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Alex Olson officially joins Nike SB

It’s official. Alex Olson has jumped ship from Vans and joined Nike Skateboarding footwear and apparel. Talking to ESPN this week, Olson speaks on how it all came about:

“Basically I was unhappy with Vans six month prior to me signing with Nike. My contract had been up but I just hadn’t signed my new contract. I had some questions about my contract and they said, “Why don’t you come down and we’ll talk?” I hated going down to Vans, I don’t like going down to Orange County. I think when my contract was up I asked Brian Anderson if he could just ask if there was any possibility of me riding for Nike. Robin [Fleming] had left Vans and I felt like a loner on the team and it wasn’t making me motivated to skate. Six months passed and I still hadn’t signed my contract and then Hunter [Mu] called me and asked if my contract was up and I said, “Yeah.” Nike offered me an apparel and shoe contract and the timing was right and I was stoked to sign a contract with Nike.”