Fallen Footwear announced their permanent closure after this season
Fallen Footwear announced on April 11 that Spring 2016 will mark its last season of production. Founder Jamie Thomas points to an shifting retail climate for authentic skate shoe brands to account for the decision. Here’s Jamie Thomas’ words on the closure:
It is with a thankful & humble heart that I announce that Spring 2016 will be Fallen Footwear's last season. I would like to thank the past and present Fallen team, employees, distributors, and retailers. I'd also like to thank everyone that has ever bought a pair of our shoes or supported Fallen in any way over the past 13 years. The Fallen mission and goal has always been to work with skateshops and support skateboarding with everything we do. Unfortunately, this has become increasingly more difficult for skate shoe brands. Rather than waver from this mission, we are choosing to bow out. I encourage everyone to support authentic skate footwear brands as we wish them all the absolute best.
Skate or Die,
An American skateboarding footwear and apparel brand founded by professional skateboarder Jamie Thomas in 2003, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA.