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UPDATE: Supra May Be Done in the Wake of K-Swiss Sale

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Slap broke the news earlier today that Supra may be done with a link to an article that mentions Xtep International plans to shelve the shoe brand along with Krew in the wake of the acquisition of parent company K-Swiss this past July. While nothing has been officially announced as of yet, it looks like it may be a wrap for the company that birthed Chad Muska’s iconic Skytop silhouette.

In May 2019, Xtep disclosed that it was acquiring 100% of the outstanding shares of E-Land Footwear USA Holdings Inc., the owner of K-Swiss and Palladium brands for a cash consideration of $260 million or approximately HK$2 billion. E-Land Footwear USA also owns the Supra brand and two sub-brands, PLDM and KR3W which Xtep plans to dispose post-acquisition.

We’ll be watching this story as it unfolds, and update this post with any additional information that emerges. If the rumor proves to be true, RIP to the brand that brought us some of the most epic tour videos of all time.

UPDATE 11.19.19: According to his latest Instagram post, Jim Greco’s 14-year relationship with Supra will be ending as of January 2020. At this point, it’s safe to say that the rumor has been confirmed. Read more about Greco’s future footwear plans below.

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Etnies Welcomes Julian Lewis to the Team

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Julian Lewis is the newest member of the Etnies Skate Team.

Originally from Newtown, CT, Julian now resides in Longbeach, CA. He has been featured in several videos including Foundation’s “Splendor”, Independent Trucks’ “Raw Mayhem”, “Hellscape”, and more.

Watch more of Julian Lewis in the video below.

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Braden Hoban Now a Pro for Toy Machine

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Toy Machine just announced that Braden Hoban has turned pro. The 20-year-old skater from Encinitas, California has been an am for the brand for over a year. Braden Hoban was one of the skaters who were featured in the “Toy Machine Vaccine” video released last year.

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Braden won the Street League Skateboarding Ressurection: Hubba Hideout contest last May. SLS also named him as one of the participants of the SLS Championship Tour which will kick off this July 16-17 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Braden is also sponsored by Emerica, Independent Trucks, Local Skateshop, Pigwheels, and other brands.

Check out the “Raw Ams: Lost Part” by Independent Trucks featuring Braden Hoban below.

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Raphae Ueda Now On Board with Monster

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Raphae Ueda is the newest addition to Monster Energy’s skate roster.

The promising 15-year-old skater finished 5th in the 2021 Skateboarding National Championships.

Raphae practically grew up skating since his father Lincoln Ueda is a famous vert skater and currently a coach in CA|TF. Growing up, he was constantly surrounded by skateboard icons such as Steve Caballero, Neal Hendrix, and more.

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