I got to admit that it really put a smile on my face and brought back a lot of memories when I heard about Skin Phillips getting his own special-edition adidas sneaker, The Skate. I grew up seeing his photos, my father was born in Wales and I lived in Swansea for three years so I know the good and tough sides of the city. Originally this sneaker debuted in 1978 and is now being released as part of adidas’ “Respect Your Roots” tribute series, which pays homage to skateboard icons.
The video shows how much dedication you can have to anything without thinking about getting anything other than your own satisfaction back. That’s what it’s all about with skateboarding and Skin lives it still after over 30 years of being involved.