While footwear brands shit out shoe colorways faster than we can skate through them, the real deal pro model (with an original shoe design) is way more rare and special these days.
Which is why we hopped on a plane to Los Angeles with the Converse team to catch some real-life sunlight, eat tacos, and meet up with Louie to celebrate the release of his new pro shoe.
Louie was rewarded for his decade of amazing skateboarding and not becoming a cocky pile (as young pro skaters can become) with his own custom shoe and a new Thunderbird 1965 car. And just to make sure no one forgot what belonged to who, CONS customized Louie’s name on the license plate, full Hollywood style.
After the hangovers cleared, we hit up Louie to unwind. We ended up skating The Most LA Spot of All Time™, went ax throwing for some stress relief, and capped it off with an ender sesh at his private park, which he’ll have for the next month.
Watch Louie nail approximately 1 bullseye, then go try it for yourself at home with some shitty knives at the bottom of your drawer.
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
January 22, 2019 2:57 pm
well deserved louie.
glad he a skater cause his axe handling aint the best
January 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Dude is low key competitive lolol.
You know he got hyped when he finally hit it!
January 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Maybe there’s a place where you can go Brick Tossing?
Danny Way could be a good guy for the next ep.
January 22, 2019 3:12 pm