NEED SKATE SHOES?...YEP!

Lukas Otobashi 30th June 2021

SKATE SHOES

Skate Trainers

Skate Trainers need to be in your arsenal when it comes to skating. Whether if your are starting now or already know how to ollie, the skate shoes are there to keep you on that skateboard. Let's be real regular skating and especially grip-tape, concrete and hard surfaces wrecks your skate shoes, so there is always a need to keep an eye on what fresh in the skate shoes scene to ensure you're looking rad every time you hit the skatepark or bowl. Either if you are going for DC shoes, Etnies or Vans you would need to look for materials such as suede, leather, canvas, or synthetic. You need to have the best skate shoes to nail your skateboard tricks.

The Skateboard Shoes


Some people prefer board-feel from their skate shoes so something vulcanised would be a good fit, however, they don't last as long as skate shoes with a stitched cupsole. It's a trade-off I guess, it all comes down to your preference, however, if you are a beginner, we would recommend a cupsole'd skate shoes as they offer your feet more protection and will last longer.

The Materials

Other key elements to consider when selecting your next pair of skate shoes would be seams, padding, outsole, ventilation, cushioning, and laces. All these factors will be specific to your style and location and should be factored in when you decide on your next pair of skate shoes.

The Choice

The real challenge comes when deciding which skate shoe to get. Regular running trainers will not do the job and can’t be reliable to last more than a couple of rides. To get the best skate shoes all you have to do is stay until the end of this article.

Leather Skate Shoes

When buying skate shoes look for leather-made and durable shoes with a rubber or synthetic sole that will maximise your experience and let your sneakers live for a long time. Having these elements will mean that your shoes will absorb any impacts and still get you going.

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