From slick decks and neon kicks, to 100% recyclable backpacks and throw-back shades, The Skate Rep Tradeshow, held at TransWorld Media headquarters Wednesday, gave a sneak peak into next season’s impressive styles set to drop on the skate market. Top brands including Nike SB, The Hundreds, Etnies, Emerica, SUPRA, and adidas, brought out the goods and swapped brand knowledge over beers and Bull Taco. In true industry spirit, the TransWorld skate park was put to good use.
We scoped the show, held right in our Carlsbad, California backyard, stopping by a few booths for a rundown on what's new and exciting in the world of skate. With so many sick products vying for our attention, we chose to focus on a few that made an especially strong impression; ranging from Osiris' color changing NYC '83 hyper color high-top shoes to House Of Marley speaker systems, take a look at what made us double-take: