Top Ten Best Skateboard Shoes

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The Top Ten

1
Vans
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
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Really want a pair
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2Fallen
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
Cool, long-lasting, and they skate the BEST. I've had them forever and never looked back
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
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3DC
DC shoes are great they are very nice and comfortable I love them
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 the best.
- Vans don't last long and it looks old.
- Fallen are some of the best, but don't last long.
- Nike SB is the second place (for me). They are like DC': Grippy, durable, SICK!
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Worst shoes and ugliest
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4Nike
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.
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.
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Nike is so much better than the other brands because lots of designs and really comfortable have a pair nike rules
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5Lakai
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

skaterr989

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!

ballaboi17

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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!
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6Emerica
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
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Emerica shoes last a crazy long time and give outstanding grip
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7Etnies
How could I forget Etines? Etnies are great for skating and they look amazing.

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.
Best shoes ever and has sick designs and doesn't break so early. There sick and ryan sheckler uses them
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Etnies men's jameson 2 eco got these great shoes so far, but not that durable as I thought
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8Supra
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
SUPRAS ARE THE BEST SHOES IN THE WORLD the amigos and skytop 3 last up to 3 to 2 months the greatest grip in the world and super comfortable they also have the best riders youshould get supras
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Supras are the most amazing shoes ever. They have amazing board feel, and are the most "swagged out" shoes I've ever seen under $150
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9Circa
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!
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This cool! I would like to buy one pair again!
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10eS
the scales are the best shoes ever I was one of the few who accually got some!

arabhomie68

awesome cool decals super good grip eS ROCK

FallenSk8er

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.
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The Contenders

11Globe
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

lhairsoft

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12Adio
I love adios but I also like fallens and vans too. Their long lasting and comfortable I also wear adidas and nikes haha

13Converse
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
I've worn converse all my life, no other shoe looks as awesome as these, and have good grip
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So ugly worst shoes ever
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14DVS
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
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15Adidas
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.

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I like emericas but these shoes should not be at 15

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16Dekline
Great shoes they look great but they don't have to many sizes they need more
Chad tim tim shoes are amazing

17Vox
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

18Zoo 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.

19Airwalk
These shoes have inspired skateboarding style. Just got some Mike V Brooklyn banks. They are great for skating

20Element
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.

21Osiris
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
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Hate them worst shoes ever
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22IPath
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 ;)

23Habitat
Great design, confortable, and very last long!

24Superga

25Vision Street Wear
Vision Street Wears would outlast any other shoe out there, there definitely the best Number #1, Brah.

26Kings 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

27Reef

28Crocs
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
Yeah crocs have been my best skate shoe ever to be honest I ollie a lot less which makes me look eyre than I already want to I love them skate on gay boys

29Macbeth

30Avia
A good choice for beginners cause Avia is cheap and good grip!

31Zero

32huf
Super! Long lasting all of the footbeds are made of impact gell they took me a year to wear down!

33Harsh

34Kaypee

35Sugi
They have good pop. And my favourite flavor is orange

36North 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..

37America Skate

38Sperry Top-Sider
This has a nice greeep

39World 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.

40Puma
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.

41New 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.

Graham


42Saucony
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.

43Fila
Badass shoes I learned my kickflip with these shoes
Gnarly shoes defenetley should be #1

44Skechers
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.
Best skate shoe ever I have the poser sketcher 2's and they have amazing grip
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They are horrible decant running
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This list was created 6 years, 211 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 11 times and has been blogged about 1 times.

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