The Razors Shima 3.1 LE skates are another nod to older fans of the skate brand from sunny California. A reissue of one of Brian Shima's most popular signature models with a distinctive soft lacing system, giving the skates the look of common sneakers. Razor continues the idea from the last season, bringing back the tried-and-tested gear, but comparing the Razors Shima 3.1 LE to the first refreshed version from 2022, there are quite a few improvements.
The Shima 3.1 LE skates are all about versatility and the comfort that Razors products are recognizable for. Based on the compact Razors Cult shell, made of flexible material, which, combined with soft lacing system, will provide a perfect fit for both wider and narrower feet. Although the featured Reign v.3 liner is not as high and thick as the one known from the original version, its properties in line with current standards place it alongside competitive high-end products. Independent lacing for better ankle support, a strong carrying handle and a neoprene toe finish are still the biggest advantages of the Reign liners. In terms of visual appeal, the use of the original Reign logo is also a nice touch.
A huge benefit of the Razors Shima 3.1 inline skates is their modular design and thus the considerable availability of spare parts in many colours. At the beginning of the decade, it was the Razors skate models offering the easy option of replacing individual components that started the craze for creating their unique setups, and the situation continues to this day. The components most prone to wear and tear such as the impressively sized soul plate or the independent backslide plate can be replaced at any time, significantly extending the skate overall lifespan.
The Razors Shima 3.1 skate is a great, soft, low centre of gravity skate based on a classic design that, despite having been on the market over 20 years is still enduringly popular. By choosing this particular model, you are paying homage to a legend of our sport and supporting a brand that has had a huge impact on the development of the aggressive inline phenomenon worldwide.
Coming from sunny California, Razors is a producer of the most wanted skates on the market. Comfort, style, universality and innovative solutions are the main features of Razors skates, which are used everyday by such skaters like Jeph Howard, Derek Henderson, Kiril Galushko and Alex Burston.