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Alphonzo Rawls: ‘Exchange’

With over three decades in skateboarding, legendary pro Alphonzo Rawls has been involved in nearly every facet of the industry. The accomplished designer has created immensely popular footwear, apparel, and hardgoods, all with an aesthetic that is uniquely ‘Alf.’ Rawls’s latest project draws on the extensive history of black and brown skaters who have influenced the direction of skateboarding culture. His Berrics x StockX Exchange ‘Thank You’ decks are a community effort, incorporating names submitted by the global skate community—it’s a family affair.

Learn about Rawls’s history in design, and how he used his debut video part to increase awareness about racism, in our Exchange profile. Alf’s ‘Thank You’ decks are available exclusively via DropX at, and proceeds will support Next Up Foundation and the nonprofit’s mission to encourage kids of all backgrounds to skate. Watch our Exchange video, above, for some insight into how Rawls’s ‘Thank You’ concept has evolved over the years.

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