Thursday, May 5, 2016

James Hardy #2.

Basically a rerun.

I already did a James Hardy post for the Patriot II last year, but wanted to get my favorite shoe from Fallen on here again. And once again the shoe has a questionable colorway in the ad. Anyway, you can't beat a solid cupsole with a well padded upper in fewer colors. I think I had about four or five pairs. They lasted forever and were comfortable. I was really disappointed when Fallen discontinued the model. The replacement version was called the Patriot III and the pair I had never broke in correctly. I think this was something Jamie Thomas alluded to in the interview about the demise of Fallen. They had quality control problems with the factory and changing the production lines. I straight up tossed the IIIs in the trash after about a month and fixed my last pair of IIs up with duct tape.

Nose grind though the knobs. That is gnarly.

Joey Shigeo took the picture.

Thrasher - December 2010 Volume 30 Number 12


Anonymous said...

Looks like a nose grind...

Justin said...

Yup, it's a nose grind. It's from pretty early on in his part from Since Day One. Looked a little crooked based on how the nose is pressed into the rail and there wasn't any caption in the ad.