Vacaville native, world-class shoe designer good as gold

in Vacaville 183 views

VACAVILLE — When Yuto Horigome of Japan won a gold medal in the inaugural street skateboarding competition at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a famed Vacaville native was, in a way, right along for the ride.

That’s because Nike’s world-famous skateboard shoe designer, Stefan Janoski, grew up right here in Solano County and, for a time, in a home with his father Hank Janoski and his mother Margi Stern atop Mount Vaca.

Most every shoe that Janoski designs now features the brand label on the tongue that includes his city of origin, Vacaville, California.

Continue Reading on Daily Republic