February 27, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
That the image of a young man servicing a backyard swimming pool sounds just as plausible as a ‘Desperate Housewives’ tie-in as a reference to the history of skateboarding is a testament to how far this sport has come in such a short time, and how intertwined it’s become with popular culture. But don’t forget, there was a time not too long ago before cities built skateparks (before vert ramps even existed!) and X-Games athletes sold chewing gum to pre-adolescents. It was during this formative era that skateboarding’s rebellious image was shaped by riders who’d occasionally venture into well-to-do neighbors’ backyards for a session carving out the lines in their dried out kidney pools. The Lance Mountain x Nike SB Blazer ‘Pool Service’ hearkens back to this classic period with a ‘deep end’ blue/grey leather whose mirky coloring ties in with the outlines of the pools that line the footbeds. Click through so you can see all the details and grab a pair of these at select Nike SB shops like Scene, who have them as a ‘Below the Line’ in-store exclusive.