As everything around you continues to evolve at lightning speed, it’s reasonable to feel like you haven’t quite got your finger on the pulse as much as you used to.
Enter Sneak Up: the new PEDESTRIAN.TV X Platypus Shoes podcast that explores music, street art and everything in between, while featuring conversations with trailblazing musos, artists and sportspeople at the forefront of their industries.
Hosted by Pedestrian’s own Jack Colquhoun, the first episode taps skating legend Tony Alva to dive deep into the world of ‘sidewalk surfing’.
Alva touches on everything from skateboarding in the ’70s compared to now; how skaters from different countries have their own style unique to where they live; his thoughts on the inclusion of skateboarding in the next Olympics; how skating has influenced fashion and a whole bucketload more.
Seriously, Alva crams so much bloody insight into a tight 30 minutes that you’re gonna want to whip out a pen and paper – especially if you’re keen on making a career out of skating or surfing.
As Alva’s been skating for over 50 years, you best believe the Vans ambassador has an infinite of wisdom to impart and his desire to reach the youth with his message of hope, strength and freedom is immense.
Plus, as part of the Sole-Mates segment of the poddy, Alva chats about his favourite type of shoes and why they’re perfectly suited for his profession.
A new ep of Sneak Up will drop every two weeks, so get your ears prepped for episode two where we chat to Triple One and Kaiit about the evolution of Aussie hip-hop.