It was time to give back to one of the best people and team members ever. After almost three years in the making, this special signature skate sees the light. Grant Hazelton is one of the most candid, supportive, and positive people I’ve ever met, working with him has been stimulating since day one.
This is undoubtedly a well-deserved recognition for his dedication to the scene, for so many years scratching knees and elbows against the concrete, and for the courage to speak up for the lgbtq+ skating scene. You know, Grant, that the whole team, Marco and I, are excited about this. You also know how much time we spent talking, wondering, and working on this skate, and now that’s finally real, you didn’t even put them on once, because life is unpredictable, but as unpredictable as it can be, I still can’t wait to see what the future holds. Hoping I’ll be able to keep working together and being still blessed to call you my friend. - Martina Marg, Roces.
The boot is 96% recycled PU, the white part is 47% cornstarch-based plastic, liner padding is 100% recycled PU. The packaging is recyclable and 99% plastic-free. Made in Italy. Ships in November.
I’m very happy to present my signature skate from Roces. I want to say something really thoughtful and profound but I’m honestly kind of speechless and overwhelmed with positivity and love today, being able to share this with everyone feels even more surreal and wonderful than I expected, thank you all so much - Grant Hazelton.
Roces Ilya Savosin signature skates. X35 Jurassic Red 3x110. In shops september 2021.
Previously: Ilya Savosin (17) - Up and Comer (2018) - Razors Edit.
The new Roces 5th Element Yuto Goto skates. The legendary Roces 5th Element skates - originally released in 1998 - has been refined and upgraded for today’s UFS and customization friendly market. NOTE: The 5th Elements are roomier and wider than M12s!
- Unique dark fuka green and black color way
- Roces Two Piece soul plates (Replaceable).
- Comfort fit liners, with Eco Leather cuff tops, and heel lock.
- New Memory Foam and shock absorbing footbeds.
- Dual Material shell - with hard Maroon PU for support, and softer Black PU.
- Roces UFS frames, Roces 60mm/93a wheels, and ABEC 7 bearings.
Specs courtesy of Intuition Skates.
Nils Jansons is the only rider on the pro team switching between 5th Element and M12 based on what he needs to accomplish. So last fall when we started brainstorming for this new release, instead of asking which model he would prefer, I proposed to do both.
At first, everyone was a bit skeptical. Nevertheless, the feeling that having a collection instead of a single model for the first time would be cool, sunk into everyone’s mind. So, today, we couldn’t be more excited to present to you, everyone, the first-ever pro signature collection.
STORM Fifth Element & M12 shipping in the upcoming weeks.
Photo: Marco Valera.
Previously: Nils Jansons - Storm Signature Skates (2021) Promo Edit.
Gawds releases their first hardboot in the form of the Gawds Tim Franken skate and it’s a looker. Up for preorder now (estimated to arrive in early October). Photo courtesy of Locoskates.
The latest edition to the Gawds family is the new Tim Franken Pro model, featuring the best components available on a classic hard boot silhouette.
The skates come as standard with the new MyFit Prime liner, the latest premium model in the Myfit range. The glass fibre reinforced plastic cuff has an upgraded extra strong metal buckle and fast lacing system on the shell.
The new soul plate is now injected, lightweight, strong, fast, finished with the perfect anti-rocker setup of the Kizer Fluid IV frames and Tim’s own Pro Gawds wheels and Abec 9 bearings. Black/Black gloss with gold accents. It’s an instant classic.