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Poler X Fallen: Sneak Peek at The “Rambler” Shoe


In an industry inundated with Limited Edition everything, it’s cool to see a brand like Fallen exercise some restraint and keep the collaborations to a minimum. This means that when they do release the occasional collaborative product, it’s that much more special. In this case, we have James Hardy’s pro model shoe, The Rambler, mashed up with his sponsor and camping culture enthusiasts Poler. Check the video for the credentials and check your shops for the product. Being released Fall 2012.

WAAR/We Are Runts First Look

15 March 2012, 22.43 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Project News, Uncategorized | Comments Off


No longer a part of the Comune camp, Michael Quinones is now involved with a pretty exciting new label called We Are Runts. I’ll let them do the explaining:

We Are Runts [or WAAR] is a creative lifestyle brand built with a product assortment of repurposed vintage military surplus and or short run/deadstock fabrics.  Each piece has been updated, reconstructed and adapted with a modern silhouette while keeping the color palette and utilitarian details of military garb, in addition to being manufactured domestically.  Essentially, it is a collection and identity of kids that grew up, but never stopped loving their youth and what has shaped their lives now as adults (well, sort of adults).
Conceived on the decision to rely on each other, not work for others, the idea of RUNTS and the history of the name really began a while back for us.  We’d constantly refer to each other and our larger group of close friends as ‘RUNTS’ in the industry.  We were always the little guys in the office as far as ownership, and were constantly looking out for each other.  That is the same mentality that we’ve tried to bring here; a group of friends working together and looking out for each other.”

For more information, stay updated at WeAreRunts.com

De Marchi Time Capsule: Wool & Pima Cotton Cycling Jersey Collection

27 February 2012, 23.27 | Posted in Culture, Cycling, Fashion & Footwear, Products, Uncategorized | Comments Off


demarchi-archives-collectionThe gents at De Marchi have recently re-released a series of traditional wool cycling jerseys inspired by historical designs located in the De Marchi archives. Shown above: Wilier Triestina Wool Polo Jersey and the Pima Cotton Pullover with rear water bottle pockets. Click here for more.

As Seen on TV: Mark Ward for éS

01 September 2011, 19.49 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Interviews, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Broadcast mate and collaborator Mark Ward recently held an exhibit in his hometown of London for the launch of his collection with éS. Stay tuned for an equally exciting project with Mr. Ward that we will be announcing shortly.

King Foam

03 August 2011, 06.53 | Posted in Fashion & Footwear, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

A while ago I posted about the Gamechangers footbeds (DIY orthotics) from Footprint Insole Technology. Since then, they sent me a pair of their new King Foam high impact absorbing insoles made specifically for low-profile and vulcanized skate shoes. You can check the video above for the science behind the things they call kings. I actually put mine in my running shoes… which I haven’t used for several weeks now. Anyways, nice up your sneakers with some of these, your heels will thank you.

GWAR For Altamont 2011

23 June 2011, 22.44 | Posted in Art & Design, Culture, Fashion & Footwear, Music, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

gwar-for-altamont_patrick-odellgwar-for-altamont_epicly-laterdWhat’s the raddest project I’ve worked on this year so far? Probably the GWAR For Altamont collaboration that we will be releasing this Fall. It comes on the heels of the Pushead for Altamont series we did, so needless to say… it’s been a gory season. Photographs by Patrick O’Dell, Epicly Later’d. I will share more info on this mayhem soon…

Paul Shier Remind Insoles Commercial

06 May 2011, 01.07 | Posted in Fashion & Footwear, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Spend a day in Paul Shier’s shoes. Remind Insoles welcomes Paul Shier to the family and reminds me that I can’t skate like Paul.

Enigmatic Airwalk

Anyone who set foot on a skateboard in the early nineties remembers this shoe, and its unforgettable color palette was alluded to in the form of a Chrome Ball Incident Nike SB Dunk a while back. As you probably already know, Airwalk has re-released the classic Enigma that inspired the aforementioned SB Dunk in commemoration of Airwalk’s 25th anniversary. For the most part, this replica is fairly accurate except for some colors and material selection (it appears that a more truthful colorway was released for Japan). I’ve been trying to get them to consider reissuing the beloved NTS in an identical reproduction. [Perhaps Someday] These shoes beg to be skated: a far cry from today’s slimmed down vulcanized slippers, they are ready for battle. Check this link for more.

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Game Changing

08 April 2011, 06.07 | Posted in Fashion & Footwear, Skateboarding, Uncategorized | 2 comments »

Underpronation, overpronation, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, hammer toe, ankle syndesmosis/spraining, and limb length discrepancy. While these words comprise the most boring sentence ever to be posted on RadCollector.com, they are common “foot” issues that many skaters experience. I’m well acquainted with the aforementioned list of podiatric ailments, so I’m no stranger to experimenting with various insoles, custom footbeds, and even medical orthotic insoles.  Here are some of the insoles I have used, the Footprint Insole is on the far left.

footprint-orthoWhen I started skating in eS shoes (or any Sole Technology shoes for that matter), I immediately noticed the high quality of the midsoles and insoles that they use compared to other footwear brands. Then Footprint Insoles came along, and I’ve been wearing them for a while and I must admit, they work pretty good. Check out my friend Theotis Beasley for a product test in action.


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Heel Bruise Spring Delivery

Heel Bruise just released one of my favorite new apparel collections, and our good friend Richard Mulder has a great vision for the brand. Below are some images from the Spring 2011 look-book, These Days. Photographs by Robbie Jeffers.