Transworld Skateboarding just posted the March 1998 issue from their archive and looking through it one thing seems pretty evident…1998 was a disgusting and embarrassing year for skate shoes, our own included. Man, what were we thinking with those moon boots??? We all owe Rowley a debt of thanks for hitting Staples in a pair of eras and turning back the tide!

Check out these 1998 ads of Cab, Geoff and Omar Hassan.

It’s a busy weekend for skateboarding. Aside from the PHX AM Live Webcast Red Bull will be hosting a live webcast of Pedro Barros backyard Skate Generation bowl jam live from Florianópolis!  The now-legendary backyard bowl contest will host three days of Amateur, Professional, Professional Masters and Legend category events, with Sunday handed over to a jam format and the top six riders from each category in the mix for one explosive team session.
Join Red Bull Sunday (3pm in Brazil/7pm Cali time) as the bring you Steve Caballero, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, Raney Beres, as well as Pedro Barros and a slew of other bowl rippers.

It’s a busy weekend for skateboarding. Aside from the PHX AM Live Webcast Red Bull will be hosting a live webcast of Pedro Barros backyard Skate Generation bowl jam live from Florianópolis!
The now-legendary backyard bowl contest will host three days of Amateur, Professional, Professional Masters and Legend category events, with Sunday handed over to a jam format and the top six riders from each category in the mix for one explosive team session.

Join Red Bull Sunday (3pm in Brazil/7pm Cali time) as the bring you Steve Caballero, Omar Hassan, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, Raney Beres, as well as Pedro Barros and a slew of other bowl rippers.

"Two old dogs and one young pup, let ‘em loose in the desert for a day dust will fly. It’s always good when a last-minute idea pans out into something productive. That’s just how it went down on a scorching day in the middle of a SoCal heatwave in early September. Why go to the desert on a 100-degree day? Why not? And so it was that—Omar Hassan dragged two of his long time known associates of shreddery out to Bakersfield and beyond. Al Partanen and Josh Borden always bring the muscle to any session, and the ancient Delano pool was the first port of call. Why the session started at 2:00 p.m. at the hottest point of the day is anyone’s guess, but with a potential bust always on the horizon it was decided to get it while the going was good and toasty. Dehydration anyone? Fortunately the hornet’s nest was avoided, gallons of water were guzzled, and the old lady in the once highfalutin hotel either croaked or she just never came out to give us the boot. It was one of those sneaky sessions that turned into a marathon and the Three Dog Players got a couple bones each.” —Mike O’Meally 

"Two old dogs and one young pup, let ‘em loose in the desert for a day dust will fly. It’s always good when a last-minute idea pans out into something productive. That’s just how it went down on a scorching day in the middle of a SoCal heatwave in early September. Why go to the desert on a 100-degree day? Why not? And so it was that—Omar Hassan dragged two of his long time known associates of shreddery out to Bakersfield and beyond. Al Partanen and Josh Borden always bring the muscle to any session, and the ancient Delano pool was the first port of call. Why the session started at 2:00 p.m. at the hottest point of the day is anyone’s guess, but with a potential bust always on the horizon it was decided to get it while the going was good and toasty. Dehydration anyone? Fortunately the hornet’s nest was avoided, gallons of water were guzzled, and the old lady in the once highfalutin hotel either croaked or she just never came out to give us the boot. It was one of those sneaky sessions that turned into a marathon and the Three Dog Players got a couple bones each.” —Mike O’Meally