Western Edition Skateboards was founded in San Francisco in 1999 by Kent Uyehara and Ian Johnson. The company Western Edition is derived from the neighborhood "Western Addition" in the city. It has a long history from the Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the city, to small scale farmland, to suburban Victorian streetcar suburb, to “Little United Nations” to Japantown’s bustling enclave, to the Harlem of the West to Fillmore. WE's style is rooted in a hybrid of midcentury Black American music, early 1900’s modernism, San Francisco history, athletics and mid-nineties skateboarding.

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