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Platform Distribution is the Canadian Wholesale distributor for Vox Footwear, Vagrant Skateboards, Solitaire Skateboards, Protest Skateboards, 3 Shibuya Clothing, Jetty Clothing, and Vulcan Bolts. 

We are located in Vancouver, BC and ship across Canada. 

 

 

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Platform Distribution presents news about Proper Footwear, Bacon Skateboards, Dieta Skateboards, Vagrant Skateboards, Send Help Skateboards, Solitaire Skateboards, Vulcan Bolts, Skate Balm Skate Wax, Jetty Clothing, Jivaro Wheels, Teenage Runaway Urethane, The Portland Wheel Company, and Speedlab Wheels. Platform Distribution is the Wholesale Canadian distributor of these brands.

 

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New Ads, Old Ads

Dennis Regan

We are starting the 2019 skateboard season here in Canada. It also marks the start of our ad campaigns in Canadian skateboard magazines.

To get some inspiration, we looked through our past advertisements.

From ads in the defunct Concrete Skateboarding mag, to the long running King Skateboard mag, through the newly reborn SBC Skateboard mag, even the newest Medium Magazine. There was a lot to go through.

We support print media. There is something about paging through a paper magazine that scrolling through an app will never replace.

We even put an ad in The Tubuloids comic book / flexizine release this spring.

Someone had to take the picture, someone had to create a caption, another had to write a story. Then the whole thing is put together to make a cohesive article. The editor comes through and makes sure everything speaks with the voice of the magazine. These voices change over time. Editors come and go. Move to new magazines etc..

Then the whole thing goes to a print shop, where blank paper is transformed into a skateboard mag.

It exists to capture time. Feeling. Acccomplishment. Art.

From print shop to skate shop, then on to homes, bags, bathrooms, and coffee tables. From person to person it is passed and paged through. Always inspiring.

Inspiring the next trick, next trip, or magazine.

We support print media. A bridge to the past, and inspiration for the future.

Our first Vulcan Bolts ad in Concrete Magazine


Vagrant Skateboards ad in Concrete Magazine


Solitaire Skateboards ad in Concrete Magazine


Vagrant Skateboards ad in Concrete Magazine


Andy Anderson ad for Vulcan Bolts in Concrete Magazine


Jivaro Wheels, Speedlab Wheels and Vulcan Bearings ad from Concrete Magazine


King Skate ad for Vagrant Skateboards

King Skate ad for Vagrant Skateboards


Vulcan Bolts ad in King Skate Mag

Vulcan Bolts ad in King Skate Mag


Our First ad in Medium Mag


Speedlab Wheels ad in King Skate mag


Lifeblood Skateboards ad from King Skate mag


2 page ad for Proper Footwear in Medium Mag


Proper Footwear ad feat Will Gabourel in SBC Skateboard


Proper footwear ad in SBC Skateboard


Preston Harper taking the curve in King Skate magazine


Bacon Skateboards ad in The Tubuloids Flexizine

'SONY' a video from Proper Footwear

Dennis Regan

Last year, Proper Footwear released their latest vdeo, ‘SONY’.

Featured in the video include, Will Gabourel, Andrew Powers, Brian Baca, Adrian Gephart, Matt Ray, Ian Foreman, Adam Simoni, Spencer Semien, Bryan Whalen, and Donovan Rice.

It is a great mix of art and skateboarding, by skaters that rip.

Skating spots from San Diego, CA, to Portland, OR they tear it up along the west coast.

Proper Footwear is distributed in Canada by Platform Distribution.

Shawn Baravetto Explains Proper Footwear Designs

Dennis Regan

The man behind the designs of Proper Footwear, Shawn Baravetto sits down to explain the thought that went into the shoe design.

Skateboard shoes are an important piece of skateboarding. Good design can make or break a skate shoe. From the Cinex, to the Rook, and finishing off with the Conquista, Shawn shares the thought that went into every detail.

Watch the video below and find out how Proper Footwear is designed to last, and still be skateable right out of the box.

A behind the scenes look at the design and ideas behind Proper Footwear with designer/owner Shawn Barravetto.

Design Highlights

  • High Rebound PU Insole - bounces back, doesn't pack out.
  • Double layer Thicker Suede Outer 1.6-1.8mm - Lasts super long, kick flips for days.
  • Seams in the right place, away from ollie areas 
  • Flick Zone Bumper around the cupsole - extra material where it is needed.
  • Medium foam packaging around the ankle - good fit and feel, not stiff
  • Extra laces
  • Suede patch for keychain or for patching your shoes when times are tight.
  • Made To Last - Designed Right.

Platform Distribution is the wholesale distributor for Proper Footwear in Canada. Ask your local skateboard shop to order! 

Proper Footwear Now In Stock

Dennis Regan

Proper Footwear has arrived in the warehouse!

It is now available to order on our B2B site. 

The line looks and feels great. Ready to skate straight out of the box, and durable as a pair of Carhartt work jeans. 

Proper footwear has done an incredible job. Head designer Shawn Baravetto's experience in skateboard shoe design really shows with the details. 

Contact your sales rep to get Proper Footwear on the wall in your Canadian skateshop.