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Mr. Wilson
Release: Unknown

Grindplate: N/A

The Mr. Wilsons were the first grind shoes to be made by Salomon, and also the first to feature a sole plate, in addition to the lateral (50/50) plate in the arch of the sole. The plates on these shoes were softer than their successor, the X Factor, which gave the wearer more feel of the obstacle beneath them, although this made the plates slower. They featured a unique lace-up system which made putting on/removing the shoes much quicker.

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May 18, 2006 chip

theas look sick

May 19, 2006 onthegrindduude

i lOVE THe big grind pl8 with less rubber in beetween

May 19, 2006 onthegrindduude


May 25, 2006 onthegrindduude

you would have like no feel they would not grip the rail that would be hard to grind with wouldnt they

Jun 2, 2006 teamhoax

these look awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 24, 2006 Soaplover


Oct 27, 2006 Kru

I emailed salomon about these cause.. they're pretty sweet in my opinion. But I got a reply back saying that all the production of these was overseas so they don't know if the plates,dies,cast are still available or parts and haven't been for along time. Shame. But hey I asked and thats all it takes to make people wonder.

Mar 24, 2007 rhinoskater30

Looks like someone would go hiking in these

Mar 24, 2007 Surfaced

Yeah the colors and lace setup makes them look like hiking boots. Same goes for the yellow Soap Spike.

Apr 5, 2007 SonicSoaper

They're still a history making shoe. I anyone owns these, how well is this sole plate on this shoe? Is it better than the one on the Broadsides?

Apr 5, 2007 AnthoFlex

Nope, the sole plates on these are narrow as hell

Apr 5, 2007 SonicSoaper

Damn. Oh well, beggers can't be choosers.

Apr 5, 2007 snikas

there nice shoes though

Apr 6, 2007 SonicSoaper


Apr 6, 2007 Mart

I found I had a lot more control out of my X-Factors than I did with Broadsides because of the narrower plate

Apr 6, 2007 Surfaced

Mart, do you still have those X-Factors? I don't think any of us have seen them.

Apr 6, 2007 AnthoFlex

I asked for a pic on teh X factor link but noone gave me one....*sigh

Jul 9, 2007 RamenRadio

Megashadow, this is yet ANOTHER pair of shoes I have stolen from you. This time it had a full sole plate :P

Jul 9, 2007 Megashadow77

I was just about to check Ebay.....


Jul 9, 2007 Megashadow77

I don't care if these wouldn't fit me...I WOULDA STUFFED THEM WITH PAPER!

Jul 9, 2007 RamenRadio

Don't worry, I'll mention your name to them XD

Those were listed as GRIND SHOES. :P HAHAHAHA

Jul 9, 2007 Megashadow77

I look up Grind Shoes, Soap Shoes, Grinding Shoes

Everytime I go to Ebay.

Also, thank you, and for real, I hope you enjoy them!

Jul 9, 2007 RamenRadio

Chyeah man, thanks. :D

I can't wait to get these shoes, I'm going to have up all media of me doing sole grinds! haha :D

Jul 9, 2007 Megashadow77

Yeah.....Ima have to go kill Renny and steal his broadsides.

Jul 9, 2007 Megashadow77

Errr.....I mean....wait till another Auction comes up....yeah...that one...

Jul 9, 2007 RamenRadio

How about wait until the broadsides are re released...... werd

Jul 20, 2007 vault

i heard the biggest size is 8.5

Jul 20, 2007 RamenRadio

Of the Mr. Wilsons, no, because mine are a size 12 lol

If you mean broadsides, that's wrong too. Broadsides went up to size 14 in blue and size 13 in green

Jul 20, 2007 vault

ah i guess bladeschool.au only has 8.5 then

Jul 20, 2007 RamenRadio

Yeah the originals are quite hard to find now.

Aug 19, 2007 greenfire8484

reeeealllllly ugly shoes

Sep 2, 2007 greenfire8484

but nice plates

Sep 4, 2007 RamenRadio

You can't determine anything by the picture dude, they look a lot better in person. Kind of like the express, but these have much better grind plates :P

Sep 9, 2007 greenfire8484

express... huh? really?

Sep 9, 2007 greenfire8484

i dont really care what it looks like, I love the plate lol

Jan 19, 2008 Megashadow77

Fuck yea.

Jan 20, 2008 Megashadow77

FUCK YEA!!!!!!!!!!!1

Jan 22, 2008 Spano565

Thro me a frickin bone here numba 2 back to the lab to destroy austin powers muuhaaahha!!!http://www.noheat.com/images/DREVIL.jpg

Jan 22, 2008 Spano565

WoW that was random XD

Jan 22, 2008 Megashadow77


Get your gay shit off my shoes!

Jan 22, 2008 Spano565


Dec 18, 2008 dankhies

I love these shoes, I just got a pair of them :)

Jan 6, 2010 Revengasaur

I have a pair of these. They are magical and excellent.

Jan 7, 2010 Brad

I came pretty close to getting some. But the seller didn't ship to Canada. Size 12 and everything. iwantzsoleplatenaokthx.

Mar 24, 2010 Revengasaur

Dude, just so stoked on these shoes. The plates are the size of a Wal-mart parking lot.

Mar 25, 2010 Brad

Lol, for a second I thought you said you found a pair in a wal-mart parking lot o-o

Mar 25, 2010 Brad

Lol, for a second I thought you said you found a pair in a wal-mart parking lot o-o

Oct 29, 2010 vansci123

nice special
air jordan shoes

Jun 2, 2013 kowalski

I'm currently waiting for a pair off eBay.

Jun 3, 2013 zelda

Tell us how you like em

Jun 3, 2013 kowalski

I shall!

Jun 10, 2013 kowalski

Still waiting for mine. In the meantime though, there is a box-fresh pair of US 7.5, Euro 40.5 available on German eBay.

Plus, they are in the rarer and cooler black / white colour scheme.


Interestingly, you can see from the picture that these Salomon shoes also came with some kind of possible disclaimer sticker attached to them.

Jun 10, 2013 Relate2Videos

:O i've NEVER seen a color like that before. Enjoy those man, mine looked like hiking boots and were mad ugly.

Jun 10, 2013 manofmisery


Jun 13, 2013 kowalski

To clarify, mine are in the most common grey / black colour.

This beautiful black / white pair (2 posts above) are available for sale.

Aug 9, 2013 rcondit

Never had a pair these need a size 12 if anyone has a pair let me know I would love to buy them.

Oct 9, 2013 mcgrinder2011

So that's why people like these. (I'm stupid)

Dec 29, 2014 Waffle

I want these so MOTHERFUCKING BAD.

Dec 29, 2014 Jersey

I have a pair of these, I'm not a huge fan, they're really slow lol

Dec 29, 2014 Waffle

sell 3 me? :3

Dec 30, 2014 Jersey

Greg's got first dibs lol

Dec 30, 2014 Waffle

He already has (Se)X-Factors lol haha! But still I am dying to get a pair.

Dec 30, 2014 Waffle

If anybody on this planet knows where 2 get these pls tell me :3

Jan 18, 2015 Waffle

Yay. Found white ones my size for $10 luck is on my side!

Jan 19, 2015 mcgrinder2011

Dear Waffle, I hate you...

Sincerely yours, Arthur.

Jan 19, 2015 Waffle

Dear MCG: Yew JEllY?

Jan 20, 2015 mcgrinder2011

Dear Waffle:
Who is this MCG you speak of? Is he a friend of yours? I only know me, Arthur! And Arthur wishes to insult all the people in the world!

Jan 20, 2015 Waffle

Yea well "Arthur" You are just pissed cause there are no Mr.Wilsons for you!

Jan 21, 2015 mcgrinder2011


Sorry about that. This punk snuck onto my computer and left hateful messages to everyone I knew. So, I'm actually glad that you got Mr. Wilsons for $10. Not a bad price at all! I just wish my Sylons were that much. had to pay $167 for them. Then on Christmas, they break and I spend half the year fixing them.

Just goes to show you. NEVER get anything with a Sylon lower if you plan on using it.

Jan 21, 2015 Waffle

Fuck you Arthur! Anyway thanks dude im gonna make an unboxing video. If i get them ofcourse

Jan 21, 2015 Waffle

Man once I get these my life will be complete!

Apr 21, 2015 grug250

wooo got a pair that fit me at last

Apr 21, 2015 aname

Nice man. were they the ones on ebay from the uk?

Apr 22, 2015 grug250

im not sure i think they were

May 6, 2015 mcgrinder2011

Well I'm glad you have a pair Greg. So, What's new.

May 6, 2015 grug250

not much bro i got a pair for sale size 10.5

May 9, 2015 mcgrinder2011

Nice. I take it you can use those?

May 9, 2015 grug250

yeah they are fine to use

May 12, 2015 mcgrinder2011

Awesome. Well, happy grinding!
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