adidas News Site | Press Resources for all Brands, Sports and Innovations : Tyshawn Jones

Known in skateboarding for his power and pop, Tyshawn Jones’ mark in skateboarding comes down to persistence and patience. Becoming one of the few New York City native athletes to receive a signature shoe, his basketball inspired Tyshawn model for adidas Skateboarding has become an instant icon and symbol of limitless success and swagger. Born in 1998, he’s part of a new era in skating that’s grown up behind the lens, continually documenting their progression but rather than follow trends, Tyshawn creates them. Sponsored in his early teens, Tyshawn’s proper introduction to skateboarding was a short video with now adidas pro Jason Dill for Supreme created by William Strobeck titled Buddy in 2012.

The synergy between the trio led Tyshawn to Dill’s FA squad along with a proper spot with Supreme. Tyshawn joined adidas Skateboarding’s roster in 2014, pushing his emergence on a global scale. Working on tightly focused projects including two full-lengths for Supreme, Cherry in 2014 and Blessed in 2018, and adidas Skateboarding’s debut full-length Away Days in 2016, Tyshawn’s maturation has been steady, striking, and impactful. The impeccable curation and seemingly limitless pop of his skating is part of his calculated path and testament to his self determination. In 2017, adidas released his Pro Model Vulc ADV colorway which was inspired by his late dog Nico. Bridging a generational gap between New York residents and teammates, adidas also released an edit with Tyshawn and legend Mark Gonzales filmed entirely in NYC titled “20|50” the same year with the name calling back to their respective ages.

Following the buzz of his footage in Cherry, Tyshawn and friends launched Hardie’s Hardware, eventually collaborating for several capsules with adidas, including colorways for both the Matchcourt and Sabalo. Since then Tyshawn’s charge has been nothing but prolific with his part in Blessed becoming canon and the leverage that led him to Thrasher Magazine’s coveted Skater of the Year honor in 2018. Made in milestones, the Bronx-born skater opened Taste So Good, a Carribean restaurant in his home borough, been featured in several global skate and fashion publications and was the subject of a major feature in The New York Times’ magazine, all before turning 21.

Known in skateboarding for his power and pop, Tyshawn Jones’ mark in skateboarding comes down to persistence and patience. Becoming one of the few New York City native athletes to receive a signature shoe, his basketball inspired Tyshawn model for adidas Skateboarding has become an instant icon and symbol of limitless success and swagger. Born in 1998, he’s part of a new era in skating that’s grown up behind the lens, continually documenting their progression but rather than follow trends, Tyshawn creates them. Sponsored in his early teens, Tyshawn’s proper introduction to skateboarding was a short video with now adidas pro Jason Dill for Supreme created by William Strobeck titled Buddy in 2012.

The synergy between the trio led Tyshawn to Dill’s FA squad along with a proper spot with Supreme. Tyshawn joined adidas Skateboarding’s roster in 2014, pushing his emergence on a global scale. Working on tightly focused projects including two full-lengths for Supreme, Cherry in 2014 and Blessed in 2018, and adidas Skateboarding’s debut full-length Away Days in 2016, Tyshawn’s maturation has been steady, striking, and impactful. The impeccable curation and seemingly limitless pop of his skating is part of his calculated path and testament to his self determination. In 2017, adidas released his Pro Model Vulc ADV colorway which was inspired by his late dog Nico. Bridging a generational gap between New York residents and teammates, adidas also released an edit with Tyshawn and legend Mark Gonzales filmed entirely in NYC titled “20|50” the same year with the name calling back to their respective ages.

Following the buzz of his footage in Cherry, Tyshawn and friends launched Hardie’s Hardware, eventually collaborating for several capsules with adidas, including colorways for both the Matchcourt and Sabalo. Since then Tyshawn’s charge has been nothing but prolific with his part in Blessed becoming canon and the leverage that led him to Thrasher Magazine’s coveted Skater of the Year honor in 2018. Made in milestones, the Bronx-born skater opened Taste So Good, a Carribean restaurant in his home borough, been featured in several global skate and fashion publications and was the subject of a major feature in The New York Times’ magazine, all before turning 21.

Sign up & Personalize your News alerts

mc

To provide you with a more responsive and personalized service, this site uses cookies. By clicking "Accept", you agree to our use of cookies. For more information on the ones we use and how to delete or block them please read our policy.