Es Presents the Sal 20

 

 

Es are celebrating 20 years of 100 percent commitment to skateboarding, design and innovation by relaunching the classic Sal 23 in a slimmed down limited edition version called the Sal 20. Sal Barbier’s original pro model on Etnies was one of the best selling skateboard shoes of all time and Sal was also Etnies offshoot brand Es’s very first team rider. October 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Sal Barbier model appearing in the Es lineup. The shoe had a massive impact and contributed to how in depth companies now go into their shoe design. The video above sees Sal Barbier talking about the process of designing the shoe and even has footage of him still killing it on his board! Sal’s influence on skateboarding was like a pioneer of his time, doing things that nobody had dared to try before as Rob Welsh, Jeremy Wray and others remember in the short clip. The original Sal 23 was way ahead of its time when it was first released as an Etnies model, so much so that in 1995 when Es was launched it was the first shoe in the collection. The clear colour combinations along with the simple design are iconic and unmistakable. This is the reason a shoe like this, rather than others from back then are timeless and still appealing to this day. If you ask me they look just as good as they did when they originally came out!

 

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Es Sal 20 Black

 

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Es Sal 20 White

 

Available in black and off-white, these shoes have been anticipated for quite some time now! Whether you had a pair of the originals or want to try these classics out, I’m sure you will not be disappointed!

 

You can see the rest of our Es range here http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/es-skate-shoes.html

 

 

 

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