éS is arguably one of the best skate shoe brands of all time. They may not have the years of experience that Vans has, but they had some of the best skate shoes through the late '90s. Beginning in 1995, they grabbed the attention of skaters around the world, thanks to a team that included Sal Barbier and Eric Koston, who were like the skate video version of Jordan and Pippen through the late '90s. éS sneakers like the SAL 23, SLB and the Koston pro models are about as must-have as oxygen if you consider yourself a true sneaker connoisseur. With that said, we hope this "hiatus" éS began in late 2011 truly is just a break and they come back with a vengeance in 2013.