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."
Zero and Fallen combine forces to improve on an already impeccable shoe. The Fallen Forte Shoe (Zero/Black Ops) boasts an unbeatable combo that packs more firepower than ever before. Features of the Fallen Thomas Forte Shoe (Zero/Black Ops) include: Heavy-duty canvas or suede upper, Lightly foam-padded tongue and collar for comfort and support, Vulcanized sole construction with an insole, Highly abrasion-resistant outsole for wear and durability.