When Skate Brands Collide - 2012

on Saturday, 31 August 2013.

Here's a math problem for you... Two skate brands are on the same track heading towards each other at high speed. If one brand is traveling at 105mph and the other is traveling at 115mph how fucking awesome will their product line be when they collide? 

Questions such as this have plagued scholars for decades and although we don't have the answer, our belief is you can always look to the past to predict the future. So join us as we journey back in time for answers and review some of the best skate brand collaborations to date.

2012 Collaborations

  • 5Boro x Carhartt (Spring 2012)

    I could yet again give you some witty commentary about the story behind this collaboration but I think you should just watch the 5Boro x Carhartt video that followed this release: "New York City to Detroit"
  • Alien Workshop x Keith Haring (Summer 2012)

    If you grew up in the 90's it's more than likely you've seen the frenetically lined work of Keith Haring. He is known for many social activist pieces that were a reflection of NYC street culture; expressing concepts of birth, death and war. I'm pretty sure he did some work for Nickelodeon too. Who could hate on that?
  • Nike SB x Supreme: 10yr Anniversary Dunk Low (Summer 2012)

    Nike and Supreme made this pair in celebration of 10 years since the Original Supreme Dunk Low. Of course there was only a limited release to New York, London, Los Angeles and Japan... Mainly because the cost of real elephant hide has sky-rocketed over the past decade.
  • Girl x Sanrio (Summer 2012)

    Don't play dumb, you knew it was coming... That lazy ass Sanrio finally got around to designing a Hello Kitty inspired skate deck series for the entire Girl Team. I think Alex Olsen lucked out, Keropi is my shit!
  • Odd Future x Real: Fergolfson (Fall 2012)

    Chima Ferguson is the inspiration behind the Fergolfson line. I think Tyler put it best on "Double Cheeseburger" when he said:

    Freshjive, yeah I get no charge / Dick soft as fuck, but somehow I go hard / Forearm with my gang name, that's an old carve / Chima Ferguson's bangin', you Ace niggas is Low Card, Wolf Gang.
  • Chocolate x Diamond: Capsule Collection (Holiday 2012)

    This collaboration blessed us with not one but TWO series... I'll say it again, you can't go wrong with red, white and black.
  • Circa x Creature x David Gravette (Holiday 2012)

    Let me explain... The fact that David Gravette's shoes have a twinge of green is not a coincidence. They would be that color even if it wasn't a Creature collaboration, ya dig what I'm saying homie??
  • DGK x TKDK x Stevie Williams (Holiday 2012)

    I'm not going to lie to you, I had to Google what the hell TKDK is. According to their website they are an international skate brand out of LA, inspired by the work of TokiDoki (had to Google that too). It makes sense they would create a DGK Stevie Williams doll to help their street cred.
  • Glassy x Haroshi (Holiday 2012) Haroshi is a bad ass Japanese artist that makes sculptures out of used skateboard decks... Stuff like this skull with gold teeth and braces. Glassy Sunhaters sponsors all of your favorite skateboarders. So why wouldn't you want to put their stuff on your face?
  • HUF x Stussy: ReRelease (Holiday 2012)

    In case you were going into product withdrawal and needed a quick fix, HUF x Stussy did a re-release of this famous t-shirt line.
  • HUF x Stussy: ReRelease (Holiday 2012)

    ...and this too.
  • Lakai / N.A.S.A. Glow In The Dark (Holiday 2012)

    Lakai teamed up with North America/South America (N.A.S.A.) to create this limited release of only 50 pairs in the entire universe. Leave it to a couple of DJ's to make glow in the dark shoes.
  • Can you see it? That light at the end of the tunnel? You're nearly back to the present! Check out what has been released so far in 2013

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