It was confirmed over the weekend that Podium, the umbrella company over DVS Footwear, Matix Clothing and Diamond Supply Co has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy late last week. It is unclear where the companies will go from here but hopefully the brands will survive through a 363 auction process. DVS has been one of the longest running skate shoe brands in the industry and it would be a shame to see them go under. In recent years they have struggled to keep a core skate loyalty, losing many skaters to bigger brands like Nike and Vans. Hopefully they will not see the same fate that eS saw when they decided to close down at the end of 2011. Head over to Shop Eat Surf for more information regarding the latest decision by the companies.
What a bummer! After over 15 years in business eS Footwear has decided to go on "hiatus" for a while. Im assuming this means they are out of business. eS has been weening down in popularity over the last few years but in the late 90's they had the BEST team in skateboarding and some of the most popular shoes of all time (Accel,Sal, Koston 1, Arto, etc). eS will be sorely missed by anyone who skated in the 90's.
Check out Koston's part in Menikmati, one of the best parts of all time:
For anyone interested in getting some shoes before they're gone, eS will be distributed through their Sprint 2012 line, which means that they should still be around into early next year. The team riders contracts will all be honored and we wish the best for everyone in the future! Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come from other big companies! Worst case scenario, you can always scope out eBay for some good deals on some old classics:
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