Skate Shoes – What {Tends to make} Them For Skateboarding Anyway?


{Well} that is the golden {^hk1^}. Technically, no, you {do not} {need} skate shoes. You could {put on} any shoes. But the point is, skate shoes are {made} to {assist} you skate {much better}. And {it is} {true} – they do {assist}. Skate shoes have flat, grippy, and {^hk11^} {two}^} wide soles to {assist} you hold onto your board {much better}. Some skate shoes have {two}^} padding on the sides and the tongue to {assist} {^hk17^} your foot when {^hk18^} technical tricks. On the other hand, {^hk19^} of the old school skaters {prefer} the thin classic style skateboarding shoes which {do nothk40^^} you to {really feel} the board {while} {^hk18^} tricks. A lot of skate shoes now have reinforced side panels to {assist} protec your shoes {while} {^hk18^} ollies, or have {two}^} padding {about} the heel collar to {assist} hold onto your foot. There is a lot of {needhk40^^} going into the skate shoe of {today} {since} they are rather {costly} and the {businesses} want to {develop} them to {} longer.

Etnies has been {creating} skateboard shoes for a {long} time and they are {1} of the most {well-liked} brands out their on the {market} {today}.

Is it {truly} that {complicated}? {Well} yes it is. STI has {carried out} {extensive} {needhk40^^} into what it {takes} to make a skateboarding shoe {}. Introduced just a {couple of} years ago, {Method} G2™ was the {first} {technologies} ever {created} by STI. {Today}, it is recognized as {merely} {being} the {best} shock-absorbing device for action sports shoes and snowboard boots. Inserted into the heel and combined with EVA or PU, {Method} G2™ {provides} dual-cushioning comfort and protection that {helps} absorb a wide range of impacts–from the {extremely} soft to the most extreme–that riders {put} on their feet, to {assist} {reduce} injuries and {stop} heel bruises. The {result} is the ultimate skateboarding cushioning {technologies} that absorbs up to 75% {^hk19^} force than conventional skate shoes and snowboard boots. {It is} no wonder then that {Method} G2™ is {found} in {nearly} {each} pro model endorsed shoe Sole {Technologies} manufactures.

STI is {continuously} {^hk18^} {needhk40^^} on skateboarding shoes and they have a development team {operating} on just that, {creating} a {much better} skate shoe for you.

{Right here} is a list of some of the new {functions} that have been {designed} to {assist} you shoes {} longer and for your feet to {} longer as {well}:-)
Vulcanized rubber soles
Air pockets in the heels
Shoelace protectors
DGT (DC Shoes)
Super Suede (DC Shoes)
{Method} G2 Cushioning (etnies, Emerica, Es Footwear)
STI foam (etnies, Emerica, Es Footwear)
Lace Loops that “hide” shoelaces
Action Leather
Thermoplastic Toe Box Reinforcement(Vox)
EVA Mid Sole
Fusion Grip Rubber Outsole
Asymmetric stabilizer
Silicon Rubber {makes} shoes {} longer(SiRC)

View Comments (13)


  1. Kevin

    September 7, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Wow STI really does a lot of research thats nice to see.

  2. percival sweetwater

    September 8, 2008 at 12:40 am

    That is a cool picture of the Etnies Shoes

  3. Ken

    September 8, 2008 at 2:18 am

    Skateboarding Rocks! Thanks for putting out some good information out there regarding skateboarding shoes, its about time!

  4. John Winters

    September 8, 2008 at 8:07 am

    nice article!

  5. Matt

    September 8, 2008 at 8:25 am

    When I was a kid, skate shoes had an “ollie patch” on the outside edge of your foot (where your little toe is) so they didn’t get completely destroyed from your skateboard rubbing against that area thousands of times from thousands of (failed) ollies.

  6. dog

    September 8, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    You spelled there wrong and it is wright in a heading too.

  7. Skateboarding Equipment

    November 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Great information on skateboard shoes. It was helpful to see the technology that goes into making a good skateboard shoe.

  8. puffdaddy

    December 21, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    all that technical stuff is a bunch of blah-d-dah. i used to skate in Clarks and a pair would last me a year! and that was skating everyday, doing ollies, hiking, and braking with the sole. granted, feel for the board was a little wonky, but if you’re skating something wide, it really don’t matter.

  9. Asep Kurniawan

    March 10, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Nice information for me. Thanks.

  10. Asep Kurniawan

    March 14, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    It’s important information for someone who want use skate shoes.

  11. Shoe Lover

    May 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Skate shoes are very much liked by the teenagers
    i see a lot of them wearign those
    so they must read your blog
    to know something informative

  12. DAMNED

    June 14, 2009 at 2:58 am

    i bought these damn emerica shoes and i have an 7,75 width board …. doesnt work at all, 70 bucks down the toilet

  13. Nick

    July 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Real good article. One thing for sure is skate shoes cost a lot of money. If you live close to a Marshels, they sometimes have killer deals on good skate shoe companies. I can’t stand buying a pair that does skate good, then you have to use them anyway becuase they cost so much. If i’m going to lay down money on skate shoes i make sure they are circa. For some reason i have never had a bad expeirence with them. There is some good info on Circa shoes here

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