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Active Ride Shop reviews thangs you should be buyin’

Nike SB Omar Salazar Shoe

Nike SB is giving Omar Salazar a pro shoe! Check out this sneak peak video. The shoe incorporates Nike’s popular flywire technology along with some nice “hidden” features. It will be released in March 2010. Be sure to check out our Nike SB page for all the latest Nike SB styles!

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The Hundreds x Diamond Collaboration T-Shirts

The Hundreds x Diamond collaboration T-Shirts are now in stock! Two of your favorite skate inspired street wear brands have teamed up to bring you the world series of collaborations. This baseball inspired tee features a large front print as shown below and two crossed bats with the words “West Coast Sluggers” printed on the sleeve. The T-shirt comes in four colors, black, white, purple and red. The purple and red colors are Hundreds exclusive and are limited. Pick one up now!

Diamond x The Hundreds T-Shirts


Check out NEW Hundreds X Diamond Collab T-Shirts here…


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Converse CTS Skateboard Shoe



Converse (or Cons) introduces the CTS as their skateboarding version of the classic Chuck Taylor. With just a few minor tweaks, the CTS goes along way and is sure to hold up while staying true to its classic look.

The CTS has the same shape as the Chuck Taylor, it has the same narrow feel and the same vulcanized sole, no changes here. The real improvements that Converse made were with the insole, the tongue and upper. The insole is as padded as any I’ve seen, especially in the heel (no bruises here), it also has a hard plastic edge around the bottom edge which should help the shoe hold its shape longer and to help prevent the shoe from folding over. The tongue and upper are slightly padded, but this is not your normal shoe foam padding. It almost feels like they are using a memory foam or tempurpedic material, because when you squeeze it in, the foam steadily goes right back into place. Finally, on the all suede version, the rubber toe cap was replaced with a suede cap. This is going to give you a better grip for your flip in flip out.

If I had 4 thumbs I’d give the CTS 4 thumbs up! Converse successfully revamped a classic shoe without destroying it… I only have one wish… revamp and bring back the original one star!

Buy the Converse CTS shoe here We have it in Black/White suede, Black/Red leather and White canvas.


Obey Duality of Humanity T-Shirts

Obey Duality of Humanity T-Shirts are in stock! These limited Shepard Fairey T-Shirts feature prints of Artist/Photographer Al Rockoff. Al Rockoff is an America photojournalist that risked his life documenting the Vietnam War and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Rockoff was known to take tremendous risks to get his pictures. To learn more about Al Rockoff go here. Click on the images below to shop now!

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Reynolds Cruisers – You Need to Buy This

The Emerica Reynolds Cruisers have arrived. Active Pro Andrew Reynolds introduces his 6th shoe on Emerica footwear. It has a bit more of a casual look with less padding around the heel & tongue but still has that great feel you loved about the Reynolds Lights or Reynolds 3’s. It’s made with a vulcanized gum sole, suede or canvas upper, thin padded tongue & collar and comes equipped with Sole Tech’s patent STI Foam insoles. Take it from Andrew…

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How sick is Andrews Backyard? I honestly can say that these are my favorite Emerica shoes to date. If you like minimalistic shoes or like any of the old Reynolds, you should pick a pair up. We have 4 colors & they are priced under $60.

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Best Quote Ever – “You need to buy this”

11/28/09 UPDATE – More colors Available in our Reynolds Cruiser Shop Here

Zoom Stefan Janoski SB

The Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski SB shoes are here. Nike SB introduces only its second addition to the SB pro shoe family and one of the few shoes they make with a vulcanized sole. Stefan says he stayed away from a lot of excess padding around the toes & heels, keeping it as minimal as possible without hurting your feet. Check out the commercial & pick up a pair from Active here!

Ohh yeah… & they’ll improve your switch skating!


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Proof DVD Review

So I just finished watching the new Paul Rodriguez Proof DVD and have to say it’s an amazing DVD that’s well worth watching. I’m really liking this new format of am videos and homie videos that are starting to pop up. It’s a breath of fresh air to see great parts from guys who you aren’t that familiar with, and these guys brought the heat with some bangin parts. I was really impressed with Nate Principato, Stevie Perez, Keelan Dadd and Josh Grossguth. Then there was the return of Sam Baptista which I was super stoked on and parts from some familiar names such as Chaz Ortiz, Darrell Stanton and Terell Robinson. But for me the highlights came in the form of P-Rod’s opening montage and the closing part which was shared by Carlos Zarazua, Justin Schulte & Torey Pudwill. The video has a ton of technical skating and is a must watch for any street skater. To purchase a copy click here, or check out our Proof premiere schedule.

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