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Our ambassadors are players from various backgrounds who love their TOKAY and want to share their experience.
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AMBASSADORS

In order to produce the best cleats possible, we assembled an international team of high level players to be involved in the project.

Michelle Phillips

Bauhaus, Australia

With Bauhaus Ultimate since 2006, Phillips coached the team from 2011 to 2017. She has competed with several club teams internationally as well as the Australian national team (WUGC 2008, WU23 2010, WUGC 2012, World Games 2013, WUGC 2016). Her time overseas resulted in a 2nd place with HUCK at Japanese nationals 2013, and a 1st place with Revolution at Colombian Nationals 2017. She was head coach for the Australian U24 women’s team that won bronze at WU24’s 2018.

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Michelle Phillips, Bauhaus, Australia - 28/02/2018

I can focus on my game

I’ve worn top-of-the-range cleats for years, accepting that light cleats mean sore feet. With Tokay, I’m getting super light cleats without feeling like I’m bruising the ball of my foot. I absolutely love them. Previously, I’ve swapped between two different brands of cleats to deal with firmer ground and ground where I need more grip. Tokay has been wonderful on both. Not having to think or worry about my footwear when I play is delightful – I can concentrate on the game (and on finding poach block opportunities!), instead. As the tongue is attached, it doesn’t slide around and I don’t need to adjust it anymore between every points! The rainbow logo is rad.

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Justin Foord

Clapham, UK

Starting at university in 2006, Foord has played in the UK and Canada (including a season in the AUDL with Toronto RUSH). Foord has enjoyed great success with Clapham since joining in 2008, winning 10 consecutive national titles and 6 EUCF finals. He also medaled frequently with the GB men’s team: winning a silver at WUGC 2012, gold at EUC 2015, and silver at WCBU 2017.

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Justin Foord, Clapham, UK - 12/06/2018

Try Them On

I’ve never had cleats that have been so comfortable on the first occasion i’ve worn them. A lot of Nike cleats I’ve had previously have taken 3-4 trainings to get probably worn in.

I’ve been wearing the TOKAY cleats for about 5 months and there are zero signs of any wear and tear. For me, the TOKAYs perform best on slightly firmer surfaces, particular 3G/4G rubber crumb fields and the protection on the big toe when turning is far above that of any previous cleats.

I’d strongly recommend at least trying on a pair of TOKAYs when you next get the opportunity.

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Robyn Fennig

DC Scandal, USA

Robyn started playing ultimate in 2007 and is a founding member and captain of Heist. Robyn has three world championships: WUCC 2014 with Drag’n Thrust, WUGC 2016 and WCBU 2017 with Team USA. Beyond world championships, her competitive drive has taken her overseas to compete with YAKA in Noisy-le-Sec, France in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Beyond elite ultimate, you can find Robyn playing in various Madison ultimate leagues, playing pick up, or trying to get everyone to play goaltimate.

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My long feet have struggle to find cleats that fit. Many of the American football and soccer cleats fail to hug my feet the way I want, while maintaining functionality on the field. TOKAY’s cleat pattern were designed with the demands of ultimate in mind so I can change directions easily and get the right amount of traction to react quickly and explosively. The best thing: they lasted me an entire year of intense play through the AUDL, European and American seasons of 2018, on top of all of the training! Tokay cleats are lightweight, durable, and look really cool — all the details that contribute to a great playing experience no matter where I am!

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Satoru Ishii

Vampire Ultimate, USA

I’m 42 years old Ultimate enthusiast. Playing Ultimate for 24 years, but, still, learning everyday. I also love exercise in general. and have done full marathon and triathlon a few times. I’m excited to be an ambassador of Tokay Ultimate Shoes!

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Sarah Melvin

, Ireland

I started playing ultimate in 2012 when I was introduced to it in college and haven’t looked back. I have been lucky enough to represent my club and country on some of the biggest stages including the Eurostars tour 2018 and 2019 and becoming EUC Women’s Champions in 2019. I also played my first EUCF in 2019 taking home the spirit prize with Dublin Gravity. It was through TOKAY’s sponsorship of Eurostars that I was introduced to the cleats and I haven’t worn any others since.

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Calvin Brown

, USA

I was introduced to the sport through my dad, who started in college and has since been a part of the ultimate community. I have volunteered for Ultimate Peace and played for club teams LA Republic and SD Streetgang. Recently I have won a national championship in the U20 Mixed Division with my SoCal YCC team, Powerline. Currently I am part of the nationally ranked D-1 college team Cal Poly SLOCORE.

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Anne Mc Nally

Frolic, USA

I started playing Ultimate in 2006 at Ithaca College, and I’m a founding member and captain of Frolic (Portland, ME).
Before Tokay, I’d never played a tournament without agonizing blood blisters, never a season without a black toe– and I know I’m not alone. How many of us have worn duct-taped cleats for months to avoid buying and breaking in new, ill-fitting cleats? Now I can finally play without pain, and I’m so excited to spread the word! When I’m not playing club, rec league, or pickup, I like to hike, read comics, and snuggle with my baby son.

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Jonathan "Goose" Helton

, USA

Goose has twice been MVP of the AUDL and been a US National Team representative 5 times, winning gold 4/5 times. In his late 30’s, the co-founder of GamePoint Performance shows no sign of slowing down having been selected for the US Mens Team WUGC again. “Coach Goose” is a staple at CUT Camps each summer, teaching kids ages 13-19 both sport skills and athletic development. Helton plays with the SD Growlers & SoCal Condors while living in San Diego, CA.

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Great Cleats!

I’ve always been drawn to low, light-weight cleats, ideally with a toe stud. I get exactly what I want with Tokay and more. The cleats are very comfortable to my feet; my heel feels locked in place, the mid foot is snug. and my toes have space. The most unexpected part was how much traction you get with the ground. They really are incredibly grippy which allows me to head into a change of direction with great confidence, even as a heavy player (200 lbs).

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Kaela Helton

Fury, USA

Kaela has competed at the highest level of the sport for over a decade. She lead her college (UCSB Burning Skirts) to a college championship and has won 5 club championships with San Francisco Fury. Kaela took 4 medals for the US Women’s National Team, and gold in 2017 at WUBC on the US Mixed National Team. She also played with Colombia’s Revolution Pro in the PUL in 2019 and took home the championship. As one of the owners of CUT Camp, Kaela coaches high school age athletes every summer.

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Light, Fast and Grippy

Something I always look for in a cleat is no break in time and I definitely found that in the Tokay. They are as comfortable as a tennis shoe but somehow also have the grip and sharp change of direction capability you want when competing. They feel light and fast like a traditional soccer cleat which, especially as a cutter, I need in a cleat. I really appreciate that they come with two sets of insoles so you can get the perfect fit for your foot. I am looking forward to not only competing in these but also wearing them for hours when I coach.

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Benjamin Oort

Grut, Netherlands

I started throwing when I was 4 years old. My dad, with 30 years of experience, thought me how to throw and catch. I played Ultimate for the first time when I was 9. I played for various national youth teams as well as competing at the top European scene with GRUT. In 2018, I joined the Toronto Rush for a season in the AUDL. I was the youngest player in the league and finished as top scorer of the team.

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Inês Bringel

, Portugal

I started playing in 2011. I have played in Portugal, representing my country since 2011 until now and I represented team Europe (Eurostars) in 2018 and 2019, and it was amazing. Last year I have played with Cosmic Girls at EUC 2019, in Italy, and we won silver medal.

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Best cleats I’ve ever had! Comfortable and so light. Actually, you forget you’re wearing the cleats.
Whatever the surface, doesn’t matter, TOKAY cleats can do it all.
These cleats are AWESOME, I’m addicted ??

Thank you to Robin, for the amazing job you have done ??

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Calvin Ciorba

, USA

After discovering my school had an Ultimate team at the activity fair, I went to a pickup and was immediately hooked. I worked hard and eventually made A-team where we have placed 3rd at Missouri state championships for the last two years. I also play for St. Louis Storm Boys U20(YCC). I started the instagram page @discmemes in 2018 because I loved memes and I loved ultimate. Since then my I have posted about 700 homemade memes, and my page has amassed up to 25,000 followers.

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Lasma Kublicka

, Latvia

I started playing in 2002 when I was 12 years old, because my mom was sport teacher at Salaspils Secondary School and start to teach ultimate frisbee. After 6 month I participated in first Latvian National women team. From that time I played in every international team -starting with Juniors and then adults: WUGC’14 with Salaspils MIX team, WUBC’17 (10th place,women), EUBC’19 3rd place, Eurostars 2018 and 2019, this year I will represent Latvian MIX team in WUGC’20
In 2019 I was awarded European Mixed player of the year.

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Lasma Kublicka, , Latvia -

The cleats are the best and most comfortable. I have had the chance to try the first model of Tokay’s. With those I didn’t like the high ankle support so I cut that out. But I love that you can choose the insole. If you need more support – pick the yellow one. If not – the blue one. That is a great idea especially if you wan to get a better feeling of the field or get more support on landing after jumps.
I love how Tokay is coming up with new technologies and I also love the cleat studs – those are better than on any Nike football cleats?
Also special thanks to Robin who showed me how to tie the cleats in a way that never fails on the field☺️..

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Nathan Braun

Natural 20, USA

Growing up, I was taught how to throw by my cousin who played for and coached Drag’n Thrust. Then I found the Buds while attending college in Humboldt county California. I fell in love with the Ultimate community and never looked back. I’ve coached clinics or leagues for every age range from 2nd grade to adults. Now I’m the captain of the Natural 20’s, Portland, Oregon’s premiere Dungeons and Dragons themed mixed team. We’re known for our wild and wacky costumes and never ending spirit.

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Nathan Braun, Natural 20, USA -

These are hands down the most comfortable cleats I’ve ever worn. The first time I tried them on, it felt like wearing a sock. The best thing was there was no breaking in required. My old cleats tore before a tournament and I wore my tokays for the first time at a tournament and had no foot aches.

I instantly felt a new burst in my cuts, they just feel more grippy than other cleats. I’ll never buy any other cleat again.

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Levke Walczak

, Germany

I got introduced to the sport in 2014 through my older brother who started playing at university – we even played together on the German Mixed Team at WUGC 2016 in London. I’ve been playing lots of international tournaments since – including e.g. winning gold at EBUCC with the Seagulls or being part of Eurostars Tour in 2019; for the 2020 season I signed up to play Premier Ultimate League with Revolution and am currently preparing for the World championship with the German Women’s team.

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I first tried the Tokay cleats through Tokay’s sponsorship of Eurostars, and pretty much only ever take them off for Beach tournaments.

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Ywan Cohonner

Titane, Canada

I’m 18 and started playing Ultimate 2 years ago. I love the meetings that this sport brings to me. I’m always happy to play and learn more about Ultimate.

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Aline "Rasta" Mondiot

YAKA, France

I started playing Ultimate in 1999 when one of my school teacher introduced it to me and I just fell in love ! I grew up through and thanks to this sport, I met a wonderful community and with that I discovered the high level’s sport. In France, I’m working on developing the ultimate women scene. I’m lucky to play with YAKA and won 17 national titles. I’m representing my country France since 2007, and we won Gold at EMUC in 2019 with France Women Master! On the european club scene, I won 2 Bronze medals with YAKA and gold with CUSB Shout in 2018. In 2019, I took part of the Eurostars Tour for one the biggest experience of my career !

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Benjamin Hornung

CUC/PADA leagues, USA

I started throwing when I was 4 years old. My dad, with 30 years of experience, thought me how to throw and catch. I played Ultimate for the first time when I was 9. I played for various national youth teams as well as competing at the top European scene with GRUT. In 2018, I joined the Toronto Rush for a season in the AUDL. I was the youngest player in the league and finished as top scorer of the team.

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Andy Kay

EMO, Great Britain

I Started playing at University in 2015, played in the UK and Canada. Currently at University in Loughborough, and training with EMO, will be playing for GB U24 Men’s at worlds 2019 in Heidelberg.
I’ve played a lot of team sport so far, but Ultimate is really the one that makes me happy when playing.
I’m glad to be a TOKAY ambassador as these cleats have really helped improve my game and get selected to the GB U24 Open Squad for Heidelberg.

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Nasser Mbae Vogel

So Many!, France

I started the ultimate in 1995, it’s my brother who led me to discover the sport in Paris and since then I haven’t stoped and I became a fan of our sport. By this sport, I had the chance to play in the biggest championships and to win a lot. I was happy to be part of the Tokay family that is growing day by day.
I used the new model in my last game of the EUC and I normally do not do that because I like to make my shoes during practices but I felt so comfortable that I did not hesitate a second to play with everything the game.

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Tim Jackson

, USA

I am a 33yr old athletic goofball who loves to take pictures. I have my ultimate/adventure dog/partner in crime, Captain Chunk. I started playing in 2013 with UT Savage & the love for the sport grew there. Since then, I’ve played for a few club teams and met some amazing people & better friends along the way. In the spring of 2018 I met the FredMothers of Virginia at Fools Fest and I think right there is where my passion for ultimate started to pickup even more. Meeting great people, getting to learn from them was an amazing opportunity & the friends I’ve made in that time are second to none.

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I recently started wearing Tokay on the suggestion of a friend & have not looked back. They’re very comfortable & a great product. I’m pretty flat-footed myself but the cleats have been amazing in helping me improve my game & getting it to where I want it to be as I pursue the Mixed & Mixed Masters teams of the Denver area. Anxiously looking forward to what the future has to offer for them!

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Arielle Nelson

Molly Brown, USA

Ari has been a part of the ultimate community for many years. Apart from ultimate, she studies psychology and womxn’s gender and sexuality studies at Northeastern University in Boston. In the ultimate community, she has become an advocate for mental health and trauma awareness and has founded the organization Time for the Ultimate Talk. She is excited to be a part of the Tokay team and help with the furthering of important topics within the community!

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Tayara Romero

Fox Force 7, USA

My name is Tayara Romero, and I’ve been playing Ultimate Frisbee since my freshman year in high-school, then continued to rise through the ranks. I currently captain Syracuse University’s womxn’s Fox Force 7 (@foxforcesevenultimate), and am currently double-majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Environment, Sustainability, & Policy (ESP.) I also represent NUTC (@nutcgram) and The Greatest Bag (@greatestultimatebag) as a proud ambassador and advocate for racial justice and attempt to continue to uplift BIPOC voices within the Ultimate community as a digital media producer at Disc/Diversity (@disc_diversity.) I am very excited to start on a new journey with TOKAY cleats and can’t wait to show them off once Ultimate comes back around!

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THEY MADE IT POSSIBLE

We want to extend, as always, a huge thanks to those members of the ultimate community that supported the kickstarter. With backers across 5 continents, you have all helped to make this project a reality.

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