What started as a vision between some skaters in a skatepark in the start of 2021 became reality just now.
We thought: Wouldn´t it be amazing if a regular and a goofy skater could exchange their right and left shoe with each other so that, instead of your left shoe is totaly broken while the right one is more like factory new, u finally have a pair of complete shredded shoes to throw away.
Think about it, if you excessively learn a new fliptrick and u are really into it, u can easily shred like 3-4 pairs of shoes in a year. So you will save actual money if you had a shred-partner, not to mention that its more environmental.
So based on that some automagic came into place, covid literally made it happen, we got into bad positions and had a timespan where we as a small team of 3 persons said, f**k it, let´s just build this platform now instead of looking for other jobs. And while doing so, we recognized that it´s not only about shoes, what if u just got brand new trucks and bearings and just replace your still good to use and intact hardware, there is literally no online place to offer used skatestuff thats for skatestuff only. I mean u could put your stuff on craigsligst, ebay or join a very regional fb-group, there are even skateboard fleamarkets occasionally here and there, but let´s be honest, with the internet, there should be so much more possible, and yes it is!
We are grown ass skateboarders who startet skating in like 2001 and, what a nice coincidence, we are professionals in building webplatforms So, the last 4 months we worked our ass off on this and came up with a full functional piece of professional software which is now online for public(beta) use. It´s build to be used globally from the very start and starts in 5 languages. Right now the platform is empty and ready to be filled with offers, so expect to make the first offer ever
So dear [UK skateboarders, I´d like to introduce to you: SKATESHOO
yeah, SKATESHOO is the name we came up for this project. If you like the idea and have some used or not used anymore skateboard-stuff that you´d like to sell, gift or trade,
feel free to create an account on skateshoo and try it out!
We have no budgets or sponsors and are badly set up for a planned launch and any kind of marketing beyond this post, so go easy on us and tell your friend We would highly approchiate your feedback and ideas, and who knows… we feel this is going huge