Alan Hughes / November 24th, 2022 / The Wire
A Look at the 2022 USD Skate Lineup

“The USD Aeon Takeshi Pro 68 is the perfect skate to honor one of the best park skaters in history. Perfect for the park, the custom Aeon Takeshi Pro 68 is the ideal skate to bring your park skating to a whole new level. The advanced Aeon boot has a custom black/maroon colorway, a classic aluminum micro-adjustable buckle, and a reliable ratchet 45-degree strap to keep your foot snuggly in place.

Fast, High-Performance Pro Model Aggressive Skates. Whether you’re getting big air on the vert ramp, carving bowls, grinding coping, or hitting a launch ramp the USD Aeon Takeshi Pro 68 won’t let you down. The Aeon has a unibody construction that gives skaters a low center of gravity, excellent stability, and superb control. Riding on flat 68mm wheels and Wicked Abec 9 bearings, the USD Aeon Takeshi Pro 68 delivers consistent speed and performance – exactly what you need when shredding your favorite skatepark.”

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“USD is proud to offer the AEON EQT 60, a high-performance aggressive skate designed specifically for women, but fitting to everyone, all being equal. This Aeon has a signature style and a female-focused design that starts in size 36 EU / 5 US. The groundbreaking unibody of the USD AEON 60 incorporates the boot and frame into a single piece, reducing weight and providing a low center of gravity that gives you unmatched stability and power transfer. The innovative unibody skate also gives you a wide soul plate and a huge central H-block grind area that significantly reduces wheel bite. Skate all day long, land big gaps, and badass grinds in comfort thanks to the MYFIT 2nd Skin liners. The liner includes anatomical ankle padding and well-defined Achilles padding that locks your heel in place and eliminates movement to improve responsiveness. The MYFIT 2nd Skin liner is also heat-moldable allowing you to customize the fit and optimize your skating style. Rolling on fast and long-lasting 61mm SHR wheels and smooth WICKED ABEC 7 bearings. Stand up proud, stand up equal.”

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“Without a doubt, Aaron Feinberg is one of the best aggressive skaters…ever. For its 25th anniversary, USD is proud to honor a true legend who has transformed the sport and left a legacy few can match. The USD Aeon Aaron Feinberg Pro 60 25Y is a feature-packed, high-performance signature skate designed to meet the high standards of Aaron Feinberg himself.”

“The USD Aeon Aaron Feinberg Pro 60 25Y has a unibody construction, combining the boot and frame into a single piece which gives skaters a low center of gravity, great stability, and improved control. The Aeon is famous for its wide central grind area, allowing skaters to slide on virtually anything. Comfort is key and the USD Aeon Aaron Feinberg Pro 60 25Y doesn’t disappoint coming with a comfortable and MYFIT 2nd Skin dual fit liner. Riding flat on 61mm wheels and smooth Wicked Abec 9 bearings, the USD Aeon Aaron Feinberg Pro 60 25Y delivers a memorable skating experience and is the perfect skate to honor Aaron Feinberg, a living legend.”

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“For my third pro skate from USD I’ve designed another skinned Aeon 60. In an effort to make my skate more sustainably sourced I’ve this time chosen a Vegan / PU leather. I’ve been extensively testing various types of Vegan / PU leather skins over the course of the last 18 months and I’m very confident what we’ve come up with is even better than the real suede/leather used on my previous skate. I was fortunate that the release of this skate coincided with the release of my first aftermarket pro MyFit second skin liner, which will also come with this skate as standard. The liner follows the same classic MyFit second skin silhouette, but has been constructed with upgraded materials; a super hardwearing vegan suede exterior to prevent any holes caused by abrasion or pressure points from the inside of the skate to give the liner an extended life. I added a very comfy recall innersole for extra comfort on longer session and I rounded it off with a classic 14 wale corduroy top to match my favourite pants, embroidered with my signature geometric fox. We also upgraded the wheels, the skate now comes with the premium Undercover Apex 60mm wheels and Wicked Abec 9 bearings for super fast bowl and park skating, making this my fastest and highest spec pro skate yet!” – Sam Crofts

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“Sway ALLSTAR Are you an all-time USD fan or a young gun with an old-school crush? If your answer is yes, we invite you for a trip ´forward to the past´ with the new USD Sway ALLSTAR skates! The colorway of these new Sway skates will take you back in time to when the USD Throne skates revolutionized a young aggressive skating industry. At the same time, they will bring your skating to the next level thanks to a newly upgraded soleplate mounted on a solid Sway boot – the first setup choice of some USD pro team riders. The skates come with a flat KIZER Fluid V frame setup, with USD Team wheels 60mm and ABEC 7 bearings, 45° Velcro straps, and super comfy USD Basic liners.”

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“For my pro-model skate, I’ve chosen the AEON for its unique lightweight design. The unibody frame-boot concept gives me an exceptionally low center of gravity, making the skate feel super stable. The USD design team and I created a skate I can identify myself within through the intricate details we added. Firstly, I’ve been using the aluminum buckle for over 2 years and never broke one so far so knew I had to have one on my pro model. Secondly, for extra support I added an additional 45-degree buckle across the instep, I also added extra thick laces and a soft leather upper portion to create the most supportive wrap-around feeling ever in a 60mm Aeon. The leather top also gives the skate a nice sneaker-style look. I chose light turquoise and white as they’re my fav color combination and I added my own personally designed little ninja logo to represent myself. My skate also features the new second generation, taller height-adjustable AEON cuff, providing the perfect flex for topsides but also allowing for more comfortable and longer skating sessions. For the liners, I added the 2nd Skin MYFIT liner because it’s super comfy and the tongue gives me a similar feeling to wearing a USD carbon skate. To keep me going as fast as possible my skates come with WICKED Abec 9 bearings and an exclusive USD wheel (60mm 88a) on which we added one of the most classic Spanish expressions on the wheel’s design… go and find out!” – Mery Munoz

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“A winning team does not change! Chris´ journey with the Sway boots continues with his second pro model, this time with a dark brown and black sleek look, with some nice orange – peach highlights, that will take you on the darkest paths of aggressive skating.

The new Chris Farmer Sway Pro II boots still come with a 45° Velcro strap, but the big news arrives with the new soleplate and MYFIT Crown liners: both developed by USD and MYFIT designers with Chris’ direct support and guidance. Evolution has no limits!”

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“With the speed of 4x80mm wheels combined with one of the most innovative and capable aggressive skates in recent history, it’s the USD AEON 80 Team. An instant classic, you’re going to love hitting the park and hitting the streets in this versatile aggressive skate that provides unmatched speed and performance.

The unibody design of the USD AEON 80 Team brings the skate low to the ground even while riding 80mm wheels. By combining the boot, frame, and soul plate into a single piece, the USD AEON 80 Team needs fewer parts, reducing weight while giving you a solid base and excellent power transfer. The skate comes with a strong, supportive, two-way ‘rockerable’ cuff that wraps around your foot for maximum sideways support on grinds and carves while still providing good frontal flex for efficient strides. Skate all day long in the comfortable MYFIT Skinny Boy Dual-Fit Liner that gives you good cushioning on landings.

Complete with fast 4x80mm UNDERCOVER Raw wheels and WICKED ABEC 9 bearings, there’s a lot to like about the AEON 80 Team. The ideal mix of an aggressive and urban skate, USD AEON 80 Team gives you all the speed and tools you need to get bigger air, land bigger gaps, grind further, slide longer, and redefine what’s possible on inline skates.”

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“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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