The world is becoming obsessed with cosplay. It’s gone so much deeper than Comic Con that there’s even a whole festival for grown adults to dress up as ponies.
The easiest thing is to make fun of it all (which we have in the past) but instead of ripping it a new one this time around, we decided to try it ourselves.
Ever since Back To The Future came out in 1985 and introduced us to the original self-lacing shoe, we’ve been waiting for tech to drop. Sure, they’re a complete gimmick, but the fact that you didn’t have to bend over to tie them and could be out the door 30 seconds faster was kinda cool.
For us as skaters, the problem was they were both bulky as hell (like a shittier Skytop) and damn near impossible to find thanks to movie fanatics.
So when Nike released the Adapt BB, the improved (and mid-top) self-lacing shoes we decided to make our Marty McFly dreams a reality and got our friend Taylor Nawrocki to see if the newest version of self-lacing shoes were really any better than the old bulksters. He linked up with “The Doc” (Alex Raspa) to try out of the newest shoe gimmick from the future.
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."
July 19, 2019 11:57 am
Do Crocs next.
July 19, 2019 3:48 pm
skate in carol christian poell drip boots
July 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Hey guys Adam here. Boy, can I not put the rice crispy treats down this week.
Welp til next time.
– Adam out
July 20, 2019 4:20 pm
SKATE SHOP QUOTE OF THE DAY
Customer: How wide is your grip tape?
Employee: 9 inches
Customer: “Fuck! my longboard’s a little wider then that”