AirSpeed has announced the signing of pro skateboard legend Pat Duffy to its Footwear Pro team. The In California Inc-owned brand hopes that Duffy, listed as the No. 13 Most Influential Skater of All Time by TransWorld Skateboarding magazine, will take AirSpeed beyond its current consumer base of 25 million. Distributed online and in Walmart stores nationwide, AirSpeed has previously partnered with the likes of Mike McGill, Kristian Svitak and Brian Sumner. Pat Duffy pro model shoes will debut at select brick-and-mortars and online in Fall ’15.
Let’s face it: More often than not, free outdoor events are a washout. (And I’m not talking about the weather.) That wasn’t the case last weekend when Converse brought City Carnage to New York City, a free two-day event celebrating music and skateboarding at Hudson River Park.