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Krak Socks
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Skate socks by Krak

A lot of people don’t usually put too much thought into their socks when they get dressed each day. They assume people from the outside don’t really see them, so why bother. Of course there’s some truth in that. But as skateboarders our socks are an essential part of our wardrobe. And though it’s usually a case of function before fashion, we can definitely appreciate a fun pair of good quality, unique socks.

That’s why in the past we have shipped some pairs of Stance socks (amazing comfort); some Toy Machine socks (we love their style) and Enjoi socks, for example. Our feet are special—we’re skateboarders after all—so we want to make sure they’re covered in nothing but the best. Our socks connect our feet to our shoes, which connect us to our boards, which connect us to the world.

If you can read this, bring me my skate shoes

“If you can read this, bring me my skate shoes”

That’s why we decided to make our very own Krak socks for our ‘Xmas’ KrakBox. So pull your socks up! If you’re lazing around with your feet up then it’s time to put on your skate shoes and get out and roll.

These Krak skate socks were included in the Xmas KrakBox. Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

Shoe Goo
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Fixing your skate shoes with Shoe Goo

If you’re still repairing your worn out skate shoes with duct tape then please come out from under your rock so we can introduce you to Shoe Goo.

There are only so many ollies and kickflips you can do before the side of your shoe starts to wear thin and an otherwise perfectly good pair of shoes appear to be destined for the trash.

This is where Shoe Goo comes in.

It was first invented in 1972 for tennis players but skaters later caught on. Shoe Goo is an epoxy adhesive that dries strong but flexible, making it ideal for repairing the sides and soles of skate shoes.

So next time your favourite pair of shoes start falling apart you can save your MacGyver methods and go straight for the Shoe Goo instead.

Shoe Goo

How to fix your skate shoes with Shoe Goo

  1. First, make sure the area that you are going to fix is clean and dry.
  2. If you’re repairing a hole, put a piece of duct tape of the inside so the Goo doesn’t form a bump on the inside of your shoe (make sure you remove the tape within 2 hours or it will become a permanent fixture!)
  3. Squeeze some Shoe Goo onto the area you’re fixing.
  4. If you’re repairing a tear, apply to each side and then wait 2 minutes for the Goo to slightly cure before bringing them together.
  5. Use an ice cube to smooth out the Shoe Goo (it won’t stick to ice!)
  6. If you want to build up a thick area of Goo then you should apply it in layers and build it up slowly. Wait a couple of hours between layers so that the final product doesn’t take forever to dry.
  7. When you’re done, wait at least 24 hours before using your shoes. Maximum strength may not be reached for  2–3 days.
  8. For future easy cap removal, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the threads of the tube before replacing the cap.

Shoe Goo was included in the Xmas KrakBox. Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

Chad Tim Tim with M Class Silver Truck
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Silver Trucks M Class & L Class

In our recent Halloween box we included a set of trucks from Silver, mixing it up with a selection of the Chad Ortiz M Class trucks and the Josh Kalis L Class trucks. In the KrakMag we laid out a little photo feature and gave you the low down on what makes each of these trucks so good!

Chad Tim Tim, front blunt fakie. Photo: Jon Coultard

Chad Tim Tim, front blunt fakie. Photo: Jon Coultard

Silver Trucks M Class

Silver M-Class trucks optimize turning ability with a refined structure and distinctive contours. A perfect amount of ground clearance, an exceptionally strong construction and dynamic components contribute to the overall quality, stability and smoothness of the M-Class. The performance level of the Silver M-Class easily meets and exceeds the high impact demands of a skateboard truck.

Spencer Brown, nose grind. Photo: Nunez

Spencer Brown, nose grind. Photo: Nunez

Silver Trucks L Class

Silver L-Class trucks feature a low profile structure designed for enhanced turning and ultimate control. In addition, the L-Class truck gives new meaning to the term light weight with its unique construction and quality components, including hollow kingpins, refined hangers and honed baseplates. Smooth performance, solid stability, and long lasting durability make L-Class trucks ideal for all levels of skateboarding.

Alex Mizurov, f/s heel. Photo courtesy of Silver

Alex Mizurov, f/s heel. Photo courtesy of Silver

This interview was originally featured in the printed KrakMag that shipped with the Halloween KrakBox. Want to get your hands on a copy of the next printed KrakMag? Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

Kraken tee art
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Our very own Krak Tee

Some of us are reaching the golden 30 years mark this year… which means that we’ve been thinking and breathing skateboarding for something like 17 years!

In all the time we’ve been working on the Krak concept—and the time we spent daydreaming about it before that— we’ve used many different names. But Krak is the one that stuck.

We picked ‘Krak’ as the name—and with this exact spelling—during the summer of 2014.

To celebrate we wanted to print some stickers. So we asked a friend to draw a logo with a kraken on it and we sent it off to the printer.

We used it for a few months before changing it. Back then we were starting to work on the Krak app and this logo looked too complex for the little icon logo we have on our mobile screens.

We fell in love with it though so we told ourselves: let’s use it in the future and maybe put it on some clothes or something. 3 years later, here it is!

Krak Tee

This t-shirt was included in the ‘Cheers’ KrakBox in August 2017 and featured in KrakMag #15. Want to get your hands on a copy of the next printed KrakMag? Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

Quentin Alves, wallride. Photo: Hugo Bernatas
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Hugo Bernatas x Cool & The Bag

We met Hugo in Lyon around Christmas 2014. He was probably one of the very first users of, what was back then, version 0 of the Krak App.

Coming from and skating in the same city definitely made things easy. We spent the whole evening together, talking about the spots around, our favorite skate videos and random stuff. He was studying but we decided to keep him close and each time we needed a photographer or a filmer based in Lyon we asked him.

Vincent Veglio, crooked. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Vincent Veglio, crooked. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Vincent Veglio, ollie. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Vincent Veglio, ollie. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

We can proudly say 2 things now: we’ve never been disappointed by his amazing skills AND we’ve become friends. So every time we pass by Lyon it’s always a pleasure to hit the streets with him and enjoy local food and drinks.

He was the one behind the camera for our first ‘Krak session’ and the first ‘Krak interview’ with Chris Chann. You can find these videos on Youtube: +krakskate.

Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Photo: Hugo Bernatas

We’re stoked now to print some of his favorite photos on this very cool tote-bag from another friend based in Paris: Cool & The Bag. You can find out more about them here: coolandthebag.com

Hugo Bernatas x Cool & The Bag Tote

Hugo Bernatas x Cool & The Bag Tote

Hugo Bernatas x Cool & The Bag Tote

Hugo Bernatas x Cool & The Bag Tote

And if you wanna send some love to Hugo himself —or even better: give him some gigs—you can find this truly passionate guy here:
on the Krak App: @hugob
on instagram: @hugobernatas
on his website: hugobernatas.com

Quentin P, nose bump. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Quentin P, nose bump. Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Photo: Hugo Bernatas

Photo: Hugo Bernata

This feature was originally published in the printed KrakMag that shipped with the European ‘Cheers’ KrakBox. Want to get your hands on a copy of the next printed KrakMag? Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

Yeah Girl capsule box
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Introducing the Yeah Girl capsule box

Earlier this year we discovered Yeah Girl, an organisation that aims to document and celebrate women in skateboarding through events like their annual international skate photo exhibition that raises money for Skateistan.

We loved what we saw so we wrote to the founder, Sarah Huston, to introduce ourselves. After chatting for a while, an idea was born… what about a Yeah Girl x Krak collab box that only features products from female run and orientated brands?

After many months of planning, and following on from the 2017 Yeah Girl exhibition in Copenhagen, we’ve teamed up to bring you this limited edition collab box. Dig deeper into the world of women’s skateboarding; we’re taking you behind the lenses and behind the scenes to uncover the brands and people across the globe that celebrate ladies of shred.

The Yeah Girl x Krak collab box will include special edition prints from this year’s Yeah Girl exhibiting photographers; products from Meow SkateboardsGirl Skate UKSpitfireBad Ass, and Girls Are Awesome; a new release women’s skate dvd; and a limited edition skate deck, created by the legendary Paul ‘The Professor’ Schmitt exclusively for this box.

It’s not just about the products though; it’s about the stories behind them. Also included in the box is the KrakMag print edition, featuring interviews with the people behind the brands and with the photographers from this year’s Yeah Girl exhibition.

For every Yeah Girl KrakBox sold, $2 will be donated to Skateistan, a non-profit organisation that uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment.

Dig deeper into the world of women’s skateboarding; we’re taking you behind the lenses and behind the scenes to uncover the brands and people across the globe that celebrate ladies of shred.

The box is now available for pre-order and will ship on January 15.

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