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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #180 on: October 30, 2023, 10:51:27 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for some super flat insoles to substitute for the slip ons they came out with?

I bought a 9.5 and they are just slightly too tight but fit perfectly without the insoles in them. I know I could just skate them without an insole but I wanted to see if there was a really flat insole like a leather insert or something I could put in just to give me that extra space Iím looking for. Iím sure I could dig around on the internet and find a bunch of options but thought Iíd ask you guys first just in case. 

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #181 on: October 30, 2023, 03:15:13 PM »
Where the hell do you buy Asics SB shoes in Canada?

https://www.asics.com/ca/en-ca/japan-s-1201a695-101-s

are these what you are talking about, apparently the sole is the same as the skate ones? I can probably get these for really cheap through a friend who works there, should I try em out?

Yeah I've been skating the regular Japan S all summer and I really like them a lot. I haven't had the skate ones in hand to compare them but the non-skate version feels kinda like a perfect cupsole shoe to me. I say go for it.

You can't get the skate ones in Canada yet unless you order from the States.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #182 on: October 31, 2023, 07:26:44 AM »
No responsible dad would order shoes from the states and pay those sort of import duties, so I will try those out! Thank you sir!
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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #183 on: October 31, 2023, 07:36:01 AM »
Iím not a shoe guy as my flat feet restrict me from the majority of skate shoes. However, I got a chance to handle the ASICS shoes at Humidity Skate Shop last week and they are beautiful. The suede versions felt ultra premium.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #184 on: October 31, 2023, 09:59:06 AM »
Anyone have any suggestions for some super flat insoles to substitute for the slip ons they came out with?

I bought a 9.5 and they are just slightly too tight but fit perfectly without the insoles in them. I know I could just skate them without an insole but I wanted to see if there was a really flat insole like a leather insert or something I could put in just to give me that extra space Iím looking for. Iím sure I could dig around on the internet and find a bunch of options but thought Iíd ask you guys first just in case.
I had to switch out the pop cush in the skate vans slip ons and I used the cons insoles that come in most their shoes. It worked perfectly. Think flat insole with just a bit of cushion.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #185 on: October 31, 2023, 12:47:19 PM »
Iím not a shoe guy as my flat feet restrict me from the majority of skate shoes. However, I got a chance to handle the ASICS shoes at Humidity Skate Shop last week and they are beautiful. The suede versions felt ultra premium.

What do you tend to wear, if you donít mind my askingÖ
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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #186 on: October 31, 2023, 02:10:54 PM »
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Iím not a shoe guy as my flat feet restrict me from the majority of skate shoes. However, I got a chance to handle the ASICS shoes at Humidity Skate Shop last week and they are beautiful. The suede versions felt ultra premium.
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What do you tend to wear, if you donít mind my askingÖ

Course not.

Lakai Telford (original) new ones are too narrow.
Nike SB is slightly too narrow in the instep.
Vans Sk8 high are perfect but the sole is too thin.

Right now I am rolling with Es Silo. Very supportive shoe but no where near as pretty as the ASICS. Would have asked to try them on but I had no intention of buying. They looked wider than adidas and similar to Nike.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #187 on: October 31, 2023, 02:18:38 PM »
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I’m not a shoe guy as my flat feet restrict me from the majority of skate shoes. However, I got a chance to handle the ASICS shoes at Humidity Skate Shop last week and they are beautiful. The suede versions felt ultra premium.
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What do you tend to wear, if you don’t mind my asking…
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Course not.

Lakai Telford (original) new ones are too narrow.
Nike SB is slightly too narrow in the instep.
Vans Sk8 high are perfect but the sole is too thin.

Right now I am rolling with Es Silo. Very supportive shoe but no where near as pretty as the ASICS. Would have asked to try them on but I had no intention of buying. They looked wider than adidas and similar to Nike.

Word, SoleTech really do make good fitting shoes.  I’m always on the lookout for other options out there but repeatedly find my way back.  Forum ADV seem promising, and maybe Alexis AS-1?  Have heard/read good things about both but haven’t tried yet.  Asics seem very promising too with the awesome materials, but haven’t gathered much info on the fit.  Still haven’t found the right NB# shoe for skating, but I have my eye on 440 v2 high and whatever Reynolds has in the offing.
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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #188 on: October 31, 2023, 02:28:09 PM »
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Iím not a shoe guy as my flat feet restrict me from the majority of skate shoes. However, I got a chance to handle the ASICS shoes at Humidity Skate Shop last week and they are beautiful. The suede versions felt ultra premium.
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What do you tend to wear, if you donít mind my askingÖ
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Course not.

Lakai Telford (original) new ones are too narrow.
Nike SB is slightly too narrow in the instep.
Vans Sk8 high are perfect but the sole is too thin.

Right now I am rolling with Es Silo. Very supportive shoe but no where near as pretty as the ASICS. Would have asked to try them on but I had no intention of buying. They looked wider than adidas and similar to Nike.
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Word, SoleTech really do make good fitting shoes.  Iím always on the lookout for other options out there but repeatedly find my way back.  Forum ADV seem promising, and maybe Alexis AS-1?  Have heard/read good things about both but havenít tried yet.  Asics seem very promising too with the awesome materials, but havenít gathered much info on the fit.  Still havenít found the right NB# shoe for skating, but I have my eye on 440 v2 high and whatever Reynolds has in the offing.
No word here on how they do for flat feet but Mitch from Dead Air Radio says the japan pros are great for wide feet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6aWV3i4vrI

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #189 on: October 31, 2023, 03:25:58 PM »
i just got vic nbdís, and they feel fantastic. i like the look.
instep hugs the arch, but the toebox is large enough

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #190 on: October 31, 2023, 04:43:17 PM »
I am assuming Shin Okada sent their homie sneakers. Surprised they didnít bring his name to mind since his skating is right up their alley. And I believe he made the program happen. Shinís always been dope.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #191 on: November 09, 2023, 01:46:05 PM »
i just got vic nbdís, and they feel fantastic. i like the look.
instep hugs the arch, but the toebox is large enough


This shoe came out a year ago or so in Japan in the same colorway. Typically shoes meant for Asian market have wider lasts, and according to Asics the last is the same in Japan and USA. My wide feet are happy but I need to size down compared to the 2e NB574ís Iíve been skating. New color coming soon too.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #192 on: November 19, 2023, 05:07:08 PM »
Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #193 on: November 20, 2023, 05:26:03 AM »
Real curious about the Gel Vickka

Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #194 on: November 20, 2023, 05:51:52 AM »
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Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.



They skate really great. Hold up well dispite being thin. Really comfy. It's a solid shoe. I can't really compare it to anything, because I haven't skated this style of shoe in a while. I've been mostly skating, dunks, blazers, and dunk-esq shoes. However I don't have any major complaints about the shoe, Would skate them again

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« Reply #195 on: November 20, 2023, 05:54:05 AM »
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Japan Pros sell out in my size everywhere so I ordered the all black leather japan s (non skate versions) for $45 on the asics site. I've seen some of the asics riders skate the non skates so I'm very curious how they'll be. The price is hard to beat and I've heard they use the same sole for both so if it works I might just look for non skates on sale in the future.
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yeah iíd like to hear about how that goes

They're not coming out until next year in Canada, apparently. It's a shame because I also want to try out the Gel Vikkas.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #196 on: November 20, 2023, 06:25:20 AM »
Anybody got a line on the model Pat franklins been skating? Skating them on Rassvet story

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #197 on: November 20, 2023, 06:28:42 AM »
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Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.
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They skate really great. Hold up well dispite being thin. Really comfy. It's a solid shoe. I can't really compare it to anything, because I haven't skated this style of shoe in a while. I've been mostly skating, dunks, blazers, and dunk-esq shoes. However I don't have any major complaints about the shoe, Would skate them again

About 3 weeks in on my third pair. Top 5 shoe for me. Only complaint is this colorway shows dirt and dust really bad. Soles hold up great, shoe body feels stiff out of the box but the sole doesnít, a little weird at first.





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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #198 on: November 20, 2023, 07:01:21 AM »
Where the hell do you buy Asics SB shoes in Canada?

https://www.asics.com/ca/en-ca/japan-s-1201a695-101-s

are these what you are talking about, apparently the sole is the same as the skate ones? I can probably get these for really cheap through a friend who works there, should I try em out?

They're not coming up to Canada until next year from what I've read. It's a bit strange, I have no idea why it's taking so long. I'd also like to try the Gel Vikka but I'd prefer to see it in person first.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #199 on: November 20, 2023, 07:36:42 AM »
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Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.
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They skate really great. Hold up well dispite being thin. Really comfy. It's a solid shoe. I can't really compare it to anything, because I haven't skated this style of shoe in a while. I've been mostly skating, dunks, blazers, and dunk-esq shoes. However I don't have any major complaints about the shoe, Would skate them again
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About 3 weeks in on my third pair. Top 5 shoe for me. Only complaint is this colorway shows dirt and dust really bad. Soles hold up great, shoe body feels stiff out of the box but the sole doesnít, a little weird at first.




Nice!  Do you find that the grip is weird for ollies/kickflips with how low/thin the sole is on the sides? 

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #200 on: November 20, 2023, 10:45:42 AM »
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Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.
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They skate really great. Hold up well dispite being thin. Really comfy. It's a solid shoe. I can't really compare it to anything, because I haven't skated this style of shoe in a while. I've been mostly skating, dunks, blazers, and dunk-esq shoes. However I don't have any major complaints about the shoe, Would skate them again
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About 3 weeks in on my third pair. Top 5 shoe for me. Only complaint is this colorway shows dirt and dust really bad. Soles hold up great, shoe body feels stiff out of the box but the sole doesnít, a little weird at first.



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Nice!  Do you find that the grip is weird for ollies/kickflips with how low/thin the sole is on the sides?
The sole on this shoe and the Japan Pro is super grippy which is great right out of the box. My only complaint is that when it really wears down after a while, the flick is noticeably worse, but that usually takes a while for me.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #201 on: November 20, 2023, 01:38:32 PM »
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Real curious about the Gel Vickka
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Me too.  Iíve had them in and out of my cart multiple times.
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They skate really great. Hold up well dispite being thin. Really comfy. It's a solid shoe. I can't really compare it to anything, because I haven't skated this style of shoe in a while. I've been mostly skating, dunks, blazers, and dunk-esq shoes. However I don't have any major complaints about the shoe, Would skate them again
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About 3 weeks in on my third pair. Top 5 shoe for me. Only complaint is this colorway shows dirt and dust really bad. Soles hold up great, shoe body feels stiff out of the box but the sole doesnít, a little weird at first.



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Nice!  Do you find that the grip is weird for ollies/kickflips with how low/thin the sole is on the sides?
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The sole on this shoe and the Japan Pro is super grippy which is great right out of the box. My only complaint is that when it really wears down after a while, the flick is noticeably worse, but that usually takes a while for me.

Can confirm this shoe is amazing. On my second pair and I love them.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #202 on: November 20, 2023, 03:39:20 PM »
Just in general, I'd really recommend the Japan Pro and Vickka Pro. The other shoes didn't really cut it for me.

Japan Pro is wide foot friendly and easily one of the most comfortable skate shoes in the past two years for me. They also skated very good, had great flick until probably the last few session, and lasted at least a month of skating (I flip my board a lot). Impact protection was actually pretty sufficient which is surprising since there really isn't much of a midsole. The sole is just very thick and I have yet to really burn the tread on any of Japan Pro's so far (on my third). Overall, highly recommend, plus they look great.

The Vickka Pro also skates great, but less wide foot friendly (no issues personally but a little more snug compared to the Japan Pro). Still skating them right now, but so far I really dig the shoe. Haven't really tested impact protection on these shoes, but just skating my local three and four stair, no issues so far. The flick on this shoe is some of the best I have yet to date from any skate shoe. Overall, just a great shoe.

I prefer the Japan pro for aesthetic reasons mainly, but I'd definitely recommend the Vickka Pro more if you want just a great performing shoe that doesn't have a super thick sole.

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« Reply #203 on: November 21, 2023, 06:25:16 AM »
Just in general, I'd really recommend the Japan Pro and Vickka Pro. The other shoes didn't really cut it for me.

Japan Pro is wide foot friendly and easily one of the most comfortable skate shoes in the past two years for me. They also skated very good, had great flick until probably the last few session, and lasted at least a month of skating (I flip my board a lot). Impact protection was actually pretty sufficient which is surprising since there really isn't much of a midsole. The sole is just very thick and I have yet to really burn the tread on any of Japan Pro's so far (on my third). Overall, highly recommend, plus they look great.

The Vickka Pro also skates great, but less wide foot friendly (no issues personally but a little more snug compared to the Japan Pro). Still skating them right now, but so far I really dig the shoe. Haven't really tested impact protection on these shoes, but just skating my local three and four stair, no issues so far. The flick on this shoe is some of the best I have yet to date from any skate shoe. Overall, just a great shoe.

I prefer the Japan pro for aesthetic reasons mainly, but I'd definitely recommend the Vickka Pro more if you want just a great performing shoe that doesn't have a super thick sole.

This is a great summary of the 2 best styles. I would also suggest the Vic NBD if you like a little chunkier shoe that still has great board feel. Also, full disclosure, Iíve been working for Asics skateboarding here in the US (hopefully Canada soon) for the last year to help them get going here and itís been an amazing experience. I appreciate all the feedback on the footwear and the brand. If yíall have any questions or suggestions please DM me or post here in the thread. We appreciate your support.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #204 on: November 21, 2023, 06:43:05 AM »
Some simple feedback is keep some basic colors in rotation. It's annoying wanting a basic ass black shoe and most shops get a single pair and sell them on the site and they sell out immediately. These shouldn't be harder to get than a basic SB Dunk.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #205 on: November 21, 2023, 07:09:29 AM »
Some simple feedback is keep some basic colors in rotation. It's annoying wanting a basic ass black shoe and most shops get a single pair and sell them on the site and they sell out immediately. These shouldn't be harder to get than a basic SB Dunk.

Totally valid point and itís being addressed. We do have a period where the shop canít sell online, obviously to try and let the locals get first dibs. Alas, I worked for SB for almost 20 years, so Iím all too aware of your pain. Thanks for the note and trust itís being worked on.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #206 on: November 21, 2023, 08:59:02 AM »
Nice to have another Slap insider, also glad to hear Canadian support it coming.
Already doing it better than Nike with Zander and Shay getting hooked up.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #207 on: November 21, 2023, 11:58:33 AM »
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Some simple feedback is keep some basic colors in rotation. It's annoying wanting a basic ass black shoe and most shops get a single pair and sell them on the site and they sell out immediately. These shouldn't be harder to get than a basic SB Dunk.
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Totally valid point and itís being addressed. We do have a period where the shop canít sell online, obviously to try and let the locals get first dibs. Alas, I worked for SB for almost 20 years, so Iím all too aware of your pain. Thanks for the note and trust itís being worked on.
Any plans on more original designs like the Vic NBD or the Flexkee in the near future? I really dig the skate revamps of classics, but it would be cool to see more original skate shoes as well. (Also give us a skate version of the GSM please)

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #208 on: November 21, 2023, 04:02:16 PM »
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Some simple feedback is keep some basic colors in rotation. It's annoying wanting a basic ass black shoe and most shops get a single pair and sell them on the site and they sell out immediately. These shouldn't be harder to get than a basic SB Dunk.
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Totally valid point and itís being addressed. We do have a period where the shop canít sell online, obviously to try and let the locals get first dibs. Alas, I worked for SB for almost 20 years, so Iím all too aware of your pain. Thanks for the note and trust itís being worked on.
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Any plans on more original designs like the Vic NBD or the Flexkee in the near future? I really dig the skate revamps of classics, but it would be cool to see more original skate shoes as well. (Also give us a skate version of the GSM please)

Flexkee 2.0 drops in March. Then we launch the Gel Splyte (Gel Lyte III inspired) in May. I actually brought up the GSM this week and that sounds like it will take some time, if even possible.

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Re: Asics Containment Thread
« Reply #209 on: November 21, 2023, 05:04:26 PM »
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Some simple feedback is keep some basic colors in rotation. It's annoying wanting a basic ass black shoe and most shops get a single pair and sell them on the site and they sell out immediately. These shouldn't be harder to get than a basic SB Dunk.
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Totally valid point and itís being addressed. We do have a period where the shop canít sell online, obviously to try and let the locals get first dibs. Alas, I worked for SB for almost 20 years, so Iím all too aware of your pain. Thanks for the note and trust itís being worked on.
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Any plans on more original designs like the Vic NBD or the Flexkee in the near future? I really dig the skate revamps of classics, but it would be cool to see more original skate shoes as well. (Also give us a skate version of the GSM please)
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Flexkee 2.0 drops in March. Then we launch the Gel Splyte (Gel Lyte III inspired) in May. I actually brought up the GSM this week and that sounds like it will take some time, if even possible.
whats the difference with the flexkee 2.0 and what is out for flexkee stuff now?