Ishod Wair was raised in Bordentown, New Jersey, where he began skateboarding at the age of nine. Over the next few years he began to consolidate other activities such as basketball in favor of focusing solely on his skateboarding career. In 2009, Wair, then 18, attended the Tampa Am, an amateur skateboarding contest held in Tampa, Florida, placing 18th out of 36 skaters who qualified for the semi-finals. Despite not qualifying for the finals, the Tampa Am catalyzed his career in part due to his handing out promotional DVDs to potential sponsors.
Following the Tampa Am, Real Skateboards began providing free skateboards to Wair for over a year, eventually officially adding him to their amateur team. Real Skateboards turned Wair pro in 2011. In 2013, Thrasher named Wair their Skater of the Year after he released four video parts. Wair entered Street League Skateboarding in 2012 after going pro for Real Skateboards. Since then, Wair has made seven 9 Club appearances and has made it to four Finals. Ishod’s best year so far came in 2014 when he finished second at the first ever Pro Open placing, his highest career placement to date. His momentum continued through 2014, when he made it to the Super Crown World Championship and placed third.
In 2016, he released his own signature shoe with Nike, the SB Dunk Low Pro “Ishod Wair”. He has since released more signature Sb Dunks. In early 2022, Nike released a unique signature shoe for Wair, the Nike SB Ishod Wair.
Wair has been on the move and in the spotlight since his emergence by leaving his fans something to chomp on every few months. His footage production is just incredible. Ishod continues to inspire and amaze us with his most recent video part… well we should say the one man full length! His new part tops out at just over 10 mins and it is solid gold through out. Don’t miss it!!