Slam City Skates Blog

Ode To Victoria Benches

We received the sad but expected news recently that Victoria benches, the iconic spot in Christchurch Gardens is no longer. Next to Scotland Yard and just around the corner from...

Dressen At Southbank 1987

In the Nov. 1987 issue of R.A.D Magazine, a photo of Eric Dressen skating at Southbank shot by Tim Leighton Boyce appeared in a “Walls” feature...

SMiLe Interviews. Nick Jensen

The Ben Raemers Foundation latest work is a film with Nick Jensen speaking openly about his mental health. Nick has ridden for our Shop Team forever and we are aware of his struggles...

Andrew Allen Interview

Andrew Allen Interview - Slam City Skates

For all the things Andrew Allen has in spades (debonair button-ups and polo shirts, switch tricks, a taste for...

Driving South

Driving South is an independent video made by Mark Baines and released on VHS in 2003. Beautiful lesser spotted window...

SMiLe Film Screenings

The Ben Raemers Foundation is proud to present the premiere screening of a series of short films entitled SMiLe...

Bobshirt Interview

Bobshirt - Tim Anderson Interview - Slam City Skates

Tim Anderson, the skateboarder behind the Bobshirt website and interview series, talks '90s New York, early online skate videos, board collecting and Deckaid...

Chad Muska Interview

Chad Muska is a legend who has visited us more than a few times over the years. Whether on his first visit to Europe or bringing his infectious energy to the shop...

Mark Suciu Interview

Mark Suciu Interview - Slam City Skates

There isn't another skateboarder who has bookended the last decade with their presence in the way Mark Suciu has...

Nike SB Rayguns QS

SB Heritage Dunks don’t come much better than this limited QS release. Re-imagined in tribute to Nike SB legend, Sandy Bodecker, who regularly wore a Raygun Hood with tie-dye pattern...

adidas Superstar 80’s x Blondey

The vegan friendly Blondey Superstar 80's have a skate ready clear TPU upper. Vegan suede tongue, 3 stripes and heel tab. A gum shell toe, gold foil Blondey...

Milton Keynes Skate History

Milton Keynes rich skateboarding history explored. See visual gifts from the archives of Leo Sharp and WIg Worland and read the tales behind them...

SLAM x R.A.D T-SHIRTS

We are stoked to have just released these limited edition T-Shirts with the good folk over at the Read And Destroy archive...

THAMES

We have just released the very first drop of Thames boards. Slam team rider Blondey McCoy is a multifaceted creative...

Sean Cliver Interview

Sean Cliver's story is an inspiring and uniquely magical tale and we are glad we got to delve into...

Vans Sid Pro Wear Test

Some of our staff recently put a new shoe from the Vans range through it's paces. The Vans Sid Pro was first released...

Nancy

Nancy is a brand new company from our capital and we are stoked that we are going to be stocking it...

Auteurs: Ewan Bowman

What you’re about to read is the latest in our Auteurs series whereby we chat to notable lens wielding humans working within the skate industry...

Darius adidas Liberty Cup Video

To celebrate the release of the new Liberty Cup shoe from adidas, Slam team rider Darius Trabalza, part of the heavy adidas skateboarding UK squad...

John Rattray- Why So Sad?

I’ve been organising a little fundraising cycle-skate adventure for the last three years. Together we’ve raised around $10,000 USD for...

Rassvet Profile

Here is our second company profile. These features are designed to shine some light on brands you may not be familiar with and...

Bobby Puleo Interview

Bobby Puleo is one of our favourite skateboarders with a rich history which was recently comprehensively delved into by The...

Tyshawn Jones Interview

The meteoric rise of Tyshawn Jones has been meticulously documented in a world where every single moment is now...

Brandon Westgate Interview

In his early days of sponsorship, Brandon Westgate assisted his dad with handyman jobs around their neighbourhood in Wareham, Massachusetts...

Caleb Barnett Interview

Caleb Barnett reminds me of Brian Anderson and, as BA is one of his idols, I hope he’s thrilled with this comparison...

Supra Rise & Defy Tour

We were stoked to be a stop on the Supra Rise & Defy tour. It was amazing to have Muska and the crew in our Covent Garden Shop again...

Metropolitan

Metropolitan is a company romanticised by many of us which represents a magical time in skateboarding history and our own...

Nike SB Trust Fall

Trust Fall is a new Nike SB video edited by Slam team rider and Atlantic Drift mastermind Jacob Harris...

Josh Kalis 20 Years Later

We've said it before on many occasions but Josh Kalis has always been the consummate professional and one of our favourite skateboarders...