Tuesday, November 7, 2017

adidas Alltimers Collection

adidas x Alltimers Skateboarding Collection Pt. 2

Back at it again, adidas and Alltimers have introduced a new capsule with an apparent vintage gym feel to it.  The capsule includes a hoodie/sweatpant combo, long sleeve tee, t-shirt, Campus Vulc sneakers and a gym bag.  The whole collection not only has that retro look but is designed to look and fit "broken in".  Not only made for skateboarding but eco friendly cotton was sourced for the apparel.
Available now in shop or online at www.kcdcskateshop.com.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Barbara Kruger NYC x Volcom

    Legendary artist/designer Barbara Kruger has a new installation this month in Manhattan.  Paired with Performa and Steve Rodriguez, Barbara wrapped LES Coleman Skate Plaza with her classic white Futura font on red background (commonly mistakenly referred to as Supreme font, check the facts kids).  The installation at the skatepark is part of the Performa 17 Biennial, set to take place November 1st - 19th at various locations in NYC.  Check the video below to learn more.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Nike SB Dunk High Dream Team

Nike SB Dunk High

Another dunk, another homage.  The most recent pack from Nike SB features two patriotic color ways inspired by the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.  They both sport heel logos and patent leather detailing.  We all know this shoe's basketball roots, but we're here for the skateboarding.  If you get down with the dunks they will available in store Saturday, October 28th.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Shane Says - Entry #1


Brooklyn Banks

 The first time I went to the Brooklyn Banks was around 1988.  We saw them for the first time in the Powell Peralta video "Future Primitive" and upon learning that was New York City, we had to make the pilgrimage.  My friends dad was the driver and between the video and an adult who knew the city we found them.  I was riding my SMA Jim Thiebaud and my buddy had a Vision Ken Park.  We had a great session!   I even managed to nose bonk the wall.  Around lunch time my friends dad wanted to take us to St. Marks to get a pizza and see all the "freaks".  This would also be the first time I saw real life punk rockers.  While eating pizza on some steps, one "freak" really stood out to me.  He was a very obese man dressed like Michael Jackson, dancing on roller skates while blasting Weird Al Yankovic out of a boom box.  He was pulling out all the moves, even moonwalking on the skates.  It makes me giggle to this day.  We went back to skate the big part of the banks and then headed back to the Chester.  Glad the banks are back in action!  This is Oliver Clark, enduring the adventurous spirit.  Keep dancing New York! 

-Shane Medanich

Introducing Shane Medanich for KCDC Skateshop

Shane Says

Shane Medanich is a Native New Yorker from the town of Eastchester.  After a short stint in the mid 90's riding for Rookie Skateboards, he relocated to San Francisco in 1999.  In addition to being a founding member of the skaterock/metal band Hightower, he was the music editor for Lowcard Magazine from 2004 to 2010.  Now, after being back in New York and living in Brooklyn since 2012, he is still skateboarding, playing drums for the band Slashers and can be caught MC'ing the occasional event.  We are glad to have him as a contributor to the blog in the form of event coverage, interviews and collaborative photo essays!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dinosaur Jr. - Alien Workshop

I really didn't listen to Dinosaur Jr. till I first watched Alien Workshop's 'Memory Screen'. I had friends that listened to them but never really gave them a chance until I could attach them to skateboarding.  Fast forward to 'Mindfield' and it's crazy to think about the insane skateboarding their tunes are attached to.  Anyways.  Once again Alien Workshop and Dinosaur Jr. have paired up to release two new graphics on different shapes.  One is the album artwork for the band's most recent album 'A Glimpse of What You're Not'.  The other is a spin on the Joseph Szabo photo used on the cover of 'Green Mind'.  Check the boards below, plus the video for 'Goin Down' featuring AVE, Hosoi and Andrew Allen.  Directed by Atiba Jefferson!

Decks are available in store and online (no cruiser shapes...sorry!) ------- www.kcdcskateshop.com

WTF Tiago Lemos??

Tiago Lemos.  This dude is the truth.  Baggy clothes, dope style, deep bag of tricks with 90s steez on some crack.  Tiago's DC Promo left us wondering "H-How?" Here's the Rough Cuts via Thrasher Magazine.  Grab a snack and get ready to quit skateboarding.