We Tried A Bunch Of Nike Skate Shoes

Nike SB Shane skate shoes

There is a lot of hate for Nike in the skateboard scene because how dare a commercial company like Nike enter the skate shoe market? To those in the hate camp, I have some bad news; Nike SB skate shoes are one of the best for technical skateboarders. Nike offers skateboarding shoes that offer superior … Read more

A Brief Look at Modern Skate Shoes

collection of skate shoes

While skate shoes are often confused with sneakers, there is quite a difference between the two. Skate shoes are specifically designed for skateboarding, sneakers are for daily wear. Regular shoes can’t take the abuse skate shoes can and will wear much faster. Often skate shoes consist of durable suede that needs to withstand the friction … Read more

Examples of Skate Shoes For Wide Feet That Fit

wide skate shoes

What is worse than a skater with small feet? A skater with wide feet! Since the skate shoe industry is pretty niche, choices are limited. Most skate shoes aren’t wide enough for those with rather wide toes, but there are a couple of shoes that are wide enough for most skateboarders. As a skateboarder with … Read more

Why Most Sneakers Aren’t Great 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

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!

holding a skateboard by the trucks or mall grab

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

Vulcanized VS Cupsole Skate Shoes Explained

vulcanized vs cupsole skate shoe

Skate shoes are about the most important part of skateboarding (or maybe a skateboard), and probably the most expensive stuff as well. I remember not paying much attention to skate shoes back in my days, I just went for the cheapest stuff available. The subject of cupsoles vs vulcanized is interesting because both have their … 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?

Adidas Tyshawn skate shoe black

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