Posted By: ashley on September 22nd, 2007 at 11:26AM PST
he should have had a pro shoe on emerica.... what the fuck?
Posted By: ketchup eyes on September 22nd, 2007 at 11:58AM PST
this has to be a joke.
Posted By: Billy on September 22nd, 2007 at 12:01PM PST
those are the ugliest shoes i've ever fucking seen.
Posted By: ryan on September 22nd, 2007 at 12:05PM PST
the hair and shoe thing sounds like a mid life crisis like britney spears
Posted By: all the hot girls are in palm sp on September 22nd, 2007 at 01:22PM PST
He is not in Mid-life.
And the shoe thing is a better deal for Austin, so shut yer pie holes.
Posted By: ed on September 22nd, 2007 at 01:55PM PST
how depressing, you know a shoe company has to be good when its owned by ex-bmxer's
Posted By: jackson on September 22nd, 2007 at 02:00PM PST
"i have stood aside to see the phantoms of those days go by me. They are gone, and i resume the journey of my story." Dickens.
Good luck with the new venture Austin. I can't wait to see what is next for you.
Posted By: skull bong and wizard septer on September 22nd, 2007 at 02:23PM PST
why would austin quit emerica? haven't they been good to him all these years? i really hope it's not an ego thing with austin... i always thought he was a humble guy.
Posted By: anthony on September 22nd, 2007 at 03:23PM PST
hey ed i heard a fascinating(for me) rumour thats been circulating around for a little while about the TM squad hitting up a demo in mexicali, which is south of the border of socal...is this true?! this gossip also included billys comfirmation about being down for this...(?!)
tsss, if its true, i happen to sell GOOD-EXPLOSIVE- fireworks so you guys light up a good ol' mexican nite and go hiroshima. :) thatd be fun.
Posted By: jesse the shredsledder on September 22nd, 2007 at 03:35PM PST
He left because hsu got a shoe before him, and he's been on the team for so much longer. He was pissed that the second hsu got on, he got a shoe, and Austin didn't.
It's all over the emb.
Posted By: damn on September 22nd, 2007 at 03:40PM PST
Why did he quit?
Was the reason because everybody else was getting a shoe and he wasn't?
No one respects Austin for any of his skating.
Just because he doesn't "Tre Bomb" a 13 set doens't mean he sucks... It just means he doesn't like skating that shit...
For a good 2 years I was in search to find what was the right obsticle for me to skate, then I watched some Austin Stephens footy and what I saw were Banks, ledges, some stairs, but mainly creative shit.
And now that is all I skate.
And why the shaved head?
I think I know the exact reason why you quit Emerica.
I hope Beloe works out great for you man.
Posted By: Jake on A-Stone quitting Emerica on September 22nd, 2007 at 05:10PM PST
They are BMX shoes...?
Posted By: Jake on... on September 22nd, 2007 at 05:11PM PST
People act like Austin is a walking haircut. I'd say good move on the hair chop. As far as Emerica, he should have been given a shoe years ago. Where is the love for a loyal rider?
All that shit's meaningless anyway. Keep being sincere. Keep being mellow. A diamond among dog-turds for sure.
Posted By: paris hilton on September 22nd, 2007 at 05:43PM PST
damn...i cant understand why emerica didnt give austin a shoe earlier..maybe its cuz a-stone didnt chill with the baker dogs all that much like hsu did..actually, everyone remaining on emerica that doesnt chill with the heshers at baker, doesnt have a signature shoe..intriging..anyways good luck with the new gnar boots austin!!looking forward to your shoes! p.s. t.m.b.s.s.c conquers all.
Posted By: mike on September 22nd, 2007 at 06:37PM PST
of all the shoe companies, why did he choose beloe? i think that he should've went to vans or something.
Posted By: huh on September 22nd, 2007 at 08:27PM PST
just a publicity stunt
Posted By: paula abdul on September 22nd, 2007 at 09:53PM PST
ugly shoes and it's fronted by ex bmxers, i give it a year?
Posted By: vivaultra on September 23rd, 2007 at 02:39AM PST
noone is going to buy them
Posted By: jaceun on September 23rd, 2007 at 02:39AM PST
Posted By: Soccer Team on September 23rd, 2007 at 04:05AM PST
OH MAN!I WANTED TO SEE HIS PART IN GOT GOLD!
AUSTIN IS MY FAV SKATER BUT I WISH HE HADNT GONE TO THEM...SHOULDA GONE TO VANS!
ITS BAD FROM EMERICA THAT THEY DIDNT GIVE HIM A SHOE..STILL IT DOSENT MATTER..AUSTIN YOUV GOT SO MANY FANS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU.ONE
Posted By: WILL on September 23rd, 2007 at 06:28AM PST
I honestly can't see A-Stone on any other shoe company...
My friends and I discussed this and Vans was the only other one...
Still, I hope everything goes good Austin.
Posted By: Jake on face. on September 23rd, 2007 at 10:26AM PST
Posted By: Glenn Danzig on September 23rd, 2007 at 10:36AM PST
"why would austin quit emerica? haven't they been good to him all these years? i really hope it's not an ego thing with austin..." Anthony
Wow i can't believe you would even think its an ego thing. He still is the most humble person i have ever met, and if it was an ego thing he would have left emerica a while ago, he deserves to have his own shoe and should have had it from emerica a while ago. but if you put it in his perspective he probably did it because it is whats best for him, and if they were "SO" good to him and im not saying they weren't he probaby wouldn't have quit. But anyways Austin lets go skate the HB park. Before it closes! You tell em ED!
Posted By: Mark C. on September 23rd, 2007 at 11:02AM PST
BMX shoes... why the hhell doesnt he get on VOX or something legit atleast? BMX SHOES??
Posted By: wtf on September 23rd, 2007 at 12:40PM PST
yeah. whatevs. hah vox legit. im hoping your just yanking our chain ed, but either way congrats on anything austin. you deserve better.
Posted By: laika on September 23rd, 2007 at 05:26PM PST
this is kinda gay but if its real i respect his decision
Posted By: twiggy on September 23rd, 2007 at 07:40PM PST
its about time austin left he needs a pro shoe...he didn't even get a colorway or anything on emerica and if its a shoe made by austin its gonna be sick,keep on keep'n on austin your the steez master
Posted By: steez please on September 23rd, 2007 at 08:27PM PST
horrible picture of austin or bad haircut?
BMX shoes = BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Posted By: pubic enemy on September 24th, 2007 at 08:46AM PST
I just dont know how a guy like Russ Pope cant realize those shoes wont sell. Kids wont skate in Leather Cup Sole shoes. They want suede Vulc shoes. I think they should redesign the shoes, x the BMX thing and give it another try at the next ASR. And premiere the line with a pro model Austin shoe. He deserves it. And Russ is sick. I hope he realizes what they need to fix.
Posted By: blank on September 24th, 2007 at 06:41PM PST
what the hell emerica are the best shoe brand. wwhy did he quit for some crap brand?
Posted By: jojo tha monkey on September 25th, 2007 at 04:48PM PST
is this a joke? Ive never met austin but it seems like he's too legit to go to a bmx shoe company. i think ed may just be making fun of beloe or whatever. if he really did quit emerica im bummed cuz emerica is tight but he deserved a shoe a long time ago. I was also looking forward to his part in stay gold cuz he's 1 of my favorite skaters.
Posted By: evan on September 26th, 2007 at 03:32PM PST
the BMX thing is a joke and your all retarted
Posted By: j on September 27th, 2007 at 05:28PM PST