Thursday, May 22, 2014

Deck of the Week : Real Hanging Klansman

Company : Real 
Skater : Jim Thiebaud
Width : 8.25 
Construction : This popsicle version of the classic Hanging Klansman reissue is another limited run of 300 boards that sends a portion of the decks proceed to the Johnny Kicks Cancer Foundation which is dedicated to helping kids with Leukemia. This came out first in a retro pool shape a few months ago as part of the 20 year anniversary celebrating Jim's relationship with the Real brand. Incorporating social messaging into graphics was a huge part of the industry and skate culture when this was first issued and the stoke that this board gives me wishes that trend made a reemergence. Everyone who wished they could have gotten one of the originals that the dudes at deluxe were nice enough to send us will be happy to know that we have a couple of these and none of them are spoken for so come grab these up and own a piece of skate history. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Shoe of the Week: Huf Choice Black Elephant

Company : HUF
Skater : Team Shoe (lets call it Austyn's)
Weight : 14oz. 
Construction : This low top suede upper combined with the vulcanized sole make this shoe from Huf their best looking model and when you combine all of that with the padded insole and breathable mesh liner it also becomes one of the most skateable shoes we offer at The Shack . The vulc sole and soft suede upper give this shoe the board feel that vulc customers can't live without but the padded insole give it enough support to still satisfy the cupsole customer. Huf is a company that has grown so fast the last few years and so often companies that experience such sudden growth have trouble with product quality and consistency. Shoes like the choice, the new Galaxy, Sutter, Ramondeta, and Pepper Pro all shoe that Huf has done a fantastic job of avoiding those common pitfalls. All of the shoes always seem to be on the forefront of trends and have durability and comfort that is second to none. Bottom line, they are more than just weed socks. Do yourself a favor and come try on a pair but first watch the Huf squad destroy some pretty familiar looking spots in this Huf in New York video part.