Archive for August, 2010

Spotlight: Metric

Posted in Product | August 29, 2010

Sat together in a cold dark room in Koln, scratching our heads and feeling inspired by previous classic slim line shoes of all time we set about designing the Metric. Read More

Spotlight: Magnus

Posted in Product | August 23, 2010

The Magnus is made for the real serious BMXer, we don’t mean the stern faced dudes who constantly talk about their sprocket sizes and ponders the weight of their bike more than they actually ride it. We actually mean the guys who put a lot of time and effort into progression and force themselves to learn new tricks or create new lines, the guys we are on about are the guys who live and breath BMX because they are addicted to it. Read More

Spotlight: The 1&9

Posted in Articles, Product | August 10, 2010

Jared Washington’s first Almond™ pro model is a simple, super-sleek and effortless shoe. However, don’t be fooled; the 1&9 is built for all the abuse BMXin’ can give. Designed with a casual yet solid style in mind, the 1&9 features a durable upper made from rough canvas and synthetic suede leather. The moulded PU insole with comfortable foot bed cushion is designed to absorb a wide range of impacts and reduce heel bruising which at times can put us out of riding for weeks. Read More

What the hell does Ben Hucke think?

Posted in Articles | August 9, 2010

Ben Hucke has been riding a considerable number of years; long enough to start a family, long enough to remember entering an ESPN contest in 1998 and long enough to realise he should have stuck a pair of pegs on years ago. We decided to throw an unrelated collection of words at him and see just what his opinions are… Read More

Testing taken seriously

Posted in Articles, Product | August 6, 2010

Testing has always been a high priority here at Almond and the methods we used were at times frowned at, but we always said we needed every kind of view and every kind of criticism regarding the construction and durability of our shoes. Testers were mainly street riders, people who went through trainers fast and always hobbled because they chucked the B’s down 10 setters. Oh and then there was the delivery guy… Read More

Go Weston

Posted in Articles | August 3, 2010

Shane Weston is all about watching TV and riding bikes, I don’t how good he watches TV but if it’s anything like his riding then he is probably very good at it. We caught up with him briefly to see how our new starter is getting on… Read More