[GEAR] New Nike SB In Stock (Store Only!)

[GEAR] New Nike SB In Stock (Store Only!)

Last week we dropped our latest skate gear showcasing the LDRSK8 team in their element around the 53rd St. store and this week we back that up with a fresh release of the latest Nike SB Dunks in several distinct colorways that range from low  to hi-top. The shoes will be available only in the store at the 1013 E 53rd St. location so get off the couch, put down the remote and get out to the shop…

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[Events] The Social Experiment Pop Up Shop

Chance has been a regular here at Leaders long before he was headlining Lollapalooza. The kid has been hanging around the shop since he was rapping in the halls of Jones Prep and we’ve been proud to see him grow into the artist he is today.
[Audio] Chance The Rapper Talks Collabs With J.Cole, Wyclef & More

Chance The Rapper’s star has certainly risen since he hosted his 10 Day listening party on a rainy day here at Leaders nearly three years ago now. The young continues to climb his ladder of success this weekend as he returns home from a summer of festivals that took him as far as Europe to help headline Lollapalooza. It’s a very exciting time for young Chancelor, listen to what’s going on in his…

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Leaders expanded to LDRSK8 back in 2011, opening a store back where it all began in Hyde Park, with the goal of giving young skaters on the south side a place to congregate and something positive to be a part of. The store has evolved into a full-service skate shop complete with decks, equipment, tools and more. The sub-genre if you will has built a following unto itself, much thanks to the skate team that Diego and Corey have helped curate out of the 1013 E. 53rd St. storefront. The squad, which is comprised of Jonathon Comprindo, Hideaki Nomura, Ryan Tibbs, Aaron Davis and Elliott Hendricks recently got on their modeling game for a quick trek around their stomping grounds to show off the latest in LDRSK8 apparel, which was also featured prominently across the chest of rapper Isaiah Rashad this past weekend at Pitchfork Festival. Click through the photos below and keep it locked to both the Leaders and LDRSK8 blogs for continuing updates on the team and the brand. Shop all the LDRSK8 apparel HERE.

LDRS Skate 2014 Summer Look Book Leaders expanded to LDRSK8 back in 2011, opening a store back where it all began in Hyde Park, with the goal of giving young skaters on the south side a place to congregate and something positive to be a part of.
[Events] Common In-Store Event July 26

[Events] Common In-Store Event July 26

Chicago’s own Common is currently on a promotional tour in support of his tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smilingwhich was released yesterday via Def Jam. The project features local up and comers Dreezy and Lil Herb and is a clear report on the current state of Chicago rooted in experience of having walked the streets years before, before “Chiraq” came to prominence as a cheap marketing ploy…

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Leaders and Heineken teamed up last weekend for a night of beer, food and friends at the W Hotel on Lake Shore Drive. With the sun setting in the west behind the opposite side of the building, the party picked up with DJ D Nice handling the music. With Leaders gear on seemingly everyone in attendance, it was certainly an event to remember. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, we got you on some photos, here below.

[Recap] Leaders x Heineken BBQ 7/16 Leaders and Heineken teamed up last weekend for a night of beer, food and friends at the W Hotel on Lake Shore Drive.
Twista Drops Pair of New Singles

Twista Drops Pair of New Singles

Twista, easily one of the most legendary hip-hop artists to emerge from Chicago, has gracefully transitioned into a new phase of his career by helping to foster the overwhelming amount of talent that has sprung up here over the past few years. Quickly recognizing the swell of artists, Twista has jumped on tracks with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Caleb James, King L and even recently…

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[Album] Common: “Nobody’s Smiling” (Stream) + In Store 7/26

[Album] Common: “Nobody’s Smiling” (Stream) + In Store 7/26

Last week Chicago’s own Common hosted a listening part for his tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smilingat Untitled in the Loop. The event, hosted by Miller and Complex, offered fans a first listen at the latest from one of the most impactful artists of our generation, with him playing host-breaking down each song to contextualize his art for those in attendance. Today, the world gets the same…

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