adidas Skateboarding are celebrating 30 years of skateboarding photography through the lens of iconic photographer Skin Phillips. The Skate is a special edition shoe re-imagined as part of the ‘Respect Your Roots’ tribute series, which pays homage to skate icons for contributions renowned for progressing the skate culture.
Skin begun as a photographer shooting nearly every pro skateboarder that you could think of, but now he serves as the Team Manager for adidas Skateboarding, overseeing the careers of some of the most respected pro skaters in the world including Dennis Busenitz, Mark ‘Gonz’ Gonzales, Lucas Puig and Silas Baxter-Neal.
The Skate, which originally released in 1978 and later re-launched in 2006 features a full grain leather upper with premium suede accents and a signature Skin Phillips woven label. The shoe is available now only through specialty retailers in the U.S. and the adidas Skateboarding website, retailing for US$100.