04-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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get them at tj maxx or ross or whatever. They carry brands like Vans, DC, etc...
I always get my sk8 shoes from such places 50-60 bucks for good ones usually.
I find sk8 shoes to be pretty equal for the most part if you compare models with similar construction/style. 2 of the best pairs I've ever had were a brand called NSS, which are practically no-name, but they looked dope and held up well. Just goto a discount store.
The main thing when choosing a shoe for actual skating rather than for style is to make sure it has that soft rubber on the soles, and plenty of it(for landing cushion, and also for board dexterity). Also look for thick leather in your ollie spots (front side of front foot for the most part), as well as throughout the shoe, rather than models with canvas or vinyl.
I've always loved Vans the most, but I've owned probably 20 different brands and they were all fine. If you skate hard your gonna destroy them anyway
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