Keith Hufnagel was a famous American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Keith Hufnagel is also known as the founder of streetwear brand HUF. The professional skateboarder also died in 2020 from a pipe dream.
Keith Hufnagel was born in 1974 and celebrated his birthday on 21th January each year. The skateboarder was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was also of American nationality by nationality and was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign.
He has not revealed his parents’ names to the skateboarder’s family members. However, according to our sources, his father was a vice president of Metropolitan Life Insurance and his mother was a nurse. Speaking of siblings, he had a brother named Chris Hufnagel. As a child he was interested in skateboarding since he was 4 years old. He had also started skateboarding since he was four years old.
Considering the educational background, he first attended a local high school in New York. After graduating from high school in 1992, he enrolled at San Francisco State University. However, the skateboarder dropped out after one semester to pursue a career in professional skateboarding.
career and working life
Hufnagel began skating as a teenager on the Brooklyn Banks in New York City, a stretch of steep brick slopes and stairs below the Brooklyn Bridge. In California, he turned pro in 1993, first with Fun Skateboards and later with Jim Thiebaud of Real Skateboards; He also ran for Thunder Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.
In 2002, after a few years in Los Angeles, he and then-wife Anne Freeman founded the first HUF Worldwide store in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood on her brainchild, using the term he had already used for his skateboard decks and T -Shirts. Limited gear for bands, cartoon characters and brands was available at HUF.
Also one of the first skaters to have his name on a shoe from his sponsor DVS, he also produced limited edition shoes like the Nike Dunks and the Nike Air Max 90 HUFquakes. HUF shoes included the Classic and a controversial Dylan Rieder brand shoe. By 2007, the boutique had evolved into a lifestyle brand selling activewear marked with an “H” and in some cases a irreverent collection slogan like “Dirtbag Crew” or “Fuck It,” with stores in Texas, New York , and many locations in Japan.
Additionally, he sold the HUF brand to TSI Holdings in late 2017, and Eddie Miyoshi took over as CEO the following year. He has also decided to focus on apparel in 2019. In addition, it exclusively manufactures shoes in partnership with other companies. In 2017 he resurrected the 1990s label Metropolitan as a “garage project” and designed an Adidas ZX 8000 for it. He was a member of the HUF Worldwide team. Epicly Later’d, a show by Vice Media, aired a three-part series about his career.
The American skater has certainly made a lot of money throughout his career. Likewise, in addition to skateboarding, he also generated income from his streetwear clothing brand and other sponsors. Also, the skater had one net worth of $20 million at the time of his death.
Keith Hufnagel was married to Mariellen Hufmagel. The couple also has two sons. Their names are Keenan Hufnagel and Zeke Hufnagel. He had previously married Anne Freeman in 2001. However, they ended in divorce, but his ex-wife remained involved in the HUF business until 2013.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Keith Hufnagel is in stable 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 65 kg. In addition, the former skater had gray eyes and a bald head.
The famous skater is active Instagram and has garnered a decent following. To date, he has over 117,000 followers on the platform.
Keith died on 09/24/2020 because of brain tumor. He was fair 46 years old while dying at his home in Los Angeles.