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Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:25:46 AM »
I don't know if it's just my issue but I have a hard time tracking down concrete info on adidas history. Stumbling across the adidas Torrent skate shoe on instagram sent me on a quest to find the more obscure models of adidas skateboarding footwear.

There is a lot of contradictory information on when adidas ventured into skateboarding and what their first skate specific shoe was. In 2016 they did a special Skin Phillips retro of "The Skate" model from 1978. I cannot find too much information on this model.

The Skate - 1978



Superskate - 1989



This one re-issued in 2004.

Norton - Late 90's???



Torrent - 2000???



I cannot find the Lance Mountain I. I did find an ad that I remember from my childhood of him wallriding at his house advertising the LMII.

Lance Mountain II - 2000?



Mark Gonzales II - 2000



Here is the particularly hideous LMIII that reminds me a bit of Kobe's adidas model.



I'm sure there are a ton more.

« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 11:27:52 AM by cricketclub »
Handsome debonair fella, Got the Mellow Yellow bezel, Black rims on the Phantom same color Dr. Pepper.


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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 11:30:46 AM »
Good god. Then they realized people just wanted to skate tougher versions of their classics.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 11:31:30 AM »
Jesus, that last shoe is insane! Gonz had these climacool's in like 2005


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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 11:43:18 AM »
Jesus, that last shoe is insane! Gonz had these climacool's in like 2005



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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 11:50:17 AM »
These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey
Handsome debonair fella, Got the Mellow Yellow bezel, Black rims on the Phantom same color Dr. Pepper.


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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2019, 11:51:38 AM »
This just reminded me that I d find a modernized version of the norton cool
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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 12:03:50 PM »
Holy shit. The Nike Choad got clowned way more than these shits, forgot how bad they were

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 12:41:02 PM »
These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey

In gonz Sunday questions on insta, he said they’re releasing another colorway soon

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2019, 01:02:30 PM »
The Gonz II that is pictured was a good shoe, lasted forever. Had to toss mine due to the stink. Ugly but very comfortable.


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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 01:06:29 PM »
I remember one where the 3 stripes continued across the sole. Maybe it was the Torrent although I don’t remember the toe like that.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 02:46:50 PM »
Did they actually make a shoe with wood in the sole or did they talk Mark out of that one? I remember hearing/reading something about him wanting a thin ply in the sole for it to connect with the plies in the board or something.

Or did I just make this up?

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 03:25:34 PM »
At the time I wanted those lm3's real bad

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
The Firm video Can't Stop1 is great for old adidas, Jani, Lance, Beach, maybe more? It's been awhile, 15 years or so.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2019, 07:14:17 PM »
Those gonz 2 in all white leather would be a hit with the chunky dad shoe shenanigans going on in the sneaker world..

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 07:21:56 PM »
Norton’s were so sick. They had them at footlocker.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 08:50:04 PM »
Eastbay catalog adidas “casual” page 1999

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2019, 10:28:39 PM »
What about those ones where the stripes were rubber and placed toward the toes?

Those skin Phillips skate ones are, and I seldom say this, ill
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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2019, 11:00:26 PM »
The Firm video Can't Stop1 is great for old adidas, Jani, Lance, Beach, maybe more? It's been awhile, 15 years or so.
Haha yeah, I remember Jani skating adidas shoes while he was on savier😂
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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2019, 01:16:57 AM »
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These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey
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In gonz Sunday questions on insta, he said they’re releasing another colorway soon

These were crazy limited i think. I saw them announced for the next day on the official adidas webshop and got really excited, the next day in the morning i check and everything was already gone. Guess you need some buybot to get them at retail price. I have no doubt that the new colorway will also be very limited.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2019, 02:47:08 AM »
The Torrents were rad, I had a white pair that were really comfy and pasted forever

Shiloh Greathouse rocked a pair on the cover of the Deca vid 2nd to None, I think Luis Cruz had a grey pair

I think they were base from a tennis shoe

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2019, 03:48:02 AM »
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These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey
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In gonz Sunday questions on insta, he said they’re releasing another colorway soon
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These were specials for the anniversary of his performance at the german museum, as seen in the coconut records clip. i have them and like them very much  8)

I wish they would bring back the first Silas. Those were tight. Also high matchcourts, full white. I think adidas kind of blows it sometimes by not having a strong basic line that's always available, then again i'm no shoe salesman.
These were crazy limited i think. I saw them announced for the next day on the official adidas webshop and got really excited, the next day in the morning i check and everything was already gone. Guess you need some buybot to get them at retail price. I have no doubt that the new colorway will also be very limited.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2019, 05:06:57 AM »
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These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey
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In gonz Sunday questions on insta, he said they’re releasing another colorway soon
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These were specials for the anniversary of his performance at the german museum, as seen in the coconut records clip. i have them and like them very much  8)

I wish they would bring back the first Silas. Those were tight. Also high matchcourts, full white. I think adidas kind of blows it sometimes by not having a strong basic line that's always available, then again i'm no shoe salesman.
Adiease has been a staple on their lineup for ages.
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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2019, 06:55:37 AM »
Adiease has been a staple on their lineup for ages.

I just checked their catalog and you're right, they have a lot of steady going models. I guess what i meant to say was: i want the toecapped matchourts in the regular line up. It's a good shoe so it's a waste it's been wasted. On that note I miss the CK1's also.

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Re: Forgotten shoes in the history of adidas skateboarding
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2019, 09:16:53 AM »
These are only a little over a year old but how come they don't continue to release this model? It's fire.

https://stockx.com/adidas-aloha-super-mark-gonzales-white-black-grey

I really wanted that shoe. I stayed up to order as soon as the clocked ticked over; they were sold out instantly.

I honestly don't believe they did a mass run.