Skateboard companies come and go. No brand, no matter how revered, can escape this fact. But although almost every company eventually disappears, either slowly morphing into something else or vanishing abruptly, some live for decades past their physical expiry dates. Their ads and graphics inspire blog posts, tributes, and, in some cases, unlicensed reissues at the hands of the most sentimental among us. And thanks to that same nostalgia, their boards and T-shirts command hefty sums from collectors.
With the endless talk about them, one question unfailingly arises: Could any of these companies actually come back? It’s unlikely, but maybe. We don’t know how well they would hold up so long after the fact, but here are 10 brands we’d like to see in skate shops again.