The brand with the three stripes takes on skateboarding. After decades of footwear design and manufacturing, Adidas kicked in the door of skateboarding in 1998, partnering with Mark "Gonz '' Gonzalez to usher in decades of influential shoes and bring skateboarding to the masses. With shoes like theSuperstars, ADV, and more recently, Pro model shoes and skate clothing from the likes of Tyshawn Jones. Adidas plays a key role in the industry and Tactics alike, with team rider Silas Baxter-Neil heavily involved with both brands. Adidas skateboarding continues and will continue to shape the landscape of skateboarding with its influence and high quality products.