POLL: Should Jamie Thomas Bring Back Fallen Footwear?

“If @jamiethomas were to bring Fallen back or help launch a new skate shoe brand that was able to make quality shoes for an affordable price would you support it?” via Instagram

After a couple of months after laying Fallen Footwear to rest, Jamie Thomas may be considering reviving the brand.

In a recent Instagram post to the semi-rebooted Fallen Footwear account, the captioned question above was posed and garnered over 6K+ likes along with a number of comments that are continuing to be generated. With an overwhelming majority voting in favor of the move, we wanted to hear your thoughts on the potential relaunch.

Currently, the Fallen Footwear account hosts two photos. The only other post hints more towards starting a new footwear brand. How much of the remaining Fallen infrastructure Thomas plans to utilize, including teamriders, logos, and footwear designs remains to be seen- but what do you think?

Thomas initially founded Fallen Footwear in 2004 and persevered twelve years before calling it quits this past April. The brand’s legacy includes two full-length videos, Ride the Sky (2008) and The Road Less Traveled (2013).

A Fallen revival could be reminiscent of éS Footwear’s temporary hiatus from late 2011 to early 2014. The concept of low-cost, quality footwear marketed to skateboarders is similar to that of State Footwear, founded earlier this year.


  1. Kunt

    December 7, 2016 11:12pm

    Guaranteed 99% of the people who commented “I love fallen” haven’t had one of their shoes in a decade.

    • casco

      December 9, 2016 10:36pm

      dats dane burman fosho

    • Black Box Dist - Old Employee

      January 5, 2017 4:26pm

      Agreed. The shoes were clunky, fit was never quite spot on, they lacked durability and design was not a strong point. There’s a reason the company went under.

  2. Oliver

    December 8, 2016 11:52am

    If they made a whole line of shoes at the same level as the Capitol or the more recent DOA model then maybe they would stand a chance. Not sure the whole Nike/Adidas in skateboarding debate really needs to be involved. Fallen just made too many bad shoes.

  3. Shuh

    December 8, 2016 12:35pm

    Actually no, they had their shot. We need to support the other brands thats still out there

  4. Frank Reynolds

    December 8, 2016 8:39pm

    They had their chance to make a quality shoe. They sucked back then and I am sure they will suck now.

  5. Justin Figueroa

    December 8, 2016 11:47pm

    Their run with Jamie Thomas/Chris Cole at the helm, is probably the pinnacle of the company’s existence? Once that duo fell apart the company couldn’t bounce back or recreate something that carried the same weight. With that said, I would like Jamie to focus on Zero, cause this industry going to need an underdog soon enough, but also redirect some of his focus to a shoe company willing to integrate his ideas/creativity. I’m sure there’s a few out there that could use “the chief” right now!!

    • Mayor Grimble

      December 9, 2016 11:38pm

      Influence-wise you may be right about the company’s success when Thomas & Cole were on board, but I thought they put out some of their best products after Chris Cole left and they gave more diverse dudes pro shoes. Look at shoes like the Apache, Coronado, Captiol, & Roach – all super different looking silhouettes that stand alone in a ultra-homogenized shoe market.

      On a personal note, I’ve been skating the oiled suede Spirit model for a bit now, and they’ve been some of the best shoes I’ve ever skated in (once I put a DuraCush insole in them). It’s a bummer that a shoe brand went under that was actually making good product, plain and simple. Whether or not he starts something else up, Jamie Thomas deserves the best from an industry that he helped shape, no questions asked.


      December 11, 2016 12:42am

      This is probably the most pointed / accurate comment on this thread.

      Although I do agree w/ Mayor Grimble that the later shoes were probably superior in design, the Spirit & Roach model’s were top tier.

  6. Steve

    December 9, 2016 11:40am

    Think about Emerica, State, Lakai, Fillament, eS, Etnies, DVS, C1rca, Vox, Huf, Osiris, Supra, Globe, and Diamond and tell me how Fallen could possibly be different enough from any of those brands.

    • Matches Malone

      January 7, 2017 12:11am

      Well unlike DVS, Fillament, State, the current ES, Circa, Vox, Osiris and Globe they actually had a marketable image. All those companies are bland as hell, and like it or not Fallen had a demographic.

  7. Aaron castillon

    December 9, 2016 11:07pm

    I just love fallen but they need to get better quality shoes


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