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The Forsvar!

Jun 12 2006 / Monday

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The Forsvar is the second etnies shoe designed by Rune Glifberg, and it will hit stores for holiday 06. Its mission: To raise awareness for a community in Denmark that’s facing extinction – Christiania.

Forsvar is the Danish word for “defend.” Since 1971, Christiania, a neighborhood in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, has existed as the only self-governing independent community existing inside another government in Denmark, and possibly the world. The people of Christiania have supported youth and skateboarding from the beginning, and have their own set of rules that promote a more peaceful, healthy and environmental approach to life. In 2004, the Danish government claimed Christiania was only a “social experiment” and passed a law abolishing the collective. Images of Christiania cover the Forsvar’s custom shoebox, and the story of the community is printed on the bottom.

“I feel like I’m in a position to raise awareness and tell people about Christiania,” said Rune Glifberg. “And doing that through the Forsvar shoe with etnies is the best way I can help and take action in the preserving of Christiania – it’s a concept that all of society can learn a lot from. Without a place like Christiania the world becomes too uniform – everything feels the same.”

Rune’s consistency and smooth style, while still being able to attack nearly any terrain, has made him one of the top skateboarders in the world today. The Forsvar is a reflection of that, stylish, but ready for abuse and featuring the most effective shock absorbing system available with System G2™ and STI FoamTM Level 2. STI is the first and only biomechanics research organization dedicated to the study of skateboarding footwear.


31 Comments The Forsvar!

  1. That shoe is hot!!!

    someone
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  2. I like your shoe ther cool!!

    zippy
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  3. pretty gnarly... i mean the whole quest thing about christiania...

    carlos
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  4. That shoe is ugly with green better off making it black

    unknown
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  5. do u guys have it in black?.......

    unknown
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  6. Of course we make it in Black.

    MAC
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  7. is that cam robrtson??? (mac)

    mark
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  8. Let me be straight w/ you guys :

    Is this acceptable to hold for nearly a year a post of that nature and of such content :

    http://www.etnies.com/blog/2005/06/20/emo-haircut-alert/#comment-21

    Your blog deserves some moderation otherwise users are going to do it for you, digg it, blog it, xml it send it and so on. It can be fast, very fast, too fast.

    React please and don't let message like the site of your brand.

    LA

    Lawrence
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  9. Guys Thats A Pretty good Shoe I Had It And It PerFect.

    Some.Little.Grom
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  10. hey man this whole concept for shoe and christiania is trippin sweet man

    jack the pumpkin king
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  11. det er sgu da fedt!!

    David
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  12. Rigtig god ide Rune.. Politikerne begik en kæmpe fejl ved at tage den beslutning.
    Ved ikke om du har tænkt på det.. men skoen ville være endnu federe hvis den kom i christianias farver. Held og lykke med den nye sko. Gorm

    Gorm
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  13. JADA!! Smid 3 gule prikker på!!

    ZIG
    Posted: 8 years ago,

  14. RESPEEEEEEEEKT Rune...Peace and love from FORSVAR CHRISTIANIA

    Kamille,Maria og Lene,FORSVAR CA.
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  15. dont through dots on it... men synes det er en god ide...:).. Go' rune.!

    loller
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  16. Cool Rune!
    Ville næsten sige tak for at du ''Forsvar''e Christiania!
    Jeg køber den, hvis den kommer i sort ruskind.
    Held og lykke med skoen, og hils Rauff fra Jelle hvis du snakker med ham ;-)

    Jesper
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  17. nice sko, nice skater... mere er der ikke at sige.

    jens
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  18. ok mad

    brittany
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  19. Ja korrekt den skulle ha været i rød med gule prikker eller noget...

    Kasper
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  20. du er da bare for sprød rune ,ja jeg skal da helt sikkert have den her i butikken, den ville med garanti sparke røv i gul og rød eller med gule prikker ...held og lykke med den... hilsen anders

    anders/s@du
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  21. Nice! we like!

    pfnille
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  22. rigtig god idé rune sådan en god måde at forsvare christiania på kunne du bare ikke lave den i rød med de tre gule prikker på og evt. i sort?

    froddy
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  23. Den kommer i rød-gul,sort,grøn-hvid...og med tre gule prikker!!!

    Forsvar Ca.
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  24. en sko med et politisk budskab!! kan man andet end at elske det???

    Don C
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  25. Det er simpelthen bare super sejt gjort det der. International solidaritet, der skal være plads til alle og det er Christiania et formidabelt eksempel på, i modsætning til det danske neo-liberalt inficerede samfund og regering. No Pasarán - Thumbs up fra Offensiv(.dk)

    Offensiv
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  26. rød med gule prikker i str. 38 jo tak! ;-)

    Lea
    Posted: 8 years ago,
  27. CAN I STILL BUY THIS DOPE ASS SHOE?
    if i can where?

    Rasmus
    Posted: 4 years ago,
  28. I am curious just what will change about that =D

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    Caleb Escobedo
    Posted: 3 years ago,
  29. I am glad you said that!?!

    Desiree

    oliva cigars

    Miriam
    Posted: 3 years ago,
  30. Hey Oscar, WTF =D

    My Regards,
    Russel

    yutube

    Brent Coe
    Posted: 3 years ago,
  31. I am glad you took the time and said this..

    Free Full Version Downloads

    Cary Huggins
    Posted: 3 years ago,

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