Fallen Footwear has given team rider Billy Marks his own colorway for the OG model The Patriot. The black/red/white shoe basically goes with everything, and looks damn good while flicking Marks’s signature double flips. Interestingly, Fallen teammate Zach Doelling has a story to tell from this sesh: “Quick story… Billy and I were both trying our tricks, after about an hour of trying with no luck, Billy suggests we bet $35 on the first person to land their tricks. I agreed and Billy proceeded to film this whole commercial in like 3 tries. Thanks Bill!!!” We guess that’s why they call him Marks (because he hustles marks; and they call him Billy because he chews up your wallet like a billy goat—and ‘Billy Goat’ in Chicago is one of his favorite restaurants… he always orders a cheezeborger and Pepsi). Watch the video for Marks’s Patriot colorway, above!
Fallen relaunched in 2019, bringing back several riders who were on the original team in the Ride The Sky era. (It’s important to note that original head honcho Jamie Thomas is not involved with the reboot, as he made abundantly clear when he got his Fallen tattoo removed last year.) Cole’s return, in particular, was like a bulletproof seal of approval. We interviewed him and everyone involved in Fallen’s relaunch back in 2019, and he shared a bunch of interesting tidbits about the early days—he used to drive his car over a new pair of Fallens to break them in—making it clear that the brand has held a special place in its riders’ hearts after all this time.
Watch our Fallen Trajectory episodes below, and check out our selection of Fallen shoes today in The Canteen: