In case you’ve been away from the internet the last few days, or living in a cave, you have probably heard the rumours that éS Footwear has been canned. Well looking at the info i can find it seems ‘creative retreat’ were the words of choice but, alas, the brand it seems will cease to exist in your local skate shop after Spring 2012. A sad day, whether you have been alive long enough to remember Menikmati or not.
It really is a sad thing to hear that a company that has had as many influential moments (and shoes) as éS has been forced to shut its doors, and just when their team was looking all powerful and well rounded again too. If you wish to take a trip down memory lane visit their site.
Oddly this video below was the last shoe they sent me a press release about, quite a departure from the éS of the mid nineties, not that I’m citing the Manwolf’s shoe as a reason for the decision to shut up shop you understand. I was backing éS’ return to its former glory and I’ll miss not having their presence in skateboarding.
Some more interesting reading on the subject, as always, over at boiltheocean