In the domestic skateboarding sport is slowly heating up, as a board mixed health skater / ordinary player, compared with large loss and endless boards, bridges, wheels, bearings, shoes, of course, after ensuring the basic function, affordable and durable. So whether it’s a double-, a longboard or a large or small fish, as long as you enter this pit, the shoes must be filled halfway.
The life cycle of ordinary board shoes of ordinary board boys: more than 400 board shoes per pair, friction for 2-3 months, and then supplement can last for 1 month.
Of course, for skateboarders, half of the coolness of the foot feel comes from the shoes, the foot feels smooth, and at the same time, you must consider whether it is resistant to wear. The most intuitive expression of foot feel and wear resistance is the upper and sole. Although the editor is a board mix, it can be regarded as having gone through a new period of bending and hesitation. So skateboarding is so fun, in addition to choosing a suitable board, we for novices are to find affordable and durable skateboard shoes to rub and rub~
“Dermabrasion” is not beautiful
As a versatile piece, we love canvas board shoes, but skateboard shoes have to be sued! Why? The friction of the suede is large, and the force brought up will also be large.
And as an amateur “cobbler”, the most popular material used by board friends to repair shoes is still suede.
Grab the board by “flowers”
The sole is divided into a vulcanized sole and a large sole. The outsole is where the side of the shoe is joined to the sole and then the stitches are joined. Vulcanized sole, the edge of the shoe wraps around the sole, there is a clear distinction and cut. There is no difference between good and bad, depending on personal preference, but most skateboard shoes nowadays use vulcanized soles.
As for the upper, although the high top can play a certain protective role in the ankle, the low top is relatively flexible, and you can also wear good-looking socks!
With the general direction of the basic upper and sole, then what is everyone buying?
Everyone has it, why?
Almost every new player will choose skateboard shoes with professional backgrounds such as Vans, DCSHOECOUSA or Converse as the first pair of equipment on their feet. Although they all have skateboard shoes, there is still a difference between their “core technology” and favorite points.
Advantages: Grip the board firmly
Disadvantages: open glue, selective foot beating
Recommended shoes: Vans Old School Pro, Vans Half Cab
Vans, who is infinitely pampered by board friends and brings breakthrough popularity in the board circle, is the existence that can’t help but say hi to you when wearing a board boy. However, do not open the glue and do not Vans, especially when we are in the new stage, with a passion and do not want to be happy all the time, try not to scare the same pair of Vans to beckon, remember the rain and dew.
Of course, Vans, a big business, has been criticized by many skaters for becoming trendy, and if this is Vans constantly “beauty”, then the joint name with “Bridge King” Independent gives the board boys a sense of belonging and honor that is “exclusive to skaters”. We know that we sponsor skaters all over the world, and we spare no effort to support and invest in skateboarding events and events. So, the joint name of Vans and Independent is the belief that skaters are willing to recharge.
Loud skateboard shoes x Loud skateboard bridge = Vans x Independent August model. Beginners will find that each pair has added silver metal waterline, so that the shining shadow of the Independent metal bracket can be seen on each pair of shoes.
In late November, the joint release of Vans x Independent is imminent, are you itching?
And the VANS × NASA joint model, full-grain leather upper, waterproof and wear-resistant high-strength nin tongue, confirmed the eyes, is a reluctant to rub shoes.
If you want to say what kind of “charm” Vans has made skaters unhappy, the answer is Vans’ “waffle” sole, excellent grabbing performance and wear effect who wears who knows.
The waffle-like grip shading is the key to the skaters’ love for VANS.
The skater’s skill is key to playing the board, but the buff that comes with the equipment is also an important factor. Vans Chinese skater King HSBC’s super super high Ollie.
Advantages: Thin shoes, light and easy to control panels
Cons: Thin shoes, light and shocking feet
Recommended footwear: Converse cons one star pro
VANS and Converse are like the existence of Golden Arches and Kaifeng dishes, although Converse did not start with professional skateboard shoes, but his social status and good-looking and dazzling shoe shape, coupled with the Cons series for skateboarding, the love of skaters will not be absent.
Converse skater Louie Lopez wore a purple JackPurcell Pro
Converse Because the shoes are thin and light, skaters can better perceive and control the surface of the board, and correspondingly, it is easy to shock the heels when landing. Converse One Star Pro 3V’s “cornice”
Advantages: cushioning, wear resistance
Disadvantages: easy to “bump face” big logo, slightly thick
Recommended shoes: Switch S, MIKEY TAYLOR
Despite the limelight of some popular board shoe brands, DC is still the big brother of skateboard brands in the hearts of many board boys. Although it has a face-bumping Chanel and is easily associated with the DC logo of D&G, it is a big guy in the field of skateboard shoes.
Why is DC so ×? Because of the holding of a number of technologies, the performance of DC board shoes is greatly strengthened, like DC’s air bag (note that the air cushion is not the same as the sneakers) has a certain effect on shock absorption cushioning. Other technologies that are not clear: DGT block wear-resistant outsole technology can provide sufficient friction support when playing on the board, Performalite midsole patented technology, improve the anti-wear index when playing the board.
DC Shoes skater John Shanahan
Can ultra-ultra-affordable pullback and leap be replaced?
If you only brush the street occasionally or slide (especially longboards), it is okay, it is particularly light and goes well with clothes. But also because the upper will be thinner, if the trick is more fierce, it may be GG in a day, and the hand speed of the shoe mending can not keep up with the foot speed of the trick.
Brush street recommendation: Huili classic vulcanized low-top canvas shoes, leap classic vulcanized canvas shoes
Although skateboarding is a consumable sport, the sweat shed when you sneak and the dashing when chasing the wind are all unparalleled joys. The board boys are also sticking to the fanaticism in their hearts for love, hoping that more and more skaters will be sponsored and chase the wind as they want~
How to extend the life of your shoes
1. Practice your skills, avoid obstacles, and reduce foot brakes
2. Learn to mend shoes, learn to mend shoes, learn to mend shoes
Step on the board and go to the wind freely!
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