Mark Gonzales has been a member of the adidas Skateboarding family inspiring, developing and nurturing the skateboarding program for 15 years.  To honour this occasion a special collection of footwear and apparel, inspired and created by Gonz’s illustrations and creative mojo, is now available in selected stores around the globe.

“This collection was a true collaboration with Mark.  Not only did we get his graphic input, but he actually worked directly with us on all cut and sew pieces.  It’s definitely inspired by his wardrobe or things he wanted to add.  While shopping with us in Paris, he fixated on patches and decided to create his own patch that you see on most of his collection.

The overall inspiration for both shoes was the adidas Azteca track spike for the Mexico City Olympics.   Also, Mark doesn’t like to lace up his shoes, so both were made with that in mind (even the Pro model has gussets for easy slip on / slip off).  His other request was for a super low profile outsole for better board feel.  The graphics were all drawn by Gonz and we literally took his shoe sketches and applied it as a graphic element.”