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Fallen Footwear RIP

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

 

Fallen Footwear is unfortunately no more.

 

Jamie Thomas broke the news on Instagram on Monday saying that the spring 16 run of shoes would be its last. Jamie Thomas founded Fallen back in 2003 and ran it through DC until 2004 when he brought it to his own distributor, Black Box. After Black Box dissolved in 2014 the brand moved to Dwindle distribution.

 

The current Fallen team consists of Thomas, Sandoval, Hansen, Dane Burman, Jon Dickson, and Tony Cervantes, all of whom are left without shoe sponsors. Some of the past riders included Jamie Thomas, Chris Cole, Matt Bennett, Gilbert Crockett and Josh Harmony. They released their full length video ‘Ride The Sky’ in 2008.

 

Earlier this year it launched the Minority Division, an initiative that partnered with local shops with Fallen Footwear, releasing customized shoes that are branded with shop logos. On Instagram Thomas said that it’s become increasingly difficult for traditional skate shoe brands to support skateboarding as they once did, which is sad and in this case true.

 

So there we go, another skater owned company bites the dust. Fallen RIP.

 

 

 

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It is with a thankful & humble heart that I announce that Spring 2016 will be Fallen Footwear’s last season.
I would like to thank the past and present Fallen team, employees, distributors, and retailers. I’d also like to thank everyone that has ever bought a pair of our shoes or supported Fallen in any way over the past 13 years.
The Fallen mission and goal has always been to work with skateshops and support skateboarding with everything we do. Unfortunately, this has become increasingly more difficult for skate shoe brands.
Rather than waiver from this mission, we are choosing to bow out.
I encourage everyone to support authentic skate footwear brands as we wish them all the absolute best.
Skate or Die,
Jamie Thomas

 

 

 

Get them while you still can, view all of our Fallen range here here > http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/footwear/brand/fallen.html