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Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:22:33 AM »
dope video of EE discussing his thought process designing shoes & talks about some of his early emerica models. good work RL!


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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 09:50:56 AM »
Just saw this on my way to work on my phone. That Ellington 3 shoe looked like the Accel with the strap. Good stuff RL. Wish Supra would do the trendy thing and make a Ellington 1 lite version.


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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 10:15:10 AM »
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 12:49:51 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 12:55:57 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 01:08:18 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.
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Rowley or AVE or Trujillo
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 02:07:29 PM »
Those EE 1s are one of the worst skate shoes I have ever tried to skate. Pure garbage.
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 02:13:11 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.
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Rowley or AVE or Trujillo

Thats not necessary. All those guys' shoes look exactly like other Vans models.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 05:09:30 PM »
Those EE 1s are one of the worst skate shoes I have ever tried to skate. Pure garbage.
I felt the same way.  I thought they looked good, but skating in them was terrible.  In that video, Erik is like, "the EE2 was basically a puffier version of the EE1, with less boardfeel".  That sounds unimaginable.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 06:31:02 PM »
Just saw this on my way to work on my phone. That Ellington 3 shoe looked like the Accel with the strap. Good stuff RL. Wish Supra would do the trendy thing and make a Ellington 1 lite version.



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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 06:44:51 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.

Just watch Eric's Footnotes video on the Berrics, pretty similar stuff.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 07:16:21 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.
yes, or
Rowley or AVE or Trujillo

Thats not necessary. All those guys' shoes look exactly like other Vans models.

not true in rowley's case >:(

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 08:00:10 PM »
it'd be sick if they did one with skaters who've had a lota sick pro shoes like koston, mj, muska
I think a koston one would be so good.
yes, or
Rowley or AVE or Trujillo

Thats not necessary. All those guys' shoes look exactly like other Vans models.

not true in rowley's case >:(


A Rowley one would be decent.

I'd also like to hear the story about TNT's weird yellow puffy high tops which were supposedly based on some flea market shoes he bought and skated during one of those Antihero summer tours. I want to know if that story was true.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 08:06:19 PM »
It would be good to hear that story.  And definitely yes to a Muska one.  I know he does a lot of commercials for his Supra models but it would be cool to hear about his Circa models and give him a good amount of time to talk about his influences/ideas.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 12:57:08 AM »
it would be sick to even look at shoes that have influenced other models like the half cab, SLB 23s and now the janoski's... Ripped Laces rules!!!
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 01:52:33 AM »
JT episode too!
loved it when he was still vegan, so many shoe options

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 08:15:07 AM »
You guys, thanks so much for the kind words.

As most of you know, this is such a limited series due to our budget and whatnot but we're pursuing new episodes more and more all the time. Convincing pro's to do it in the past was the biggest challenge but I think this Ellington episode will change a lot of their minds now. That just goes to show how much influence the dude has. He's incredibly humble and was awesome to work with. Here's some behind the scenes footage of that day. The description was exactly how the story went. So crazy...
Hope you guys are as psyched on it as I am:

There's 1 more pro that's scheduled to come out after this Ellington series and after that we're working towards producing more episodes. If any California SLAP PALS have a place for myself and our filmer to crash at, we're down to come out just to make more episodes happen. We'll let you see it before it even drops. ;)

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2014, 09:23:23 AM »
Those EE 1s are one of the worst skate shoes I have ever tried to skate. Pure garbage.
I felt the same way.  I thought they looked good, but skating in them was terrible.  In that video, Erik is like, "the EE2 was basically a puffier version of the EE1, with less boardfeel".  That sounds unimaginable.

I tried so much to loosen those fuckers up. Washed them 2/3 times. Wore them for a year. Tried to skate in them 2/3 times and ended up just binning them because they fucking sucked.

This was probably before I skated other non-skater owned brands. Some of the shit sole-tech was knocking out in this era was awful and probably a reason why Nike/Adidas got such a foothold.
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 12:15:20 PM »
What's up with his Supra shoe? It's been out for a while and looks solid and like something I would like to skate, but I've never seen it in the wild.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 02:09:33 PM »
What's up with his Supra shoe? It's been out for a while and looks solid and like something I would like to skate, but I've never seen it in the wild.

Look at the tread on them.
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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2014, 02:30:49 PM »
That was rad. Takes me back to when I was a kid. I was so stoked on skate shoes. I loved looking through the CCS catalogs.

On the topic of Geoff Rowley, did anyone ever have these -

I don't think they stayed around too long. Don't think they ever got popular....I loved them, but I wouldn't wear them now haha.

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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2014, 02:47:35 PM »
What's up with his Supra shoe? It's been out for a while and looks solid and like something I would like to skate, but I've never seen it in the wild.

Look at the tread on them.
I've seen worse.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 03:10:44 PM »
That was rad. Takes me back to when I was a kid. I was so stoked on skate shoes. I loved looking through the CCS catalogs.

On the topic of Geoff Rowley, did anyone ever have these -

I don't think they stayed around too long. Don't think they ever got popular....I loved them, but I wouldn't wear them now haha.


I remember trying these on and the sole felt very heavy and thick but somehow they didn't feel padded either like XLTs. Kind of like the first Cardiel shoes.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2014, 03:17:58 PM »
What's up with his Supra shoe? It's been out for a while and looks solid and like something I would like to skate, but I've never seen it in the wild.

Look at the tread on them.
I've seen worse.

Ive seen some people skating them they got some really good colorways out now. A lot of the Supra guys skate them too so I'd imagine they're solid. Supras do kind of have shallow tread that might bald a little faster but its not a dealbreaker

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2014, 04:11:54 PM »
I got to skate a pair before they dropped.They felt amazing and skated great.Ive seen one other person who had them.I would buy em again in a heartbeat

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2014, 06:16:28 PM »
That was rad. Takes me back to when I was a kid. I was so stoked on skate shoes. I loved looking through the CCS catalogs.

On the topic of Geoff Rowley, did anyone ever have these -

I don't think they stayed around too long. Don't think they ever got popular....I loved them, but I wouldn't wear them now haha.

loved them! they were a like a bulletproof (vegan) halfcab with a cupsole; really, what else could you want? i had them in the brown/ grey colourway. definitely didn't get enough love during their time...

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2014, 10:08:58 PM »
Just saw this on my way to work on my phone. That Ellington 3 shoe looked like the Accel with the strap. Good stuff RL. Wish Supra would do the trendy thing and make a Ellington 1 lite version.




I had those, they were the worst.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2014, 12:59:14 AM »
the emerica ellington 3s would have been perfect for me. i loved accels but i was always more of a fan of emerica. it's a shame they never just made it anyways.

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Re: Ripped Laces: Then & Now w/ Erik Ellington
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2014, 02:45:46 PM »
i like this series, id just tone the instrumental in the background down a little bit on the next one.


360 frip, you didnt like the emerica 1st ellington shoe? what kind of shoe were you skating back then that you did like?