Buy Heroin Skateboards decks and clothing including t-shirts and caps. Originating from here in the UK, Heroin Skateboards is the brainchild of skateboarder and artist Mark ‘Fos’ Foster, who started the brand in 1998. Heroin is known for its quirky and somewhat punk-rock style aesthetic, and has built up a loyal fanbase both at home and abroad due to its long list of creative video releases including ‘Live From Antarctica’ and ‘Magic Sticky Hand’ and its team of truly original skateboarders.
Sponsoring riders from the UK, Japan and now the United States, Heroin is a truly eclectic brand. An association of the brand with Japan came from Fos visiting Osaka multiple times and befriending infamous skate gang the Osaka Daggers, which resulted in a pro slot on the team for Daggers ringleader Chopper. A more recent addition to the Japanese chapter of Heroin has been that of internet sensation Gou Miyagi, who became famous after various web parts of his skateboarding had jaws hitting keyboards the world over thanks to his unfathomable ability to magnetise to and transverse literally any round rail on his skateboard in as quirky a manner as he can imagine.
In 2011, Heroin was welcomed into the USA based Baker Boys Distribution in an effort to further grow the brand and create a stronger presence within the United States. This has enabled Fos to add certain heavy hitting Americans to his pro roster including Chet Childress and Daniel Shimizu.
Heroin have recently rewarded long-time UK am Ste ‘Rogie’ Roe with pro status after his phenomenal closing part in the brand’s 2013 DVD release ‘Video Nasty’, in which Note Shop rider Tom Day also lays down an excellent section.