Mike Anderson: Behind the Ad
Words: Rob Brink
esfootwear.com, March 2010
Was this a spontaneous session or did you plan this spot and trick?
I wanted to skate the pool but I didn't know I was gonna do feebles.
Where do front feebles fall in your hierarchy of favorite tricks?
They’re fun sometimes.
Where’s this spot?
My friend Squeak’s house.
What’s the 7-10-1975 stand for?
That’s Art’s pool. Squeak’s uncle. 7-10-1975. RIP.
How come you didn’t shoot a fakie thruster for the ad?
My knees couldn’t get stylish enough.
Are big-cuffed jeans back in style or were they just too long for your legs?
Are they in style again? Awesome! Woooo Hooooooo!
You have a Krooked Square One colorway now. Tell us about that.
éS asked me to do a colorway and I was really stoked! Really wanted that Krooked logo on it. RIP Van Wastell.
How about the custom insoles and photos?
At the time, I was spending a lot of time with my friends in my garage after Van passed. Just had a lot of good memories together. The other insole is just random funny and cool photos of Van.
So when’s the baby due?
According to the baby tracker, how big is she now?
Says she’s as big as a head of lettuce (18 in, 3.2 lbs)
Tell us the story of going to Paris. It’s kinda romantic. Skateboarding needs more romance I think. You and Daisy can start a revolution.
A romance revolution? Well, I was in Europe on The Great éScape tour for a few weeks before Daisy flew out. She a 4D ultrasound while I was gone, so we decided to have the doctor write down the sex of the baby and seal it in an envelope so we’d open it in Paris together. We planned to open it under the Eiffel Tower, but were too anxious and did it right when we got to the hotel. It’s a girl!
How has the journey to fatherhood changed you?
I’m trying to learn how to be a better man. I want to raise my daughter to be a good person. I definitely try to think twice before I do stupid shit now. I’m really excited. I’m sure I’ll have a better answer for you in a couple months.
What’s been the best part?
What’s been the hardest or scariest part?
She doesn't like daddy.
Are you bitter at Nieratko at all for getting your girl pregnant?
Stoked he convinced me to not wear condoms... yes. Bitter? No.
Does he get visitation rights?
Just saw him today. His baby boy isn't allowed near my daughter!
Any plans to get married?
Very personal questions, huh?
Have you practiced changing diapers yet?
I changed my little brother and nephew’s diapers a bit.
Are you working on any interviews or video projects at the moment?
Skateboarder interview just dropped and I think I’m filming for an éS video.
Any talk of going pro? It’s gotta be coming soon, no?
I’m actually not sure.
Who are your favorite skaters at the moment?
Jake, Justin and Aaron.
What’s the best thing about riding for Krooked?
What’s your favorite thing about the Gonz?
Favorite YouTube video of the moment?
“Stop betraying me!” And Aaron Loreth.
New Years resolutions for 2010?
To make it to 2011.