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Feb 22, 2006 anonymous

I tried on a pair once. They have rolling metal bars in place of grind plates for "faster, better grinds" and "a cooler noise while grinding." Yeah, well, they're UGLY :P

Apr 11, 2006 mgm

If it has rollers is it technically a grind?

Apr 21, 2006 teamhoax

Dont get all technical on us, lol. They are sposed to be amazing to grind on (better than plates ) I think they look sweeeet !

Apr 21, 2006 Surfaced

then get a pair off eBay. They are abundant.

Jun 24, 2006 AnthoFlex

Hey, Check it out, i found some pix of these things....i dunno if they're these cause these are TGS....the ones im showing u were on ebay....anwyayz, u be the judge:

Jun 25, 2006 Wesker

The RB shoes were junk. The metal rollers either rusted or bent in rendering them useless. That and it was near impossible to form a groove in the damn plates.

Jun 25, 2006 Mart

Hah, the only groove you would get is on the edges from torqued grinds. That plate looked pathetically thin, too, so I can't imagine that they'd have lasted too long

Jun 25, 2006 AnthoFlex

uhhhh.....stupid question....what were the rollers for?

Jun 25, 2006 Mart

...uhh, for rolling across whatever you're grinding?

Jul 1, 2006 AnthoFlex

hmm....i thought the idea here was that all u needed was the plate....i thought that was the idea there.....and if they're gonna bend like Dario said, they must be a useless annoyance.....rollers...hehe

Aug 13, 2006 XSIVE7

i thought the point of them is when u lost or forgot wax it would not be needed 4 these shoes i have tried them out 1 time & yes i think those "rollers" would bend over time but 1 plus to them is the sound & sparks they make!

Nov 29, 2006 SonicSoaper

Rollers are for grandma's hair. Not for grind shoes.

Dec 11, 2006 Soopahsonic

And the bottom plates aren't that great... My friend in Miami had one.

Dec 22, 2006 SonicSoaper

I still don't like them.

Feb 12, 2007 ordnanceflint91

i jus got a pair of these today, really comfortable and grinds really smoothe but there is no lock on what so ever...over all they are good, especially just to play around with

Mar 13, 2007 ordnanceflint91

the plates and metal rollers are replaceable on these. and the rollers are alot thicker and heavier than you would think

Mar 31, 2007 Surfaced

How are they replaceable? From every picture I have seen, they appear fixed, with no way of removing them.

May 19, 2007 AnthoFlex

ehh, those shoes are whacko, ugly, and they suck

May 19, 2007 Megashadow77

I think they look pretty cool....but they probably don't work very well.

Jan 2, 2008 aplauche

those are awesome
cant find any on ebay though
what do you search?

Feb 5, 2008 Kain

I want to try a pair of these, but I can't find them anywhere....

Feb 5, 2008 Soapdreamer

I sure they would be good to "try" new but from what the comments are i don't think you'd want to own these for your grinding.
I think the rollers are there for when its a rough surface that would destroy plates. But if the rollers have a problem it would mess up regular grinds I'd think.

Feb 5, 2008 RamenRadio

I like my rollerblade grind shoes. I haven't used them in a while though.

Jan 31, 2010 Wesker

Yeah they're my size- im going for 'em.

Feb 1, 2010 Brad

Good luck. I'd go for 'em but not only are they only shipping to the states (...again) and they're too small for me.

Feb 1, 2010 sylonbroadsides

I really don't like those shoes, I'm throwing mine out.

Feb 1, 2010 Brad

I wish I had such an abundance of grind shoes that I could be able to throw some out. ._.

Feb 1, 2010 sylonbroadsides

I just really hate these shoes.

Feb 1, 2010 Brad

My comment still stands.

Jan 3, 2013 Revengasaur

Some of these on ebay right now. Size seven and ten.

Apr 26, 2013 Revengasaur

They suck, btw.

Jun 3, 2013 kowalski

Just found a pair of these in my size for sale.

I'm waiting now for an e-mail from the seller with pictures so I can assess their condition before we negotiate price.

This is a quite special collection of grind shoes I've built in just a few days and at little cost, especially considering there is no industry anymore.

I love the internets.

Jun 3, 2013 zelda

dude you truly are the soaper hunter haha

Jun 4, 2013 kowalski

Innit though.

Jun 4, 2013 kowalski

They will be 39€ including delivery from Germany to Spain. 10€ more if I want them delivered to Norway (although Norway is much closer!)

This is happening.

Jun 6, 2013 kowalski

Whoop whoop!! Final price 35€, including delivery, because there is a little bit of rust on the metal bars in one shoe. I'll shine them up like new when they arrive.

Here are a few pixies the seller sent me:
Side: http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/kowal5ki/2013-05-11210603_zpsfee71a1b.jpg?t=1370520845
Upper: http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/kowal5ki/2013-05-11210533_zps4aba074c.jpg?t=1370520932
Sole: http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s394/kowal5ki/2013-05-11210638_zps4d9b0918.jpg?t=1370521017

Jun 7, 2013 Relate2Videos

I gotta warn you man, those shoes are pretty cruddy. have fun tho

Jun 8, 2013 kowalski

Yeah, I read a lot of negative stuff about them. From looking at them it seems like the metal bars are going to prevent you from carving a good lock-in groove on the plates.

My motivations for buying them are more to do with me wanting to have a smorgasbord of grind shoes.

Jun 8, 2013 kowalski

Also, just as an example of the extents I am going to while trying to find obscure grind shoes. I found my TGS in the youtube comments of this dodgy, old Soaping clip.


Jun 8, 2013 Relate2Videos

I'm not sure if it's mentioned in the comments, but originally those metal bars were supposed to roll when you hit a ledge or curb, or even a rail.

They basically rust so they don't roll anymore, not that rolling would have been safer.

Also it's going to go somewhat slow without a lot of wax, so let me know if you see some sparks haha.

Jun 8, 2013 kowalski

Dude, I am totally praying for sparks!

Might even have to drench the legdes I'm grinding on in petrol and see if I can't light that shit up with my shoes. Ha ha!

Jun 8, 2013 zelda


Jun 8, 2013 Relate2Videos

be sure to record that xD

...and a fire extinguisher of some sort for safety.

Jun 11, 2013 kowalski

What a fucking awesome day!

Not only did I pick-up my Herr Wilsons here in Oslo today, my flatmate in Manchester also sent me an email right now to say that my Rollerblade TGS arrived in England today!

I am searching now for a nice cheap flight so I can go collect them (and another two pairs of Soaps I have waiting for me there).

Happy Happy Soapy Days.

Jun 13, 2013 kowalski

So TGS stands for The Grind Shoe and they were rteleased in 1998

"Joining the product launches of 1998 was Rollerblade, Inc.'s, first footwear offering. The Grind shoe, introduced to the consumer market simultaneously with the Coyote and the Natureskate, was designed for grinding on curbs and rails, sliding, and jumping. This everyday shoe, featuringRollerblade's patented Twin Bar Roller System, capitalized on the company's brand equity to introduce anew product line and skating concept to the consumer market. Yet again Rollerblade succeeded inexpanding its product offering to uncharted territory while maintaining quality image consistency."

(Source - http://www.scribd.com/doc/146837135/Case-Rollerblade)

Jul 3, 2013 kowalski

I'm at the airport now and flying to Manchester in a couple of hours, where I shall meet and wear and grind in, for the first time, my Rollerblade Grind Shoes.

Pretty excited.

Jul 4, 2013 kowalski


The right shoe has a tear across the sole. So they are yet to be tested. Gonna take a few pictures today and try negotiate a price reduction with the seller.

I didn't pay much but paid for shoes in working order. I have to repair them now and they won't have the same structural strength as before they tore.

I'm assuming to only pay for the cost of postage, which I think is fair.

Jul 5, 2013 Revengasaur

Bummer dude. I hope you get that worked out. Some people really like those things. For me they are uncomfortable and awkward to wear/grind in.

Jul 10, 2013 Revengasaur

Did you ever get your TGS's price reduced or send them back? Seems like a bad situation.

Jul 10, 2013 kowalski

I've been hyper-busy moving to Cordoba so I haven't sent him the pictures yet.

However, he e-mailed me out of the blue to ask if I received them. I told him about the damage and, obviously, he asked to see pictures. He has offered to refund appropriately.

I haven't sent him the pictures yet, so we haven't negotiated the final amount yet either.

Jul 17, 2013 VintageGMan

I had a set when i was younger, cool noise and lock-on on rails (and fast if rollers dont seize) and awesome sparks on ledges. Hope it all works out for you man.

Nov 21, 2013 gongon1037

These shoes are heavy, but also very comfortable. The only problem with this shoe is they split in half.


Nov 21, 2013 grug250

yeah mine are brand new and are doing that

Jul 23, 2014 grug250

yo did rollerblade make grind shoes other than the tgs because i found this online https://www.google.com.au/search?q=salomon+mr+wilson+grind+shoes&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vXXPU_STKoHe8AXri4KACQ&ved=0CBsQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=643#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=lQ2FZP4MGdD2tM%253A%3BJVQ5vooY6YF-cM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.angelfire.com%252Fnm%252Fyouvegotmail%252F2.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.angelfire.com%252Fnm%252Fyouvegotmail%252Fgrind.html%3B255%3B182

Jan 21, 2015 Waffle

Imagine the plates getting rusty..

Apr 14, 2015 Sambonie1

Those shhoes are crap.
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