Valo Soichiro 2 Skates

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Valo Soichiro 2 Skates

 It’s been a long time coming but Valo finally released Soichiro Kanashima’s second pro skate. The Soichiro 2 comes in a sleek and unique color way, made with the highest quality materials in blading. Lots of cool accents and details really set off the fresh look of this skate. Soichiro is known for his precise maneuvers and smooth style on all obstacles so you know if these skates are approved by him, they’re going to be good out on the streets.


Made in Italy – All Italian Materials
35 Years of experirenace in devloping skates
Lana Cotta (Cooked Wool) and Synthetic Leather Upper
Plastic V13 Shell
2016 Soul Plates made with PA (Nylon) & Glass Fiber
Lower cuff aluminum buckles strong and light
New anti-shock footbeds
Cuff and shell are made in PU (Polyurethane)
2016 Liners
Synthetic material and neoprene for padding
VTF Frames in White, Durable side walls, Metal frame spacers, 8mm axles
58mm 88a Team Wheels
Abec 5 Bearings
42mm 101 a Anti-Rockers

The Frame: Valo Team Frame 

Some skaters prefer to switch out their stock frames as soon as they get a new pair of skates or get a boot only. These Valo team frames are some of the best stock skate frames on the market and are definitely worth a try. Their one of the more solid frames out right now with extremely thick sidewalls, a perfect groove and reinforced design. These fames slide great and come with beveled sidewalls to reduce friction and keep those bolts covered nicely while grinding. This frame is great for both anti-rocker and flat-rocker setups.

The Wheels: Valo 58mm 88a Team Wheels

 These skates come setup with Valo 58mm 88a Team wheels. A lot of skates come with some pretty poorly made generic wheels; however, these Valo Team wheels are actually pretty good for a stock wheel. The 58mm size is perfect for street and park skating and 88a hardness will have you rolling smooth. Also come with Abec 5 bearings that will be more than enough to get you going fast on the streets, but once these wear out we advise upgrading to some better bearings.

The Anti-Rockers: Valo 42mm 101a Anti-Rockers

These super hard plastic anti-rockers are built to withstand the abuse of the everyday streets, and provide solid locking capabilities while doing groove tricks. These anti-rockers are equipped with ABEC 1 bearings which will provide you with rolling capabilities, which a lot of other anti-rockers usually don’t have.

 The Soulplates: Valo 2 Piece White Soul Plates

 These are Valo’s New 2 Piece Soul Plates first introduced a few years ago. They went with a 2 piece system this time, which enabled them to increased the thickness of the soulplate, increasing durability. They are now a two piece system, so you can swap them out to give your skate a cool custom look. These are made out of Polyamide Nylon with infused Glass Fiber to increase grinding speed and strength. Hands down some of the longest lasting souls on the market. Most of the time the soulplates last just about as long as the skates. Beefy design to hold up to tough street skating.

The Liner: Valo SK2 Pro Skate Liner
These liners have improved stitching compared to the old models, heel cup is wider and now made of a more durable fabric material. Neoprene toe will reduce pressure on your toes and form to your foot. These are pretty much the ideal liner for Valos, not super thick, not super thin, the perfect amount of padding for these skates.

   If your thinking about picking up a pair of skates and have some questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-772-2502, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm pst.
Valo Soichiro 2 Skates

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