Autumn and spring have the perfect temperatures for shredding. Hands down. How can you play a game of S-K-A-T-E without the essentials? “To the victor goes the spoils” in the form of bragging rights when it comes to S-K-A-T-E. We’re here to help you square away your must-have’s for your adventures in the skate world this fall.
Why we love it: Zoo York has some of the sickest skate decks, wheels and trucks around. We’re really into the NYC centric ‘Metropolis (Subway)’ deck and gold ‘Z.Y. Emblem’ wheels. As for the ‘Script Tee’, the retro vibe and 100% cotton make-up is as stylish as it is practical.
Kodiak Mini – USB Portable Charger by Outdoor Tech
Why we love it: Let’s see how much alliteration we can fit into one sentence, shall we? This portable, power pack with plenty of punch (2600mAh rechargeable battery) will charge your anything and everything. While you’re hitting the pavement, you can charge your phone in time to capture video and photo footage of your landed tricks.
Altamont’s ‘Davis Straight Chino for the guys and Always Rite Lounge Pant by RVCA for the ladies
Why we love it: The right skate pant can literally make or break your performance. Skating in anything without a little stretch in fabric won’t allow for any show-off skills, barely even a basic kickflip. The loose fit across the legs and thighs of the Altamont chino will ensure you have room to stride thanks to the mixed combo of 98% cotton and 2% spandex. As for female skaters, joggers can be added to your closet of bottoms apt for skateboard days. Ribbed elastic waistline and ribbed cuffs allow you to perform with as much ease as a loose fit pant.
Turtle Shell® 2.0
Why we love it: No S-K-A-T-E afternoon is complete without mood music (A little Wu-Tang or Interpol will do). The Turtle Shell® 2.0 bluetooth speaker has plenty of bass and is shock-proof for those times you take a tumble. You’d never tumble into the speaker, though, because you have the skating skills of Alva. Sure.
Era Pro by Vans
Why we love it: We’re not fans of these kicks simply because the pros swear by them. They’re extremely durable thanks to Duracap® rubber underlays. They feature canvas and suede uppers along with UltraCush® HD footbeds to keep your feet close to the board while giving your feet some cushion upon impact. In addition to the signature Vans waffle outsole for grip and control, the Era Pro also includes Pro Vulc construction.