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19.91 Denim

19.91 Denim

“No gimmicks. We’re not here for the show. Skateboarding denim designed by skateboarders for skateboarders.” These words have held down the fine-tuned execution of skateboarding’s newest denim company, 19.91 denim. In a time of big corporate goliaths entering and dominating the skateboard industry, it is a huge risk for a young David to start something…

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By Edan Qian, August 5, 2018
Thunder Trucks Titanium Lights 148

Thunder Trucks Titanium Lights 148

The Bay Area of Northern California breeds some of the most influential icons in the world that become the driving force behind a cultural explosion. Mac Dre for the Hyphy Movement, Harvey Milk for LGBTQ rights, and Apple for the Silicon Valley are just a few examples to wrap your head around. But when it…

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By Edan Qian, July 5, 2018
Spitfire Lock-Ins 99 Duro

Spitfire Lock-Ins 99 Duro

When it comes to skate wheels, Spitfire has held it down since day one. As one of the most dominant wheel brands in the market, Spitfire has seasoned experience in developing the best wheel formulas that can handle heavy shredding. Not to mention, they also have a stacked team (Andrew Reynolds, Kyle Walker, Ishod Wair,…

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By Edan Qian, July 5, 2018
Vans Chima Pro 2

Vans Chima Pro 2

There are few skaters out there with a style so smooth and a bag of tricks as deep as Sydney’s switch-stance soldier, Mister Chima Ferguson. His reputation for dropping hammers dates back to 2005 when Chima came through with his first full video part in Jaimie Fazackerley and Su Young Choi’s Killself video. For a…

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By Brian Kleiber, June 10, 2018
adidas 3ST001

adidas 3ST001

“There was a time in skating when skate shoes had their own design language. Now everything is starting to overlap, and a lot of shoes look similar.” These are the words spoken from adidas’ senior footwear designer Scott Johnston that have defined the design mantra behind the newest adidas 3ST line. For those who aren’t…

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By Edan Qian, May 6, 2018
Nike SB Nyjah

Nike SB Nyjah

There’s no doubt about it. The news of Nyjah leaving his long time shoe sponsor for a spot on the Nike SB team roster took the skate world by surprise. It was one of those things where you weren’t too aware of it, didn’t care too much of it, but when the move happened, it…

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By Edan Qian, April 8, 2018
DC Tiago S Contest

DC Tiago S Contest

It’s on. Starting today, post your best ledge trick video on Instagram for a chance to win Tiago’s Pro Model shoe. Must tag @weartested , @dcshoes , and use #lemosledgecontest to enter. Contest ends 2/20. 10 days, 3 winners, and @tiagolemoskt is judging. Send in those clips! Link in bio for official rules. A post…

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By Edan Qian, February 10, 2018
DC Tiago S

DC Tiago S

For the 90’s skaters reading this, you’ll remember that DCshoecoUSA’s, logos, videos and team have always held a special place in our hearts. They came onto the scene sponsoring some of the most influential skaters at the time that possessed the raw attitude and skill set of core skateboarding. I’m definitely talking about Kalis, Williams,…

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By Edan Qian, January 31, 2018
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Boardfeel & Grip

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Boardfeel & Grip

adidas Samba ADV BOARDFEEL AND GRIP As aforementioned, the cushioning of the Samba ADV was minimal. As we know, minimal cushioning often correlates to maximal boardfeel, which is exactly what the Samba ADV excelled in. The boardfeel of the shoe was very good. The sole itself is quite thin, which paves for a close gap…

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By Edan Qian, December 29, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Comfort & Stability

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Comfort & Stability

New Balance Numeric 868 COMFORT AND STABILITY Another highlight of the shoe was it’s stability. The shoe itself is a snug fit, with a few different factors working together to ensure a tight and compacted fit for the feet. For starters, the shoe’s heel collar consists of a high quality breathable mesh stuffed with a…

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By Edan Qian, December 27, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Design

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Design

HUF Hupper 2 Lo SHAPE Surprisingly, the shoe is quite spacious which might be nice for those who have wider feet. More often than not, we had to tighten the shoes more to bring the sidewalls closer to the feet to ensure stability. The toe cap is a nice element to the shoe, and rounds…

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By Edan Qian, December 25, 2017
Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Cushioning

Weartested Awards 2017 – Best Cushioning

Vans Ultrarange Pro CUSHIONING Cushioning was a feature of the Ultrarange Pro that went through many trials in the Vans R&D center. Vans tried to hit two points with their newly introduced Co-Molded Outsole: provide a high quality shock absorption material that would also make the shoe as light as possible to prolong the skater’s…

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By Edan Qian, December 24, 2017
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