Slam City Skates began life in 1986 and Jim Thiebaud started Spitfire a year later. The wheels have been in our cabinet ever since, fast becoming the most popular urethane we have to offer. When our friends at DLXSF suggested working on a wheel together we jumped at the chance and we’re proud to present our very own Slam City Skates x Spitfire Classics.
Slam City Skates x Spitfire “Classics”
To mark our 25th anniversary we opted to collaborate on a Spitfire classic, this iconic wheel shape has flown out of the shop for decades. Slam’s presence on the wheel appears within the aesthetics of the classic swirl logo. We settled on a 52mm diameter, one of the most popular sizes here in London and it has been an honour to have worked with the team out in San Francisco on this one.
Slam City Skates x Spitfire Classics paired with a Supreme X Damien Hirst deck.
One place we weren’t expecting these wheels to appear was at the Tate Modern. We were visited at the shop by one of Damien Hirst’s assistants and tasked with picking out some hardware for him. Months down the line, we spied this very expensive Damien Hirst Supreme complete when leaving his Tate show through the gift shop.
The Slam City collaborations archive – 2022: Skate Shop Day 2021: Slam City Skates X Oliver Payne, Thrasher X Slam City Skates, Blast Skates X Slam City 2019: Slam City X RaD Archive, Slam City X RaD Launch Gallery, Slam City X RaD Archive – Curtis McCann by Winstan Whitter 2018: enjoi X Slam City with Ben Raemers, Gonz and Toby by Thomas Campbell and Mark Gonzales, Anti-Hero X Slam City with Raney Beres 2017: Dickies X Slam City – Fall 2017 with Tom Knox, Darius Trabalza and Neil Smith, Krooked X Slam City, DC X Slam City, DC X Slam City Southbank Gallery, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis & Mike Blabac Interview, DC X Slam City: Josh Kalis ‘Memory Screen’ Remix 2016: Vans x Slam City ‘Lampin Pro’ & ‘Native American Pro’, Vans x Slam City Launch Gallery, HUF x Slam City Skates, HUF x Slam City Skates Launch Gallery, Slam City “Artists” Decks with Tod Swank, Fos, Don Pendleton and Nick Jensen, Slam City Skates X Spitfire Wheels, Dickies x Slam City Skates (Summer 2016) 2013: Vans Syndicate x Slam City, House of Billiam X Slam City, DC Kalis x Slam City 2012: Slam City x Converse CTS, Silas X Slam City Skates, Real x Slam City Skates, Slam City Skates x Spitfire Classics 2010: Emerica x Slam City “Laced”, Toy Machine x Emerica x Slam City 2008: Penfield x Slam City Skates 2007: WeSC x Slam City Skates 2006: Etnies x Slam City Skates 2005: Nike SB x Slam City Dunk