In 2004, professional skateboarder Jamie Thomas founded Fallen Footwear. When asked why he decided to start the company, Jamie Thomas responded "I wanted the company and the riders to inspire kids and be like a movement of unlikely people coming up. Fallen just seemed to be the perfect name for that mission. It seemed kind of negative at first, so we made sure 'Rise with the Fallen' was on everything we made."
Fallen doesn't forget about the Kids and that's why they make high quality kid shoes! With the Rival Lo-Fi Fallen shoes again puts together a sneaker that displays strength and durability. Another Jamie Thomas signature model, the Rival Lo-Fi features a distinctive upper Velcro strap for custom fit and additional support.Upperfeatures include: Soft synthetic leather, suede, or nubuck upper for comfort and durability, Asymmetric stabilizer for medial upper support, Thin rubber layer under toe cap for protection and durability, Removable Velcro strap for custom fit and additional support, Metal eyelets on the medial upper for ventilation, Traditional foam-padded tongue and collar for comfort and support, Internal tongue straps for added foot stability.Sole features include: Soft EVA insole with full length latex layer and gel heel for impact cushioning, Full length EVA midsole provides extra comfort and shock absorption, Stroble last with soft mesh lining under insole for comfort and increased flexibility, Highly abrasion-resistant outsole for wear and durability, Sticky gum rubber sole provides grip and flex.