Watch: Respect Your Roots - Skin Phillips

Skateboarding isn't always about the skaters themselves, skating is much more than that. Here Adidas Skateboarding is celebrated 30 years of skateboarding photography through the lens of iconic skate photographer Skin Phillips with the release of The Skate, a commemorative special edition shoe. A shoe that was re-imagined as part of the Respect Your Roots tribute series, which pays homage to seminal skate icons for contributions renowned for progressing the culture. Skin Phillips was a lad who came all the way to LA to follow his passion, photographing skateboarding. Its so rad to see someone doing what the love and making it work even with hardships that seem to get in the way. True legend, congrats on the shoe!