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February 2023

An all-time favourite skate shoe gets a second look with the DVS Comanche 2.0+ Dave Bachinsky Signature Colorway. Dressed in black and gum color scheme, it comes with a slimmer silhouette, a lightweight vaporcell midsole and a vaporcell+ cup sock for control and comfort. Other salient features include Leather/Polyurethane uppers, Cushioned tongue, heel, and Max lace provides high-abrassion, ballistic fabric for extended wear. $79.95.

DVS Comanche 2.0+ Dave Bachinsky Signature Colorway Product Information

  • High performance heritage skate shoe reinvented Sleek, lightweight silhouette 
  • Mesh quarters are framed with heavy duty leather and regrind materials 
  • High abrasion outsole with double cup rubber for extended wear 
  • Molded Vaporcell midsole is lightweight and impact resistant
  • Molded TPE insole is made from our custom Vaporcell+ for superior comfort

This year, the skate brand Doyenne will be teaming up with Nike SB to release their own SB Blazer Low.

Doyenne is a women-run skateboarding brand founded in 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland, created to celebrate and promote diversity in the determined pursuit of equality and unity. 

Dressed in a Coconut Milk, Rattan, Limestone, and Sail color blocking. This offering of the Nike SB Blazer Low comes constructed in a hemp canvas-like materials used on its entire upper with durable plastic mudguards. Doyenne text branding on the lateral heel, co-branded tongue labels and insoles displaying a graphic print atop a rubber outsole with an abstract design completes the design.

2023 is shaping up to be a big year Nike SB afficionados. After already learning about the brand’s collab projects with the likes of Flystreetwear, Jarritos and Run the Jewels, another forthcoming SB Dunk collab has surfaced.

Leaked images from @JFgrails show an early look at the unreleased Born x Raised x Nike SB Dunk Low. 

The Born X Raised clothing brand was founded in 2011 by Chris “Spanto” Printup and the label’s creative director Alex “2Tone” Erdmann to pay homage to their hometown city of Los Angeles. 

It wears a traditional two-tone color blocking, with a white-based leather upper offset by game royal overlay panels. Born x Raised’s signature motto, “one block at a time,” is embroidered at the forefoot and appears on the tongue tag. The shoe’s standout design is the holographic heel tab and Swoosh branding, while 3D text is found on the midsole’s heel.

Nike SB and Chinese skate shop Fly Streetwear will be teaming up once again to release a collaborative SB Dunk Low in 2023.

Dressed in a game royal, sail, and grey fog color blocking, these nike sb dunk low collab features a grey leather base with blue shaggy suede overlays along with fuzzy green suede on the heel tabs. 

It comes with co-branded tongues and insoles with Chinese characters, embroidered Feather-like Nike Swooshes on the sides and their feathered logo on the lateral heel completes the design. The Nike SB X Fly Streetwear will also come housed in special co-branded packaging.

Nike SB X Fly Streetwear Release Date

Look for the Fly Streetwear x Nike SB Dunk Low to release on March 4th at select skate shops in Shanghai, China for $120 USD.

Nike SB X Fly Streetwear Product Information

  • Color: Game Royal/Sail-Grey Fog
  • Style Code: DQ5130-400
  • Release Date: March 4, 2023
  • Price: $120

Joining the latest Nike N7 collection (brand's initiative that supports Native American and Indigenous youth across the nation) is the Nike SB Dunk Low Decon N7.

This Nike SB Dunk Low Decon N7 is constructed in a mix of materials featuring a canvas base with leather overlays. It comes with floral embroidered prints on the Sail overlays and insoles. Expoed stitch pattern, White “N7” logos and branding on the tongues, heels, and sockliner atop a White midsole and translucent outsole completes the design.

Nike SB Dunk Low Decon N7 Release Date

Look for the Nike SB Dunk Low Decon “N7” to release in the coming months at select skate shops and for $110.

Nike SB Dunk Low Decon N7 Product Information

  • Nike SB Dunk Low Decon “N7”
  • Style Code: FD6951-700
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Price: $110

Nike SB Blazer Low Jumbo Smoke Grey

Nike SB continues to expand their Blazer Low Jumbo lineup as it has just unveiled its newest colorway.

Dressed in a Light Smoke Grey, the Nike SB Blazer Low Jumbo comes constructed in a mix of leather, suede, and mesh build with its signature Jumbo Swooshes on the sides. It comes with thick padded tongues, graphic insoles atop a Sail rubber sole.

Check out the official photo above, and look for the Nike SB Blazer Low Jumbo Smoke Grey to release in the coming months at select retailers and

Nike SB Blazer Low Jumbo Smoke Grey Product Information

  • Color: Light Smoke Grey/Sail-Photon Dust
  • Style Code: FJ5467-077
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Price: $100

Jamie Thomas of Zero Skateboards has recently given Motic Panugalinog credit on their official Instagram account.

Zero Skateboards was founded by Jamie "The Chief" Thomas in 1996.

Recently, there has been speculation among skateboarding fans that the 21-year-old, Filipino skater, has been added to the Zero crew.

While there's no official announcement yet, a recent Instagram video suggests that Motic Panugalinog is, in fact, part of the Zero Skateboards team.

The Instagram video in question shows Panugalinog skating through the streets of Dubai, performing skate tricks with style and ease, leading many fans to believe that he is indeed part of the team.

He is a flow rider for the brand, this is the first time thta the Chief has acknowledged the Cebuano as part of their family.

While Zero Skateboards hasn't confirmed it yet, the evidence in the Instagram video is difficult to ignore. The Filipino skateboarding community is already excited about adding Motic to the team.

The Story of the Osiris D3 2001

In 1996, Osiris, a skateboard brand, was founded in California by Swedish skater Tony Magnusson, Brian Reid, Tony Chen and Doug Weston.

The OG D3 came into existence, when Dave Mayhew aka the technician, needed his 3rd Osiris shoe.

It's called D3 since it's Dave's 3rd skate shoes from Osiris.

There's 3 people involved with the creation of the D3

  • Brian Reid - Designer
  • Tony Magnusson - Developer / President of Osiris
  • Dave Mayhew - Endorser

In 1999, the OG Osiris D3 was released for $149.95, but it's not actually a successful launch - just lukewarm sales. 

In 2001, Reid, together with Tony Magnusson released the updated version and named it D3 2001. 

Osiris Shoes is a skateboarding shoe company founded in 1996. The company was established by Tony Chen and a group of professional skateboarders, with the goal of creating high-quality skate shoes that could withstand the rigors of the sport.

Osiris shoes are known for their unique designs and colors, often featuring bold patterns and graphics. The company has also collaborated with a number of artists and musicians to create limited edition shoes.

In addition to skate shoes, Osiris also produces a range of casual shoes and sandals. The company has a strong presence in the skateboarding and alternative sports communities, sponsoring a number of professional skateboarders and BMX riders.

Skateparks build and sustain healthy local communities. As a place for fun loving and athletic youth, the skatepark provides the forum for visitors young and old, beginning and skilled, to meet and share skateboarding experiences. For many skateboarding youth, the skatepark becomes a home-away-from-home.

“The Philippines has a lot of skateboarding enthusiasts – youth who skateboard for leisure and enjoyment. And now that skateboarding has been officially recognized as an Olympic sport, building skate parks can help us discover and train the next Margielyn Didal.” - PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles

Margielyn Didal became the first Filipino to join the X Games way back in 2018. In the same year, she became a fan darling when she won gold in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She also bagged the gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and bronze at the Tampa Women’s Open in 2020. She played through an apparent injury and took the seventh spot at the end of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s street skateboarding event. 

There are several reasons why we need more skate parks in the Philippines:

  1. Promote Physical Fitness: Skateboarding is a great way to stay physically fit and active. By providing more skate parks, we can encourage more people to take up the sport and reap the health benefits.
  2. Provide a Safe Environment: Without dedicated skate parks, skateboarders may be forced to skate in public areas that are not designed for the sport, such as sidewalks or parking lots. This can be dangerous both for the skateboarder and for other pedestrians. Skate parks provide a designated, safe space for skateboarders to practice their skills.
  3. Foster a Sense of Community: Skateboarding is not just a sport, it's also a culture. By providing more skate parks, we can help to build a sense of community among skateboarders and provide a space for them to socialize and connect with others who share their passion for the sport.
  4. Boost Tourism: Skateboarding is a popular sport around the world, and there are many tourists who travel specifically to visit skate parks. By providing more skate parks, we can attract more tourists to the Philippines and promote the country as a destination for skateboarding enthusiasts.
  5. Support Youth Development: Skateboarding can be a positive outlet for young people, providing them with a way to stay active, develop new skills, and connect with others. By investing in skate parks, we can support the development of young people and help to keep them engaged in positive activities.

There could be various reasons why there's no skate park in your local community. Some possible explanations include:

  1. Lack of demand: There may not be enough skateboarders or BMX riders in your area to justify the construction of a skate park.
  2. Lack of space: Building a skate park requires a significant amount of space, and your area may not have enough available land to accommodate a skate park.
  3. Budget constraints: Constructing a skate park can be expensive, and your local government may not have the funds to invest in one.
  4. Safety concerns: There may be concerns about the safety of skateboarders and BMX riders, which could lead to opposition to building a skate park in your area.
  5. Zoning restrictions: Your area may have zoning restrictions that prohibit the construction of a skate park.
If you're interested in seeing a skate park built in your area, you could try contacting your local government or community organization to see if there are any plans in the works or to suggest the idea. Additionally, you could try organizing a group of skateboarders or BMX riders in your area to demonstrate the demand for a skate park.

Overall, by investing in more skate parks, we can promote physical fitness, provide a safe environment, foster a sense of community, boost tourism, and support youth development in the Philippines.

In 1988, Steve Caballero joined the Vans pro team, earning $800 a month.

In 1989, he signed a skate shoes deal with Vans. The Vans Caballero High Top (style 539), was also released this year.

In the 90s, Vert skating was certainly still around, but street skating was becoming more and more popular. 

During this era, skaters wanted a lighter and less bulky skate shoes, so they were buying the Vans Caballero High Tops, and cutting off the top part, making a mid version of the high top. Skaters then would use, stickers and duct tape around the collar of the heel of shoe to keep the foam from flying out.

Steve found out about this trend and asked Vans if they can create a mid-top version of his skate shoes.

In 1992, the Vans Half-cab was released!

Best Pro Skate Shoes of 2023

If you’re looking for the best skate shoes of this year, you’re in luck as we feature the five best pro skate shoes out in 2023.

Vans Skate Old Skool

Vans Skate Old Skool

The Vans Skate Old Skool is a classic skate shoe that has been updated with modern features to make it more suitable for skateboarding. The shoe features a suede and canvas upper for durability and support, a padded collar for cushioning and support, and a rubber outsole with a waffle tread pattern for grip and traction. 

The Skate Old Skool also includes additional features such as reinforced toecaps for added durability, an UltraCush HD sockliner for impact cushioning, and a Duracap rubber reinforcement in high wear areas to increase durability and withstand the abuse of skateboarding. It's a popular shoe among skaters for its style and functionality both on and off the board.

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro

The Nike SB Dunk Low is a popular skate shoe that was originally released in 2002 as part of Nike's skateboarding line, Nike SB. The shoe is a low-cut version of the iconic Nike Dunk basketball shoe and has been modified with additional features for skateboarding.

The Nike SB Dunk Low features a suede or leather upper for durability and support, a padded tongue and collar for cushioning and support, and a cupsole construction for added durability and support. The shoe also includes a Zoom Air unit in the heel for impact protection and a rubber outsole with a classic herringbone tread pattern for grip and traction.

Over the years, the Nike SB Dunk Low has become a favorite among both skaters and sneaker enthusiasts due to its classic style, comfort, and performance. The shoe has also been released in a variety of colorways and collaborations, making it a highly sought after sneaker in the sneakerhead community.

Etnies Marana

The Etnies Marana is a popular skate shoe that is known for its durability and performance. The shoe features a reinforced rubber toe cap and a sturdy cupsole construction for added durability and protection during skateboarding. The upper is made of suede and synthetic materials, providing support and durability while maintaining flexibility and breathability.

The Etnies Marana also includes a Foam Lite 1 insole for superior comfort and shock absorption, and a padded tongue and collar for additional support and cushioning. The shoe also features an STI Evolution Foam midsole for impact protection and a rubber outsole with a deep multi-directional tread pattern for grip and traction.

In addition to its technical features, the Etnies Marana is also known for its sleek design and color options, making it a popular choice for both skaters and sneaker enthusiasts.

Adidas Busenitz

The Adidas Busenitz is a skate shoe designed in collaboration with professional skateboarder Dennis Busenitz. The shoe is inspired by the classic Adidas Copa Mundial soccer shoe, but has been modified with additional features to make it more suitable for skateboarding.

The Adidas Busenitz features a suede or leather upper for durability and support, a cupsole construction for added support and durability, and a Geofit collar for cushioning and a comfortable fit. The shoe also includes a customizable tongue for a personalized fit, a molded sockliner for comfort and support, and a grippy rubber outsole with a herringbone tread pattern for traction and board feel.

The Adidas Busenitz is known for its classic design, comfort, and durability, making it a popular choice among both skaters and sneaker enthusiasts. The shoe has also been released in a variety of colorways and collaborations, making it a highly sought after sneaker in the sneakerhead community.

Lakai Daly

The Lakai Daly is a popular skate shoe that features a classic and clean design. The shoe is designed for both skateboarding and everyday wear, with a low profile and minimalist look.

The Lakai Daly features a canvas or suede upper for durability and support, a vulcanized construction for flexibility and board feel, and a Lakai's PARA-MOUNT outsole for excellent grip and durability. The shoe also includes a molded EVA insole for cushioning and comfort, and a lightly padded tongue and collar for additional support.

The Lakai Daly's simple design and high-performance features make it a popular choice among both skaters and non-skaters. The shoe is also known for its affordability, making it an excellent value for those looking for a reliable and stylish skate shoe.

Ultimately, the best skate shoes for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It's important to choose a shoe that offers good grip, durability, and comfort for the demands of skateboarding.

DC is a skate brand that was founded in 1993 by Damon Way and Ken Block. The letters "DC" in the brand name originally stood for "Droors Clothing," which was a separate clothing brand that Way had founded in 1992.

The Droors Clothing brand was later sold to Globe International, and DC Shoes became the primary brand for Way and Block's skate shoe and apparel line. Over time, the meaning of the letters "DC" has shifted to simply represent the DC brand itself, rather than its original acronym. Today, DC is known for its high-quality skate shoes, clothing, and accessories, and is a popular choice among skateboarders and other extreme sports enthusiasts.

DVS is a skateboarding footwear and clothing brand that was founded in 1995 in Torrance, California. The name "DVS" stands for "Drop, Volume, and Style," DVS is a skateboarding footwear and clothing brand that was founded in 1995 in Torrance, California. The name "DVS" stands for "Drop, Volume, and Style," which is a reference to the brand's focus on creating innovative skateboard shoes that offer maximum support and cushioning for skaters while still maintaining a stylish and trendy look. Over the years, DVS has become a popular brand among skateboarders and has also expanded its product line to include clothing, accessories, and other skateboarding gear.

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Emerica Pillar X Matisse Banc

The Matisse Banc signature colorway of our latest mid-top, The Pillar featuring a rubber ollie guard providing enhanced durability, perforated holes increasing breathability and a polyurethane G6 Foam insole designed for ultimate comfort & cushion. Pick up your pair of Emerica Pillar X Matisse Banc at your local skate shop today. $89.

Cariuma NAIOCA Pro Black Gum

You’re looking at our new fan-favorite style. Crafted for optimal performance, boardfeel, and stability, the NAIOCA Pro is all about durablity and skateability. Not only did the brand adds a double layer of rubber to our enhanced foxing; they snuck in extra reinforcement underneath the toe box using premium suede sourced from Leather Working Group Gold Rated suppliers. Crafted for optimal performance and stability, the NAIOCA Pro Family is expanding, bringing two new colorways on board.

Shop in Black and Off-White Gum on

Cariuma NAIOCA Pro Off White


Have you heard of Pacdel? This App Will Pay You to Travel

Ok, I’m super excited to share this crowshipping/travel app that I somehow just learned about, despite it being around for years!

One of my readers, emailed me about it and told me he was about to get paid $350 just to travel!


I did some investigating, and I’m now here to tell you all about it!


What is Pacdel?

The Pacdel App is an international person-to-person delivery platform.

Shopaholics who want products that aren’t available in their own country can “buy” them online. Then, a courier or a traveler would buy them in their home country and deliver them when you travel.

Each successful delivery has a “Traveler Fee” which is what you make money off of.

This fee is just like a tip and it’s based on the total order amount. Expensive items mean a higher traveler or courier fee. I’ve seen delivery fees up to $80 or more just from scrolling through the parcel requests today!

Why Use Pacdel?

The Pacdel delivery app does a few things that I think make it worth using.

First of all, it connects you to all travelers and shoppers around the World who want goods from your home country.

Secondly, it forces the buyer to secure their money within the app before you pay for the product, so it gives peace travelers or couriers peace of mind knowing a third party is mediating the transaction. There’s no sketchy situation here, and there will be no way for the people to back out of payment once you have delivered the item.

And finally, if you deliver more you’ll earn more money - which is pretty obvious! Nice!

I mean, if you’re going to the country anyway, you might as well throw a few extra things in your bag and earn some money, right? 

Are there any CONS using the Pacdel App?

There are two CONS really that I noticed when I was reading about it.

The first problem is that it definitely requires upfront investment.

You have to buy the goods yourself in your own country, then you don’t get reimbursed by the Pacdel App or receive the traveler fee until you complete the delivery. So, there’s  a bit of a risk and also not always possible for couriers who are on a tight budget.

The other one is that you have to alot some valuable vacation time meeting up with people to deliver the goods.

My friend told me that because the people prepay for the goods they have more incentive to meetup and not flake, and that he hasn’t had issues with Pacdel during his experiences.

You can help mitigate this by taking a few orders with high delivery fees and of course, meeting in public spaces.

But then again, it sounds a bit inconvenient, and meeting someone you don’t know, is not always a good way to spend your vacation.


Woud You Try Pacdel To Earn Money?

Just so you know, I am not affiliated with Pacdel in any way and I have actually never even tried it!

I just learned about it a few days ago and thought some of you guys may be interested in trying it out.

The Pacdel App is really popular in Canada and South America,  but also growing in other cities around the World.

If you do decide to try the Pacdel App or just recently tried it, please comment below or send me a message because I definitely want to hear about your Pacdel experience with international delivery! 

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