Archive for January, 2014

Mighty Healthy / Berrics

Friday, January 31st, 2014


Click below and learn some history from Mighty Healthy owner Ray Mate courtesy of the Berrics.  As some of you may know Mighty is a staple favorite here at The Black Sheep so where stoked to see the brand getting the coverage they well and truly deserve.



Keep a look out for the Mighty Healthy Spring ’14 drop due in store and online in the very near future….


Tengu: God of Mischief

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


They’re on your rooftops, in your tunnels and on your streets…. Mandible Claw presents TENGU: God of Mischief. A Colin Read film shot in NYC, SF, Tokyo, and Bordeaux.


Colin Read has spent over two years capturing and collating footage of people rooftop skateboarding around New York, which can’t of been easy! With skating from riders like Connor Kammerer, Koki Loaiza, Piro Sierra, Eby Ghafarian, Alex Fogt, Billy Rohan, Ryan Barlow, Nic Nootens, Spike Lamy, and Leo Gutman this is definitely not one to miss.  


Also check the other trailers and clips below with some equally rad teasers! The skateboarding video is now available on DVD in Europe via Magenta Skateboards.



Adidas Silas SLR

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014


The good folks over at Adidas Skateboarding have presented us with a new addition to the skateboarding range, the Silas SLR. The latest Silas signature shoe is a new hybrid model between a skate shoe and running shoe, and the third Silas model from Adidas. The new silhouette combines a few attributes from the Adidas catalogue such as the upper overlays of the Boston, with inspirations from Silas’s favourite model, the Adistar Racer. Rockin’ the three stripes on a smooth suede upper and delicate golden branding to produce that quality we all love from Adidas.


The Adidas Silas SLR is available in Black/White & Uniform Blue/Fade Gold to order now in sizes UK6 – UK12 on our website, Manchester’s no.1 skate store.

“Too Right” Premiere/ Party

Monday, January 20th, 2014


It’s been a while coming but at least them Christmas and New Year hangovers are now a distant memory. For those that attended our skate park for the premiere of our forthcoming dvd “Too Right” or came  along and got very merry at our Christmas Party then hopefully these pics and short video will jog some jaded memories of an all round Black Sheep Festive time.



Huge thanks for the support from Supra Footwear and Kr3w Clothing. Also thanks to all the staff at Central Skatepark, Bassment Club Manchester for all there hard work and of course DRS and Strategy and all the other dj’s who smashed it all night for yours/ours entertainment . Roll on Christmas 2014!



Nike SB Spring 14′ Drop 2

Saturday, January 18th, 2014


Nike SB have already come through with a unique colour pallet on the 1st drop on the SS14 release including the Lunar One Shot which you may have already read about on our blog. The 2nd drop of the season introduces a revolutionary take on the best selling skate shoes from Nike SB, the Janoski & Koston 2 to create a unique shoe. Each design combines the key components from the Janoski and Koston 2 with running inspired elements from Nike’s Air Max and Free Run sole technology to create an innovative hybrid for skateboarding.




The Nike SB Janoski Max features a breathable, extremely lightweight synthetic mesh upper which is detailed with a faint camouflage layer. The outter sole is fused with the flexible Nike Free tread at the front, with Air Max style sole at the heel which will provide extra impact protection, the speckled sole really adds a splash of character to the shoe. Available in Midnight Navy/White and Crimson Red/White.

The Nike SB Koston 2 Max is a transformed take on the Koston 2‘s. As with the Janoski, the Koston 2 Max carries the same sole structure with the Free Run along the front outter-sole completed with Air Max rear sole. The new design features lightweight Hyperfuse and mesh construction while the combination of a Max Air heel unit and Free forefoot provides a flexible cushioning.


PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-ORDER: The expected shipping date is the 20th of January. If the pre-order product is part of a larger order containing other items, we will despatch those items to you on the selected delivery service. As soon as the pre-ordered item is available and in stock with us, we will send it as a matter of urgency.


Check out Stephan Janoski’s classic section from Habitat Skateboards ‘Mosaic’  video (2003).



Bright Skate Awards 2014

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Watch the Bright Annual European Skate Awards 2014 live and direct by clicking the link below:


20:30 Live stream Starts
20:40 Interviews with nominees
21:15 Awards start
23:00 Awards End/ Cross to winner interviews in green room
23:05 Interview winner: Best skater
23:15 Interview winner: Kingpin reader Choice
23:25 Interview winner: Best Skate Shop clips
23:30 Thank you and good bye/ switch to replay



Nike SB ‘Lunar One Shot’

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Nike SB have designed a new skateboarding shoe for the market which has been put through its tests by Nike SB team riders Shane O’Neill and Sean Malto. The Nike SB Lunar One Shot was designed with functionality in mind sporting a flexible herringbone outsole, mesh heel pocket, a padded heel and 2-piece construction which gives you that instant broken-in feeling ready to wear fresh out of the box. The simple & sleek design features the latest innovation system from Nike – the Lunarlon cushioning which has been specifically designed to provide springy support on impact not to mention the 30% difference in lightness compared to conventional cushioning.


You can buy Nike SB Lunar One Shot from our website in sizes UK7 – UK10 while stocks last! Take a closer look at a few images below…


Check out Shane O’Neill in action with the Lunar One Shot.