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What are the best skate shoes of 2022?

We want to make it as easy as possible for you here to find your new favorite. We have combed through our range and present you our top 10 skate shoes for 2022. This list is not a ranking, the order is random.

Skate shoes are a science in themselves - not rocket science, but very complex with many technical terms and different materials. There are hundreds of models and each differs from the others, even if sometimes only slightly. The differences are not only in the styles of the shoes, but also in the features and, of course, the fit. Shoes are built on standardized shoe lasts, with each brand using its own molds. Therefore, the perfect skate shoe for your buddy may not fit you at all.

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New Balance NM1010WI

Tiago Lemos new New Balance Numeric pro model 1010 looks about as sturdy as it is. Thick cushioning by the name of FuelCell foam combined with a cupsole construction equal a super durable shoe that you can throw down anywhere. Tiago takes advantage of New Balance Numeric's high tech skate shoe features making this model super grippy and shock absorbing, as well as very comfortable, so you can perform your tricks with as much control and feel as possible. It also comes in a variety of colourways, from tennis-shoe-like white in the NM1010WI, over an outdoorsy vibe NM1010GM to the classic black NM1010BB.

Conclusion: The New Balance NM1010WI is perfect for skaters who want a classic style with high tech features.

Nike SB Force 58:

The Nike SB Force 58 is one of Nike's newest silhouettes and quickly developed into a bestseller. It features a design similar to the classic dunks, but a little slimmer and combining a cupsole design with the flexibility of a vulcanised construction. It looks basketball, but screams skateboarding! There's also a premium version of this model in full leather, but they're flying off the shelves faster than we can restock them.

Bottom line: the Nike SB Force 58 pays hommage to the well-known basketball styles that made Nike big, while packing all the important skate shoe features you need to perform your best.

Etnies Marana OG:

Where do we even start? The Marana just celebrated its 10-year anniversary and has been a staple in Etnies lineup for a good reason. It's dubbed one of the toughest and most durable skate shoes out there, and has been made even tougher by adding a Michelin outsole. The rubber toe cap protects the material underneath so you can flick more than ever! The Pro-Foam 1 insole helps cushioning the biggest gaps, especially combined with the STI Evolution foam midsole.

Conclusion: The Etnies Marana OG is a true classic among the skate shoes, happy 10th anniversary!

Cariuma Catiba Pro

The Cariuma Catiba Pro is the sustainable alternative to most other skate shoes. The materials are 100% sustainably produced and for every shoe that is sold, two trees are planted in Brazil to counteract the clearing of the rainforest. The sole is made of 100% real rubber and is therefore completely biodegradable and at the same time extremely grippy. On the side of the sole are grooves that provide traction and thus improve your flick. In the ollie zone, the shoe is triple lined with upper material to make the shoe as durable as possible.

Conclusion: The Cariuma Catiba Pro is a brilliant skate shoe that does its best to keep the impact on the environment as low as possible.

Emerica Provost G6:

With this model, Emerica gives Collin Provost the chance to give the tried-and-tested G6 silhouette his own twist. Reinforced sidewalls, ollie-panels and doubled up vulcanisation speak one language: durability! These shoes won't let you down and keep you pushing for a long time. The desert grip profile gives you strong grip on your skateboard. The G6 insole is the equivalent of other high-quality impact-absorbing soles, such as those used by Vans (Ultracush) or Nike (Lunarlon).

Conclusion: If Collin Provost can trust in this, so can you! A very sleek design and classic features make this Emerica Provost G6 a very grown-up shoe for the least grown up sport: skateboarding.

adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn:

The adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn became a favorite among many adidas Skateboarding fans in an instant. Tyshawn Jones is known for an insane amount of pop, and his pro model shoes can handle all the impact that comes with that. While the shoe looks as sleek as adidas Skateboarding shoes always do, you can definitely see some basketball inspiration, paying tribute to Tyshawn's interests. Adidas also reinforced the toe cap with particularly resistant adiTUFF material, which makes the Tyshawn last significantly longer. The Adiprene insole offers strong cushioning and the necessary comfort that should not be missing in everyday life.

Conclusion: The adidas Skateboarding Tyshawn is a new favorite among adidas skate shoe lineup and here to stay.

Vans The Lizzie:

Something different entirely: The Lizzie has no gender. It's a shoe for everyone, available in all sizes and more and more colorways. Designed with Lizzie Armanto, the shoe takes some classic Vans features, but makes it a whole lot more Lizzie. All the textile parts are made from at least 50% recycled, organic or recyclable materials, the new ecocush insole is based off 70% organically sourced material and the new SickStick rubber is better for the environment as well!

Conclusion: The Vans The Lizzie makes an impact both on the skateboard as well as on Vans' eco-conscious efforts.

Lakai Riley 3:

Riley Hawk took the Lakai Belmont and tweaked it into the Riley 3. He aimed to make a shoe that lasts him through his endless sessions and will keep the grip and comfort all the way. A PARA-MOUNT outsole delivers the grip, a reinforced ollie area keeps you flicking all day, and rubber bands hold the tongue in place.

Conclusion: The Lakai Riley 3 is Riley Hawk's signature shoe. That's Tony Hawk's kid. Go figure.

Fallen Trooper Chris Cole:

Chris Cole has been in the business longer than most of you skate. Maybe even live. So he knows, what makes a great skate shoe and put all this knowledge in his Fallen Trooper Chris Cole signature shoe. Impact Foam insoles cushion every gap, the cupsole construction is as sturdy as it gets and your foot will stay in place thanks to the True Fit construction.

Conclusion: Trust in the Cobra, trust in the Fallen Trooper Chris Cole.

Braille Skateboarding First Try:

If you haven't heard of Braille Skateboarding, you've probably never been on YouTube. One of the biggest skateboard communities worldwide, they have tons of learning videos, fun stuff and most of all: as much skate knowledge as you can get. Aaron Kyro tested so many skateshoes and decided to combine all his favorite features into the ultimate skate shoe. They might be his first try at this, but with all that experience they cooked up one hell of a shoe! A super simple design combined with tons of grip and durability, make this first try look like they've been doing this for decades.

Conclusion: Aaron Kyro's signature shoes combine everything Aaron liked from dozens of different skate shoes into his Braille Skateboarding First Try shoes.

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