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Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2015 Announced

Apr 13th, 2015 / Posted By: Shane Deegan

Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am contest series started in 2007 to give back to the skateboarding community on a LOCAL level, while providing amateur skateboarders exposure on a GLOBAL level! Unlike most contests, Zumiez Best Foot Forward comes to YOU, and it’s always FREE to enter. 

Previous Zumiez Best Foot Forward winners have gone on to become some of the top names in Skateboarding, including: Ishod Wair, Tom Asta, Jack Olson, Chris Wimer, and Alec Majerus.

In 2015, the series is one of the largest Am contest tours in the nation, expanding to more skateparks and more hometowns than ever before... 32 contests nationwide & 2 stops in Canada.

Franky Villani's "November" Part

Dec 29th, 2014 / Posted By: Shawn


Franky Villani has been killing as of late. We recently included him on our "The Long Road to Tampa AM: I-95 South." During our trip down, Franky was finishing up this part with a few last minute clips which ended up making the edit. John Note, our filmer/editor on the Zumiez Best Foot Forward tour was responsible for filming and editing this masterpiece. Franky has an incredible style and you will be seeing much more of him in the near future, so stay tuned. 

The Long Road To Tampa Am: I-95 South

Dec 8th, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

The Zumiez Best Foot Forward crew grabbed three top ams and took the long road to Tampa Am 2014.  Nate Greenwood, Franky Villani and Tyson Bowerbank met up in NYC and traveled down the East Coast making stops in NYC, Philly, Durham, Savannah and Jacksonville.  The crew met up with Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014 3rd place finisher Jamie Foy in Florida.  Filmed by John Note and joined by Steve Miller and Shawn Turner the crew ripped spots all the way down the coast. 

Zumiez Best Foot Forward Presents: I-95 South

Dec 2nd, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

Zumiez Best Foot Forward is on the road again.  This time we're grabbing three top ams and taking the long road to Tampa Am.  Tyson Bowerbank, Nate Greenwood and Frankie Villani are linking up in NYC and road tripping down the Beast Coast.  The crew are hitting  spots in NYC, Philly, DC, Raleigh, Savannah and Jacksonville and points between.  Tune in to Tampa Am December 4 - 7, 2014 and then watch or on December 8th for the I-95 edit.  

Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals 2014: Episode 2

Sep 9th, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

It all comes down to this. Four months on the road, 37 contests, 37 local winners and one finals. Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014 Finals took place in Detroit, Michigan on August 9, 2014. It was held in the Michigan Building, an abandoned theater. Death and Trash Talk performed for the crowd of over 2,000 fans. The winners listed after the jump.

Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014 Finals: Episode 1

Aug 26th, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

The Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014 Finals took place in Detroit, MI on August 9th, 2014.  In attendance were 37 of the best amateur skateboarders in the country.   On August 8th the 37 finalists took a tour of Detroit, including stops at some of the iconic skate spots like Sculpture Park and Northwestern High School.  Witness the future of skateboarding in this part 1 of 3 series.  Follow all of the action at

Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014: Episode 13

Aug 22nd, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

In lucky #13 the Mayhem Van makes it back to its home in the Pacific Northwest. The crew hit up Portland and Seattle for the final contests of the tour before finals. In Seattle there is an epic showdown on a 10 stair that is just insane. The Converse Skate Team, including Jason Jesse, Louie Lopez, Kenny Anderson and Mike Anderson made it out for some demos, judging and even some whirlyball.   Winners listed after the jump.

Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014: Episode 12

Aug 18th, 2014 / Posted By: Tim Morelli

In the 12th installment of Zumiez Best Foot Forward 2014 the Mayhem Van hits the Golden State for some fun in the sun with the Thunder Truck Co. Team including past Zumiez Best Foot Forward contestant Jack Olson and team rider Tristan Funkhouser. The winner's are as follows: