Skate­board star Bran­don is a ‘shoe-in’ with footwear giant to land mas­sive spon­sor­ship deal

Lennox Herald - - MEMORY LANE -

A skate­boarder’s fancy foot­work caught the eye of a ma­jor shoe man­u­fac­turer and landed him a mas­sive spon­sor­ship deal, 10 years ago.

Bran­don Ide, pic­tured, from Bon­hill, had been skat­ing for just five years but was al­ready mak­ing a name for him­self on the Scot­tish cir­cuit.

A friend sug­gested he send off a video of his skills to footwear giant Osiris shoes.

And the firm was so im­pressed with 20-yearold Bran­don’s tal­ent that they im­me­di­ately agreed to spon­sor him.

Bran­don said: “Osiris are pro­vid­ing me with two pairs of shoes every month as well as t-shirts, hats and stick­ers.

“The team will tour Bri­tain and it’s a good op­por­tu­nity for me to get around a bit.

“I just sent off the video really to see what would hap­pen and it worked first time.”

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