You, my friend, are an idiot. It bothers me when people speak lacking the knowledge required in order to have a legitamate opinion. What I want every Nike Skateboard skeptic to do right now is hit up www.ebay.com,
search for "Nike Dunk SB" and tell me that Nike made a bad decision by entering the Skateboard industry. With the right leadership and marketing, Nike made a breakthrough with their Skateboard or "SB" line which feature ZOOM air inserts in all SB footbeds. They are currently releasing limited Dunk styles that sell on eBay for hundreds based on their rarity. In fact, I purchased a pair of "Oompa" edition Dunks for $90.00 at a local skateshop (with an exclusive SB account) and re-sold them on eBay for roughly $140.00 last week (and I've been reselling since these shoes started becoming so hot). Nike knows what their doing in the shoe industry.
As far as skiing goes, I agree, that a company like Nike would be hounded and ragged on just like the rest of the massive corportations within the ski industry. I'll give credit where credit is due and say that Salomon DID help begin the newschool movement with the introduction of the 1080 ski, but it's time for big business to step aside and let these progressive, core companied take over.
It's only after you've lost everything that we are free to do anything.
Ski Every Day