Hailing from the cattle-infested town of Fontucky, California, Leo Romero defied a fate of milking cows for the rest of his life by picking up skateboarding instead. With his dedication to killing the streets with a switchblade style of skateboarding over the past few years, Leo has earned what most kids could never imagine: his own Emerica pro model shoe.
Leo wanted to throw a party in Tijuana to celebrate, but to avoid any possible trouble with immigration (ha-ha!), we decided to keep him on this side of the border and bring Mexico to him. The event--attended by industry heads and mobs of skate hounds alike--was a once-in-a-lifetime fiesta filled with sombreros, Coronas and tacos as far as the eye could see.
A crazy night was had by all, and it would have been a never-ending party, but someone decided to yell “La migra!” at 4:00 a.m. and everyone scattered! Congratulations, hombre! The Leo pro model shoe by Emerica hits stores in June 2006!