Keith Hufnagel and Keenan Milton first met in New York City in the 1990s, forming a close friendship through skateboarding.
Traveling the globe together through numerous skate trips, Keith and Keenan’s inseparable camaraderie and contagious energy while exploring the streets helped inspire a network of friendships along the way.
Since the day Keenan Milton passed away in 2001, his spirit has lived on through the many lives he touched and the friendships he formed.
This Fall 2016, HUF and Chocolate Skateboards join together for the “Forever” campaign, celebrating life and the spirit of discovery with friends and family through a HUF x Chocolate capsule collection.
To all friends past, present, and future, “Forever” is a testament to skateboarding and the community it inspires.
HUF and Chocolate announced this collaboration on The Ride Channel’s website with the following statement.
“Fifteen years ago, skateboarding lost one of its greats when Keenan Milton drowned after an Independence Day party in Los Angeles. He was 26. At the time, Keenan was already a legend, with a board on Chocolate and a shoe on DVS. His parts in videos like 1994’s 20 Shot Sequence, 1995’s Las Nueve Vidas de Paco, 1996’s Mouse, and 1999’s The Chocolate Tour showcased his powerful, technical style, while off his board he was known for his charismatic, outgoing personality.
Born in Atlanta and raised in New York, Keenan Milton rose to fame alongside skaters like Keith Hufnagel, Gino Iannucci, and the late Harold Hunter. By the mid-’90s, he had moved to the West Coast, where he established a name for himself that would live well beyond his years through parts, photos, and stories that have become the stuff of legend.
To honor Keenan’s legacy, HUF and Chocolate came together for a special collaboration for the Fall 2016 season. In addition to T-shirts bearing classic shots of Keenan, co-branded boards, and more, it includes a video that celebrates his life and explains his significance to a generation of skaters that grew up after he was gone.”