Jason Lee

Known to most as the dude from ‘My name is Earl’ , long before Jason Lee was an actor and sitcom star he was one of the raddest skaters of the early 90’s. Great to see him back on his board and getting back into the scene, the bag of tricks may be small these days but  I’d still rather watch this dude than a robot like Nyjah or O’Neill.

Cliche – Lucas Puig & Adidas

As with previous Adidas skateboarding models (think the Busenitz especially) taking design inspiration from the extensive Adidas back catalogue, the new Lucas Puig pro model looks to have drawn heavily from their 80’s tennis shoes, with a few skate friendly alterations.

For the most part, it’s a thin cupsole shoe that’s going to give you a vulcanized feel, with any unnecessary padding removed for more control and board feel. They feel really comfy and ready to skate straight out the box, probably due to the EVA (foam) midsole and sockline insole.

I haven’t had a chance to skate these yet due to the shitty monsoon weather lately, will post up more info once I do. Below colourways due to drop soon, the grey is a definite cop.

I also picked up the board (boards, couldn’t just take 1) released by Cliche to promote Lucas’s first pro shoe on Adidas. Black version I’ll set up, blue can reside on my wall for now.

Nike V Adidas

A judge has ordered Adidas AG to temporarily stop producing and distributing its “Primeknit” footwear in Germany after Nike Inc filed a patent infringement claim.

Adidas, with its U.S. headquarters in Portland, unveiled the knitted footwear in July, hailing the product — which is stitched together without seams, making it lighter and less waste-producing — as “a first-of-its-kind running shoe.” James Carnes, Adidas’ head of sport performance design, said at the time that Primeknit had been three years in the making.

Nike filed a patent infringement claim in District Court in Nuremberg, Germany, seeking an interim injunction against Adidas, which is based in nearby Herzogenaurach. A judge granted the injunction Monday.

An Adidas spokeswoman on Monday said the company has only just received the court papers, thought it doesn’t typically comment on pending litigation.

Nike issued a statement saying it plans to push for a permanent injunction.

“Nike has a strong heritage of innovation and leadership in footwear design and development. Our patents are the foundation of that leadership and we protect them vigorously,” Nike said in a prepared statement. “In this case, the injunction helps protect the innovative Nike Flyknit footwear technology Nike introduced in February, 2012. We look forward to presenting our case for a permanent injunction to the court.”

Last Buy – Nike Flyknit Racers

With my summer holidays fast approaching, time to sort my holiday footwear out. My days of hanging on Crooked Tongues and fiending after every hype shoe are long behind me I’m glad to say, but when pics first surfaced of the HTM flyknits the old hype receptors started firing on all cylinders…

I’ve always been a sucker for innovation in sports footwear, be it torsion bars in Adidas, pump in Reebok or air bubbles in Max’s. When it’s combined with the sleek silhouette of a running shoe, it’s always gonna get a big thumbs up from me.

I can see Nike taking loads of cash off me in the coming months when they release some more muted colourways of the racer. These are a bit lairy for a man the wrong side of 30 to be wearing, but I had to try ’em out, what else can you do?