We recently spent a bit of time over in Barcelona for the SUPRA Chino tour, during our time there we got the chance to catch up with one of the recipients of the pro colourway – French ripper Oscar Candon. Here’s what Oscar had to say about leaving Frank Skateboards, surviving on an American diet, travelling Ethiopia and more…
Interview: Matt Broadley | Portraits: Horse
Let’s start by talking about your shoe. Did you have much input in the choosing of the shoe?
No, I didn’t really have much choice. But I’m happy with it, I wasn’t really too worried as Vaughan (Baker) told me about a year ago ‘you’re going to have a colourway, it’s going to look good’. So I was like ok, I don’t need to worry and then when it came out it did look good. So I’m stoked: it’s simple, it’s good, I’m happy!
You left Frank recently, do you mind talking about why you chose to do that?
I had a different point of view to Dallas (Rockvam), I don’t know. I wasn’t very happy to be honest, and I just decided… I didn’t leave with a backup plan of like ‘yeah I have an offer so I’m out’. It was more like we went different ways, I was like yeah I’m going to leave now. It’s cool though, I’m happy. I’m sad leaving those dudes behind but I feel like I needed to go my own way to be honest.