The Uncommon Thread.

STANCEIf you have feet you’re gonna need socks, if you’re looking for socks you’re gonna need Stance.

We just received our latest drop from the guys over at Stance including The Reserve collection exclusive to us.

Have a look below and click on the images to see them in our online store.

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adidas Originals | Palace Skateboards

Welcoming Palace Skateboards into the adidas Originals family.

Palace Skateboarding x adidas Originals gear available instore and online from Saturday.



adidas Skateboarding has been proud to introduce NA-KEL SMITH, MILES SILVAS and TYSHAWN JONES to the Global  team this September.

During the summer these three new Ams have been traveling with the Global Team and racking up footage from all over Europe and the US.

Today adidas Skateboarding presents NEW STRIPES to officially welcome them to the team.

Check out their first official adidas Skateboarding edit now on




Familia Skateboards have just released their new ’10 year’ anniversary board series, done by highly acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen. This is a truly unique series and collaboration, each graphic is now available in limited quantity from Baseline Skate Shop.

Roger Ballen Series

Roger Ballen’s recent ‘Asylum of the Birds’

Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski PR QS “Tie Dye” Pack


The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Tie-Dye” Pack takes the psychedelic print and drenches it on top of the low-top signature skater. The lead element is a bright teal makeup with dark contrast, finished with a pure white Swoosh and sole. Completing the set is a dark purple rendition with lighter accents and a black Swoosh.

Click on the images below to check them out on our online store



Take a look at this!
Some of our friends have just launched a new bi monthly magazine featuring a more in depth look into the minds of individual thinkers and creatives, a platform for the multiple talents and individuality of young and old across the cultural fabric of our diverse society.
Follow them on their Facebook Page.

The magazine is FREE and you can find them at selected outlets like Baseline or even check it out online below but I highly recommend getting a copy for that coffee table.

adidas // HEMP

We all like hemp products, they’re good for the environment and are a renewable resource, I myself use hemp products daily.
adidas has just dropped 3 new hemp styles for you feet and I got to say, they are getting me high… with excitement.

Click on the images to see them on our online store



HUF // Dylan

HUF presents its very first piece of signature footwear for Dylan Rieder: the aptly named Dylan. Offering a distinct design-oriented aesthetic and developed in close collaboration with the skater, Rieder’s eponymous HUF signature boasts a unique low-profile rubber cup sole as cutaway sidewalls offer enhanced flexibility in conjunction with the stability of the reinforced midsole. Designed with comfort, support and breathability in mind, the silhouette couples an interior mesh sock liner with a padded collar, airflow channels along the custom PU insoles, and a perforated toecap. Completing the look is understated branding in the form of debossed logos at both the heel and tongue.

The Dylan is now available in store and online.


The annual Baseline ‘Battle of the Benches’ took a bit of a different spin this year with a World Cup theme. With adidas’ launch of their Skate Copa range, Baseline decided to host their own football fever event… Here’s the Battle of the Benches 2014 presented by Baseline Skate Shop and adidas.

Check out our previous post and then come back and enjoy the edit below!


Vice recently did an “Epicly Later’d” on Keith Hufnagel in three parts and here they are…

Part one of the series is a look back at Keith’s formative days in early 90s New York City. Before HUF, and before everyone and their grandma had a pair of weed socks, he was just a kid, busting his ass to get sponsored

In part two of Keith Hufnagel’s Epicly Later’d, Keith brings his East Coast style to the West. His combination of technical style and a unique ability to ollie big shit leads to a pro spot on Real Skateboards and eventually earns Keith a place on the DC Super Tour, where he sets out to conquer Europe.

In the finale of Keith Hufnagel’s Epicly Later’d episode, Keith juggles the responsibilities of pro skating and starting HUF—the brand that began as a backup plan, but took on a life of its own. He also looks back on some of the people who helped him most over the course of his career, and begins to do the same for the next generation of skaters.

adidas’s Fairfax Contest.

adidas is giving away a Benny Fairfax Skate Copa shirt to one lucky customer who spends R500 or more on adidas gear at Baseline.

Battle of the Benches 2014 – Match Rules.

The world Cup may have started yesterday but the real game starts tomorrow with adidas and Baseline’s Battle of the Benches.

1PM Kick-off at Civic Centre – City of Cape Town

Match rules below…

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Battle of the Benches 2014.

It’s that time of year and our benches are ready, it’s game on!

This year adidas and Baseline will host Battle of the Benches a little differently compared to the last two years, same concept but we’re pushing a World Cup vibe with England vs. Brazil themed benches.

The teams will be picked this week with all skaters from our local streets.                     (Not the DGK and Palace international teams in anyway)

Check out the flyer below and join us on Saturday, dress up in our favourite team’s colours and you could win some awesome prizes from adidas.

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Today’s Forecast: High Chance of Trucks.

With what seemed like the longest drought in years, it looks like it’s finally over and the trucks have come, bringing in another prosperous skate season.

We’ve just received a massive shipment of Independent trucks in 139, 149, 159 and 169 also Venture trucks in 129 and 139.

Check out our selection over here!




Plankie Skateboards and Dope Industries collaboration video “CANNABEANS” will be premiering on Friday the 23rd of May 2014 at the German Club in Hope Street, Cape Town at 7pm

It features Craig Leak, Dylan Vaughan, Jansen van Staden, Joubert van Staden, JP du Preez, Charl “Skippy” Steyn, Alan Marola, Jimmy Wong, Seamus Casserley, Will Twala, Gary McNaughton and Kanya Spani

Nike SB Koston Sale!

We’ve got a pretty big selection of Nike SB Koston shoes on sale!

Click the picture below to see them on our online store!




Baseline is the first skate shop in South Africa to stock the slimmed down 837 and the skinny 827 Dickies trousers .

At R380 and R320 these are priced well for skateboarders.

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Skullcandy: Eric Koston Signature Series.

Untitled-1 Since turning pro in 1992, renowned funny guy Eric Koston’s impact on street skating is un-matched. Koston co-founded skateboarding’s leading contest site, the Berrics, with fellow Skullcandy athlete Steve Berra. Eric also founded Fourstar, one of the top clothing brands in the industry. Along with leading the trend in apparel, Eric’s passion for shoe design has manifested into instant classics with Es, Lakai, and most recently Nike. In skateboarding, Koston has brought home his fair share of X Games golds, Tampa Pro Title and was named Transworld’s top 5 Most Influential Skaters of All Time.

Baseline will be stocking this range exclusively in South Africa.

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We recently had a little competition that coincided with our sale where we asked you guys to use the CENSORED stickers we made in an Instagram using #BaselineSkateShop… These are the only people that entered.

The pic with the most “Likes” on the 30th of April wins the prize of a R1000 store voucher.

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