Adapt: Prototype Skates

Adapt posted a photo of their prototypes taken in Barcelona:

adapt prototype skates

Back view of the Skates

adapt prototype skates

Prototype Frames

adapt prototype skates

Older Picture of the Prototype Skates
Photo by Dominic Swagemakers.

adapt prototype skates

Thanks Rando. Pictures: 01, 02.

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80 Responses to “Adapt: Prototype Skates”

  1. Rando Says:


    Comment too short, blah blah blah.

  2. soul2roll Says:

    Who is adapt? Look like carbons?

  3. Rando Says:

  4. Trill Bill Says:

    They don’t look bad, but I can tell they are going for function over fashion. I would like to see the souls.

  5. bakjoul Says:

    Deshi Carbons? Really?

  6. flowskate Says:

    are these a new skate?? they are a big copy of deshis and carbons right?>

    a bit disappointing in the lack of originality here

  7. RoryRewinds Says:

    they havent even tried to hide that its a straight tush of deshi carb design. but they could be cheaper and skate better have to wait for reviews

  8. glum Says:

    deshi carbons with carbon kevlar shell deeper vcut, new skin design, a velcro strap instead of buckle and no ankle strap….hopefully its a great skate n doesnt fall apart like the deshi carbon did

  9. GregS Says:

    Valo is Roces, SSM is Razors, Remz is under Razors, Razors falling off, USD re-released in ever colour twice, and we still think the revolution is using material better suited for racing car hoods?

    Call me pessimistic but I think we’ve passed the innovation peak.

  10. Michael Says:


    Actually, these will be expensive, as their policy is to make longer lasting products out of best materials. And they are hand-made in Europe, even souls and frames will be. And they cooperate with Chimera to provide skates with wheels that will stand up to other parts quality.

    Great news is they use technology and materials borrowed from ice speedskating, which is years ahead in these terms than inline skating. Only best handmade inline speedksting boots can compete here – there were never any aggressive skate of such quality in history. People that work on Adapt skates have experience in this field, so these should be totally ass-kicking.

    Imagine Carbons that will last at least twice as long. Carbons made from materials that adjust to your foot, and if it isn’t enough, you can bake the boots. No hot spots, ultimate control. Adapt aims to create such skates.

    They WILL be expensive, but it will be justified. And they will be made in EU, so you won’t pump Chinese communists with money by buying these.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    // Call me pessimistic but I think we’ve passed the innovation peak.

    You can always innovate. The problem as a brand is that you must ask yourself: will this innovation makes my product sell more and pay for the money invested in the research itself.

    The first goal of a company is to make money, why change, invest money and takes financial risk, when selling an old boot with different colors works really well?

    Congrats to Adapt for bringing something new. This is refreshing to see some new stuff in the industry.

  12. Barnum Says:

    Taking the name and looking at the soul plates I wonder if they are making a boot that can work with other companies soul plates by using special adapters. If so sign me up I would love to have a carbon boot and put on some SSM souplates.

  13. bullshit^^^^^ Says:

    last twice as long my ass, i bet you i could shred them to peices in 2 weeks. if your a true street skater you can tear a brand new pair of skates up quick if your killing it.

  14. mj dudley Says:

    everyone should do a bit of research on the brand before they hate. There is clearly a lot of passion put in to the production of this product.

    Yep, clearly some identical design traits that are evident on other skates currently on the market, but they will still be different.

    cant wait to try them out!

  15. hafti Says:

    they come with the shittiest wheels on the market so the wheels stand up to the other parts quality?
    seriously? i bet they make “bras dans cul” their first pro cause only his level of arogance can stand up to the quality of the other parts.

  16. GL-Joe Says:

    so this is the carbon 4?

  17. Jimmy Hoffa Says:

    $1,000 Skates?!!?!?! That look like Carbons…

    Good to see a new company emerging in the core of rollerblading tho, probably kinda how remz started out….

  18. Anonymous Says:

    thats a fuckin joke….

  19. takingashitwhiledoingahandstand Says:

    its a fucking carbon…….regurgitate some more shit at us you fucking scam artists.

  20. rollerblading is gay Says:

    i guess none of you remember when remz first came out and they made shit fit amazing. these have some promise. not like any of you broke kids are gonna buy a pair. haha

  21. here we go Says:

    As you can see, the overall tone is a rather negative one.
    On of the worst things that can happen to you as a brand
    is when your launch already causes this much disagreement.
    Chimera on your side won’t do any good for you either. Time will tell.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    comparing these rip off deshis to original remz is full retard….chimera wheels suck so i can assume these skates will not only be pricey but also fuckin suck….cool

  23. Anonymous Says:

    @ michael…. you really think “aggressive” or “freestyle” rollers really need the same technology or materials as “ice speedskating?! hahaha get real duder

  24. anthony maik Says:

    heres a thought why not make a skate that can adapt to any soul plate system? =) collabs happen all the time idk why that cant happen

  25. ingen Says:

    please add 45 degree strap before production

  26. The Realist Says:

    @ Michael

    “longer lasting products” doesn’t exist in our sport man. There’s no reason for me to beleive that these skates are going to hold together any longer than all of the other soft-boots out there. Unless you guys are using material from another planet, you’re not going to convince me to spend top $$ for these.

    If anything, your company’s going to experience an initial “boom” just for being new, and then be on the same level as all the other skates.

    Only time will tell. Not trying to hate, just being real.

  27. bong Says:

    anthony maik Says:

    January 7th, 2012 at 2:32 am
    heres a thought why not make a skate that can adapt to any soul plate system? =) collabs happen all the time idk why that cant happen

    carbons fit any soul plate dumbo

  28. Rollerblading is dead Says:

    The last hope is Xsjado V.2

  29. Cole Collins Says:

    I think that’s an actual picture of deshi or USD skates. I’ve seen some original samples in the past when these were first talked about in mid 2011. They are supposed to be a company that makes bigger sized skates based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. Can’t wait since I have size 12.5 feet even though my feet are actually shrinking. All I can skate is Rollerblade TRS, USD Carbons since they stretch, Razors, Valo, roces, XSJADO, and recreational skates!!!

  30. Rando Says:

    skates all mould to your foot, they all look the fucking same.

  31. streetskater Says:

    wow the soulplates look like a exact copy of the carbon ones

  32. hahahah Says:

    no hate but this industry is a bunch of cheap complaining people, Anything anyone ever does nice or out of the best interest always goes down the drain in this sport, i really hope adapt does great to be honest the problem i feel sorry if they invest a lot of money and expect it in return that just isn’t how our industry works unfortually.

  33. ryan Says:

    inb4 looks exactly like usd and/or deshi carbons

  34. ryan Says:

    son of a……………..

  35. Hoax34 Says:

    I don’t don’t get why there’s so much hate here. This is a brand new product that NO ONE here has tested. Try them and then make up your mind. Some people on here are fucking idiots!

  36. Oskars Says:

    will be too expensive! Considering that USD carbon2 can be adapted to your foot and cost quite ok i will stick to them!

  37. Yokozuna Says:

  38. Tempus fugit Says:

    Skates for pussies…they will be a time in rollerblading when skating will be as easy as riding shoes…

    A good skater can ride anything.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    its good to see a new company trying to develop the sport, yet all everyone can do is slate them, such a shame.

  40. Bellow Says:

    ”no hate but this industry is a bunch of cheap complaining people, Anything anyone ever does nice or out of the best interest always goes down the drain in this sport, i really hope adapt does great to be honest the problem i feel sorry if they invest a lot of money and expect it in return that just isn’t how our industry works unfortually.”

    No suprise, rollernews is full of idiots with ego’s bigger than their trick vocab.

  41. Anonymous Says:

    I like the idea of these… It’s almost like an update to the original Remedyz skates (Not the REMZ) I still have these skates and they’re amazing.

  42. Arctic Roller Says:

    the comments are all very predictable.

    the world will still go on rolling in the same way in space :D

  43. Sjempie Says:

    Maybe thats the goal.

    Adapt. They provide a better fitting more flexible and stronger boot that you can easely combine with existing parts to adapt to your needs.

  44. Q Says:

    most new products in one way or the other are based of an exisiting product its how things get better. to sit here and bitch that it looks like a carbon boot when possibly it could be a better design with a better feel that looks similar to an exisiting. you 15yrs old that sit on here and bitch need to start paying attention in school to figure how the world works.

  45. Anonymous Says:

    idk… at first sight i was totally disappointed by the skate… it looks cool – no question but really? havent we learned from the deshi carbon, usd carbon 1 and usd imperial that carbon skates need an exterior cuff or else the ehell will def brake apart in that area?? so since the agument ,,longlasting” is full of shit i hope they can provide a nicer fit and hopefully some cool designs… but lets be serious for a moment… the wont be able to compete with powerslides products (im not being specific here) since powerslide is a way bigger company and is more flexible when it comes to improving and perfecting their products… if theres anything that needs to be done they can apply it to their producs in an instant and since the carbons stretch and are bakeable i dk if it is even possible to provide a better fit…
    tha adapt skates are sliiiiiiightly changed (im not sayin there worsened nor improved) deshi carbons with the material of the usd “carbonfree” skates.
    if the adapt skates really will be as pricy as claimed i think they wont last long in this biz…
    i think the only skate that could really make it as a newcomer product in this business is a skate based on the classic hardboot skates just with the “carbon” or “carbonfree” materieals… pretty mutch exactly like the valo lights… carbon/”carbonfree” shell but without the fucked up raised heel… that ruins sthe skate, exchangeable liner, exterior cuff… single sizes, anatomic snug fit, compatible with remzcuffs and most soulplates. nuff said

  46. Truth Says:




  47. cranberry Says:

    This brand is a total joke

  48. marco Says:

    adpat is awesome! is saw them live and the are very good and handmade with love.
    i love the concept of the company!!!

    good work!

  49. Doig Says:

    Not being funny but who’s bright idea was this? The only reason valo got away with it is because they don’t look remotely like Roces and it didn’t come out strait away – this thing just has stitching in a slightly different way and apparently overly expensive material used. Not only that but also every rollerblader I know is a fucking cheap arse which means your only target audience is trustafairians which would be fine if there was even that many that rollerbladed. Which also makes me think you must be a bunch of trustafairians because I don’t think your thinking about this from the point of view of the majority – who is your target audience? This just looks so uninspired and thought about in the wrong way. I would love to know what kind of market research you plonkers did. Good way to go bankrupt if your being invested. I’m sorry this just pisses me off for so many reasons.

  50. Wack Old Tech Says:

    Wheres the CUFF???? USD realized this and yet Adapt doesn’t? You need a cuff and forward flex to do grinds comfortably without bruising your ankles like the first Carbons that came out.

  51. sl. Says:

    dear rollernews,

    if u show this picture, you should also tell that this is the prototype number 2 – now they are working on 8 or 9.

    so all this post is absolutely meaningless, just like most of the comments.


  52. jinger Says:

    The worst wheels ever, lol!

  53. dyed red deshis Says:

    Good luck whoever owns Adapt. From what you’ve shown us I doubt you’ll make it far but here’s hoping that you do more than just 1 style design for your skates and take a lesson from USD. the more designs the more stability the company has cause you’ll definitely hit more consumer’s eyes for comfort and appeal. I would love to see more of that Prototype Frame. so far the walls look different and the base of the frame has a interesting hole selection. maybe it’s a sizable frame for all the holes.

  54. haters... Says:

    with this whole bunch of assholes hating on everything , what can we expect from rolling in the future ?

    c mon, instead of talking shit about Adapt skates, at least try them first.

    if you guys were starting a new skate brand i bet you wont be much motivated to make things happen with a bunch of hate over your project.

    if you really wanna see more skate brands on the market, show some support guys !

  55. perfect Says:

    Number 1 : Better Skates than USD Carbon …. all Handmade ( Better >Liner )

    Number 2 : Xsjado 2 is damn ugly ( I’ve seen him.)

  56. ahaam Says:

    anyways carbons are biggest commercial crap on the market, simply a shit that`s unbelievably overrated.
    i hope that this won`t be another disappointment…

  57. Anonymous Says:

    I just hope they tell which long lasting materials they’ll use and on what the assumption is based that these will last much longer. Such statements should be backed up with some measurements.

    I can get that they don’t want to disclose their whole production process, but if you want some credibility you might want to communicate on why you need that many prototypes (someone mentioned they’ve got 8 by now, what did they have to adjust?).

    In short, more info please!

  58. Codswalloper69 Says:

    I do grinds on my Bauer Turbos so whatever I’m not interested in anything new unless you’re bringing out carbon jump plates and pink Sims swirl wheels

  59. Trill Bill Says:

    @ Doig….

    Good point… I don’t like spending hundreds for a boot I’m going to destroy in a little under two months! (I skate almost every other day!)

    I can’t change the skin on adapt (That I know of, and I’m not Mr. Thursday Customs… SO that isn’t an option.) So you won’t hear about Trill Bill riding these unless they are under 300. Even then, I’m skating the same skates for another year… I got lucky and have tons of souls under my bed… (Yeah I got a bunch of souls under my bed.) And skins…. (Yea… skins dude….)

    And back up boots… Rollerbladers are cheap. But I see all these groms jumping around on skates I know someone is buying them. For me the cost on all of the skates is crazy when they get destroyed so quick.

  60. Trill Bill Says:

    Maybe I need to Adapt and try something that I’m not looking for… They look better than most skates though, and I do want them for that reason.

    Adapt also has a great team too!

  61. Trill Bill Says:

    perhaps i should keep commenting with redundant statements. I’m cooler than everyone.

  62. Glen Says:

    Don’t listen to these idiots, rollernews is just packed full of loser teenage bladers. This reminds me of the days Kato hand made remz, so sick. Can’t wait to see these.

  63. Fart in U mouth Says:

    “I don’t don’t get why there’s so much hate here.”
    Cause we got served the same shit for almost ten years by all the different brands on the market.

    “most new products in one way or the other are based of an existing product its how things get better.”
    As long as I remember, brands were releasing something new each time before…

  64. Hoax34 Says:

    @fart in your mouth well if you don’t like the shit you get served, pull your finger out your arse and go start something yourself. If you know do much about making a good product, stop whinging, make one and release it. At least Adapt are trying to do something and aren’t just sat on their computer, on here insulting things they HAVEN’T EVEN TRIED YET and KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT, other than seeing some pictures of prototypes. People on here chat so much shit. Bunch of fuckwits.

  65. Fart in U mouth Says:

    I am tired of all that bullshit about hatred … or people saying “then do it yourself”.
    You put stuff on the market, then accept the critics.
    I am a customer, not a businessman. I don t want to start a company.
    Even though rollerblading is a small world, it s still a business.
    I buy stuff you put on the market, I am not happy with them I say it, no matter it s burgers or skates.
    I haven’t tried yet indeed, I just saw prototype pictures, and even maybe really early ones, but I am not gonna say, ” yeah it s wonderful !!”

    There is no hate just critics, and people concerned don’t accept it cause they suck !
    Bring quality then you will have respect !
    Just an example, even on rollernews, when we saw an edit with Abdiel Coldberg few weeks ago, more than 100 message of positiveness, not even one negative one.

    Raise your game level, whatever is skating or business, then you won’t have to worried about what you call hate !

  66. lol Says:

    actually though they were usd carbons! think they might get sued for that one?

  67. meow Says:

    looks like carbons!

  68. Anonymous Says:

    get CK in the team..

  69. Trill Bill Says:

    That wasn’t me at 1:30 something… Someone who wants to be Trilly Billy for a minute.

    Hey man it isn’t easy being me, so I imagine that minute was filled with passion and fury.

  70. Hoax34 Says:

    @ fart in your mouth didn’t read what you wrote. I just saw “wha wha wha…”

  71. Fart in U mouth Says:

    Glad for U

  72. rob Says:

    the bottom right picture of the ‘prototype sketch’ looks like remz, the v-cuff looks like remz and the main picture looks like some shitty old army surplus shite with some frames underneath, whoever thinks these look like carbons needs to go back to the main page and have another look at the carbon 3’s

  73. wurst Says:

    When i read this i wonder what the hell you are looking for in a skate, if you would combine all the contradicting shit everyone said about boots on this site you would have a oxymoron…

    A true fitting light weight super durable skate without a raised heel but a big heel pad a comfy one piece liner/boot with removable skins and liners usd carbon like soulplates that protect the boot and flatframes with the groove of a freestyle setup that fit powerblading wheels…

    from just this picture the only thing you can say is that they look like a boot with a soulplate and wheels and thats what all skates are i wonder what you want when you speak about doing something different…

  74. horst Says:

    Photoshop and Max are easy to use go ahead and make some mockups if you think you can make something truly new and different.

  75. BeAn Says:

    ie’s the same as molecular evolution of genes… first they duplicate, then the paths of the two copies part, and at the end there will be two completely diffetent things. you cant create something good from nothing. or if you can start…

  76. Hoax34 Says:

    @Fart in your mouth. You should think about changing your name by the way…

  77. dyed red deshis Says:

    I actually have nothing bad to say since This isn’t the final Draft of how it looks or final prototype. However if the picks on top were it. then they’ll need more than just 1 molding to stay afloat. and to drop that price way down. Someone hasn’t told them but the less units you make the more they cost which means the less shops and people will buy simply due to overhead and profit sharing. It’s a great idea but they need to think on a worldwide level not just for their city or small country.

  78. life fail Says:

    well when go about announce your new company by not giving any real info on your product (just saying “they last twice as long” isn’t good enough), give no photos for reference, and come across as some extra exclusive snobby group of ppl that are making overpriced speedskates w/ soul plates, you’re sure to get no good attention. ice skating has nothing to do w/ what we do aside from the word “skating”. every skate ever put out is made of the ‘fastest, strongest, most durable, highest quality, most secretive” materials out there and they all fall apart the same from use. on top of that, you associate yourself w/ one of arguably the worst wheel companies (as if all aggressive wheels weren’t bad enough already), and you expect ppl to be receptive? this company should have stopped w/ the secret service bullshit, let ppl know what they are going to be forking over an arm&leg for and come w/ a company mission statement that isn’t so vague and cliche. every company’s mission is to make the newest, best, high quality product. we get that. and your company differs how? these guys can even get their PR straight before this “new” skate comes out, how long do you think they will actually last?

  79. Jon G Says:

    Rollernews is like the fox news of our industry. Not giving full infos and twisting things to cause a reaction.

  80. Glen Says:

    Alot of belly aching and crying about a skate that hasn’t even hit the market, fuck rollerbladers are embarrassing.