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The second was creating a product that is trendy, unisex and comfortable at the same time, both for walking and rolling.
The Slades pack contains:
- One pair of S-QUAD shoes
- Two rolling bases
- One unlocking key
No need to choose between sneakers or roller skates. You can have both in the same product.
Soles: Thermoplastic rubber
Uppers: 100% organic cotton and suede
Mechanical parts: Stainless steel
Chassis: 100% recycled ABS injection molding
Mechanical parts: Stainless steel and aluminum
Plates: High impact polypropylene
Toe stop thread: American
Cushions: 86-88A - Medium hardness
Wheels: Hardness: 80 A - Diameter 62 mm x Width 32 mm
Bearings: ABEC 5
To design the S-QUAD, Slade collaborated with Salomon Zeitoun a French footwear designer, who has already worked with Louis Vuitton . They opted for a high shoe cut for optimal ankle support. For the materials,100% organic cotton combined with parts of suede, a resistant and durable material. Once validated the design in Paris, they went to Felgueiras, in Portugal, to manufacture the Slade.
Just like the S-QUAD upper, the Slades sole is manufactured in Felgueiras. It’s made of thermoplastic rubber, a flexible and low waste material.
Its flexibility guarantees you comfort and the low cost allows us to offer an affordable price. In order to stimulate local production, the mechanical parts around which the sole is injected are 100% made in France! They are made of stainless steel, manufactured and assembled in France, as well as the tools used to produce them.
They adapted their standard plate to best suit the Slades system. Our plates are made of polypropylene, which is a highly resistant, lightweight and recyclable material.
The chassis (plate above the roller skate plate that allows you to lock your Slades) is manufactured in France, using French molds. It is made of 100% recycled ABS plastic. Besides its sustainable production, it’s above all a quality chassis. The ABS plastic is a material that’s commonly used in sports equipment. Its sturdiness makes it perfect for roller skating.
Once again, we chose to manufacture the mechanical parts of your rolling bases in France. Part of these pieces are produced here, with French tooling. The other part is laser cut.