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Samshield

The creator of Samshield, Sam Maloigne, after being motocross/supercross international professional pilot from 1980 to 1990, and then Sales manager at Oakley eyewear, begins to ride in 2003 with competitor horse rider friends in CSO. He buys his first riding helmet, the flagship product of the time, and he is immediately disappointed by its technical failures. He notes that some professional horse riders are also unsatisfied.

Passionate about beautiful products, and especially helmets (he is collecting all his customized helmets from his career MX), he decides to start a project to create riding helmets that will bring more active and passive security, more comfort, with high quality materials and customization ability.

Olivier Taco, designer student and creator of Iguaneye shoes spotted at the time by Oackley, together with three young future talent of the CSO (Nicolas Delmotte, Simon Delestre etKevin Staut) help him to develop his product. Strongly influenced by Jim Jannard, the creator of Oackley, Sam keep in mind the philosophy of the American genius for the other products that he will create: “launch a product only when you are sure that it will be the best of the market”. Later on, he will continue to solicit the same designer and the same horse riders, being now among the best horse riders of the world.
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