May 17



Zumiez "Best Foot Forward" Am Contest Series Presented By BONES WHEELS

Everett, WA, (May 12, 2010) - The 4th Annual Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series 2010 Presented by BONES WHEELS is a jam format contest that will give up and coming skaters a chance to "catch the elusive footshark."

The BFF series pushed off in Indianapolis, IN on May 9th, with four additional renegade stops taking place in Madison, WI on May 17th, Tulsa, OK on May 22nd, Phoenix, AZ on May 24th, Las Vegas, NV on May 25th, and then goes overboard feeding on all 12 stops of the Zumiez Couch Tour.

Each BFF stop includes a local open qualifier for the first 20 skaters to register online. Registration information can be found at The top three skaters from each local BFF open qualifier will be invited to compete in the BFF invitational contest later that day. All Zumiez Best Foot Forward events are FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to come out and support their local skateboarding community. The top amateur skater from each of the 17 BFF contest stops will win an all expense paid trip to the Zumiez Couch Tour's final port of call in St. Paul, MN, to compete in the 'Best Foot Forward' Finals on July 1st, 2010. From there, the top three skaters will earn an all expense paid trip to compete at the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Finals at X Games 16 on July 31, 2010. For these winning amateurs, the X Games is a chance to be in the national spotlight at one of the highest profile events in skateboarding.
'Catch The Elusive Foot Shark'

About Zumiez Inc.
Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. We currently operate 381 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is

About The Zumiez Couch Tour 2010
Zumiez is returning with its 10th annual Zumiez Couch Tour, kicking off May 29th in Puyallup, WA. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2010 features skateboarding demonstrations by the Almost, DGK, Enjoi, Fallen, KR3W, Lakai, RVCA, Toy Machine, Volcom and Zero skate teams, as well as live music performances by bands including Bayside, The Bled, Dance Gavin Dance, Hawthorne Heights, Hit The Lights, In Fear & Faith, Just Surrender, Kandi Coded Featuring Jamie Lynn & The Maine. Complete details available

About Bones Wheels
Bones has been manufacturing and distributing superior urethanes to the core skateboard market for over 30 years.

About Hometown Heroes Skate
For seven years, Hometown Heroes has put the love back into skateboarding with the most credible Am skateboarding tour to travel over 30,000 miles and 40 cities in less than 3 months, creating an active network of talented skaters all over the country. In each city, the HH Skate crew infiltrates the local skate scenes: visiting local shops, holding contests at the local park, filming with local skaters at all the secret spots, ultimately paving the way to link each city to the next just by having a passion for skateboarding and its culture. Hometown Heroes is the most instrumental in reaching youth culture and bringing together skateboarders through their passion for skateboarding. Complete details

The 4th Annual Zumiez 'Best Foot Forward' Am Contest Series presented by BONES WHEELS Schedule

Date                City                                                                                                        Location

May 9           Indianapolis, IN                                                                                Major Taylor Skatepark

May 17          Madison, WI                                                                                     4 Seasons Skatepark

May 22           Tulsa, OK                                                                                         Broken Arrow Skatepark

May 24           Tempe, AZ                                                                                      Tempe Skatepark

May 25          Las Vegas, NV                                                                                 Winchester Skatepark

May 29          Puyallup, WA                                                                                    South Hill Mall

May 30          Happy Valley, OR                                                                             Clackamas Town Center

June 5           Milpitas, CA                                                                                         Great Mall

June 9           Murray, UT                                                                                         Fashion Place

June 14         Littleton, CO                                                                                       Southwest Plaza

June 17         Garland, TX                                                                                        Firewheel Town Center

June 19         Katy, TX                                                                                             Katy Mills

June 23         Baltimore, MD                                                                                 White Marsh Mall

June 24         North Wales, PA                                                                                Montgomery Mall

June 26         Paramus, NJ                                                                                     Westfield Garden State Plaza

June 29         Aurora, IL                                                                                          Westfield Fox Valley

July 1           St. Paul, MN                                                                                      Maplewood Mall