The Free and Liberated State was founded in January 2016 with the purpose of creating a brand focused on making classic, durable, and affordable skate footwear. With a skateboard team that mirrors the product focus, State has been growing while maintaining our original focus every step of the way. Years of industry experience have led to crafting footwear that we’re proud of.
All of our shoes are made for skateboarding. We’ve spared no expense when it comes to making a quality shoe that looks great and can take a beating.
Skateboarding. Life. We believe you should make it whatever you want it to be. Make it yours, not someone else’s.
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Introducing State Footwear, A New Skateboard Shoe Brand
Coming soon to the Underground.
“I basically set out to make the Carhartt of skate shoes. Shit that actually works and lasts with good materials, but still has good style. Working class skate shit.” -Shawn (owner)
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The Ellis draws inspiration from classic court shoes, featuring a perfect blend of style and function. Skateboarders have shown a fondness of court sneakers for decades, and this silhouette is no different. Simple, stylish lines along with well-defined branding make this team shoe an instant classic. Including a LUX-LITE™ sock liner, and CO-BOUND™ rubber-backed suede for extra durability, the Ellis is a cut above your average court classic. The most outstanding feature on this model however is its dual toe bumper, providing extra life while simultaneously making it stand out on the shelf and in the streets.