Ryan Sheckler has been in the skateboarding public’s eye (and has been on etnies) for 15 years. This Fifteen Years Strong mini-doc explores stories behind Sheck’s rise in skateboarding, with interview footage from Atiba Jefferson, Mike Manzoori, Arto Saari and more.
Check out the etnies Fifteen Years Strong collection and enter the #Shecks15YearsStrong Instagram contest right here.
Timebomb Trading sent over one hell of an etnies prize pack as our onslaught of December giveaways continues. Here’s what we’ve got for this week’s #TuesdayToss:
•Marana x Ryan Sheckler shoes (in limited wine box packaging) – Size 10
•”Stamped” button-down hood – L
•”Glasgow Repel” zip hooded fleece – L
•Devine Calloway slim fit jeans – 32W
•”Stamped” tee – L
•”Corp Spray” tee – L
In order to win you’ll have to fill the blank on the following statement from the exclusive Concrete interview with Ryan Sheckler about his etnies Marana shoe: “…I wanted to make a _______ shoe – one you could skate for a while even after it was broken in.”
From August 6-14th,etnies embarked on their Euro Under Our Feet Tour through Hamburg and Cologne, Germany, followed by Vienna, Austria and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The crew consisted of Ryan Sheckler, Cairo Foster, Nick Garcia, Willow and more. Check the official tour vid:
November 26, 2012 marks the official release of the Ryan Sheckler signature Marana colourway by etnies, which is part of the Ryan Sheckler Collection. Fresh for Holiday ’12, the Marana is a perfect choice for Shecks because the shoe meets his demands for the highest quality. Aside from his needs, Ryan wanted kids to benefit from proper foot protection and durability as well, so the Marana fits the mold.
Check out our exclusive Ryan Sheckler x etnies Marana interview to celebrate the release of his signature colourway:
Concrete: What are the key etnies shoe features you insisted on working with this time around? Ryan Sheckler: I was just getting tired of getting heel bruises and having a pair of shoes I really liked, but only being able to skate them for a few days ’cause they would blow out. So I wanted to make a durable shoe—one you could skate for a while even after it was broken in. Of course any time you can get as close to a bare foot as possible is the best, but, you need support when skating.
This is the 7th etnies shoe you’ve been involved with. What makes the Marana stand out from the rest and how does the shoe suit your style of skating?
The Marana stands out because it’s the most durable shoe we’ve made to-date. The last pair I had, the soles wore out from pushing before I got any holes from ollies. They break-in really easily and mold to your feet, and then they last for a while after that so you get to skate a shoe for a long time that feels really good.
An example of putting shoes to the test would be that Dew Tour San Francisco “Street Style” event that you won on October 21st. Can you explain what the experience was like and mention the quirks of that course?
Oh, man. That was one of the gnarliest courses I’ve ever skated, it was so fun. You were going so fast—you can’t really even tell on TV how fast we were going but it was insane, I had so much fun:
What are the latest happenings at the Sheckler Foundation? Any good stories to tell from a recent event?
We have a lot going on right now. I just got back from a trip to Nebraska, where I helped Mike Smith of Skate for Change dedicate a skatepark. We also donated money to help Skate for Change feed the homeless. Mike has a great heart and I was stoked to go out and help. We are currently helping the Port Gamble S’Klallam Native American Youth build a skatepark on their reservation. If you check out our website, you can follow the foundation as we educate, equip and empower our followers to “Be the Change” they want to see in their communities. 2013 is promising to be a big year for the Sheckler Foundation.
Backside 180 [o] Sam McGuire (courtesy of etnies)
Can you provide any new insight on the highly anticipated Plan B video?
Not much, just that we are hard at work filming for it. The whole team is heading out to China on a big filming trip. Everyone, even street Colin and Danny. The video should be out sometime in 2013.
What’s the most entertaining request you’ve ever heard from a fan?
Oh man, I don’t even know where to start with that one…
[o] Sam McGuire (courtesy of etnies)
Learn all about the unique features of the Marana x Sheckler colourway right here, and check out the etnies interview feature with Ryan here. The Marana as well as the complete etnies footwear line is available in Canada via Timebomb Trading.
Etniesrounded up their new teamsters (Cairo Foster, Andrew Brophy and Nick Garcia) along with Ryan Sheckler, Tyler Bledsoe, Jose Rojo and more for a trip through Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Hit the image to see the comprehensive web feature that’s chock-full of videos and photos from their East coast adventure…
Joe Krolick continues with his 14th instalment of Classic Clips (watch them all right here). This time around he rewinds back to 2000-2002 and a youngetniesrider, Ryan Sheckler. Most of these clips were shot in Canada as well…
As mentioned here, the etnies skatepark in Lake Forest, CA celebrated a recent expansion, and here are a few highlights from re-opening day featuring etniesteamsters Willow, Street League champ Sean Malto, Ryan Sheckler, Kyle Leeper and more, with an impressive ender from Shecks…
The etnies skatepark in Lake Forest, CA celebrated its expansion on Aug.20th, and as you’ll see, it was no small session in a park that’s now over 62,000 square feet…
If frontside flips hadn’t already been done on this new etnies skatepark feature, Ryan Sheckler made sure they have now. He also checked tre flips and a few other tricks off his list on this bump-to-rail (photo/caption: etnies).
Hit the jump for more photos and the official word from etnies about the event…
An epic cast from Plan B, including Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill and Colin McKay will be appearing for a West 49 signing at the shop’s Park Royal Shopping Centre location in West Vancouver (directions here). Show up at 4pm on Friday, May 27th to meet the fellas.
Stay tuned for T-Puds’ Plan B part, dropping July 4th. It’ll be bonkers:
After clocking $205,000 during the inaugural 2010 DC/Monster Street Leagueseason, 16 year old Nyjah Huston took first and $150,000 at this year’s first stop in Seattle on May 8th. Not only did it secure him a spot in the championship event, his back 270 noseblunt on the rail also earned him the highest score for a trick in Street League to-date, a 9.9, which fetched him another $15,000 for Best Trick. Shane O’Neill, Chaz Ortiz, Ryan Sheckler and Torey Pudwill rounded out the top 5 respectively. Check out Transworld‘s highlight reel of the finals…
Check out the post-contest press conference hosted by Torey Pudwill by clicking here, and hit the jump to read a brief summary by long-time Concrete contributor Jesse Oye, who was in attendance…