Top Ten Best Skateboard Shoes

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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 the BOMB there is nothing better well worth the price

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!

Comfort for daily

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2 Fallen

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

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

Fallen is the best Brand I ever seen

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3 Lakai

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

Lakai's are easily the best. They don't break like vans and will last almost forever

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4 Emerica

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.

Just switched from Vans to Emerica. Emerica are very small looking shoes contrary to my vans that were very wide and somewhat blocky. The Emerica shoes are very light and it doesn't feel like I am walking on a block of wood. In my opinion these are the best shoes to skate in, style is amazing, comfort is beyond that of any other shoe I have worn, and "Skate Effectiveness" is unmatched. Thank You to a close friend that advised me to go with Emerica shoes.

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. -

Definitely better than vans vans just hype

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5 DC

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

I think DC shoes are the most stable shoes ever! They're so comfortable and easy to slide your feet for tricks in. I've had 4 pairs of DC shoes for three years and neither of them are broke the are the best skating shoe in my opinion.

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. - SoaD

Best skate shoes ever, comfortable, reliable, they catch on the skate's grips really well, their thickness allows them to endure tons of tricks and they endure any weather, wether it's rain, snow, sunshine (obviously), and they look good, what's not to love about them?

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6 Nike

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.

Simply the coolest shoes out there.
The new Nike Dunk Pro SB features good board feel, impact protection (yet flexible) and durability.

Nike si the best big collection of shoes they ladt long time

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7 Etnies

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.

I got a pair today and so far I can see I will put holes in them quickly. But then again I was practicing heel flips all day. I got some heavily hard canvas which wasn't the best choice but it should do the same duty. I'll admit they look amazing though! Apart from that shoo goo will solve my problems.

Every skate shoes look the same, but hey, try Etnies when you land. Price, durability, and the feeling after landing - comfy; all are scored high. Perhaps it is not the best, but surely it is the one you love most.

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8 Supra

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

Nice brand

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9 Adidas Adidas Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation, headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world. They were first founded in July of 1924 as Gebrüder Dassler ...read more.

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

Just got my new Adidas Busenitz yesturday. They feel amazing, look amazing, and fit amazing. I put them on and it was a different feeling than any other shoe I ever put on, but in a good way. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They are super padded, so they fit a little smaller than the normal shoe, but not small enough to get a different size. They look amazing in every way and color. They absorb impact pretty well. I haven't put them through more than jumping over stuff at school but so far are great. I can't wait to skate them after my current skate shoes die.(I skate in slightly older broken in shoes until they die, then swap them out with the newer pair, they last longer that way.)

Love adidas

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10 eS

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.

The best

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The Contenders

11 Circa

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!

Tey are pretty rubbish

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12 DVS

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

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.

If your some child you might like a shoe looking like crap

Worst ever made ugly and over priced

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13 Globe

I like all the padding around the ankle that globe has I find that it offers a snug yet flexible fit. I also like how the tongue is attached so it can't slide sown or off to one side. I love the secret pocket that most globe's have.

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

I've had the same pair of globe shoes for 7 years and they look brand new

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14 Adio

Actually this shoes suck It lasted me 5 weeks it was good I guess but they were cheap

Long lasting, and wicked sweet looking!

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

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

15 Converse

I've had a pair of converse for almost a year and I've only worn those because I have no other shoes so I wear them for everything, even skating and they're still holding up, no holes, tears, or anything like that.

I own an pair of the latest Aero S shoes from Converse Cons. They haven't ripped yet and I have skated them for an month now! I saw previous comments saying they suck? No they don't! If your talking about the canvas Chuck Taylor's then of course they are gonna suck, they're not meant for skating! But Cons are. The Aero S has great comfort and impact. If you don't have much money and need new kicks, I'd get these, they don't rip and they ARE meant for skating!

I have the regular converse (Not the skate model) and the cap on the toes make the shoe extra durable. The high tops are a bit uncomfortable but last long. LIKE!

Converse are very good to, they are also nice

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16 Dekline

Great shoes they look great but they don't have to many sizes they need more

I have honestly never seen a single person wear these.

Jaws wears them... Enough said

Terrible shoes, heavy, weak and unreliable

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17 huf

Huf is a good shoe brand but Nike's are way more comfortable.

Boi these shoes are the best super comfy!

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

These are the best skate shoes ever. High classics kick ass. All hufs are awesome

18 Vox

There really good for tricks because there not so heavy like all skate shoes

Very good shoes love them

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.

19 Osiris

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. -

Osiris is the best shoe in the world it looks awesome with anything and its good for skateboarding if you are smart you would get Osiris all the time

Best shoes I ever got

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20 Zoo 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.

21 Airwalk

This shoe has no durability but I have to do a project on it

These were popular in the early years

These are skate shoes?

So bad I puked

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22 Element

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.

Element is the best! No competition

THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE

23 IPath

It's sad that they don't produce new models anymore, none Grasshopper or XT!

24 Crocs

Is this even a question? These are THE BEST skate shoes on the face of the Earth. If you do not wear them, you are definitely a poser.

I once did and quintuple flip down el toro with a pair of crocs super good and extremely lightweight and durable. Everybody are pose people.

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!

These help me do octuple heelflips

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25 Vision Street Wear

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

Best shoes ever made.end of story.Skating shoes these days look more like golf shoes and they all look god awful.

26 Superga
27 Habitat

Great design, confortable, and very last long!

28 Dr Martens

They give me the best board feel broz.

29 Diamond Supply Co

Diamond Shoes are so good! They are long lasting, comfy, they look good, Not too expensive! Diamond are the way to go! best skateshoe!

30 Kings 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

31 Zero

They make shoes?

32 Macbeth

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

I had a pair of elliots and they were amazing, I'm wearing macbeth Londons now

33 Reef

When they still made them, and I wish they still made them

I still have them after 6/7 years

34 OP
35 Avia

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

Amazingly comfortable cute stylelish and last.

36 Harsh
37 Sugi

They have good pop. And my favourite flavor is orange

38 America Skate
39 Under Armour Under Armour Under Armour, Inc. is an American company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel. Under Armour's global headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland with additional offices located in Amsterdam, Austin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Munich, New York ...read more.
40 Toms

Toms suck they only take $4 to be made. They are so cheap they fall apart in like a day of skateboarding

They rock they are like a converse

Toms are the best for skating excellent board feel and a really good overall
cup sole shoe

41 Oxelo
42 World 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

43 Skechers

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

Skechers are called Skechers for a reason. They are sketchy they are not even skate shoes

Skechers and Walmart board. BEST COMBO EVER

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44 Fila

I learned octuple flip in these amazing shoes

What fila are those shoes I see at costco

Badass shoes I learned my kickflip with these shoes

Gnarly shoes defenetley should be #1

45 Puma Puma

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

The puma suedes classics are AMAZING shoes for skating. Love them.

I use it on my skateboard it was good for long time to play.

46 Saucony

Saucony isn't even a skate shoe

Very gripy shoes. They are very comfortable too. They are long lasting shoes.

Saucing is a running shoe

47 Kaypee
48 North 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..

49 New 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

These shoes are amazing extremely, durable, comfortable, and great boardfeel also come with a decent price for the tech your getting out of the shoe.

The best

50 Sperry Top-Sider

This has a nice greeep

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