Top Ten Best Skateboard Shoes


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The Top Ten

Vans are great skateboarding shoes and the best thing about them are their waffle soles it makes it real easy to grip on for the skateboard! They're really comfortable too and looks awesome! I love to wear them when I skateboard.
Vans are way better than fallen vans are good looking and durable best 49$ I ever spent
Girls will be all over you! I wear them when I skate and it's easy to flip because the are lite weight they are sick shoes van all day!
vans are the BOMB there is nothing better well worth the price
[Newest]Vans is an awesome brand!
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Fallen is my favorite shoe. They are super comfortable and protective and gives a good grip. Lakai is definitely my 2nd favorite shoe because they are like fallen but a lil thinner
Yep always is the best as a matter of fact I'm wearing them right now without a doubt rainbow trout cris cole left that's the only thing that sucks about this company
Cool, long-lasting, and they skate the BEST. I've had them forever and never looked back
[Newest]Best look and stable.

Lakai along with emerica are some of the the core skate shoes I've had a pair of both I like my carroll selects better and there new high tops is so sick can't believe you people pick DC that's just posa the reason everyone wears them is because there cheap and you can get em at places that aren't skate shops like dumb stores in the mall for skating there horrible they have like one model of shoes dc has been a failure company since danny and collin left it


Despite I only bought 2 pairs until now it was enough to become my favorite skating shoe. They are comfortable with this awesome fitting feature and they look awesome while not so mainstream and poser like dc's. Last but no least they are super durable and they last more than 2 months even with hardcore skateboarding.
These are sick I'm skating with them now, I use to skate in ice creams but now my carroll selects are like the sickest sneakers to skate in, I land my nollie 360 shuv's all the time now and I'm hitting my 180 frontside heelflips they are super sick def better than some of the snakers on the top ten!


[Newest]The best skate shoes out, they holding at least 3-4 months and they have sick colors and style! Awesome bros continue that great team and job!

They last wicked long. This should be at the top instead of DC. DC should not be at the top of the list. Emerica's are wicked grippy too.
Emerica's have good grip for skating. Not as good as others though, but they also look good and are great when you just want to skate.

In not going to be like everyone else and complain how the brand isn't number 1. This poll isn't based on fact, only opinion. So yeah, some brands could be elsewhere on the list but the more people that vote for their favourite brand, the higher up the list it will be, even if it shouldn't be. I think emericas are great shoes but I can't prove that there number one. That's my thought
[Newest]These are pretty good the vans sucks mine ripped on two weeks no vans

Dc's are AWESOME my previous skate shoes would last like max 1 month and they would be falling apart I bought a pair of dc's and they lasted like over 3 months
DC shoes are great they are very nice and comfortable I love them
I think DC shoes makes a lot of good products and they will always be cool. They also make very good skateboarding shoes which look awesome. I think Nike SB is cool too. Their new Omar Salazar shoe is sick! What I don't understand is how Supra Footwear didn't get into the top ten, I mean it is the most durable skateboarding shoe of all and look stylish too.


[Newest]They are SO comfy and they r even stylish. These cool shoes Are definitely good for skate boarding!

Simply the coolest shoes out there.
The new Nike Dunk Pro SB features good board feel, impact protection (yet flexible) and durability.
are you kidding? nikes shold be at the top. they have their new shoe the eric koston signature 1 shoe and they are amazing along with low blazers and vulc rod shoes. they have the most variety of shoes, are super light and they are not bulky like dc or etnies. they also are more durrable than fallens and don't get holes as fast.
Your stupid, know your skate facts then talk. Vans are and will always be the original skate shoes
Ill add a vote to Nike simply for making vans look even better. Its as easy as pie, next time you go to buy Nike SBs take pictures of all the different styles you like then walk to your nearest vans store and see which shoes they look like. They are fancier copies 70% of the time. Vans made skating a real sport by making the first skate shoe ever. Yes the first ever. Know your facts, it sounds like a bounch of 13 year olds are posting to this.
[Newest]Great brand love them

How could I forget Etines? Etnies are great for skating and they look amazing.

Etnies are simply the best skate shoe out there I have been skating etnies for a while now and I have never skated a better shoe and I have skated many shoes (vans, world industries, nike SB, DC, DVS, osiris, fallen) etnies have a great gripy long lasting grip, their very durable, a bunch of board feel, flexibility, and durability. Also have a wide variety of shoes unlike other brands. So if you are going to get skating shoes get etnies.
Etnies have the nicest feel best grip comfortable don't wear easily and are very well made hey also have a wide range and are not very expensive.
[Newest]Etnies are the best! They are perfect for skating!

These polls are the worst the voting is done by a bunch of posers! DC top 5? I think not those shouldn't even be considered a skateboard shoe they should be called modeling shoes cause posers wear them!
Get supras I had the skytop3 skylow2 cubans bandits and tk stacks. Tk stacks= 1 month skytop3=3months and counting skylow 2= 2 months bandits=haven't skated yet cubans=3months see supras are sick and I skated all of them except the bandits vans and falen suck sole wears in less than a month the same thing for nike but nike it lasts a months overall get supras forever
I have the skytop 3 bandits skylow 2 and the tk stacks they all lasted mad long and they have the best riders with the best tours yet you guys vote for dc cause nyjah houston is on the team and you vote for vans. Vans are not light don't last long and their grips sucks why would any one vote for vans
[Newest]Supra shoes are the best and they are very comfortable, mostly the high tops

the scales are the best shoes ever I was one of the few who accually got some!


awesome cool decals super good grip eS ROCK


If eS was still in business I would definitely still rock their shoes. I had two pairs of the square twos and each pair lasted me around two and a half months. Yeah their shoes were sick.
[Newest]It's the best skate shoes in the world

Circa's are the best shoes ever, they last very long and when they are worn out you still can uses them because they feel comfortable and grip the skateboard very well
the best most comfortable shoe you'll ever buy
I recently bought a pair, I'm a new skater, they are so comfy hoping they last long, really great grip, I know they go up too between 7-10 in the list!
[Newest]This cool! I would like to buy one pair again!

The Contenders

In my opinion, Globe is the best, even though is doesn't look the best, it has really good grip if you look at them. They are great for skating and look cool.

SIT DOWN SONS AND LET ME GIVE YOU SOME SKATING SHOE LESSONS! Globe is the best because they feel comfortable, have good grip, and are a rip off like Vans
What the heck is Globe doing on #8? there awesome tough hard to rip stylish shoes but Fallen and vans are cool to but Globe is my favorite


[Newest]Globe are hands down the best skate shoes ever

DVS has it's ups and downs. But overall it's a really great shoe. Really durable. Nice boardfeel and some of their models have ollie area lace protection. My shoes are DVS Munitions and they skate really well it has a triple stitched toe cap also.
Love these. Supra makes good shoes but they're turning into just a celebrity popstar gimmick. DVS are original skate shoes, durable as can be and comfy on those steep drop-ins. Absolutely recommend. Osiris are decent but I can now see daylight through my pair
Best brand ever made
[Newest]Dvs is crazy durable

I love adios but I also like fallens and vans too. Their long lasting and comfortable I also wear adidas and nikes haha
Long lasting, and wicked sweet looking!
Hows adios down at 12 they should be in the top 5 they are durable and light so its easy to flick kickflips and heelflips they are the best

Great shoes they look great but they don't have to many sizes they need more
Chad tim tim shoes are amazing

Converse have been around for longer than even vans. Converse skate shoes look sick too. They are awesome.
Converse skate are so durable their way better than vans
Simply sucks... should be in last place but OHH! THEY LOOK SO COOL! THEY'RE SO LIGHT! Please... they should never be skated

I have the buesnitz and they are EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE and have AMAZING BOARD FEEL. They are pretty durable I've had them for months now and I skate a lot like everyday and I also wear them casually so at school and stuff and they haven't ripped or the bottom has only worn a tiny bit hardly noticeable. I've had nikes and vans and I like adidas a ton better although the nikes aren't too bad. And look at their team. Its so dope! I would recommend these to any skater. I don't know why they are so far back on the list right now! Again they are super comfortable its like heaven when you put them on. And plus they don't need any breaking in because honestly they come broken in straight out of the box! Trust me guys you want adidas
Comfiest skate shoes alive. They hold up better than any other brand and these shoes make you want to go out and skate. The only thing is that the soles wear through, but that's only because they are so comfy
Adidas are sweet. They have really good grip and they look awesome. They stick to the board really good and they don't get ruined easily.

[Newest]Strong, durable and extremely stylish. I recommend getting the Adi-Ease, they are THE BEST!

Very appealing design, can be used for skating, bmx or casual use. I own a pair of the Savey and Duece both also very comfortable. Construction is much better than Vans.
There really good for tricks because there not so heavy like all skate shoes

Super! Long lasting all of the footbeds are made of impact gell they took me a year to wear down!

19Zoo York
Great design and comfortable footwear features
Really a good brand, and the progress is really great for a new brand!
The shoes are perfect and the balance is great.

These were popular in the early years
These are skate shoes?
Are you serious airwalk? Does this even qualify as a skate shoes their the worst I did an ollie on them and the bottem fell off

I don't have any Element, and I never really wanted an Element shoe, but my friend has Element and I tried them and wanted them! They are great for skating and have good grip on the board.

Great comfortable shoe and they last forever for doing tricks! If you are wondering which ones I have they are the Element tacomas.

They look amazing. However, they aren't the most durable as far as actual skateboarding goes (varies from shoe to shoe though). Another huge upside to the brand is the variety. You can get almost any kind of skate shoe from osiris. High tops, low tops, net, running, and plenty of colors released all the time to fit anyone's choice of style. Osiris is renowned for the NYC 83 shoe, which is an excellent choice of style, comfort, and practicality. Probably not the best, but definitely a great choice.
Osiris are probably #2 because they look really awesome, and they have really good grip. They are so expensive because they are great for skating.

Last FOREVER, no other shoe I've had has lasted longer... And they're sexy shoes
[Newest]Hate them worst shoes ever

Best shoes I ever had in my life! Tried many other shoes, but this lasts forever.
Great quality, really comfortable for long walks, can be used at rain, snow and such.
Other shoes that you can buy don't have seams (stitches) which are seamed through the whole side of shoe sole.
Must say that I suggest iPath to everyone that wants awesomely made comfortable everyday shoes! ;)
I suggest Grasshopper model ;)

Great design, confortable, and very last long!


26Vision Street Wear
Vision Street Wears would outlast any other shoe out there, there definitely the best Number #1, Brah.

27Kings of Neon
Kings Of Neon RULE! They look just as good as converses and Vans but are less than half the price and last for ages longer

One of the best shoes ever. Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus really know how to make some sneakers.


Each hole is basically better pop. You need more holes to feel the amazing level of pop you get. Everyone on top is a poser!
Crocs are the best the holes make you go faster because science really good shoe

31Dr Martens

A good choice for beginners cause Avia is cheap and good grip!


They have good pop. And my favourite flavor is orange



37North Star
I know they're school shoes.. But the shoe is awesome... The shoe grip will stick on the skateboard griptape easily... The shoe style is awesome..

38America Skate

39Sperry Top-Sider
This has a nice greeep


41Under Armour

42World Industries
I owned a pair of these and the shoes lasted only 2 months before they started to wear out. Really bad shoes, never buying a pair again.
I've had these shoes for 2 years. Good grip cool desighn

43New Balance
A shoe company you would never think to make a skate shoe pulled it off fabulously. New to the game of the skate scene, but the quality and efficiency of these shoes will make you think they've been around for a long time. Not to mention they're comfortable, and look great! Definitely take a close look at these the next time you buy your next pair of skate shoes, if you decide to buy you won't be disappointed. Oh and if anything these shoes will last you a long time.


Saucony isn't even a skate shoe
Saucing is a running shoe
Very gripy shoes. They are very comfortable too. They are long lasting shoes.

Puma shoes are the best! They last a long time, the side of the soles don't wear out fast, and not to mention the grip! Don't forget the price, you can get em at a great price like around 30 $!
When You Get A Skate Shoe You Expect Them To Last At Least A Month But These Last 1 day As Soon As You do a trick the whole thing falls apart
I use it on my skateboard it was good for long time to play.

Badass shoes I learned my kickflip with these shoes
What fila are those shoes I see at costco

The Ultimate skate shoes of all time & space. No brand can beat this masterpiece, not vans, Nike, fallen, nothing. I wear these bad boys for Football, Basketball, Golf, and even swimming. Vote sketchers now!
What! Sketchers are the worst shoes ever especially for skating! They aren't skate shoes at all and you need to do your research
Best skate shoes! Amazing grip and durability. Light up the night skating in sketchers! You don't even need to shoe goo them.

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