Skidz GrindPlates or Soap Shoes?
Skidz GrindPlates are a footwear accessory; they are plastic plates that are strapped to the sole of any shoe, allowing the wearer the liberty of sliding across things such as handrails, ledges, benches, and much more. It’s very similar to aggressive inline skating. You only need shoes to use it.
Just keep them close in your backpack and pop them on when you come by a sweet rail, bench, ledge or something close worth grinding! Skidz GrindPlates fit any shoe. Skidz Grind Plates are made up of POM plastic which provides better friction control and balance without the bulkiness of traditional aggressive inline skates and roller blades.
Soap shoes, or “Soaps”, as it is popularly known, is the brand name of shoes made for grinding. Soap shoes were mostly derived from freestyle walking and aggressive skating.
Moreover, a grind is a skateboarding trick in which a skateboarder slides along mainly relying on the use of the trucks of a skateboard, due to the frictional force at work between materials in contact. Grinding is damaging to materials which are specially hardened for that specific purpose.
Chris Morris of Artemis Innovations, Inc. first innovated them and registered with the brand name “Soap” in the year 1997. They have a concavity in the sole made of plastic material, making it possible for the wearer to grind on objects such as pipes, handrails, and stone ledges.
Meanwhile, the first advantage of the Skidz GrindPlates over the Soap grind shoes is cost-effectiveness.
A grindplate lasts just as long as Soap Shoes, and it is also more affordable to replace than a pair of Soap Shoe. Skidz GrindPlates are also cheaper as it’s obvious we’re not talking about going broke or breaking the bank to replace a pair of Soap Shoes for between $100-$150, but a strap on for between $35-$40 is an unbeatable price range.
With Skidz GrindPlates, you don’t need to fuss about a matching footwear for your outfit:
They can be fitted on a wide range of sizes and colors of shoes which match your outfit. There are no rules to how you dress and what you can wear, just make sure your Skidz GrindPlates are always in your backpack, and you are good to go.
Skidz GrindPlates are also lighter than traditional Soap Shoes: Unlike what comes to your mind when you hear Accessory, these plates only transform your footwear to grind shoes without you feeling the extra weight of an added accessory, so you pull off cool stunts and leave others in awe of what just happened.
Skidz GrindPlates are more portable than grind shoes, made from premium plastic, Skidz GrindPlates are not only compact as it can fit in any small compartment of a bag, it also weighs little less than 0.4 pounds, which looks like an incredibly great deal when compared to the approximately 3.6 pound weight of a Soap Shoe.
With Skidz GrindPlates, life can be spontaneous: Life can happen, and we find ourselves in moments where we can’t maximize or even participate in the fun at the moment.
Ever been out with friends and some fun starts that you’re not prepared for? Or a picnic turns into an impromptu ball game, and you are in your hundred dollar brogues, and you can’t imagine running around in one? Or when you run into your friends grinding it out, you don’t get to walk home to get the Soap Shoes; you just join in the fun.
With your Skidz GrindPlate safely tucked away in your bag pack, you are sure you don’t get to feel that way again. If grinding is the game, you’ll never get to miss out on any moment of the fun.
In summary, If getting sufficient value for your money means anything to you, then go for Skidz GrindPlates. We know that having to carry a heavy backpack around comes with its troubles.
If you don’t want to add to the weight of your footwear and still want to grind on your way back from work or school, at the park or train station, go for the Skidz GrindPlates.
Don’t miss out of those spontaneous moments with your friends again. Dress comfortably going out in the morning and live your regular lifestyle and order your Skidz GrindPlate, to make you enjoy every grinding opportunity you discover.
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