THE RETURN OF ÉS FOOTWEAR.

1653703_597512233651013_1614924131_n A longtime staple in the world of skateboarding, éS has played a big part in advancing skateboarding footwear and apparel since its inception in 1995. With a strong team consisting of international skaters such as Bob Burnquist, Rick McCrank, Arto Saari, Tom Penny, Eric Koston and Ronnie Creager, the team delivered some striking footage in the breakthrough years from VHS videos onto the web. While éS shoes went into hiatus in 2011, with its parent company Soletech focusing more on projects with Emerica and Etnies, the brand officially announced its return in 2014 with 3 styles in 3 colours and now they’re available exclusively at Baseline!

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SUPERBOWL SATURDAY!

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This past Saturday we saw a secret bowl, loads of Monster Energy drinks, beer for days, big airs, long grinds and some amazing tricks being pulled off in said bowl.

An event presented by Monster Energy and prizes by Volcom and Etnies had some of the best skaters taking the 30-40 minute drive to the secret location in the Cape Penisula.

Session and AV will de doing a full coverage in their next issues but we thought we’d pull some shots from Instagram #superbowlsa just in case you missed it.

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Converse CONS.

We just received our forth style from Converse CONS and this one is a classic black & white in the Kenny Anderson IIs.

Click on the images below and check them out on our online store.

Check out the edit Converse and Kenny Anderson did to celebrate the release of the KAII right at the bottom.

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Converse CONS – KA-II (Black/White)

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Converse CONS – KA-II (Camo)

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Converse CONS – KA-II (Black / Gum)


 

 

New RVCA Jackets in Store!

ADIDAS SKATE COPA.

Skate Copa is a skateboarding story told through a football lens, and is adidas Skateboarding’s tribute to the brand’s football heritage.

As we head towards the summer and the inevitable months of football, adidas Skateboarding presents to you the Skate Copa collaboration; a collection inspired by football and the genuine football fanatics within our team.

Six jerseys have been created to represent six members of our team, their country, deck sponsor and of course their passion for football.

Benny Fairfax with Palace for England, Lucas Puig with Cliché for France, Mark Gonzales with Krooked for the USA, Raul Navarro with Western Edition for Spain, Rodrigo TX with DGK for Brazil and Lem Villemin with Cliché for Germany.

Baseline will be receiving two of the six jerseys in a very limited run.

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ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING PRESENTS THE RODRIGO TX SKATE COPA JERSEY
“The inspiration is from the Brazilian football jerseys of the early 70s and the DGK logo with the hanging shoes was especially designed for this project by DGK. It’s pretty sick.” Rodrigo TX
Rodrigo’s jersey is made from a vintage plaited jersey fabric, which still functions today as it did then back in the 70’s.

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ADIDAS SKATEBOARDING PRESENTS THE BENNY FAIRFAX SKATE COPA JERSEY
“It’s a remake of the World Cup Jersey from 1966 when England won. The simple long-sleeved style is a classic and fits so well with the Palace logo. Why number 7? Well that’s for me to know!” Benny Fairfax
Benny’s Skate Copa Jersey has taken on the vintage England Jersey look and feel, even down to the plaited cotton jersey fabric.

 

CONS is Coming.

Converse introduced it’s skate collection back in 2009 and now it’s finally here in South Africa with 3 styles dropping this month.

We’ll let you all know when they arrive.

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CONS CTAS Pro (Camo)

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CONS KA-II (Black / Gum)

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CONS KA-II (Camo)

Converse Skate Ambassador Pontus Alv had the idea to make a little film about cruising around Paris with a jump ramp and a couple of plates, inspired by 1989 and the Converse CONS CTAS Pro Skate sneakers.

This era of skateboarding means so much as it was when street skating really broke though; it ripped out of California and spread around the world like wild fire. It created the foundation for what skateboarding is today.

This film is a celebration of that time. It inspired us. We hope it inspires you. Go build a jump ramp and explore.

 

 

THRASHER TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA

Believe it or not, the Thrasher Magazine tour squad starts arriving in South Africa today! Following the South Africa article in their mag last month, Jake Phelps assembled a heavy crew and they are back. Grant Taylor, Raven Tershy, Ronnie Sandoval, Jake Phelps himself and more. Local photographer Sam Clark is their tour guide so they’ve certainly got a good inside man on the spot hunt.

Instagram pics confirm some of the crew checking-in to flights bound for our shores:

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Follow these guys to see what they get up to when they touch down:

@downsouthinhell – Grant Taylor
@ronniesandoval_nfc – Ronnie Sandoval
@raventershy – Raven Tershy
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Quick reminder of how these guys shred:

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Connectivity by Tahiti Pehrson.

Untitled-1Tahiti Pehrson spent his early years without electricity growing up in a bohemian artist household in Northern California. Art was a mode of entertainment without television or music and long hours were spent in nature and drawing. Influenced by the burgeoning skateboarding and punk scene of the mid Nineteen-eighties and later engaging in the San Francisco street art and graffiti culture of the late Nineties. Traveling Europe and China in search of art enrichment and later attending the San Francisco Art Institute as a painting major, Pehrson left after a year and a half. A practice of stencil-making and street art evolved into a more and more detailed practice of paper cutting two and three-dimensional works.

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Nike SB – Project B.A.

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Nike SB’s and Brian Anderson’s Project B.A. is a runner-inspired silhouette designed specifically for skating. If you looked at the majority of the skate shoe market you’d be right to say Brian Anderson has come up with something completely out of left field. If anything the Project B.A. harks back to skate shoe designs of the late 90s early 2000s, there may even be a hint of inspiration from his pro model on the short-lived brand Savier.

You have to hand it to the SB team, they aren’t afraid of trying something different with their shoe designs. Look at the Janoski now one of the best selling shoes of all time but when it was first released people hadn’t really seen anything like it in the skate game. The same can be said of the Project B.A.

(Click on the images to check them out on our online store)

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New HUF Instore!

Instagram.

instagram-1024x649Instagram, either you love it or hate it. If love it and you want your feed to include more than photos of boring shit, follow Baseline’s friends and family.

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fragment design x Nike SB Koston One

This past fall, Nike SB teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design for a surprise collaboration centering around Eric Koston’s first Nike SB signature sneaker. In an unexpected twist, the shoe is revealed to have marked just volume 1 of the project, as a follow-up style is now landing in stores. This time around, fragment design utilizes a smooth leather upper for the Koston One, dressing the shoe in basic black and white colorways accented with hits of blue at the tongue and sockliner. (The version in white features a lighter shade of blue that covers the interior lining as well.). Check out detailed looks below, and find the kicks in stock now on our online store Black / White

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Nike SB Lunar Gato

NSB-nas-quadras-AD-final-4With the Soccer World Cup just around the corner, a new campaign from Nike SB entitled ”NAS 4UADRAS” (In Courts) honors the connection between the two sports played by millions of Brazilians: skateboarding and football. To celebrate these two sports, Nike SB adapted the Lunar Gato soccer shoe for skaters, joining technologies to meet the needs of both disciplines.
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Siff Tape

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Alessandro, straight out of  Stellenbosch has been making these custom sheets of grip to spice up your boring ass board… check out his Facebook page: Siff Tape.

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All sheets are R100 each.

Baseline goes on a xmas getaway.

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Last weekend we embarked on our annual Xmas party voyage. This year we were joined by our mates at Session and AV from the Office up the road – Bod, AD and Joubert. Adrian had a gig with Night Beats in town and Loucas is a tampon so unfortunately those two couldn’t make it.

The crew headed out when the shop closed at 3PM on Saturday afternoon. We decided to camp at Palmiet, right on the beach. Just down the road is a concrete mini ramp in the Kleinmond ghetto. Wizard staffs were already underway as everybody slayed the ramp.

Later we headed back to camp, made veggie burgers on the fire and things went full retard into the night. We had five wizards by the end of the night – Khulu, Bod, Yann, Pieter and Kanya.

The next day a few of the lads hit Palmiet beach to go surfing while most of the crew were trying to deal with their hangovers.

Finally, we headed around the bay to Hermanus where we took on The Blob!

Check out a few pics below and check out #baselinexmas on Instagram for more antics.

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Nike SB Chronicles Vol. 2 Premiere


Nike SB’s second in the Chronicles series premiered at the Labia Theatre on Friday the 6thDecember. The Blu-Ray discs arrived an hour before so things were a little antsy up until that point.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. The parts are ridiculously good, showcasing primarily the young bucks on the SB team. Unless you’ve been taking a dirt nap you’d know that Ishod is the Thrasher SOTY, and it’s clear that his closing part sealed the deal. There’s not much point in going into details, you should just watch it.

After the film everyone converged on the shop for pizza, beer, and more pizza and beer. Baseline also showcased the Chronicles 2 Dunk High Premium, which is currently in-store.

Cops came, drunks were made and hearts were broken.

Thanks to Nike SB for premiering the film through Baseline and thanks to all the usual suspects.
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HUF X THRASHER

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HUF just launched their new collaborated with Thrasher Magazine on a collection made for skaters by skaters in honor of the “Stoops Euro Tour.”

Baseline was lucky enough to get some of the collection, you can find it in store and online.

Stock is limited so don’t sleep!

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DC Presents: Nyjah Fade to Black

Check out Nyjah’s new part and come get his pro model DC Shoe in store or online.

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DC – Nyjah S Shoe (Black / Gum) – R750

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DC – Nyjah S (Grey) – R799

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DC – Nyjah S (Black / White) – R799

 

Nike SB Chronicles 2 – SA Premiere

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Nike SB South Africa and Baseline are hyped to announce that the SB Chronicles 2 premiere is going down at the Labia Theatre in Cape Town on Friday December 6.

The event is strictly invite only!

However, Baseline are giving away a few tickets. If you purchase any Nike SB shoes in-store between now and December 5th then you’ll be entered into the draw to be one of the lucky few who receives an invite.

Check out the trailers below:

We also have a special Chronicles 2 Dunk High arriving soon!

Keep up-to-date with SBChronicles.com for more details on the video.

#sausageparties

WeSC recently launched their new collection, a collaboration with WeActivist, Danijel ‘Jugga’ Stankovic. The collection is called Korvlover which means “sausage lover” after Danijel’s obsession with hot dogs.

To celebrate we had our own launch with sausages and everything!

Check out the pics from the night…

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