The new USD Chris Farmer Sway II Pro Boots comes in a sleek black and ultra dark brown colorway, with orange accents. Setup with Myfit Farmer Pro Crown Liners, 45 degree ankle strap, and the new Sway 2 Soulplates.
Great value overshadow minor annoyances., August 2, 2022 By Vaughan (ST GEORGE, UT)
The crown liner alone boosts the value of this boot past its peers. The closest comparison is the Sway Allstar 2000, for just over $209. So you are getting a $125 liner for an additional $15 with this boot vs the Allstar.
The Crown liner feels excellent and has many point of customization. Heat moldable. Removable heel pads. Ergonomic and cushioned insoles. Removable liner cuff for rigidity and tongue pockets with plastic shells for additional rigidity. Unfortunately the tongue shells tend to get shaken out during skating. Powerslide should consider velcro fasteners for the pockets to prevent the shells from being just a gimmick. Still an over all great liner.
The Sway shell is a raised heel design making the heel pads in the liner somewhat unnecessary. The cuff is very flexible, in combination with the very soft liner you can feel unstable if you are used to more supportive skates. It's not bad just different, and probably good for people who get very low while grinding. The shape of the shell is relatively thin, like the Roces M12. My skate was long enough but even after switching to a thinner liner my arches still ached and started to chafe after extended use. People with wider feet will want to upsize if possible.
The soul plate is excellent. I'm not e very experienced skater, but landing soul grinds was noticeably easier. Basically training wheels for grinds.
The 45 degree strap is good. I want one on my other skates.
Laces are good. Wish they were waxed.
The buckle strap has some weird fitment issues, the teeth seem slightly too large, making it extremely annoying to try and remove the boot from my foot after an exhausting session. This will probably fix itself over time, but it's still irritating.
While not perfect, this boot offers great value with practical upgrades compared to the other Sway models.
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