POLITIC PRESENTS PEOPLES TEMPLE
Jimmy Gorecki, Wallride, Chicago, 2007
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The famous Picasso sculpture in downtown Chicago. 2007 Ice Cream trip. Jimmy had to run, hop up the ledge, throw his board down and then wallride. He re-did it so many times for me as I was scrambling to get my flashes right. I tried to get more of that bum in the picture. You rule, Jimmy!
i would suggest buying them from an independent, skater-owned shop instead.
as with any product, the shoes are sold from the manufacturer (emerica) at wholesale price and resold by the shop for retail price to the consumer. you get to choose who you want that profit (your hard-earned money) to go to: a publicly-traded corporation (zumiez) with an annual revenue of almost half a billion dollars or your local shop, where your money goes to support your local scene and skaters who are doing it because they love skateboarding. a lot of independent shops have online stores, as well. make the right choice!
Keep in mind Zumiez was found as a single store just like you favorite skate shop. They happened to make money, open additional stores, and turn in to what you see today. Also, as far as putting money into your local scene and skaters. Zumiez puts on several contests all over the country every year. In fact, Ishod Wair got national exposure from a Zumiez contest.
I should point out that I don’t work for Zumiez. I’m actually a sales rep that makes money from independent shops. I support shopping small biz. I just feel that a lot of times Zumiez gets this big bad wolf rep when they do a ton of great things in the industry.
This custom walnut and blackened steel desk came out of our shop this weekend. More pictures posted later this week! #handmade #steel #furniture #design #modern #industrial
I really like the wood and metal look. Very nice work!