The Daily Grind


We have had our Welsh pal Stu make a few new beanies for us which is always a great thing as he makes them so well. Varied colours and limited availability so if you see one you like then jump on it before it's gone... Bobbles optional.


Crupiê Multicultural

A brand new wheel co has hit the shelves at Ideal. Crupiê landed 4 down from the get go with a solid team featuring Carlos Riberio, Tiago Lemos, Daniel Espinoza and Javier Sarmiento amongst other heavy hitters. The idea is to offer premium urethane at the best price point, claiming flatspot free wheels at the same price as regular wheels with their own Apex technology. Available right now here. Check the video below for some tech gnar ripping....

Henry Fox Gets Gully

Been stoked on Henry Fox for years after witnessing him skate at the first A Third Foot Guerrilla Jam around 7 years ago. So stoked he has got his First Light on Sidewalk as well as a welcome clip from A3F. Check it out and get stoked.


Get 420

Just getting through the first play of Get 420 in store and safe to say it's one of the best UK skate vids we've seen. It's a full 60 minutes of high quality skating and one of the high points is that the Midlands features pretty hard [as you'd expect] with spots we know well getting the NBD treatment. Kris Vile kicks sets it off and it doesn't let up for a full hour. Massive shout out to Callun who makes it all happen.... 

My Name Is

independent trucks x mark gonzales my name is gonzalesMark Gonzales has been a figurehead for skateboarding for almost 30 years. From the inception of griptape art in the mid 80's to jumping on handrails, skate performance art, skate everything, the new wave of skater owned board companies he has had an influence on Skateboarding. We proud to stock his colab with Independent Trucks which is in stock here.

Lakai Flaco

The new Flaco has arrived and Stevie Perez has earned a pro shoe with his name on it. The Flaco is built with style and durability in mind with clean looks, hidden reinforcement and extra comfort. The promo clip to go with the release is sick.


Battle Flags

A nice new series from Chocolate just hit the shelves. Based on nautical pennants flown on warships, the Evan Hecox Battle Flag decks are a signature classic from Chocolates' head of art. Take a look at them here.

A Third Foots Mean Streets

A Third Foot and Dan Crilly have teamed up to put out the Mean Streets series featuring Dans artwork. The graphics are amazing and you know the decks are the best available and will be on our board wall from this weekend. Check the clip here of Henry Fox, Ryan Price, Luke Kindon and Dan Crilly hitting the 'mean streets' of BHX.

Andy Evans Skate Crates

In the mid to late nineties we were lucky enough to have Andy Evans as a resident of Birmingham. While he was here he made Chillin' which we helped put out and captured that era perfectly. Sidewalk have posted up some unseen clips as part of the Skate Crates series.... link through here. And as luck would have it, we happen to have the Andy Evans 'This, That And The Others' box set in stock which has all four of his seminal works including Chillin'...



Polar Premiere

We got ourselves a projector set up and will be showing the new Polar Skate Co film on Sunday 3rd of April at 4pm somewhere near the shop. all welcome.

The Lakai Staple 2016

The Staple is back. One of the original styles from Lakai has been rethought and refined for 2016 and has hit the shelves hot. It's been slimmed down, adapted for vulc construction, made lighter and tougher earning an excellent review from Ripped Laces along the way, this is a shoe that deserves your attention. Check the promo clip from Lakai here.

101 Skateboards

101 Skateboards were part of the World Industries family so in the early nineties were as on point as it was possible to be. Natas Kaupas ran the company, did the art direction for boards, adverts and videos as well as being one of the "professionals" on the team. This art direction was ahead of its time making 101 one of the most iconic brands of all time. At last some of the original graphics are being put out on the original shapes with hand silk screened art with the blessing of the riders and artists involved. 101 goods available at Ideal at the end of March in small quantities so plan ahead if you want one of these beauties. Available here.

101 Skateboards reissue