Skate shoes – Protect your feet in style!
Yourskate shoes are the link betweenyour feet and your skateboard. Even the best set up won’t do you any good ifyou can’t rely on your shoes. Since the invention of skateboarding, brands havebeen coming up with new skate shoe technologies: Vans (1966) was one of the first brands to bring some greatinnovations to the market.
Sk8-High or Half-Cab are terms that were used to describe skate shoes in theearly 80s. The skate boom continued and soon global brands like Globe (1984), Etnies (1986) and DC Shoes (1993) made a name for themselves with their ankle-highskate shoes.
The perfect skate shoe – Lots of grip and even more durability
Whatdifferentiates a skate shoe from regular sneakers, anyway?
It’s easy: just imagine riding a skateboardin sandals, and you’ll never want to go without skate shoes again!
They have aparticularly grippy outsole thatwill give you a firm stance on your deck. An enlarged, flat shoe sole helps thegrip tape works its magic. The fine profilewill ensure that the rough surface of the deck and the texture of the solelock into each other for maximum grip.
Agood pair of skate shoes needs good cushioningto withstand even the toughest landings. Kickflips over stair sets? No problem.
Skate shoes offer the best protection for your feet without compromising flexibility and freedom of movement.The perfect solution for all skaters!
Itseems strange when you think about it: you drag your shoes over sandpaper overand over again and still expect them to last for years. But how else can youinitiate an Ollie, a Kickflip or an Impossible? A thin and light skate shoewill soon show signs of war and tear, even though you may find the extraboardfeel on your deck appealing. Strengthened Ollie areas and toughermaterials are used to make skate shoes as durable as possible, but with one compromise:you lose out on boardfeel.
Shoe Goo and insoles for hardcore skaters!
If you don’t want to give up your old kicks, Shoe Goo is the ultimate solution! When the material ofyour shoes has been all used up from countless Ollies or if your outsole isdestroyed from dragging your foot along to brake, this tube of wonderful goowill help. Whether you’re using it for preventionor repair – just apply some of thismagical paste with a spatula and your shoes will be as good as new! The specialPVC will keep it as flexible as it was before!
Toughbails and failed landings are just part of skateboarding. A lot of brands tryto protect your feet a bit better by producing insoles that you can use withany shoe.
Impactis spread out across your foot in order to lessen the risk of ankle and footinjuries. You can simply cut them to the right size and shape for your shoe.The insoles are split into three parts: the gel heel gives you cushioning for hard landings. The Primo Pad under your middle foot givesyou maximum protection for messed up flips, while the toe pad keeps plenty of flexibility and freedom of movement.
So, whether you choose a hardcore skate shoe oryou prefer a simple style with an insole, the choice is yours!
But don’tforget: you only have two feet, and you rely on them for skating, so protectthem well with some high quality skate shoes from the huge range available at Blue Tomato!