World Cup Fever
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being contested in Brazil, and the world of skateboarding has taken notice, throwing down a variety of World Cup-themed skate decks, jerseys, T-shirts and more. Here, skateboarding legend Mark Gonzales models the adidas Skateboarding Skate Copa x Krooked Futebol USA jersey in New York City.
Adidas skate decks
Skate Copa is adidas' tribute to its football heritage, bringing together the passion of the game from six adidas Skateboarding teammates. In collaboration with each of the six Skate Copa teammates' respective deck brands, adidas presents, from left to right: Rodrigo TX with DGK for Brazil, Raul Navarro with Western Edition for Spain, Lucas Puig with Clich for France, Lem Villemin with Clich for Germany, Mark Gonzales with Krooked for USA, and Benny Fairfax with Palace for England.
Grizzly Grip for Team Mexico
X Games Skateboard Street competitor Torey Pudwill runs his own grip-tape venture known as Grizzly Griptape, and the brand created a range of T-shirts to celebrate the World Cup. Here is one of five countries Grizzly chose to pay homage to: Grizzly's Team Mexico T-shirt.
WeSC Bumpy Pitch collaboration
We Superlative Conspiracy teamed up with Bumpy Pitch to produce eight shirts in its World Cup collection representing eight countries that have been battling it out in Brazil. Each shirt features the Bumpy Pitch x WeSC collab logo on the left-front chest as well as a country-specific graphic on the back. Those countries include Mexico, England, Italy, USA, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands and Argentina.
Plan B World Cup decks
Plan B Skateboards is one of the a brands to offer World Cup-themed pro decks from select members of its pro team, including, from left to right, Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd and Felipe Gustavo.
Plan B World Cup clothing
Plan B's World Cup collection also includes T-shirts representing the U.S. (left) and Brazil (right).
Grizzly Grip for Team Brazil
If Team Brazil is your thing and Grizzly Griptape is keeping your feet glued to your board, Grizzly's Brazil-themed World Cup T-shirt could be yours for the next match.
adidas Skate for Team Spain
Adidas' World Cup collection included collaborative skate decks with six of its team riders plus actual jerseys representing various countries competing in the World Cup. Here is team rider Raul Navarro's Team Spain jersey, created in collaboration with his board sponsor, Western Edition.
Grizzly Grip for Team USA
If Team USA's rallying has you heading to the bar in the middle of a Sunday to chant "USA," Grizzly Griptape's USA-themed World Cup T-shirt is a must-have.
Grizzly Grip for Team Spain
Everyone wants a piece of defending World Cup champions Team Spain, and Grizzly Griptape is part of the pack. Here is the Grizzly Team Spain T-shirt, available now at better skate shops.
Rodrigo Tx for Team Brazil
And because the 2014 FIFA World Cup is happening in Brazil, it only seemed appropriate to round out this collection with legendary street skater Rodrigo TX's Brazil jersey. Rodrigo TX's deck sponsor, DGK, collaborated with adidas to release a limited-edition skate deck seen earlier in this collection.