GO MANNY! GO! – Manny Santiago is currently having a summer filled with milestones: He recently welcomed his first child, and now he’s celebrating the release of his first pro shoe with Axion, the “Mijo.” Mijo, which affectionately means “my boy” in Spanish, was a nickname given to him by Axion team manager Mark Brandstetter, who nicknames everyone while on skate tours. When it was time to pick a name for Santiago’s pro model, Brandstetter immediately suggested “Mijo,” and Santiago happily agreed.
From there Santiago took a hands-on approach in every step of the shoe’s development process.
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