Adidas

1-800-448-1796

Team: Matt Beach, Quim Cardona, Paulo Diaz, Mark Gonzales, Lance Mountain, and Jamahl Williams.

Founded: 1949

First skate shoe: 1995

Adidas offers ten skate styles in the Spring 2000 line, of which five will be available only at skate specialty shops. Three of those five can be seen in this issue’s Product Review: The Gonzales II, Lance Mountain II, and Nestor. Some of the key features include:

  • Energy-absorbing adiPRENE in the heel, and energy-returning adiPRENE in forefoot in Gonzales and Mountain signature models.

  • EVA-molded sockliner with arch support and original artwork on Gonzales and Mountain models.

  • Minimum outsole rubber for lightness in Gonzales shoe.

  • Triple-stitched toe and forefoot, with reinforced adiTUFF toe cap on Mountain shoe.

    Adio

    Atlas Distribution: (760) 734-6755

    Team: Steve Berra, Cairo Foster, Tony Hawk, Adrian Lopez, Ed Selego, Brian Sumner, Jamie Thomas, and Jeremy Wray.

    Founded: 1998

    The Fall ’99 line offers two new styles and ten new colorways to their existing line of shoes. Features include:

  • T.P.R. rubber heel cap with raised bumpers on the Five-O, Steve Berra II, and Tony Hawk.

  • High-impact EVA phylon mid-soles and high-impact PU midsoles¿some with dio-flex airbag system.

  • Jamie Thomas II features dio-flex gel insole.

  • Reflective trim and accents, mesh tongues, and extra-padded tongues.

    Airwalk

    1-800-352-9490

    Pro Team: Ali Cairns, Jon Comer, Bucky Lasek, and Andy Macdonald.

    Am Team: Dave Hupp, Joel Price, and Malcom Watson.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of thirteen skate shoes, with two new styles. Look for the new Bucky Lasek signature model next year. Technical features for this line include:

  • The Gelex cushioning system for added comfort and performance on the Andy Macdonald II model.

  • Full neoprene internal fit sleeve and open mesh quarter for breathability on the Bucky Lasek model.

  • New high-abrasion rubber outsole with anatomically designed flex grooves.

  • California “slip-lasted” construction.

    Axion

    Dwindle Distribution: (310) 640-3066

    Team: Brian Anderson, Kareem Campbell, Caine Gayle, Gino Iannucci, Enrique Lorenzo, and Guy Mariano.

    Founded: 1997

    The Back to School ’99 line features eleven shoes. The Holiday ’99 line debuts two new shoes: the Crest and the Quantum. Spring 2000 line will be shown the Action Sports Retailer show in San Diego, California in September. Be sure to check out Kareem Campbell’s new shoe, touted Axion’s most technical shoe yet. Features for Back to School ’99 and Holiday ’99 include:

  • New Axion three-part outsole and phylon midsole, with an Axion pressure-resistance system in both the heel and toe area for a full wrap-around support system.

  • Silicon ollie protection bumpers.

  • EVA insole with impact-absorbent Sorbethol.

  • Triple-stitched toe cap, mesh, and reflective highlights.

    Bizo

    1-888-SK8-BIZO

    Team:

    Founded: 1994

    The Fall ’99/ Spring 2000 lines consist of 25 skate shoes. Some features include:

  • Converse

    1-800-554-2667

    Team: Kenny Anderson, Felix Arguelles, Jerry Fowler, Chany Jeanguenin, Stephane Larance, and Danny Supa.

    Founded: 1908

    First skate shoe: 1998

    The Fall ’99 line consists of four new shoes. Spring 2000 offers nine shoes. Technical features for the Converse skate line include:

  • REACT® II technology for stability and comfort, and Converse Abrasion Resistant Rubber (ABR¿) in the shoe’s lateral forefoot area, the collar, toe bumpers, and lace guard.

  • Shoe-within-a-shoe construction: the hidden midsole and removable dual-density inner bootie with REACT II allows the foot to sit closer to the ground providing increased stability and superior comfort and cushioning.

    DC Shoe Co.

    (760) 599-2999

    Team: Mike Carroll, Rob Dyrdek, Anthony Van Engelen, Rick Howard, Keithufnagel, Kenny Hughes, Moses Itkonen, Rudy Johnson, Scott Johnston, Josh Kalis, Colin McKay, Robbie McKinley, Danny Way, and Stevie Williams.

    Founded: 1993

    The Fall ’99 line is comprised of twenty shoes. Technical features include:

  • California-style construction, a new method of shoe assembly that offers superior fit by conforming to the shape of the foot.

  • High-abrasion V1 Buck 5000 toe pieces are resistant to wear without sacrificing grippiness or board control. Some shoes feature T.P.R. toe caps and lace loops.

  • Soles feature shock-absorbing heel airbags, extra EVA-foam arch support, and high-abrasion sticky gum rubber.

  • Some shoes, such Danny Way’s Infinity signature shoe, feature the D-Cushion¿a transparent shock-absorbing air chamber in the heel.

    DuFFS

    (760) 599-6995

    Pro Team: Tommy Budjanec, Jason Ellis, Matt Hensley, Brian Howard, Kris Markovich, Jason Maxwell, and Chris Pastras.

    Am Team: Rodney Jones, Toebee Parkhurst, Kenny Reed, Jake Stewart, and Scott Waters.

    Founded: 1994

    Though most of the Spring 2000 line does not appear in this issue’s Product Review, expect new signature models for Brian Howard and Kris Markovich, and “designed by” shoes from Matt Hensley and Jason Maxwell at the Action Sports Retailer show in September. Technical features for the Spring 2000 carryover shoe with new colorways include:

  • Strobel construction

  • Pivot outsoles and P-1 outsoles.

    Dukes

    1-888-383-8537

    Founded: 1990

    The Dukes Back to School ’99 line consists of six shoes. Features include:

  • Dukes AIRFOIL dampening sole.

  • T.P.R. rubber toe and heel caps with recessed stitching for durability.

  • EVA midsole for increased impact absorption.

  • Mesh and reflective surfaces.

    DVS Shoe Company

    (818) 774-2501

    Team: Fabian Alomar, Chico Brenes, Daniel Castillo, James Craig, Mike Crum, Tim Gavin, Keenan Milton, Richard Mulder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Sean Sheffey, Daewon Song, Jeron Wilson, and Mike York.

    Founded: 1995

    The Fall/Winter ’99 line consists of twenty shoes, including children’s sizes. Be sure to look for the Keenan Milton 3 signature model, available this fall. The main technical features of this line include:

  • Heel Cushioning System: a pre-molded airbag that is anchored directly into the midsole. See the Daewon Song, Sean Sheffey, and Keenan Milton signature models.

  • Triple-stitched toe panel for added strength and durability.

  • Cemented and stitched outsole, as well as custom insoles with two EVA pads in the heel and arch area for shock absorption.

    Emerica

    Sole Technology: (949) 460-2020

    Team: Donny Barley, Dan Drehobl, Marc Johnson, Darren Navarette, Andrew Reynolds, Arto Saari, Chris Senn, and Ed Templeton.

    Founded: 1996

    Emerica’s Spring 2000 line is made up of ten shoes. Be sure to look for the signature models from Chris Senn and Andrew Reynolds (seen here in Product Review) at the Action Sports Retailer show in September. Technical features for this line include:

  • 400 NBS rubber outsole with zig-zag tread pattern.

  • EVA insole with removable arch support.

  • Polyurethane midsole with anti-bruise component heel cushion.

  • Stitched exposed rubber ollie bumps for more durability, and rubber toe caps with triple-stitching for protection.

    éS

    Sole Technology: (949) 460-2020

    Team: Bob Burnquist, Ronnie Creager, Kerry Getz, Eric Koston, Rick McCrank, and Tom Penny.

    Founded: 1995

    The éS Spring 2000 line includes eleven shoes. Check out Eric Koston’s and Bob Burnquist’s new signature models, and the Creager model in new colorways. Some of the key technical features of this line include:

  • Lightweight and supportive strobel construction.

  • Full-length phylon midsole with system O2 heel cushion and Tritek coating.

  • EVA insole with arch support.

  • 400 NBS rubber outsole with zig-zag tread pattern in key areas.

  • The Koston 2 features a neoprene heel cup for comfort and extended ollie bumps to protect the upper.

    Etnies

    Sole Technology: (949) 460-2020

    Team: Richard Kirby, Mike Manzoori, Brian Patch, Mike Santarossa, Elissa Steamer, Lincoln Ueda, Mike Vallely, and Charlie Wilkins.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of 29 shoes. Six are featured in this issue’s Product Review, including Mike Vallely’s signature model, which is available in new colorways, and various styles in kids’ sizes. Some of the shoes feature:

  • 400 NBS rubber outsole.

  • EVA insole with silithane and removable arch support.

  • Polyurethane midsole with E-Bound heel cushion.

  • Silithane heel-crash pad.

    Globe

    (310) 787-8003

    Pro Team: Al Boglio, Andrew Currie, Danny Gonzalez, Renton Millar, Gershon Mosley, Rodney Mullen, Ben Pappas, Tas Pappas, Mike Peterson, Billy Rohan, and Chet Thomas.

    Am Team: Mikey Galvin, Phil Mackie, Mike Pagani, Jay Thorpe, Chad Timtim, and Aaron Yeager.

    Founded: 1994

    Be sure to check out Globe’s Spring 2000 line at the Action Sports Retailer show in September, which includes three new signature models for Gershon Mosley, Chet Thomas, and Rodney Mullen. The Back to School ’99 line, featured in this issue’s Product Review, includes many new colorways and features:

  • Nitrocel ICS, Nitrolite, NC2 ICS, and Tri-Hex soles.

  • Quad-stitched toe caps.

  • Step-in neoprene sock liners and heel tabs.

  • Molded heel counter for extra support and molded-rubber skate-abrasion protection system.

    Hook-Ups

    Birdhouse: (714) 379-0020

    Team: Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein.

    Founded: 1994

    The Fall ’99 line of Hook-Ups includes technical features such as:

  • 400 NBS rubber.

  • Air tubes in heels.

  • Removable latex-padded insoles and extra padded collars.

  • Reflective logos.

    Kastel

    (949) 955-1106

    Pro Team: Rob Gonzales, Steve Olson, Ricky Oyola, and Jesse Paez.

    Am Team: Jimmy Astleford, J.P. Jadeed, Ryan Kenreich, and Jacob Rupp.

    Founded: 1996

    The Fall/Holiday ’99 line consists of five shoes. Spring 2000 will offer five new shoes, as well. The new Steve Olson and Jesse Paez signature models will be available by the Action Sports Retailer show. Some of the technical features for this line include:

  • A.I.C.¿ (Air Impact Control) has two separate air chambers. The center chamber controls direct impact preventing heel bruises; the surrounding chamber controls impact and gives stability during off center landings.

  • Polyurethane midsole, combining low-to-the-ground board feel with superior cushioning.

  • External forefoot flex grooves provide maximum lateral flexibility and bend naturally with the foot.

  • Dual-Density insole: Top layer gives soft cushioning while the bottom layer forms to the shape of the foot for a custom fit¿with removable arch support.

    NSS

    (914) 727-7752

    Team: Dayne Brummet, Adam Clark, Chuck Demaio, Judd Farmboy Heald, Ryan Johnson, Chad Kramer, Rich Lopez, Andre Page, Toebee Parkhurst, and Gary Smith.

    Founded: 1995

    The Winter ’99 line of Nice Skate Shoes is comprised of 40 shoes. Some of the key features are:

  • Full-length EVA sponge midsoles for superior shock absorption.

  • Outsoles: Natural sticky gum rubber for superior traction and lateral and longitudinal anatomical flex zones.

  • Molded heel stabilizers.

  • Raised, thicker rubber ollie areas for durability.

    Osiris

    (619) 874-4970

    Pro Team: Chad Fernandez, Jerry Hsu, Josh Kasper, Chad Knight, Dave Mayhew, Mathias Ringstrom, Kanten Russell, Tyrone Olson, and Peter Smolik.

    Am Team: Dave Coyne, Chris Dobstaff, Daxter Lussier, Scott Pazelt, Rodney Torres, and Brandon Turner.

    Founded: 1997

    Osiris’ seventh line consists of thirteen shoes. Be sure to check out Fall ’99 at the Action Sports Retailer show in September, particularly Mathias Ringstrom’s first “designed by” shoe, the Targa. Some of the 2 features a neoprene heel cup for comfort and extended ollie bumps to protect the upper.

    Etnies

    Sole Technology: (949) 460-2020

    Team: Richard Kirby, Mike Manzoori, Brian Patch, Mike Santarossa, Elissa Steamer, Lincoln Ueda, Mike Vallely, and Charlie Wilkins.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of 29 shoes. Six are featured in this issue’s Product Review, including Mike Vallely’s signature model, which is available in new colorways, and various styles in kids’ sizes. Some of the shoes feature:

  • 400 NBS rubber outsole.

  • EVA insole with silithane and removable arch support.

  • Polyurethane midsole with E-Bound heel cushion.

  • Silithane heel-crash pad.

    Globe

    (310) 787-8003

    Pro Team: Al Boglio, Andrew Currie, Danny Gonzalez, Renton Millar, Gershon Mosley, Rodney Mullen, Ben Pappas, Tas Pappas, Mike Peterson, Billy Rohan, and Chet Thomas.

    Am Team: Mikey Galvin, Phil Mackie, Mike Pagani, Jay Thorpe, Chad Timtim, and Aaron Yeager.

    Founded: 1994

    Be sure to check out Globe’s Spring 2000 line at the Action Sports Retailer show in September, which includes three new signature models for Gershon Mosley, Chet Thomas, and Rodney Mullen. The Back to School ’99 line, featured in this issue’s Product Review, includes many new colorways and features:

  • Nitrocel ICS, Nitrolite, NC2 ICS, and Tri-Hex soles.

  • Quad-stitched toe caps.

  • Step-in neoprene sock liners and heel tabs.

  • Molded heel counter for extra support and molded-rubber skate-abrasion protection system.

    Hook-Ups

    Birdhouse: (714) 379-0020

    Team: Heath Kirchart and Jeremy Klein.

    Founded: 1994

    The Fall ’99 line of Hook-Ups includes technical features such as:

  • 400 NBS rubber.

  • Air tubes in heels.

  • Removable latex-padded insoles and extra padded collars.

  • Reflective logos.

    Kastel

    (949) 955-1106

    Pro Team: Rob Gonzales, Steve Olson, Ricky Oyola, and Jesse Paez.

    Am Team: Jimmy Astleford, J.P. Jadeed, Ryan Kenreich, and Jacob Rupp.

    Founded: 1996

    The Fall/Holiday ’99 line consists of five shoes. Spring 2000 will offer five new shoes, as well. The new Steve Olson and Jesse Paez signature models will be available by the Action Sports Retailer show. Some of the technical features for this line include:

  • A.I.C.¿ (Air Impact Control) has two separate air chambers. The center chamber controls direct impact preventing heel bruises; the surrounding chamber controls impact and gives stability during off center landings.

  • Polyurethane midsole, combining low-to-the-ground board feel with superior cushioning.

  • External forefoot flex grooves provide maximum lateral flexibility and bend naturally with the foot.

  • Dual-Density insole: Top layer gives soft cushioning while the bottom layer forms to the shape of the foot for a custom fit¿with removable arch support.

    NSS

    (914) 727-7752

    Team: Dayne Brummet, Adam Clark, Chuck Demaio, Judd Farmboy Heald, Ryan Johnson, Chad Kramer, Rich Lopez, Andre Page, Toebee Parkhurst, and Gary Smith.

    Founded: 1995

    The Winter ’99 line of Nice Skate Shoes is comprised of 40 shoes. Some of the key features are:

  • Full-length EVA sponge midsoles for superior shock absorption.

  • Outsoles: Natural sticky gum rubber for superior traction and lateral and longitudinal anatomical flex zones.

  • Molded heel stabilizers.

  • Raised, thicker rubber ollie areas for durability.

    Osiris

    (619) 874-4970

    Pro Team: Chad Fernandez, Jerry Hsu, Josh Kasper, Chad Knight, Dave Mayhew, Mathias Ringstrom, Kanten Russell, Tyrone Olson, and Peter Smolik.

    Am Team: Dave Coyne, Chris Dobstaff, Daxter Lussier, Scott Pazelt, Rodney Torres, and Brandon Turner.

    Founded: 1997

    Osiris’ seventh line consists of thirteen shoes. Be sure to check out Fall ’99 at the Action Sports Retailer show in September, particularly Mathias Ringstrom’s first “designed by” shoe, the Targa. Some of the key technical features for this line include:

  • “Extra cush” EVA insoles with sorbathane anti-shock pads.

  • Full heel wrap-around airbag anti-shock system.

  • Lightweight PU/rubber with heel airbag.

  • Recessed Endura¿ T.P.R. toe caps and ollie protection panels.

    Performance by DuFFS

    (760) 599-6995

    Team: Dave Duren, Chris Lambert, Danny Montoya, and Alphonzo Rawls.

    Founded: 1998

    This issue’s Product Review shows a few of the carryover models for Spring 2000. In addition to these, look for Alphonzo Rawls’ new signature model at the Action Sports Retailer show in September. Some Performance features include:

  • P.A.S. System ¿ (Performance Anti-shock System) increases shock absorption and helps prevent heel and knee injuries caused by high impacts.

  • Strobel construction, which increases board feel, stops the separation of materials and is lighter and more flexible.

  • Phylon midsole, which is lightweight, 30-percent stronger than EVA, and will not break down after extensive wear.

  • Pre-molded heel counter provides stability.

    PTS

    (310) 325-2255

    Pro Team: Fabio Frugis, Eric Ricks, and Chuck Wampler.

    Am Team: Frank Atwater, Charles Chaves, Howard Kawano, Mike Maynard, Martin Morris, Mark Partain, Mike Perko, Gus Song, Tim Wells, and Cooper Wilt.

    Founded: 1996

    The Fall ’99 line of PTS skate shoes includes features such as:

  • T.P.R. nose.

  • PTS O2 system.

  • Double-cushion back.

  • Mesh and reflective accents.

    Puma

    1-800-662-PUMA

    Team: Dylan Gardner, Guy Hartley, Kien Lieu, Larry Moore, Ryan Pozzebon, Richard Paez, and Gino Perez.

    Founded: 1948

    First skate shoe: 1995

    Puma’s Spring 2000 line offers three skate shoes, including the Kien Lieu signature model. Some technical features are:

  • I CELL system in the heel and forefoot for additional cushioning with minimal weight gain.

  • CMEVA midsole for cushioning with durability.

  • Textured rubber outsole with flex/traction lines in the forefoot.

  • T.P.R. molded toe and premolded heel counter.

    Reef Brazil

    (619) 514-3600

    Pro Team: Robert Peewee Agliam, Jaya Bonderov, Diego Bucchieri, Pat Channita, Sandro Diaz, Adil Dyani, Joe Fernandez, Buster Halterman, Jodi McDonald, Matt Moffett, and Gianni Zattoni.

    Am Team: Kyle Berard, Cole Blythe, Rob Collinson, Dan Ehara, Peter Gallager, Rod James, Clay King, Shawn Knight, Nathan Kostechko, Dustin Macdonald, Chris McNaed, Al Partanen, Aaron Perko, Joe Pino, Andy Saysourivong, Ross Sempek, Chad Shetler, Mark Thompson, and Jason Tracy.

    Founded: 1985

    First skate shoe: 1997

    The Spring 2000 line includes seven skate shoes. Some of the technical features are:

  • A.R.C. (Air Rebound Chamber), a polyurethane midsole with a visible airbag for shock dampening and rebound.

  • Injection-molded polyurethane sockliner with molded arch bumps.

  • Outsole: High-traction tread design with full-length EVA midsoles and anatomical flex zones for increased comfort.

  • Pre-molded internal heel stabilizer.

    S-One

    (949) 646-4137

    Pro Team: Quim Cardona, Paulo Diaz, Dan Drehobl, Lavar McBride, Peter Smolik, and Karl Watson.

    Am Team: Brian Emmers, Daniel Haney, Will Harmon, Todd Jordan, and Aaron Snyder.

    Founded: 1996

    S-One offers four new signature insoles: Smolik Aire¿ Heel insole, Cardona Dubla¿ Heel insole, Watson Dubla¿ Heel insole, and Drehobl Dubla¿ Heel insole. Some of the key technical features for S-One include:

  • Superior shock absorption, comfort, and anatomical arch supports.

  • Aire¿ heel pad imbedded in heel provides long-lasting shock absorption.

  • Molded with lightweight CSR¿ shock-absorbing compound.

  • Machine washable.

    Vans

    1-800-VANS-800

    Pro Team: Jason Adams, Salman Agah, Ray Barbee, Scott Bourne, Tom Boyle, Cara-Beth Burnside, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Chet Childress, Eric Dressen, Max Dufour, Ethan Fowler, Mike Frazier, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Phil Hajal, Aaron Harrison, Omar Hassan, Neil Heddings, Neeal Hendrix, Peter Hewitt, Ben Liversedge, Chris Livingston, Crazy Eddie Nemeth, J.R. Neves, Jen O’Brien, Alan Petersen, Pigpen, Skip Pronier, Geoff Rowley, Willy Santos, Max Schaaf, Wade Speyer, Julien Stranger, Tony Trujillo, Karma Tsocheff, Dorian Tucker, Tim Upson, Chad Vogt, and Giorgio Zattoni.

    Am Team: Caswell Berry, Devon Brenkovich, Pete “the Ox” Colpitts, Antonius “Toad” Dintcho, Frank Gerwer, Billy Lane, Jeff Lenoce, Alex Moul, Jake Palu, Jamie Reyes, Brian Seber, Kristian Svitak, Chris Swanson, Jackson Taylor, Jessie Van Roechoudt, and Van Wastell.

    Founded: 1966

    Vans will premiere eight new shoes for the Spring 2000 line, available at the Actions Sports Retailer show in September. Some features include:

  • Impulse technology outsoles: compression-molded EVA with polyurethane cones in the heel for shock absorption.

  • Hi 5000 (a polyurethane-injected leather that lasts twenty times longer than regular leather) toe caps.

  • Nymo high-abrasion thread in ollie areas.

  • Impulse technology insoles: EVA and stiff polyurethane create a cradle effect for stability and motion control.

    Vision

    Select Distribution: (949) 722-8556

    Pro Team: Ben Butler, Rich Cooley, Pierre Luc Gagnon, and Nate Sherwood.

    Am Team: Nate Bozung, Steve Castro, Kevin Majewski, Deon Marshall, Shannon McFadden, Peter Mewvis, Dave Schwier, Jamie Smith, and Ty Zelasko.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of 4 skate shoes. Some of the technical features include:

  • Anti heel-shock sock liners.

  • TPR toe-bumper protection, ollie patches, and lace loops.

  • Gum-rubber outsoles. technical features for this line include:

  • “Extra cush” EVA insoles with sorbathane anti-shock pads.

  • Full heel wrap-around airbag anti-shock system.

  • Lightweight PU/rubber with heel airbag.

  • Recessed Endura¿ T.P.R. toe caps and ollie protection panels.

    Performance by DuFFS

    (760) 599-6995

    Team: Dave Duren, Chris Lambert, Danny Montoya, and Alphonzo Rawls.

    Founded: 1998

    This issue’s Product Review shows a few of the carryover models for Spring 2000. In addition to these, look for Alphonzo Rawls’ new signature model at the Action Sports Retailer show in September. Some Performance features include:

  • P.A.S. System ¿ (Performance Anti-shock System) increases shock absorption and helps prevent heel and knee injuries caused by high impacts.

  • Strobel construction, which increases board feel, stops the separation of materials and is lighter and more flexible.

  • Phylon midsole, which is lightweight, 30-percent stronger than EVA, and will not break down after extensive wear.

  • Pre-molded heel counter provides stability.

    PTS

    (310) 325-2255

    Pro Team: Fabio Frugis, Eric Ricks, and Chuck Wampler.

    Am Team: Frank Atwater, Charles Chaves, Howard Kawano, Mike Maynard, Martin Morris, Mark Partain, Mike Perko, Gus Song, Tim Wells, and Cooper Wilt.

    Founded: 1996

    The Fall ’99 line of PTS skate shoes includes features such as:

  • T.P.R. nose.

  • PTS O2 system.

  • Double-cushion back.

  • Mesh and reflective accents.

    Puma

    1-800-662-PUMA

    Team: Dylan Gardner, Guy Hartley, Kien Lieu, Larry Moore, Ryan Pozzebon, Richard Paez, and Gino Perez.

    Founded: 1948

    First skate shoe: 1995

    Puma’s Spring 2000 line offers three skate shoes, including the Kien Lieu signature model. Some technical features are:

  • I CELL system in the heel and forefoot for additional cushioning with minimal weight gain.

  • CMEVA midsole for cushioning with durability.

  • Textured rubber outsole with flex/traction lines in the forefoot.

  • T.P.R. molded toe and premolded heel counter.

    Reef Brazil

    (619) 514-3600

    Pro Team: Robert Peewee Agliam, Jaya Bonderov, Diego Bucchieri, Pat Channita, Sandro Diaz, Adil Dyani, Joe Fernandez, Buster Halterman, Jodi McDonald, Matt Moffett, and Gianni Zattoni.

    Am Team: Kyle Berard, Cole Blythe, Rob Collinson, Dan Ehara, Peter Gallager, Rod James, Clay King, Shawn Knight, Nathan Kostechko, Dustin Macdonald, Chris McNaed, Al Partanen, Aaron Perko, Joe Pino, Andy Saysourivong, Ross Sempek, Chad Shetler, Mark Thompson, and Jason Tracy.

    Founded: 1985

    First skate shoe: 1997

    The Spring 2000 line includes seven skate shoes. Some of the technical features are:

  • A.R.C. (Air Rebound Chamber), a polyurethane midsole with a visible airbag for shock dampening and rebound.

  • Injection-molded polyurethane sockliner with molded arch bumps.

  • Outsole: High-traction tread design with full-length EVA midsoles and anatomical flex zones for increased comfort.

  • Pre-molded internal heel stabilizer.

    S-One

    (949) 646-4137

    Pro Team: Quim Cardona, Paulo Diaz, Dan Drehobl, Lavar McBride, Peter Smolik, and Karl Watson.

    Am Team: Brian Emmers, Daniel Haney, Will Harmon, Todd Jordan, and Aaron Snyder.

    Founded: 1996

    S-One offers four new signature insoles: Smolik Aire¿ Heel insole, Cardona Dubla¿ Heel insole, Watson Dubla¿ Heel insole, and Drehobl Dubla¿ Heel insole. Some of the key technical features for S-One include:

  • Superior shock absorption, comfort, and anatomical arch supports.

  • Aire¿ heel pad imbedded in heel provides long-lasting shock absorption.

  • Molded with lightweight CSR¿ shock-absorbing compound.

  • Machine washable.

    Vans

    1-800-VANS-800

    Pro Team: Jason Adams, Salman Agah, Ray Barbee, Scott Bourne, Tom Boyle, Cara-Beth Burnside, Steve Caballero, John Cardiel, Chet Childress, Eric Dressen, Max Dufour, Ethan Fowler, Mike Frazier, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Phil Hajal, Aaron Harrison, Omar Hassan, Neil Heddings, Neal Hendrix, Peter Hewitt, Ben Liversedge, Chris Livingston, Crazy Eddie Nemeth, J.R. Neves, Jen O’Brien, Alan Petersen, Pigpen, Skip Pronier, Geoff Rowley, Willy Santos, Max Schaaf, Wade Speyer, Julien Stranger, Tony Trujillo, Karma Tsocheff, Dorian Tucker, Tim Upson, Chad Vogt, and Giorgio Zattoni.

    Am Team: Caswell Berry, Devon Brenkovich, Pete “the Ox” Colpitts, Antonius “Toad” Dintcho, Frank Gerwer, Billy Lane, Jeff Lenoce, Alex Moul, Jake Palu, Jamie Reyes, Brian Seber, Kristian Svitak, Chris Swanson, Jackson Taylor, Jessie Van Roechoudt, and Van Wastell.

    Founded: 1966

    Vans will premiere eight new shoes for the Spring 2000 line, available at the Actions Sports Retailer show in September. Some features include:

  • Impulse technology outsoles: compression-molded EVA with polyurethane cones in the heel for shock absorption.

  • Hi 5000 (a polyurethane-injected leather that lasts twenty times longer than regular leather) toe caps.

  • Nymo high-abrasion thread in ollie areas.

  • Impulse technology insoles: EVA and stiff polyurethane create a cradle effect for stability and motion control.

    Vision

    Select Distribution: (949) 722-8556

    Pro Team: Ben Butler, Rich Cooley, Pierre Luc Gagnon, and Nate Sherwood.

    Am Team: Nate Bozung, Steve Castro, Kevin Majewski, Deon Marshall, Shannon McFadden, Peter Mewvis, Dave Schwier, Jamie Smith, and Ty Zelasko.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of 4 skate shoes. Some of the technical features include:

  • Anti heel-shock sock liners.

  • TPR toe-bumper protection, ollie patches, and lace loops.

  • Gum-rubber outsoles.Dufour, Ethan Fowler, Mike Frazier, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Phil Hajal, Aaron Harrison, Omar Hassan, Neil Heddings, Neal Hendrix, Peter Hewitt, Ben Liversedge, Chris Livingston, Crazy Eddie Nemeth, J.R. Neves, Jen O’Brien, Alan Petersen, Pigpen, Skip Pronier, Geoff Rowley, Willy Santos, Max Schaaf, Wade Speyer, Julien Stranger, Tony Trujillo, Karma Tsocheff, Dorian Tucker, Tim Upson, Chad Vogt, and Giorgio Zattoni.

    Am Team: Caswell Berry, Devon Brenkovich, Pete “the Ox” Colpitts, Antonius “Toad” Dintcho, Frank Gerwer, Billy Lane, Jeff Lenoce, Alex Moul, Jake Palu, Jamie Reyes, Brian Seber, Kristian Svitak, Chris Swanson, Jackson Taylor, Jessie Van Roechoudt, and Van Wastell.

    Founded: 1966

    Vans will premiere eight new shoes for the Spring 2000 line, available at the Actions Sports Retailer show in September. Some features include:

  • Impulse technology outsoles: compression-molded EVA with polyurethane cones in the heel for shock absorption.

  • Hi 5000 (a polyurethane-injected leather that lasts twenty times longer than regular leather) toe caps.

  • Nymo high-abrasion thread in ollie areas.

  • Impulse technology insoles: EVA and stiff polyurethane create a cradle effect for stability and motion control.

    Vision

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    Pro Team: Ben Butler, Rich Cooley, Pierre Luc Gagnon, and Nate Sherwood.

    Am Team: Nate Bozung, Steve Castro, Kevin Majewski, Deon Marshall, Shannon McFadden, Peter Mewvis, Dave Schwier, Jamie Smith, and Ty Zelasko.

    Founded: 1986

    The Spring 2000 line consists of 4 skate shoes. Some of the technical features include:

  • Anti heel-shock sock liners.

  • TPR toe-bumper protection, ollie patches, and lace loops.

  • Gum-rubber outsoles.