In 1996, Elissa Steamer pushed her way into skateboarding’s spotlight with a stand-out style that transcended gender and commanded respect. Through video and grassroots touring, Elissa—nicknamed “Gizmo”—instantly became a favorite to many and an icon to generations, eventually becoming the most accomplished female skater of her era. Proof that progression in skateboarding is more than just tricks.
"I didn’t want to make a shoe that was fuzzy with fruit on it...I didn’t want to make it corny, I just wanted people to wear it."
Before Wheels of Fortune 2019 kicked off in Seattle, the GIZMO crew hit up Bellevue Skate Plaza. Join Elissa, Lacey, Sarah and Leticia’s session.