etnies, the global action sports footwear and apparel company, has been donating shoes to the homeless of Los Angeles for 23 years and will keep on helping those in the streets despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For etnies, it is a tradition to celebrate Good Friday on Skid Row giving shoes to the homeless during the Los Angeles Mission Easter Event, which is cancelled this year. However, that is not stopping the company from continuing with their giving tradition to the city’s most vulnerable.
For the past two decades, etnies has collectively donated tens of thousands of shoes. This year, the brand is extending the opportunity to its loyal fans to help the brand reach an all-time total goal of 50,000 shoes to those in need through the giveback program. For every pair of shoes sold on the etnies site from Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12, 2020, the brand will donate an additional pair of shoes to the homeless.
“Doing something meaningful and purposeful for the homeless community has always been very
Vans elevates pinnacle BMX shoe technology in one of our most classic silhouettes, the Sk8-Hi Pro. Pulling together increased pedalfeel and support while reducing overall bulk and weight, the Sk8-Hi Pro BMX with Wafflecup tech is the latest iteration from Vans as we push BMX progression, supporting all those who love to ride. The Sk8-Hi Pro BMX features BMX Wafflecup outsole, a first-of-its-kind tech designed specifically to deliver the best combination of pedalfeel, support and durability, in addition to Vans’ proprietary PopCush – a new foam recipe that’s been meticulously tuned for impact protection, superior cushioning and energy return.
Built to last, the Sk8-Hi Pro BMX offers Duracap technology, reinforcing the shoe’s underlays in high-wear
Eighth installment of Strays is now available. Just like past "issues", these are a grouping of photos that were shot over the past few months that didn't find a home but we still wanted to share with the BMX community. This time around I'm excited to announce that we have photo contributions from both Taylor Stos and Chris Shellkopf.
Developed by our engineers in California and tested by our world famous riders, this is the most sophisticated Goggle ever made. All the components come together to form the ultimate protection.
The Armega brings Ultra HD lens clarity. Experience definition and subtlety never before viewed through the lens of a goggle. Add to that our proprietary HiPER® contrast–enhancing lens technology and you’ll feel the depth of terrain as you’re commanding past it.
100% Ultra HD Lenses Our signature 100% Ultra HD lenses are the result of decades of passion, design, craftsmanship and research. Through extensive development and testing, we’ve engineered category defining technology bringing unmatched optical clarity. As the lens of choice for the worlds best racers, Ultra HD integrates with a shatterproof and impact resistant polycarbonate material molded specifically for zero optical distortion. The result is a lens that’s engineered to maximize protection while maintaining the clearest, most accurate vision on the track.
FISE World Series Montpellier Rescheduled. Due to the ongoing situation linked to COVID-19, Hurricane Group is postponing all events that were due to take place before June 1st. In this exceptional situation, we have decided to limit our activities as much as possible and postpone all events on the FISE calendar that were due to take place before June 1st. FISE Montpellier, initially scheduled from May 20th to 24th, will be moved to a later date in August. We will confirm the exact date in the coming weeks.
"This is an unprecedented decision, and probably one of the most difficult that we have had to make
In the current context of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which also affects Japan, cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), must announce that the Tokyo 2020 test events for BMX Freestyle and track cycling scheduled for 11 and 12 April, respectively in Tokyo and Izu, will not be held as originally planned. In view of the current health situation, holding the events would potentially put at risk the health of the riders, all those involved in the event and the fans, and compromise an equal treatment for all nations.
The UCI and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work together on new dates depending of course on the decisions taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic
UCI decisions concerning cycling disciplines, other than road, faced with the coronavirus. Fourty-eight hours after announcing the main principles that will shape the revision of the UCI International Road Calendar in view of the resumption of the 2020 season in the context of the coronavirus, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces the framework for the other disciplines. Faced with the continued spread of the virus, notably in Europe, and in the context of restrictive measures adopted by a number of countries banning gatherings and movement of people, the UCI underlines that as world cycling’s governing body, it puts absolute priority on the security of athletes and all people present at events on the UCI International Calendar.
Following the decision of the Hiroshima Prefecture in relation to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) must announce that the opening round of the UCI BMX Freestyle and Flatland World Cup, part of the 2020 FISE World Series, in Hiroshima, Japan – initially scheduled from 3 to 5 April – has to be postponed. The UCI fully supports the decision taken by the Japanese authorities and reiterates that its primary concern across all its disciplines and events remains the safety of athletes, teams and all parties involved.
The new date of the competitions will be announced later in consultation with the Japanese authorities and the series organiser Hurricane.
etnies, global action sports footwear and apparel company, is proud to announce we’ve reached our goal of planting two million trees by 2020 with our partners Trees for the Future, thanks to the continued help and support of our fans and retailers. We’re excited to announce the expansion of our Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project. For every purchase of etnies footwear from our 2020 collection, one tree donation will be made to Trees for the Future in your honor, as a representation of your support and participation.
The Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project is made possible only with your help. Growing steadily since the initial launch in 2011 driven by the Jameson 2 Eco, it is constructed using vegan-friendly materials and a 20% recycled rubber outsole.
We are proud to introduce our new Bloom and Preserve collections in our Spring 2020 footwear line. With the goal of reducing our impact on the environment, our products were designed utilizing our most eco-friendly materials.
The new Bloom Collection for Spring 2020 features styles created using the world’s first plant-based foam, formulated with algae biomass, a recycled inner lining and mesh upper, and laces made of recycled plastic bottles.
Our Preserve Collection includes our most eco-friendly styles, featuring Bloom insoles, 100% organic
Based on the assessment made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the current situation related to the COVID-19 epidemic, and the restrictive measures taken by a number of countries within Europe and beyond prohibiting, in particular, gatherings and movement of people, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today announces a series of decisive measures with the aim of ensuring the maximum protection of health of all those involved in cycling events and sporting equity between participants. Not wishing to contribute to the spread of the virus and with the aim of ensuring sporting equity in its competitions, the UCI, after several crisis meetings held at the end of last week and over the weekend, has taken the following measures:
The safety of athletes being a priority mission of the UCI, organisers are expressly requested to cancel any cycling event on the UCI International Calendar in territories identified at risk by the WHO;
Suspension of all classifications for all events on the UCI International Calendar, across all disciplines, from 15 March 2020 and until further notice but at least until 3 April 2020. By freezing the points during the period indicated, the UCI is preserving sporting equity for the athletes;
With regard to the qualification procedure for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games,