I normally skate the stock liners in all of my skates because I never have any problems with them but when I saw the Trust Spec Ops liners I knew that I needed to try them out. Just look at those bad boys sitting there screaming Special Forces all over.
The liners look awesome with all of the subtle details in their design. Cool Trust logos throughout!
The first thing that you will notice when taking the liners out of their professional looking Apple style box (is iBox the correct term?) is that the liners are extremely light. A lightweight liner is something that we can all appreciate because it allows you to use less energy all day long when your constantly jumping up for grinds and airs. Also it is just plum nice having your skates feel light on your feet and not feel like your dragging around a bunch of heavy clunkers.
I put the size 9 Spec Ops liners in my size 9 Valo x AM EB Denim skates and they fit in the skates perfectly. The main thing that I noticed when skating the liners was that they made my skates feel more solid on my feet because I was able to properly tighten the liners with their lacing system. The Valo liners do not have laces which makes putting your skates on faster but having the laces on the Spec Ops liners really makes a difference in getting a nice, tight fit.
After skating the liners a couple of sessions they felt even more comfortable as they broke in and conformed to my feet. I wouldn’t say that they require a break in period but I definitely felt that they were even better feeling after putting some hours in them.
The liners also come with good insoles and other features such as a grippy bottom created from some type of classified material that is specially formulated to grip the inside of your skates to prevent liner slippage.
The liners in my Valo skates. A perfect match!
I’ve now had them for about 2 months and everything is holding up in the construction of the liners. The Spec Ops liners have kept their integrity and the foam used for the padding has not broken down and still provides an excellent fit along with good comfort on my feet.
My overall experience with the liners is a 5 out of 5 stars and I would definitely recommend them to all Valo skaters. If you are skating the standard Valo skates such as the TV 2’s, 3’s, Broskows, Baileys etc. you can just get the same liner size as your skate size. If you are skating the new Valo Lights, you can actually fit a bigger sized liner in the skates allowing you to size down in shell sizes. For example you can fit a size 10 Trust Spec Ops liner in the size 9 Valo Lights.
“Unlock the World” - Quote overheard from the owner of Trust… or maybe it was his pickup line he used at the local watering hole. I forget but either way, these liners made my day.