Marc Johnson, TransWorld Skateboarding, September 1996.
Marc Johnson. Photo by Skin.
Emerica is launched to fill the need for a raw, simple and straight-ahead skate shoe brand designed to meet the demands of skateboarding’s most hardcore enthusiasts.
Chris Senn, TransWorld Skateboarding, October 1996.
Chris Senn. Photo by Bryce Kanights.
Emerica honcho Don Brown gathers hardcore street skaters Jamie Thomas, Chris Senn (celebrated in March as Thrasher's 1995 Skater of the Year), Dan Drehobl, Marc Johnson, Phil Shao (RIP) and Donny Barley to form the original Emerica team.
Donny Barley, TransWorld Skateboarding, December 1996.
Donny Barley. Photo by Atiba Jefferson.
Phil Shao (RIP). Photo by Michael Ballard.