On This Date Last Year….

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WE GOT POACHED BY VITAL!!!!

Empire X Vans

Empire teamed up with Vans to produce a vegan friendly run of the BMX Ruark shoe. Designed by Adam Roye and available on Empire’s online store.

Vegan friendly! full canvas upper, Vans BLC cupsole for decreased weight and increased flexibility, Vanslite midsole to help prevent heel bruising and improve comfort, WaffleGrip outsole, dual-layered ollie/tailwhip patch, double-stitched upper for improved durability, gusseted tongue, woven labels.

Check em out after the jump!

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Dave Parrick Gear Check

Here’s a quick gear check with up and coming filmer/editor Dave Parrick. Chances are pretty good that some of this stuff was used during the filming of the new Empire video, which should be out around Thanksgiving.

Thanks to Tom for setting this up.

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Empire Session

Click below to check out Chase Hawk, Aaron Ross, Jim Bauer and Tom Dugan session the Empire ramp. I’m like Waldo in this, can you find me?

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AARON ROSS: IPOD SHUFFLE 10

Buggles– video killed the radio star
David Bowie– suffragette city
Band of Horses– funeral
Jack Johnson– sexy plexi
50 Cent– patiently waiting
Kanye West– diamonds are forever
Madonna– like a prayer
Deer Tick– ashamed
George Strait– all my exs live in Texas
Slim Thug– I run

NEW EMPIRE SITE / TRAILER

Finally got my internet back, so here goes some updates I got via Twitter.

Empire’s new site has gone live. You can check that out HERE, and the trailer for their next video HERE, which I have been harassing Tom about ever since they showed it at interbike.

Related- Caleb Everitt interview.

Q&A: CALEB EVERITT

Click below for a quick Q&A with designer/art director Caleb Everitt, who has been behind some recognizable BMX projects, in addition to his other body of work.

As a bonus, Caleb also made us a wallpaper which you can download at the bottom of the page.

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