Whenever I look at shoes, I always see Stefan Janoski Nike skateboarding shoes. I have never heard of the guy and was just wondering if he is actually regarded highly in skateboarding circles or if he's just a lucky guy who somehow managed to get his own shoe.
Stefan is really good. He's skates switch better than practically anyone, and one of the best tre flips of all time:
He basically got lucky that the (in my opinion boring) shoe designed partially by him, partially by the professional Nike designers took off as a huge trend. Usually you get royalties on every pro shoe sold, but rumor has it Nike stopped paying him royalties on every individual pair and he just gets a big check instead. I hate the damn things. The design is so bland and uninspired.
I usually don't watch skate videos.
but found myself enjoying this
Gou is amazing. Recently he stopped using griptape and is now using fabric: