Are Sneakers Good for Skateboarding?

sneaker shoe on a skateboard

You can use sneakers for skateboarding if you only push and ride. However, if you want to learn tricks, sneakers aren’t the best choice. Sneakers wear fast, have thicker midsoles, and don’t offer enough support like skate shoes do. Often sneakers also fail to provide board feel and offer less stability. If you’re the type … Read more

Is Skateboarding A Sport Or Not?

is skateboarding a sport?

By now, everyone knows about skateboarding. Whether you are a skater yourself or you walk by a skatepark on the way home or you saw it in the Olympics, you have been exposed to it in one way or another. An important question often arises amongst those who do not skate, and even among us … Read more

10 Tricks You Can Do On A Cruiser Board

can you do tricks on a cruiser skateboard

You might not have witnessed many people riding a cruiser board, much less perform tricks on them at the skatepark. This is because it’s popularly believed that cruiser boards aren’t designed for tricks, however, that’s not entirely true. Despite common belief, you can perform a ton of tricks on a Cruiser board.  Even as a … Read more

Is Mall Grabbing A Skateboard Bad? It Isn’t!

mall grab skateboard

The mall grab is often a dead giveaway that you’re dealing with a poser skateboarder. Grabbing a board by the trucks is generally frowned upon because to carry a skateboard around as a fashion statement grinds some skateboarder’s gear. At least that’s what the internet makes you believe, honestly mall grabbing is a non issue. … Read more

16 Best Shoe Brands For Skateboarding

the best skate shoe brands

So many brands, so many skate shoes but which skate shoe brand should you consider. The truth is that it depends on your type of skateboarding and your feet. Some brands aren’t great for wide feet while others feel bulky and uncomfortable. There isn’t a single skate shoe brand that’s the best, it all comes … Read more

Cupsole VS Vulcanized Skate Shoes Explained

vulcanized vs cupsole skate shoe

If you dive a bit into the subject of skate shoes you often see them described as vulcanized or cupsole. The difference is how the soles are made and how the sole connects to the upper part of a skate shoe. There are many differences between ‘cups’ and ‘vulcs’ but it mainly comes down to … Read more

How Long Do Skate Shoes Last? + Fixes

worn out skate shoe

Skate shoes are the most expensive part of skateboarding. While there are ways to make skate shoes last longer, typically skate shoes don’t last longer than 60 hours. That means you have to replace your skate shoes every 10 weeks if you skate 6 hours a week. This also depends on what type of skater … Read more

Are Skate Shoes Good For Walking?

DC Kalis S skate shoe

There is this myth that skate shoes aren’t suitable for walking. While there is some truth in this, it really depends on your type of feet and the type of skate shoe. Vans Classics, for example, offer little arch support, but their pro models are very comfortable and great for everyday use. Skate shoes are … Read more