Nothing delineates DC skater Nyjah Huston’s year better than accolades and more accolades. The six times X Games gold medalist recently won his second consecutive ESPY award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete in July. This win solidifies Huston as a top Action Sports competitor and comes in the middle of his skateboarding season. In one of Huston’s most successful years yet, he has already been crowned champion of three Street League events, X Games Austin and the Tampa Pro.
An icing on the cake is the recent release of the new Nyjah Vulc collection. Nyjah worked closely with DC Shoes on this signature pro model to create a durable shoe that stands up to the demands of street skating, while offering comfort and style for everyday wear.
The Nyjah Vulc Skate Shoe offers the best of DC’s footwear technology in a design that translates to street wear. The all new vulcanized signature model with Impact S Technology ensures great board feel and sole flex, while also supplying lightweight comfort and protection. Abrasion-resistant outsoles and DC’s trademarked “pill pattern” tread allows for better board grip to complete the package for a shoe that meets all of Nyjah’s specifications. While a foam-padded tongue and collar provides all-day comfort, these unique proven to last low-profile designed shoes offer skate-inspired style beyond just the street session.
To give you a taste of this riveting street skater, we are giving away two pairs of red Nyjah Vulc shoes! Simply fill in your details and answer the question below to participate. Two lucky winners with the correct answer will be randomly selected. Contest ends 31 August 2014.
Nookmag (NM): Congrats on your flawless winning streak this year. I’m sure many skaters are eyeing on that number one spot. Are you feeling the heat?
Nyjah Huston (NH): Yeah, I would say I feel a little bit of pressure. Just because I feel like a lot of people expect me to win. I don’t really think it makes that much of a difference, I just want to go out and have a good time.
NM: What kind of emotions do you go through each time you pick up a gold medal? Do you still feel the same kind of excitement as when you first won?
NH: Yeah it’s honestly a good feeling every single time because especially at street league, it always comes down to the last one and the last part of the contest, and it’s always a really close competition. So it’s always a really exciting feeling.
NM: How were you involved in designing the new Nyjah Vulc collection?
NH: I was pretty involved with the design of the Nyjah Vulc, it was based around the design of the first shoe, but a little more low profile and a little more of a chilling shoe, going along with a skate shoe. It’s a balance between both. I sat down with the guys over at DC and they came up with some ideas and then we got it done.
NM: It’s funny how the suspense of the video for the Nyjah Vulc collection leads up to you trying to select which pair to wear. Have you decided which is your favourite pair of Nyjah Vulc so far?
NH: Yeah my favourite colour of the Nyjah Vulc is the red one; red is my favourite colour. And I’m actually wearing them right now.
NM: Let’s talk about “Fade to Black”. How do you think the video presents and sums you up as a skater?
NH: I think “Fade to Black” represents my hard work going out and skating all the time. I think putting out video parts nowadays is still just as important as me winning contests and I think that’s always how skateboarding should be, so I’m really stoked on my video part and I’m hoping to put out another one pretty soon here.
NM: Your fearlessness in confronting skate obstacles in your videos is admirable. As a living breathing being, what kind of fears or phobias do you have?
NH: I don’t like the water, I’m scare of the water and I’m scared of heights.
NM: What skating tips can you share with amateurs trying to improve their game?
NH: Just go out and practice all the time, you know that’s all there is to it. When kids come up to me and ask how do they do tricks and what not, I just tell them ‘dude you’ve got to practice it over and over and over and then you’ll get the hang of it. And just make sure you’re having fun while you’re doing that.’
The Nyjah Vulc collection comprises six colourways and will be available from September 2014, retailing from SGD129 to SGD149 at DC stores.