Soap is the brand name for shoes made for grinding. They were introduced by Chris Morris of Artemis Innovations Inc. with the brand name "Soap" in 1997. They have a plastic concavity in the sole, which allows the wearer to grind on objects such as pipes, handrails, and stone ledges. The company and their product rapidly gained popularity through fansites, a video game, and live demonstrations. Soap fell to legal vulnerabilities and was readministrated twice, eventually bringing the brand to Heeling Sports Limited. The act of grinding on rails and ledges specifically using soap shoes has been dubbed "soaping," with the "soaper" being the one performing said act.
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... Soap shoesshoeswere featured in the video game Sonic Adventure 2, developed by Sonic Team USA in San Francisco ... many billboards, blimps, and benches advertising the shoesalso, Sonic wore a custom version of the Scorcher/Nitro shoesexclusive to the title, while the darker character Shadow wears hybrid jet ... Grinding remains a core element in recent Sonic games, though officially licensed Soap shoesshoeshave given way to generic grind shoes ...
Famous quotes containing the word soap:
“To know whether you are enjoying a piece of music or not you must see whether you find yourself looking at the advertisements of Pears soap at the end of the libretto.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)