most iconic models of all time.
This classic silhouette features; Sprint Skin a structural technology which creates a much lighter shoe with the same structural rigidity and reduced weight without compromising stability, a molded eva midsole to decrease weight, a molded sockliner for comfort, vector traction for premium board control and a mustache.
I was so stoked to see that Tony Hawk has a guest model on Krooked and now I am even more stoked to see the video. Tony has been a huge part of making the second and third phase of the Rideit skatepark in Hamtramck a reality bringing the funds and himself to promote a really cool thing. Not failing to mention: He kills it on a skateboard. so many sick tricks in this 80's influenced edit!
The Second is an old graphic off of our fist skateboard deck drawn by Matt Hebert (AKA: Juicy Wold Leader, AKA: Airjob, AKA: Juicy Japaco). Unlike milk, this design will never spoil. Regularly requested. Finally fulfilled! We bring you the Milk Jug tee.