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« on: February 03, 2012, 11:08:27 PM »


  Vox, DVS, C1rca and Osiris seam like the most likely brands to go out of business...

  But what about Fallen, Habitat or Lakai, are they safe in this current business climate ? I hope so...

 
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 11:18:43 PM »



  Vox, DVS, C1rca and Osiris seam like the most likely brands to go out of business...

  But what about Fallen, Habitat or Lakai, are they safe in this current business climate ? I hope so...

 
if any vox.....osiris is killing it with thier bronx  shoe in zooms zooms and pack fudge and cc ass but why would you make this thread?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 12:18:18 AM »



  Vox, DVS, C1rca and Osiris seam like the most likely brands to go out of business...

  But what about Fallen, Habitat or Lakai, are they safe in this current business climate ? I hope so...

 
if any vox.....osiris is killing it with thier bronx  shoe in zooms zooms and pack fudge and cc ass but why would you make this thread?

He's just a Negative Nancy. A real Debbie Downer, if you will
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 12:30:10 AM »

 Should this thread be axed? No one should be negative at SLAP  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 12:33:51 AM »



  Vox, DVS, C1rca and Osiris seam like the most likely brands to go out of business...

  But what about Fallen, Habitat or Lakai, are they safe in this current business climate ? I hope so...

 

if any vox.....osiris is killing it with thier bronx  shoe in zooms zooms and pack fudge and cc ass but why would you make this thread?


He's just a Negative Nancy. A real Debbie Downer, if you will


No not at all, i was watching this and it made me think.

http://hellaclips.com/videos/view/15103

I love most of these brands, i don't wanna see any of them go, but it seams as though some other brands apart from just eS will fold and wondered what others thought, that's all...

More realistic as opposed to negative but thanks for the nancy part, which i really liked!
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 12:49:18 AM »

I dont think DVS, they have moto and surf shit. They just downsized their skate team. Let go of Zered (dont know why) and others.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 01:10:19 AM »

I dont think DVS, they have moto and surf shit. They just downsized their skate team. Let go of Zered (dont know why) and others.

 Does anyone wear Habitat's? They are always on sale at least 50% off at my local skate shop, selling for $50 compared to about $120-130 for say a pair of Lakai's, which is super cheap for australian prices. Not just a few models, like most of their range is always on sale which i thought was weird...
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 05:24:24 PM »

Should this thread be axed? No one should be negative at SLAP  Roll Eyes



i wanna agree with this but at the same time we all know that's hardly ever the case
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2012, 05:35:41 PM »

Kinda surprised vox has made it this far.
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2012, 07:31:41 PM »

Osiris doesn't just sponsor skaters:

http://www.osirisshoes.com/team/

I was playing this racing game (DiRT 3) at a friends place one time, and i noticed one of the cars had the osiris logo on it.  Do they sponsor racers now too?  That would explain all the goofy looking high tops they make now (although I can't imagine them being particularly good racing shoes)
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2012, 08:14:53 PM »

Although I wldnt want them to slip under, I have NEVER in all the years I've skated seen not one person with circas on their feet...skater or not
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2012, 08:18:57 PM »

Wish globe riders were on something else rather than globe.

But we all know why they are still around.
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2012, 08:34:22 PM »

i figure vox would be the first.  but to be fair, how could a company like that ever make a shoe that is of the build quality of the bigger box brands?  i had a pair of troopers when they first came out and before i was a blazer hi junkie and they were the worst fucking shoes i've ever had EVER. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2012, 09:40:22 PM »

I hope Vox doesn't struggle. I've had 3 pairs of the troopers and a pair of the Drehobls. All good shoes and easy on the wallet.

Maybe Habitat. I just don't see them appealing to many people. What about Axion and Dekline?
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2012, 09:58:02 PM »

I hope Vox doesn't struggle. I've had 3 pairs of the troopers and a pair of the Drehobls. All good shoes and easy on the wallet.

Maybe Habitat. I just don't see them appealing to many people. What about Axion and Dekline?

Habitat is probably doing ok, since i have actually seen them on people's feet. Don't know what's up with Dekline. Seen one person skate them and it was mike york and that one orange and black colorway he had. After that i never seen dekline ever again.

I;m gonna get manny axion shoe once it drops, but other than that. Don't see them anywhere also.

I'm sure in other parts of the usa/globe. Axion & dekline is doing fairly well
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2012, 10:07:10 PM »

those osiris bronx are like air force ones for the lame biker/skater mall kids.
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2012, 11:21:24 PM »

those osiris bronx are like air force ones for the lame biker/skater mall kids.

Oh well, it's not that different from vans or DC.  They've all branched out to other sports.  I just never knew about osiris till I played that game haha
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012, 12:41:53 AM »

Although I wldnt want them to slip under, I have NEVER in all the years I've skated seen not one person with circas on their feet...skater or not

That's funny, where I am they are really popular
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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012, 02:58:16 AM »

Wish globe riders were on something else rather than globe.

But we all know why they are still around.


Yeah its like it's some sort of cruel joke that other, much cooler brands are possibly on the chopping block and a company like Globe, which I personally hate, you know isnt going anywhere because they have so much money backing them...

Globe is a brand I never see anyone wearing, especially skaters...
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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2012, 12:40:38 PM »

Wish globe riders were on something else rather than globe.

But we all know why they are still around.


Yeah its like it's some sort of cruel joke that other, much cooler brands are possibly on the chopping block and a company like Globe, which I personally hate, you know isnt going anywhere because they have so much money backing them...

Globe is a brand I never see anyone wearing, especially skaters...

forreal i havent seen anybody where globe's ina minute but ive seen them at shops on occasion. some of the pro model's i be seein in adds n shit look aiiight but i havent seen any decent-looking ones in person
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2012, 02:51:46 PM »

in one day at the park I saw a kid skating globes, a kid skating etnies callicuts, and a kid skating osiris bronx hi tops. It was like I was in bizarro world.
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2012, 02:58:45 PM »

in one day at the park I saw a kid skating globes, a kid skating etnies callicuts, and a kid skating osiris bronx hi tops. It was like I was in bizarro world.


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« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2012, 03:36:59 PM »

Clearly those who doubt Globe's popularity have never heard of Aus/NZ.

THEY. ARE. EVERYWHERE.
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« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2012, 03:46:28 PM »

I had Appleyard's shoe "Vagrant". The Soles fell off pretty quick if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2012, 04:39:58 PM »

Although I wldnt want them to slip under, I have NEVER in all the years I've skated seen not one person with circas on their feet...skater or not

That's funny, where I am they are really popular

They're fairly popular around here. I think that's because one of the local shops only sells two different brands of shoes. Circa and Duffs.
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« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2012, 04:45:43 PM »

how is Gravis in the states? Not really seen much where I am in the UK
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2012, 04:53:40 PM »

Holy shit Duffs is still in business! How? Shocked
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2012, 05:03:18 PM »

duffs has to stay in business for sweet lou to have a shoe sponsor. i've only seen them sold in department stores (along with airwalk), and never on anyone's feet. in an interview louie said they're actually pretty good with paying him, like in advance when he goes overseas.

gravis is pretty popular in australia. globe is, but not with skateboarders. used to be.

i'd say all the shoe brands will struggle, with everyone wearing either nike, adidas or cons. i'm guilty of buying nikes again this year but i've bought plenty of es and emerica over the past few years.
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2012, 05:07:34 PM »

Louie would be so much better on something legit.
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« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2012, 08:57:00 PM »

Am I the only one who doesn't seem the appeal of Cons...like, AT ALL. I pretty much dislike every single one of their designs. I can't be the only one...right?
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