Have you ever been late for something and had to run to get there in time? What about your own wedding?! In our newest video, Take Flight pro Rabotenko Valentin is late, and the bride is not happy. But he is wearing our 1.0 Parkour shoes so he takes off running. Click below to watch and see if he makes it in time and how the bride responds when he gets there.
In this video, Valentin is wearing our 1.0 Parkour shoes. We only have 3 sizes available in those (the rest have sold out). However, our newest Parkour & Freerunning shoes, the Stealth Ultra, are better than ever. We took everything we learned from the 1.0s and the Ultras to make a shoe that you will love. Click below to check them out.
People keep asking us about our Stealth Ultra shoes! “Where are they?” people keep saying. We’ve posted the answer in our social media, but perhaps we haven’t made it clear enough in our emails. That’s what this email is for.
The Stealth Ultras (shown below) are our new Parkour and Freerunning shoes, and for months we have been announcing them “scheduled to ship worldwide on June 28th.” However, we missed this date big time. Production took us waaaay longer than expected with multiple delays taking place all because of our heightened focus on quality. We came across multiple decisions that delayed our production such as improving materials and rejecting shoes that didn’t meet our quality standards. Even scheduling factory time was a tricky aspect because we chose a more reputable factory (with less availability) over a less reputable factory (that was immediately available to produce).
Every time we came across a difficult decision we had the same question: do we press through this issue in order to make sure the shoes ship on June 28th? Or do we take extra time to make sure the shoes exceed expectations.” We’ve chosen “exceed expectations” every time.
As a result, the Stealth Ultras are now set to ship on August 15th… we think! It could even be a week after that We are in the final stretch with most of the shoes already made. However, since we don’t own the factory, we are subject to their availability, and the last pairs are in limbo for a final few days.
A 4-month project to relaunch the Ultras has turned into a full year project of making a new shoe from the ground up. The result is a shoe that we think will blow you away. It has taken us way longer than expected, but we think it will be worth the wait because these shoes are something special.
We stand behind our products 100% knowing that sometimes that focus leads us to sacrifice timeliness for quality. For better or for worse (and we think better) that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Stealth Ultras. Thank you for your trust, patience, and loyalty throughout this time
In partnership with Parkour Project, located in Czech Republic, we now have shoe storage, warehousing and distribution in Europe! What does that mean? It means that if you are located in the EU, you can now get our Parkour shoes and clothing from the EU which results in:
Lower shipping costs
There is no question about it, if you are in the EU, this is the online place to get your Parkour shoes, apparel, and gear. Click the image below to visit the store and pick up your Parkour shoes and apparel today!
From this video, many viewers asked questions about David Belle’s support of FIG which was made apparent in social media posts, articles, and online videos from FIG and Mr. Belle Adam spent years working closely with David, and so in response to these questions, he (Adam) agreed to do another LIVE Q&A stream. In it he will answers questions, and in this he will chime in on his view of Mr. Belle’s involvement in FIG. This is something you don’t want to miss. Plus you can ask your questions!!
Parkour is a wonderful journey – you can start anywhere, at any age, and take whatever path you want. But how do you find that path? If you don’t focus on a goal or a certain ideal behind your training, why are you training?
You need a purpose – a path, so to speak. Everyone’s path is different. Some people train to find their true potential, some train simply for fun. Some train to meet new and fascinating people, some train to make money. If you find out what you are training for, you will find more purpose in your daily sessions, more attention to detail, and you will progress in your movement.
Is your style the same thing as your path? Not necessarily. The path you take is influenced by the style you prefer. For example, if you prefer big drops and efficient vaults, then your path is probably going to be as an efficient Traceur rather than a free runner who focuses more on flips. In contrast, if you enjoy flipping and twisting through your environment, then you are going to embody that style.
Essentially, the type of movement you prefer to perform is one of the deciding factor of your path. Parkour and freerunning are more or less just different styles, so in time and through training you will discover which you want, which one works better for you. Don’t force it; it must come naturally or you will be trying to be something you are not, which is a mistake that many people make.
The most important part of finding your path is something that you might overlook sometimes: are you having fun? Are you enjoying the path you’ve chosen? If you ever answer “no” to either of those questions, then you are doing something wrong. If that is the case, then change it up. Experiment. Try something new! If you are generally a pure Traceur, then learn some flips. If you have been flipping and twisting, try some efficient moving. You may surprise yourself with what type of movement really resonates with your core.
Ultimately, the path you choose comes down to one thing: what is the most fun for you. After all, if you’re not having fun with your life, why continue with that life? Find your path, and you will be happy and, most importantly, having fun.
Pierce Rockwell is a guest writer for us at Take Flight. He is a 15 year old freerunner who has been training since 2015. His favorite type of movement is big jumps mixed with flowy lines. He began writing articles a little more than a year ago, and he has written for Parkour.com and Urban Freeflow. He says, “Writing articles has given me a chance to look at the Parkour world through a philosophical perspective, and also allows me to progress in movement in a safe and effective way, something I hope to share with the rest of the community.”
If you’d like to support these gyms, simply use one of these codes on your next order. Whether you buy our Parkour Shoes, a Parkour T-shirt, Parkour pants, or other Parkour gear/clothing from us, the gym you choose gets the donation. PLUS will also give you a 5% discount just for using the code so everyone wins!!. If you know a Parkour gym who would like to be a part of our program, please share this article with them! We’d love to support them in this way 🙂
At Take Flight, we are community oriented in ways no other Parkour brand is – through profit sharing with our athletes and giving back financially to PKFR gyms, and other initiatives. Thank you for believing in us and helping us support the growing community worldwide.
We are always improving our products and services for you. Our newest roll out is a FREE and easy return policy on all USA orders.
From now on, every order with a USA shipping address comes with a FREE return label. If your shoes and clothing don’t fit, or if you’d like to exchange or return the items for any reason, all you have to do is slap the return label on the package, drop it off at your local post office, we’ll take care of the rest. It’s so easy!! Plus, did we say it already? It’s FREE 🙂
This is one more step we’ve made to make buying our Parkour shoes and clothing that much easier.
Need an amazing pair of Parkour/Freerunning shoes? How about our Ultras? They are regularly priced at $95, but we have select sizes for only $69 and that includes shipping!!! Just use the code “ULTRAFREE” at checkout to receive your free shipping option.
Build the strongest team of Traceurs in the Parkour world.
Make that the team not only reaps the short term benefits of Take Flight’s success, but also effectively become owners of the brand and benefits for decades to come.
Other brands will call you an “Ambassador” with no intention of changing your life. Or they will offer you a short term endorsement with the vision of leveraging you to make money. Take Flight is different.
We are here to make you a part of our brand, and work together to keep you in your bliss and allow you to reach financial freedom just for being a part of what we do. Write us to find out more.