Pronounced "shadow," Xsjado is a new aggressive skate company whose mantra includes constant evolution. The boot
is designed to be the most adjustable fitting system in the business, but its eccentric design is still up for debate among bladers. All of their boots make use of the UFS
concept, so just about any frame
can be coupled with any Xsjado boot. The skates have received much praise for their light weight and large grind space. They are often criticised by non-users, but the Xsado riders have been giving the brand nothing but thumbs up.
The defining feature of the Xsjado boot is their footwrap concept. Instead of a traditional liner, Xsjado skates use a specially designed shoe that snaps into the boot. The mechanism is very similar to the strap in binding systems popularised by snowboard companies. The footwrap design saves weight and allows for closer tightening than normal boot designs normally allow. Reviewers have enjoyed this feature, saying that it makes the skate feel more like a shoe and less like a clunky extension of the body.