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More bangers from Chris Joslin – Joslin 2 etnies skateboard shoe

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Fresh off the press (can you say that about digital media?) comes yet more knee-battering insanity from the one and only Chris Joslin to announce the release of the Joslin 2 etnies skateboard shoe.
With this being his second signature shoe from etnies, all the relevant stops and have been pulled out and so, rather than being greeting with some weak sauce insta clip to herald yet another pair of kicks, etnies and Teenwolf have gone in here and gone in HARD.
If you’re after some tech specs on the Joslin 2 etnies skateboard shoe then head over to the site for a full breakdown of this Chris Joslin designed beast that we already have in stock.

As far as the clip above is concerned – it’s absolutely bonkers as you’ll no doubt expect from the man almost single-handedly pushing stair and gap skating in a new superhuman direction whilst the vast majority of everyone else still seems to be obsessed with bumping into things and passing it off as creative. With that said, when you’ve set your own personal bar as high as Joslin has, you’d kind of be excused if you fancied mellowing out a bit but not this crazy Wolverine look-a-like.
This latest clip is just as fucked as everything else he has released to date and he shows no signs of chilling out. Thank God.

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As the direct spiritual successor to the ‘fuck me that first video part just blew everyone’s mind’ crown initially worn by Pat Duffy (you shouldn’t need reminding but just in case, here’s his Questionable part) – Joslin entered the arena as a force of nature and has remained on a similarly insane frequency ever since. See below for a reminder of how next level his debut Plan B ‘True’ part was, just in case you’ve forgotten.

With all that said – get yourselves over to our web store and grab a pair of the Joslin 2 etnies skateboard shoes – we’re one of the first UK retailers to stock them, we’re offering FREE shipping on UK orders and Next Day delivery for only £1.95. We’re still running at capacity during the Corona virus shut down so if you’re shredding your back garden, now’s the time to stock up.

Along with the Joslin 2 etnies skateboard shoe – we’ve also got a huge range of etnies product to choose from, plus pretty much anything skate related that you could need. You know what to do.


etnies Skateboarding crew hit Malaga

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Spain’s Costa Del Sol has long been a place of pilgrimage for skateboarders. Its mix of guaranteed good weather, spots galore and the generally relaxed Spanish attitude to the use of public space has cemented it as a tour staple and last week saw another chapter added to this as the refreshed etnies Skateboarding crew hit Malaga and the surrounding areas to come up with this tasty little treat.
‘Skating through Costa Del Sol’ sees a select cadre of etnies current skate team hitting up spots both new and established, following a path well-trodden by both the etnies brand, and skateboard culture as a whole for the last twenty years. Along for the ride in a camera-wielding capacity were UK skate heads Mike Manzoori and Kevin Parrott plus Element skateboards rider Nick Garcia, Spanish etnies head David Castells, Moroccan ripper-on-the-rise Nassim Lachhab and the latest quick-footed addition to the etnies crew, Finland’s Eetu Toropainen.

 

 

For those of you who don’t recognise some of the names involved in this one, check out the recent etnies release TRANSITOIRE which introduced Moroccan-born Nassim Lachlab to the global team, for a heads up on why this frizzy-haired ripper is currently makes waves globally. You can also read an excellent interview with Nassim Lachlab here courtesy of Free Skate Mag which tells his story of coming up in Rabat, Morocco, before moving to Barcelona and being recognised globally.

As for David Castells and etnies newest addition with the bound-to-be-incorrectly-spelled name Eetu Toropainen – the Costa Del Sol piece at the start ought to fill you in on their worthiness for free shoes methinks.

 

 

etnies is a one of only a few skater-owned shoe brands still out there killing it in the 21st century and their roots run deep with three decades of contributions to skate culture. As is always the case with these blog posts, what began as a simple decision to hype this latest etnies video slowly turned into me getting lost in the YouTube vortex so, if you’ll bear with me, here are a few etnies scented fruits that I rediscovered along the way that you can enjoy after watching the current etnies Skateboarding crew hit Malaga.

First off, any post mentioning etnies is duty bound to point all of your eyes at their timeless 1995 inaugural full-length video (released on VHS of course) – the truly epic etnies High 5. If you’ve never watched this before, stop whatever it is that you’re doing and paper over these cracks in your skate education right now.
Aside from Tom Penny‘s first ever full-length part, it also contains the likes of Eric Koston, Peter Smolik, Chad Muska, Jamie Thomas and Marc Johnson to name just a few. Sadly, all of the full-length uploads that I can find of this have had most of the music muted for copyright reasons, so watch the Penny piece below first, then follow the link in this sentence to watch the whole (albeit slightly altered) etnies High 5 video. This came out 25 years ago!!!!

 

 

 

 

Obviously with a history as heavy as etnies is I could’ve picked any number of other archive classics to regale you with here but I’ve plumped for an often forgotten 2010 online release from the now defunct TWS Magazine.
etnies contribution to Transworld’s ‘Skate & Create’ series predated the current nostalgia for all things 1990s by half a decade, was filmed on 90s camera equipment and features a true to life mock up of the OG World Industries park. Next level content this, authentic 90’s clothing, Rick Kosick and Shiloh Greathouse cameos, a Wu Tang soundtrack, etc, etc. So, so good. (Side note: this one was also filmed/edited by Benny Magliano who went on to make videos for Hockey, Supreme and various others).

 

 

Last but not least – if all of this has whet your appetite for more Costa Del Sol spots and skating, then cast your eyes over this 2014 Malaga trip video featuring Black Sheep family member Harry Lintell, along with Nick Remon, Korahn Gayle, Nicky Howells, Mark Baines and etnies global rider Barney Page.
Now book your flights to Malaga!

With that done – why not head over to our site and pick yourselves up some etnies kicks? We have a huge sale on footwear right now so dive in and fill your boots.

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Etnies – Chris Joslin Pro Shoe Launch

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

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Joslin’s Pro Etnies Shoe joslin pro etnies shoe

 

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Chris Joslin’s Pro shoe is coming out Tuesday 7th August!

 

Chris worked closely with Etnies to create the perfect shoe. The sole is based on the Marana, Chris explains how this has been his favourite style shoe to skate ever since he got on Etnies. The shoe also has the Michelin engineering in the sole and even Jiri (black sheep team rider and flow for Etnies), who doesn’t hold back on his opinions, will tell you that they are strong, long lasting and comfy as hell. A nice feature is the redesign of the Etnies logo. Lastly.

 

We have always supported Etnies and we are hyped on this new pro shoe from Chris Joslin. We are happy to say we will be releasing them online and in store on Tuesday 7th August. You will be able to shop them here: lastly

 

https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/etnies.html

 

See Chris Joslin talk about his new shoe here:

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See the man in action here:

 

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Lastly, shout out to Etnies Skateboarding, go follow Etnies Instagram here.