“To update the timeless Xsjado design for my USD Shadow pro skate we added riveted velcro on the cuff and liner which when combined with the re-released heel shock absorbers creates a perfectly ergonomic foot position whilst eliminating heel lift. The walkable eclipse liner features the new super comfy PU casted tongue and a very durable and stretchable ripstop black mesh as the upper material.
This latest model designed for my pro skate has got a new reshaped ankle flap which connects to the toe strap, creating a tighter and more stable fit. We included some additional flex line stitching to ensure flexibility for that area and my name is printed from top to bottom on it. The top strap is made out of a polyester ‘seat belt’ webbing which is super durable and has EE.2 embossed on it. I chose the Shadow 1.0 cuff because I prefer it’s stability. The skate comes with some Fluid 5 Frames and a full flat set up of 60mm 88a USD UHR (Ultra High Rebound) Wheels. So all in all some major updates to the previous USD Shadow models.
Riding on Shadows is actually like coming full circle in my skating career since Xsjado was such a huge part of my Childhood. They were the first skate I started to skate Street in, doing my first handrail, learning all the tech-dance switch-ups that I’m now known for – it all started with Xsjado skates. And now I can use them from a totally different perspective and do moves I would have never imagined back then. It feels nostalgic and refreshing at the same time to be back on my USD Shadows.” – Eugen Enin
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