Why foot brake?
It is an essential part of longboarding and racing. Sliding will wear out your wheels fast, footbraking is faster and more precise. If you are freeriding in a close pack or in a tight race, footbrake is the only option without causing chaos. You can also go into a corner faster with a footbrake.
We have tested a lot of rubber compounds, and even had our own foot brake rubber a few years ago, however the factory was a victim of the GFC, and our rubber has been unavailable since. We have been testing products and have found the Atopic is the best on the market. It comes in two thicknesses = 6mm for racing and 4mm for freeriding.
The item is one piece of rubber, enough for one shoe.
How to apply a footbrake sole to your shoe?
You could take it to a cobbler and get them to do it or you can do what most longboarders do - apply it themselves. We have a complete guide on the blog, the simplified version is:
1. Sand and clean the sole of the shoe - you need a good surface to stick to.
2. Use Quickgrip glue on the rubber and shoe sole.
3. Apply pressure (weight) to the shoe for several hours, best results overnight.
4. Cut off excess material around the sole.
33cm x 12.5cm
So unless you have a shoe bigger than size 17, this sole will fit your shoe!