Tony Hawk is one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. His passion for skateboarding was ignited when he was just 9 years old and his older brother gave him a beat up skateboard he no longer wanted.
By the time Hawk was 12 years old, he was winning contests around his native California, turning professional when he was 14 and establishing himself as the best competitive skateboarder in the world two years later. By the time Hawk was 25 he had won 73 contests and had been vertical skating world champion 12 years in a row.
One of Hawk’s most celebrated skateboarding tricks is the 900, which involves completing two and a half mid air revolutions on a skateboard. Hawk was the first skater to achieve this feat in 1999.
The famous skater is also very interested in giving back to the skating community and his foundation has donated more than $4 million for projects to build skate parks in underprivileged areas around the United States.
The skateboarding children’s clothing line called Hawk was launched in 1988 with the participation of Hawk’s children.
Quicksilver bought Hawk Designs, Inc. in 2000 and sold it to Cherokee for $19 million in January of 2014. The brand will continue to be sold Kohl’s and also at Target stores around the United States.
Hawk continues to be involved in the brand’s designs and development.
Tony Hawk retired from professional competition after the 1999 X Games, but he continues to be on of the most recognized athletes in the United States. Hawk has received many awards, including the Make-A-Wish Favorite Male Athlete award, the Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Male Athlete or the Teen Choice Awards Male Athlete
Tony Hawk clothes have a very distinctive skateboarding look to them, made with comfortable, durable fabrics to withstand the requirements of the sport.
The line of Hawk clothes includes hoddies, pants, jeans, shorts, polos shirts, tank tops, shirts, flannel shirts, beanies, socks and graphic t-shirts with cool designs.
The Tony Hawk line of shoes covers traditional skate shoes and also slip-on shoes and canvas skate shoes with thick soles to endure the pushing, stopping and sliding involved in skateboarding. The line also carries casual flip-flops and mid-top skate shoes.
Hawk’s clothes come in sizes as small as 2T and cover children up to 18 years old, with a line for young adults too.
We love the cool attitude of Tony Hawk’s clothes. The graphic t-shirts have styles that our little and not so little kids like, the hoodies are soft and comfortable, made out of thick cotton and the shoes are great because they are durable. The thick sole that gives the shoes the needed resistance for skating present no challenge to a normal, every day use.
We also like the fact that, in spite of his huge success, Tony Hawk himself continues to be involved in the development of the brand, which definitely infuses its clothes with that authentic skateboarding cool factor.