China is a lucky place for Tulio as he always seems to podium when he competes in the Kia Extreme Games. This year he is taking home the bronze medal in the street contest. Team Airwalk is racking up the medals!
Andy Macdonald took the top spot on the podium after an amazing showing at the mini mega contest. He also landed 3rd place in the vert contest. Sounds like he had quite the trip out to Shanghai. Way to go Andy!
January 15 marked the release of our Airwalk Already Famous ONE Lava Red, and it’s gained quite a bit of attention from sneakerheads and media alike. These kicks feature a streetwear-style makeover with a rich Lava-Red leather/suede combo upper. The shoes have patent detail and a rubber cupsole bottom. The five embroidered stars on the heel represent the boroughs of New York City, the birthplace of Already Famous.
If we were a sports team, and Josh Thomas was our fan, heâ€™d be hanging out in the stands in the freezing cold painted in our teamâ€™s colors and rocking a giant foam finger. As it stands, Josh Thomas is quite the Airwalk super fan with a love for the JIM Plastics â€“ he has 20 pairs himself. We appreciate Josh being in our cheering section online, heâ€™s made video reviews, shares all the time on our social media pages, and truly loves the brand.
We love our fans, and figured, â€śhey, why not celebrate one of our best by putting his favorite shoes on sale?!â€ť For a limited time, all JIM Plastics are 20% off to celebrate our featured fan, Josh Thomas. Head over and snag a pair for yourself.
Airwalk surfer Anastasia Ashley leads a busy life. She’s obviously an accomplished pro surfer, but she also attends photo shoots, beach clean-ups, and is known to party, from time to time. Since a lot of you already know these things about her, we wanted you to hear a few other random tidbits as well.
Airwalk: If you were the star of a reality show what would the show be called?
AA: Probably Anastasia’s Wild Life, or Anastasia’s Crazy Adventures, or maybe if I was lucky Anastasia Boo Boo.
Airwalk: Outside of action sports what would be your dream sponsor deal?
AA: Most definitely Starbucks, you can never go wrong with too much coffee!
Airwalk: If you could see any band play, past or present, who would it be?
AA: I have always wanted to see U2 in concert, I have never seen them, so they are the one band I hope to wipe off them my bucket list.
Airwalk: Whatâ€™s the most embarrassing band or artist on your ipod?
AA: Probably Miley Cyrus, I love her music. Itâ€™s pretty catchy even though it’s straight cheesy pop.
Airwalk: Whoâ€™s the best James Bond?
AA: Pierce Bronson, no competition. Heâ€™s my favorite, but if I was to pick a second place it would be Sean Connery.
Airwalk: Do you have a good luck charm that you take with you when you travel?
AA: Yes, my cute stuffed animals. (did I really admit that?)
Airwalk: If your surf style were an animal, what would it be?
AA:Definitely a cat, because itâ€™s fierce and feisty!
Airwalk and Airwalk pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley teamed up with The Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter for the annual Sunset Beach Clean Up event in Haleiwa, HI this past weekend. In its third year, the event not only cleans and helps preserve Oahu beaches; it provides an opportunity to educate the public about ocean-related issues. Airwalk provided t-shirts to all volunteers for their hard work and joining in for a great day of environmentally friendly fun.
Last week, Airwalk and Already Famous hosted a blowout at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. Attendees graciously donated $5 at the door towards the Harold Hunter Foundation before heading into the venue, where they could sip Sailor Jerry cocktails, skate the backyard ramp or take part in the T-shirt press that was set up on-site. Complete with DJ sets from Venus X and Helen Harris, performances from Black Dave and Johnny Nelson, the night rounded out with an energy-packed performance from rapper Juicy J.
Airwalk skater Mike Vallely was out at Groton Skate Park in Connecticut last month. Here’s a quick two minute edit from his shred sesh. When you’re done checking this out, head over to his team page to see the rest of his content!
Our Already Famous campaign is well under way, and already grabbing some attention. We recently released a video highlighting one of our skate ambassadors, Cherry Puffin and it was quickly picked up by Complex. Cherryâ€™s video is the first of a series of profiles that weâ€™ll be releasing throughout the year. Follow Already Famous on twitter to get the latest from the campaign.