Shoe Company News November 1999

On the first night of the ASR Trade Expo, the much-anticipated Osirisvideo, The Storm, debuted at Spreckles Theater in San Diego. All three sold-out shows witnessed a visual bombardment of technical skating by the entire Osiris team: Chad Fernandez, Jerry Hsu, Dave Mayhew, Tyrone Olson, Kanten Russell, Mathias Ringstrom, Chad Knight, Josh Kasper, Peter Smolik, Dave Coyne, Scott Pazelt, Brandon Turner, Daxter Lussier, and Chris Dobstaff. The Storm definitely lived up to the hype created by the prolific Osiris’ PR machine.

The BK-sponsored Sole Technology basketball squad had to beat opponents Elwood, City Stars, DC Shoe Co., and ET Surf before earning the status of 1999 Girl/Chocolate Basketball Tournament champions. This is the second year that Girl and Chocolate sponsored the tournament, held in the courtyard at ASR. Sole team players Alex Espinoza, Keith Belyea, and Bud Mastropaolo played some close matches, but managed to win the final game against ET Surf twenty to eighteen.

Vansannounced plans to open its seventh skatepark in Westminister, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. The park, which will feature 45,000 square feet of indoor terrain and 10,000 square feet outdoors, is scheduled to open in Fall 2000.

Vans President of Retail Neal Lyons has been elected by the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) as a member of its board of directors. Lyons has been an active volunteer of Pier del Sol, a major fundraising event for the Special Olympics.

Airwalk has relocated its corporate headquarters from Pennsylvania to the greater Denver area. The move is scheduled for completion by mid December.