Monday, August 15, 2011
Happy trails, éS.
Sole Tech is putting the brand on hiatus to focus more on Etnies, Emerica, Altamont and their snowboard footwear company. I'm a little surprised that this is happening because their demise has been a topic of skateboard mag gossip columns for at least the last decade, yet never came to fruition. Over the years éS gave us quite a few classic shoes, including the first pro models from Sal Barbier and Eric Koston, along with the Accel. They also let Chad Muska design a pair of sneakers with a secret stash pocket in the tongue and footwear has never been the same.
Arto is from Finland and was the hot new am at the end of the 1990s. He rode for Platinum before joining up with Flip. He turned pro for Flip and is riding for them again after a couple of years on the Alien Workshop. He was on éS for a while until Gravis revamped their footwear program.
Atiba Jefferson took photo.
Slap - March 1999 Volume 8 Number 3