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