El Segundo, CA. Feb 18thâ€”Mark Appleyard, one of the most revered and respected street skaters of the 21st Century, has once again signed a multi-year agreement to ride for Globe Footwear. Apples, who has racked up an amazing list of Skate awards, including back-to-back wins of Transworld Skateboardingâ€™s Skater of the Year AND itâ€™s Readerâ€™s Choice Skater of the Year, as well as Thrasherâ€™s Skater of the Year, is best known for his styleâ€”a type of ease that belies convention, combining technical wizardry with effortless execution.
The renewed commitment to Globe comes on the heels of the release of Applesâ€™ newest Signature Shoe, The Eaze, which has been an extremely popular shoe out of the gates and looks to eclipse his incredibly successful previous models, the Vagrant and the Rewire.
This milestone also signifies the beginnings of the new Globe Skate film project, which will feature Apples, as well as Chris Haslam, David Gonzalez, Jake Duncombe and the rest of the Globe skate team. â€śApples has put out some of the most memorable video parts in Skateboarding, with parts in The Flip Sorry series, Globeâ€™s United By Fate series, plus memorable parts at the Berrics and now with Element Quattro,â€ť says Steve Black, Globeâ€™s Skate Marketing Manager. Adding, â€śApples will continue to be a driving force for the Globe skate brand, especially with our new film effort in the coming years, and will still be designing, developing and wearing the most innovative skate shoes Globe has ever offered.â€ť
â€śApples has been an integral component of the Globe brand since 2005 and with this new agreement, we are stoked to continue to build our successes together. We couldnâ€™t be more pleased with Markâ€™s continued involvement with our brand,â€ť said Matt Hill, Globeâ€™s CEO.
Apples adds, â€śOver the past 6 years Globe has become my home. Iâ€™m super stoked on the brand and where itâ€™s heading. Iâ€™m looking forward to the future and what it holds for us together.â€ť
Globe is a unique action sports brandâ€”built on a heritage of skateboarding and surfingâ€”with a healthyÂ disrespect for the established way of doing things. Today, Globe serves theÂ worldwide action sports culture through an authenticity that isÂ apparent in its forward, stylish, and functional designs. Globe’s continuous support and dedication to the action sports is evident in its long list of team riders andÂ events worldwide, including, but not limited to: professional skateboarders RodneyÂ Mullen, Mark Appleyard, Chris Haslam, and David Gonzalez; Free Surfing Savant Dion Agius, World Champion surfers Mark Occhilupo and CJ Hobgood, top (WCT) surfers Damien Hobgood and Taj Burrow; as well the “United By Fate” and “0000″ brand projects.