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Saturday, March 18, 2017

An Afternoon at Galactic G Skateshop

Galactic G Skateshop located in the northern side of the Ivanhoe District in Orlando, Florida, is the oldest and largest core skateshop in Central Florida. The business has been around for more than 20 years and offers a place for people to learn about skateboard culture and shop a large selection of top name brands like NikeSB, Vans, Adidas, Etnies, DCshoes, Quietlife, and Primitive. With employees that have been skateboarding their whole life, Galactic G gives the ultimate shopping experience.

Customers of the shop always seem to be in a good mood.
As you walk around and see employee's setting up product to look its best, you see them still helping customers with a smile on their face. All types of people come in to this skateshop. Within 1hour, you can see a Mother buying her second son a board, a group of teenagers buying cool shirts, and skateboarders talking about the latest tricks that have recently been done. You will surely see some NikeSB heads looking to cop the newest shoe release in special box's and "old school" dudes looking for the sale on Vans.
Everyone seems to be shopping for different product which is great, and you can assume its because there is a lot to offer here. Between the speedy service, the large selection of apparel and skateboards, and the fun talk that always has skateboarding in it. You can literally stay her for hours and seem like no time has passed at all, it's so welcoming.

Lets talk about Skateboards.
Grab a ladder because the skate wall is so tall.
Customers spend a minimum of 20 minutes before leaving the wall.
Then they spend another 5 minutes picking grip tape because there are so many new awesome graphic grips.

One of the employee's, Davin, builds boards for caring customers. He always takes pride building a complete and builds every single board as if it were his own. Some shops just throw the griptape on with air bubbles, they don't put the bearings in all the way or tighten the bushings to their customers preference. Davin asks customers to stand on their board to make sure its perfect before the customer leaves. That kind of person working at a skateshop is hard to find and we are super lucky to have him!
See him on Instagram

2 Big Things This Month for Galactic G

1.  If you are a skateboarder, the shop has a video submission contest every month for 2017 - #Skaterofthemonth

This month, it's MARCH MADNESS!!!! You need to send clips in!!

Categories to win for best clips are:

-Skater of the Month - Gnarlest Bail - Youngest Submission - Most Submissions -

Send your 15 second clips to gskaterofthemonth@gmail.com

Winner of #skaterofthemonth wins a COMPLETE SKATEBOARD by MINI LOGO!!!!!
Each Category Winner Gets HOOKED UP!!!!


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Please send clips to gskaterofthemonth@gmail.com

2.  #JustAnotherDay skateboard video premier on March 25th, 2017!!
Where: At Galactic G Skateshop
2020 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, Florida 32804

Free Food
Free Beer (21+)
Free Swag to be Thrown!!!!
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Just Another Day Skateboard Video Premier

Am afternoon at Galactic G on a Saturday is enjoyable and can be appreciated by most customers, (see our Google Reviews!) ....(see our Facebook Reviews!!!)

Also see www.galacticg.com and enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders over $74.95!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FIFTEEN YEARS OF SB DUNK: Stories from the Inside Out

We (Galactic G Skateshop) have had Nike Skateboarding in the shop for over 10years. We've had lines out the door for new releases and still to this day, we find kids waiting outside out door at 10am, just waiting to get their hands on the new SB's.

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The culture of Nike SB is what sells. The collaboration from manufacture to artists, to shops, to even regions like London to Japan is what gives the SB's the originality that people want. When a collab shoe is released, they don't make any more....that's it. This is why the shoes sell for so much in later years. Not everyone skates, but they like to show their originality in fashion and they can do that with Nike SB.
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Model: Hannah Hipley

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We love everyone that comes to our core skate shop to pick up Nike's because they all have their own, and different love for the shoes. Some skate the shoes, some collect the shoes to sell later, and some buy them to where as a fashion statement. No matter what reason you buy the SB Dunk's, we know it's all for the love, and we can respect that.

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Below is a video by VICE that covers Nike SB from the start, interviewing the first skate team riders, ones that skated in the midst, and even the newest skaters. A great little documentary on style, culture, and purpose behind Nike Skateboarding.

Thank you Nike for everything you have done for the skate community in Orlando, Florida!!!!

"In an era where sneakers change hands between collectors for five and even six-figure sums, it's sometimes hard to remember when kicks weren't a 'grail' item for people worldwide. 15 years ago, sneakerheads were a subculture centered in New York, LA, London, Japan and the Internet. Then, in 2002, the Nike SB Dunk was introduced by Nike's fledgling skateboarding division, and an 80s basketball shoe ignited both the world of skateboarding and sneaker culture.

We found the story reflects the unique intersection of sneakerhead collectors with the skate community.  Riders like Richard Mulder, Reese Forbes, Gino Iannucci, and Danny Supa helped determined the look, feel, approach and tone of the SB Dunk, in partnership with the Nike SB design team.

That group quickly built a grassroots movement with skate retailers like Supreme and Huf, the nascent "hype" press of Freshnessmag.com and NikeTalk, and new Nike team riders like Brian Anderson, Wieger van Wagninen and Paul Rodriguez.  Informed by the "gotta have them all" mentality of OG Japanese collector/retailers like Hidefumi Hommyo (of Chapter and Atmos), sneaker-specific boutiques like Undefeated popped up, region-specific releases were developed, and the sneaker culture your hypebeast cousin now talks about incessantly was fully established.

Today the SB Dunk is iconic, but it's easy to forget that it's still a skate shoe first and foremost that guys like Theotis Beasely, Sean Malto and Ishod Wair still rock religiously.

Watch the inside story of the past 15 years hearing from shop owners, collaborators and skateboarders who helped make the SB Dunk a legend." - Vice

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Star Wars Stance Socks Available Online at GalacticG.com

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Star Wars Stance Sock Collection


Terry Loop In Forefoot, Heel, And Toe For Cushioning
Arch Support
Reinforced Heel & Toe
Seamless Toe Closure
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Frozen Bounty Stance Socks

Hans Solo has been known to get himself in sticky situations but none of which were as bad as the time he was frozen in carbonite. Whoops! Frozen Bounty brings together Hans Solo and Boba Fett on crafted premium combed cotton. 
This 200 needle count sock surrounds feet in luxury while delivering a crisp appearance and soft feel while a reinforced heel and toe provide additional durability.

Star Wars Stance Sock Collection
Star Wars Stance Sock Collection

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BB-8!! Stance Socks

Thumbs up! The Force Awakens with BB8, a skittish but loyal astromech full of optimism. BB-8 accompanied Poe Dameron on many missions for the Resistance, helping keep his X-wing in working order. To celebrate the legendary Star Wars we created the Thumbs Up. This classic sock sports luxurious combed cotton and tight 200 needle count stitching. A reinforced heel and toe provide additional durability while an elastic arch and self-adjusting cuff hug the contours of your feet.

Product Care:

Machine Wash in 40 °C / 104 °F.
Avoid Bleaching or Ironing the socks.
Socks will last longer if you keep them out of the dryer.