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The story of Chico Brenes is truly a rags-to-riches tale. Coming to America as an illegal immigrant from Nicaragua, Chico was literally smuggled across the border into the United States. On the other side he began what would become a fifteen-year career as one of the most respected and well-liked skateboarders of all time.
DVS and LRG recently partnered up on a collaboration project that pays tribute to his vida loca as a skateboarder as well as an immigrant who “made something out of nothing.”
The first installment of the project features a red-flannel Munition Mid, Flannel button-up, and T-shirt. The shoe comes with insole art featuring the Orange Vendor graphic used on Chico’s first World Industries Pro model designed by artist Mark McKee in 1992.
Check out the “Then” video montage of Chico’s early days as a skater in San Francisco and see photos of the Chico DVS X LRG release party in SF at www.dvsshoes.com/skate