About Von Merlin
After more than 40 years of skating and 25+ years in the skating industry as a product designer and creative director of various top brands, I've finally created something that I believe will be the start of a new wave in the rhythm style skate culture and roller skating in general. Von Merlin is that brand.
Von, meaning 'of or from' and Merlin being the last name of Jean-Joseph Merlin, the inventor of the first known skates. I decided that there was no better way to present the future of roller skating than paying homage to the originator of this beloved sport and hobby.
It began with the 54mm Dots and 58mm Kats wheels; making them sized and shaped for the technical aspects of rhythm skating in the current era. Then came the designing of the first boot. The Von Merlin T3K, features a lightweight carbon shell, an ultra stiff non flex upper, anatomically shaped toe box and ventilation holes in the tongue and sole, answering the rigorous demands of modern day skaters.
The goal is to push the envelope on product development in roller skating. Not just for the rhythm skaters, but for recreational, skate park and derby skaters as well. Von Merlin will be working to introduce more wheels, boots and accessories as we advance into the future.