Our boy Nick “Stanners” Stanfield got away earlier this year with the UK Volcom crew and London based Parlour Shop riders. Watch the result of what looks to be a rad trip and see the full photographic evidence in the latest Sidewalk Magazine issue 206. Also nice to see local Copenhagen Flip Skateboards pro Rune Glifberg getting over verted in the padless/mentalness manor.
Yeah that’s right, we’ll be one of six stores in Europe to get the first exclusive Holiday drop from the New Balance Numeric skate range. We’re obviously expecting high demand for these so be prepared for 12 midday on Wednesday 4th December as they’ll be available on a no reserve policy at our Manchester Skateboard Store and online immediately.
Drag that cursor in a downwards motion to see what you can expect with the 5 new shoe offerings from New Balance Numeric. Not pictured but we will also have two very limited runs of the Reflex Premium Tshirts in Vintage Black and Heather Grey along with the Shadow Tee in Black.
It’s seems a decade ago since we attended the sneak peak viewing of these next generation skate shoes but as you’d expect from the New Balance camp these are some serious quality footwear. Even in the pre-production samples we got to peruse all them months back what sticks in our mind is the over all solid construction with some serious tech put into each style.
So if you’ve already been researching the new direction for New Balance you’ll know they’ve gotten into bed so to speak with skate industry legend Jamie Thomas and all at Black Box brands (the guys who bring you Zero, Fallen and Slave Skateboards etc..) so rather than blindly walking into a whole new world of footwear with blinkers on you know they’ve come correct by including the many years of experience and skate knowledge that comes with working with these industry kingpins.
Another first for New Balance Numeric is the naming of the shoes, as in all the many years of New Balance history they have only ever numbered there different styles such as the iconic signature runner 574 but now with the introduction of there skate range they’ve attached names such as the Quincy, Logan, Brighton and Stratford all of which are cleverly drawn from the local Boston surroundings.
As with each countries launch of the highly anticipated range New Balance Numeric seen fit to bring you the whole team respectively cruising/crushing each territory and fingers crossed with the imminent UK release we’ll at some point see some grimy cobbled spots on British soil getting a good seeing to. Watch below for what you can come to expect from team riders PJ Ladd, Arto Saari, Tom Karangelov and Levi Brown along with Scottish all round good human being John Rattray heading up team management duties.
So we’ve been blessed with a few of the Gonz 15 year Anniversary prints to feature at our Manchester Northern Quarter skate shop. Seriously can’t start to describe how good these look up on the walls and how much of the crazy mind radness/madness of the Gonz that shines through. With that said we suggest you get yourselves down for a little perusal over the coming weeks before they disappear to there respective new home/s……… yes you may be able to win these but more info on that soon………
Well this got posted yesterday and set the skateboard internet world alight. Seriously can’t stop watching this banging Berrics edit from the good folk at Etnies featuring there Euro Am’s Barney Page, Axel Cruysberghs and Albert Nyberg. We’ve been told that this is just the first clip of three that will be hitting the world wide web over the coming weeks so as they say (don’t know who ‘they’ are yet) ‘Keep Them Peeled’ for more.
Get your watch on below for all sorts of Euro Etnies Footwear madness.
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We set Lemon loose with a can to see what she could do…
Eastpak is an authentic urban lifestyle brand and has always been popular amongst globe trotters, athletes, and every-day users. Eastpak was founded in back in 1952 by Monte Goldman as ‘Eastern Canvas Products’ as an Army surplus brand, now Eastpak manufacture bags for everyday use still using the high quality materials and durable constructions offering a 30 year warranty.
The Klosser backpack is a modern take on the retro classic backpack style. It has a large 25L main compartment and two front pockets with magnetic closure, metal buckles and Eastpak detailing throughout. The little details such as the leather padded handle and strap patches make this bag a stylish, functional must have.
Available in Beige, Charcoal and Light Blue in-store and online for only £64.95
Huf have dropped a fresh line for Holiday 13′ in the form of vintage style crew necks, rugby style shirts, t-shirts and snowflake beanies and snap-backs. Huf has always been renowned for it’s simple, yet iconic graphics and vibrant colour-ways and this Holiday is no different. You’ll find winterized graphics with holiday style colours as well as all products carrying the simple, iconic signature Huf detailing throughout.
Check out a few staff picks below and view the full Huf Holiday 13 clothing range on our website.
Huf Rugby Shirt Classic Script Navy – £79.95
Check out part 1 of HUF’s recent ‘Stoops Euro Tour’
Volcom is a modern lifestyle brand that embodies the creative spirit of youth. Founded in on a snowboarding trip in 1991 by a few friends who wanted a riding company based around the three sports they enjoyed (snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing). It was the first time that surf, skate and snow were brought together under one brand from its inception and “America’s First Boarding Company” was born.
Today we see riders like Grant Taylor, Chima Fergurson, David Gonzalez, Dustin Dollin, Geoff Rowley and many more skaters represent the Volcom Skateboarding side of the brand touring all over the world, dominating world class competitions and producing skate DVDs.
Check out a few staff picks below from the Volcom Holiday 13′ range which is available in-store and online now.
The ‘Volcom Shirt Harry L/S Grey Vintage’ features all-over fishing tackle print with classic button up closure, the Volcom Stone embroidered detail throughout and a pocket on the left side of the chest all presented on 100% cotton printed flannel. Priced at £44.95 avilale in sizes S – XL
The ‘Volcom Mooriks Military Green Jacket’ features a quilted diamond pattern design, corduroy collar, customer printed interior lining, side pockets and Volcom detailing throughout made from 100% nylon matte. Priced at £89.95 available in sizes S-XL.
The ‘Volcom Beanie Brand Hat Merlot’ features a winter themed burgundy/white.brown colour-way with fold up construction and the volcom logo written all the way around the hat. Made from 100% acrylic and priced at £19.95 this hat is a perfect winter warmer.
Check Volcom rider Grant Taylor below as he shows off his talents in a special “unplugged” version of his part from Nike SB Chronicles Vol. 1 presented by Nike SB Pro Justin Brock in preparation for the up and coming SB Chronicles Vol. 2 release (available on iTunes from 10th December).
Another super slick and original edit from what’s sure to be a staple new skate shoe company in the UK as well. For those that keep asking they are currently only available in the U.S and Canada right now but we’ll have you all the info you require coming very soon….. Get them guessing/speculating/rumors thinking hats on for who’ll be joining the New Balance Numeric UK team!
New Balance skate shoes will be exclusively available for Manchester in our skate shop and online soon……..