The new Fall 2018 line of Them Skates just dropped and these do not disappoint. Coming in hot with some major improvements, these skates just got even better. Jon Julio went back to the drawing board and beefed up the soul plates as well as adding some better hardware. Stonger plastic material in the shell and cuff also make these even more solid then before. Definitely be sure to get you’re hands on a pair of these while their around. The last run of Them skates flew off the shelves.
The sizing on these skates are as follows:
Size Small ; 7/8 US
Size Medium ; 9/10 US
Size Large ; 11/12 US
Pretty much stick to what size you skate normally. Some of us at RW skate size 7-8 skates and the size small fit perfect. A size small Intuition V2 liner fits nicely inside the size small shell as well. Same goes for the other sizes. Any friends/customers that skate 9-10 or 11-12 skates, were also happy with the way the medium/large boots felt.
SHELL AND CUFF : TPU Impact Resistant Plastic
Updated shell/boot material. Them skates made their Impact Resistant Plastic (TPU) material harder/tougher for added support and longer lasting. This shell has a nice solid feeling and a great connection to the soul plate. Nice and streamlined with no large gaps between the shell and soul plate. The lace area has a very unique look to it. Some skaters may not appreciate the lace look, but it’s actually super functional. The wavy lace look definitely grows on you as well. The cut out wavy lace holes allow you to really tighten your laces. Allowing the shell to wrap around your foot. Giving a nice secure feeling without the pressure points from a full plastic shell on top of the forefoot. This works great with the wider shell. While these do have a nice width keep in mind these aren’t Razors Genesys wide. In fact, their pretty slim looking. The shape of the shell is much more skater foot friendly then some of the slimmer boots out there. The fit width wise is comparable to the USD VII or Razors SL.
These 2.0 soul plates are new and improved. Coming with thickened interior walls on the grind area of the soul plate. This ensures the soul plates last a bit longer then the V1 Them 908 Skates. These are comparable to a Roces M12 with a much more up to date backslide/groove area that gives you a nice slide right out the box. The grind area is a nice size without being overly beefy like some other skate brands. Sometimes soul plates are so big it takes a while to break them in. These are a perfect middle ground, ready to shred right out the box. Extremely solid feeling like all past Valo soul plates Jon Julio has put his stamp of approval on. Newly updated bridge hardware is a amazing touch as well. Making these way easier to put together, no more stripped bolts when customizing.
LINER : Breathable Mesh and Memory Foam
The liner on this skate perfectly complements the styling of the shell. The cuff flap that wraps around the back of the cuff provides a nice secure feeling. Almost like a hybrid to a soft boot style skate. Locks into your cuff and provides a precise flexing motion without the lag. The liner itself looks basic but has a amazing fit for a stock liner at this price point. The padding inside the heel and forefoot is super plush and in all the right places. The toe box on these liners is what makes them so comfy. Their not super pointy nor have too much padding in the toes like a bunch of other liners. A perfect toe box area with a nice amount of padding in the heel makes a perfect combo for comfort in these skates. Tongue is chunky with a nice amount of padding; yet, it gives a natural flex without any weird pressure points.
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