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Tom Penny is back on E’s footwear bust out the Accels

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Bust out the brown Accels because Tom Penny is back on E’s footwear. Increased typographic confusion aside, (is it Es, E’s eS or éS?), this is fantastic news. The most iconic and influential UK skateboarder of all time rejoining the skater-owned shoe co that he started out with? YéS please.
Joking aside, we’ve always found it difficult to associate Tom Penny with any other brand regardless of his sponsorship situation. Whilst Supra might have been paying him to wear their cricket pad moon boots, in the eyes of those who care, he was always destined to run éS again.
Sole Technologies, the mother brand of Etnies, Emerica and éS, dropped the news that Tom Penny is back on E’s footwear via their Instagram after rumours based on Teeps photos had suggested this news was coming.
I’m not entirely sure where this leaves the once mighty moon boot brand but that’s not our problem.
The insta clip that accompanied the news delighted the global Cult of Tom with some very recent and very dope footage of the mid 40’s wizard casually banging out perfect flip tricks down stairs like he was a teenager. Select ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie on your chosen music transmission device, lace up the Accels and go switch frontside flip a double set with your eyes shut in celebration. The Wizard has come home.

Tom Penny's back on E's footwear

In related éS news, Last week saw a banger of a release featuring the varied and undeniable talents of the European éS squad. éS Terminal 001 clocks in at just shy of 7 minutes and is packed with amazing skateboarding. Filmed by various heads and unified as a complete edit by Euro marketing bod and good friend of Black Sheep, Kevin Parrott – this is no throw away Euro trash montage. With UK representation from Dougie George and MK ledge-end James Bush sitting alongside cameos from Spanish skate royalty Enrique Lorenzo and book ended with some off the charts pop/tech from the ever nattily-dressed Marcus Shaw, this is a deffo must-watch. Big up éS for supporting this group of pan Euro belters.

Some Must See Sections

Thursday, November 26th, 2015


As myself (Stannerz) and Sexual Stu were working in the notorious new Black Sheep Store the other weekend we were surrounded by a load of skate rats asking every question under the sun. So we decided to ask a few back which were….


Who had, in your opinion, the best section in Flip Sorry?


To the response that shocked us into an early grave….


What’s Flip Sorry?


At this point we were losing faith in the skate youth but we kept concentration and thought alright, you may have missed that one but you’ve heard of Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Rune Glifberg etc right?


Another shocking response….


No never, who are they?


From this I thought it would be compulsory to post a few must see sections that some of you may never have set eyes on and should’ve by now…..




To start of with and finally put an end to this misery we have Tom Penny and Arto’s section from Flip Skateboards ‘Sorry’ that was released in 2002. They’re are some other incredible sections in this video so if you can, find the full length feature online. The sequel was ‘Really Sorry’ and finally ‘Extremely Sorry’ even later in life. All a must see!




Next we have Eric Koston’s section from the infamous ‘Yeah Right’. Created by Girl Skateboards in 2003. It was for the time and even now a mind blowing video. Watch Koston’s first line and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hooked!




Transwold also in 2003 released Free Your Mind. A good year for skateboarding as this is yet another incredible video. We have Dan Drehobl’s part here who is a transition king but don’t stop there as the rest of the video is really worth watching.




Not long after in 2004 Chocolate skateboards released the Hot Chocolate Tour. It isn’t just amazing skating that is featured but also interviews with the team. Gives you a feel for what life on the road would be like when touring on skate trips. It was really hard to choose from this one but I went with Mike York since he’s not only a stylish skater but also a really nice dude.




Heath Kirchart.



and another!




Jason Dill is one of the best. His part in Habitat’s Mosaic, too good! Song choice on point, skating is next level. You’d be stupid not to appreciate this section.




Stevie Williams in The DC Video. One of the biggest and best G’s to ever step foot on a board. Big poppa!




Got to appreciate a vert section too and why not Bob Burnquist’s part from Es ‘Menikmati’ which was released in 2000. Bob’s a switch killer so see if you can figure out what stance he actually is from this part, you’ll struggle.




So far the sections have been from over the seas but don’t forget the UK/Europe has also seen some incredible shredders put out parts. Here’s a few from our roots that is gritty UK skateboarding. Starting with Scotland’s John Rattray, this dude is nothing but unstoppable.




Over the years Blueprint have brought out plenty of really powerful DVDs. There was ‘Waiting For The World’, ‘Lost and Found’, ‘Make Friends With The Colour Blue’ but my favorite of all time has to be First Broadcast. When I first set eyes on this video I was out skating the streets in a matter of seconds after watching it. Maybe because it was easier to relate to the gritty spots the UK has to offer that are right on our door step. Nick Jensen steals the show and due too the recent Isle Skateboards ‘Vase’ video that will soon be on sale in store I thought it makes sense to show this section.





Finally to finish off we have my favorite section of all time and that’s Snowy’s from Landscape’s Portraits. It also has a powerful song choice with Manchester’s Stone Roses ‘Elephant Stone’. It was filmed and edited by one of skateboarding’s best filmmaker’s Mr Christopher James Massey. Chris sadly passed away recently, such sad news but he left us with many memories including this masterpiece that is ‘Portraits’.




Thank you for watching. There are many more sections that are not included as the list goes on but here’s a good few to get you started. Skateboarding is the best and it’s a real privilege to be part of something so great. Peace.


Es Presents the Sal 20

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015



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!



Es Sal 20 Black



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




és Footwear Returns

Friday, February 14th, 2014


We’re celebrating the return of e’s skate shoes with this re-cap blog post from one of the most prolific footwear brands our skateboarding world has ever seen.


For all those asking, we will be one of the chosen 9 skate shops in the UK to carry the new e’s footwear range and we’re hoping for delivery the first week of March. We now have all 3 new styles available on pre-order as we know the demand for these is going to be super high. Keep a look out on our Instagram or Facebook for the latest on exact delivery dates and availability.


See below for all 3 new styles which will be available exclusively in our Manchester Skate store and online for preorder.


After getting a sneak preview on these just a few weeks back we can tell you the quality and detailing on these are absolutely bang on, plus when you see the price these will be going out at then we’re sure you’ll agree these should be your next skate shoe purchase. We’ve also been told they will only be available in just 100 stores World wide so we’re sure these will be collectables of the future, plus knowing each colour way will be unique and only available just one time and never to be repeated will surely make these highly sort after.


Introducing the és Accent, Acellerate and the Koston 2 runner inspired Accelite.


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Back to the proceedings and who better to start of the footage onslaught than és stalwart Ronnie Creager. We’ve heard there’s already a online campaign to reinstate the flip in, flip out originator but we’ll just have to wait and see how that pans out.



It wouldn’t be an e’s footwear post without the legend that is Eric Koston.



The timing wasn’t good whilst the brand was put on ice as it was a pleasure to see Ben Raemers getting the support he so rightfully deserves. We like what Ben is about and at least we got to see some good web clips from his short time with the brand.



And finally to end this very enjoyable flashback into e’s footwear we bring you the one and only Sir Tom Penny.