When designing it, the shoe gives a nod to the ‘90s skate scene, but most importantly had to reflect her personal style and
be something she would skate in, something other girls would skate in. Westling who is passionate about using the sport to empower girls, looks to an organization like skateistan
, a nonprofit engaging at-risk-youth in countries that oppose fundamental human rights, to reinforce the impact skating has on women. Afghanistan is a country that didn’t allow women to ride a bike or play soccer, now has the highest percent of female skaters in the world.