Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Rick Howard #6.
One of Rick's many contributions to skateboarding was bringing the velcro strap back to footwear. I believe the story behind the Howard 2 was that Rick had an ankle injury and figured he could use a little more support. I had a pair of these in the gray and orange colorway. They were a little tight and had crappy ventilation so your feet would build up a nasty sweat.
Aaron Meza filmed the sequence. It's a frontside pop shove to nose grind and is a video grab, which is why it is so small.
Slap - July 1998 Volume 7 Number 7