éS footwear sent over a pair of these new Skate Rat shoes to check out. It’s the popular ACCEL Slim in a rich red with luxurious gold accents. The iconic Skate Rat logo on the heel celebrates one of the original skate rats: , Kien “Donger” Lieu, Chinese skate legend. The insoles are STI Energy Foam Performance insoles, and the shoes come wrapped in a silk-like shoe bag. They retail for $69.99 on the éS website.
Donger’s family is from a small village in Canton, China. At 4 years of age, his family settled in San Diego, California where he conquered skate spots that are still untouched to this day. He speaks fluent Cantonese and his Skate Rat philosophy speaks for itself. Known as having one of the highest ollies, aspirational style, and kindest, most generous personality – Donger has lived skateboarding 110% for over 30 years. If you haven’t heard of the man check out his shared part with John “The Man” Reeves from Life Skateboards: A Soldier’s Story:
Also, his Seven Steps To Heaven part from Maple Skateboards in 1996 is a classic: