Trainers and especially skate shoes are suitable for sports like skateboarding and scooter riding. All the skate shoes in this category are made by recognised street wear brands, which means that you can be certain that the quality of the shoes is good.
The features of skate shoes
Most skate shoes and trainers in this category are available in leather, suede or canvas for extra comfort. The shoes feature an extra thick vulcanised rubber sole to endure the wear they are exposed to during tricks. The sole has minimal tread pattern. Furthermore, the shoes have great shock absorbing abilities to endure impacts and hard landings. All the features of these shoes are made to make them as durable as possible, because they are exposed to rough handling if used regularly on skateboards. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the shoes are often worn down faster than normal shoes, not least because of the raw griptape on the skateboard.
If you use your shoes when you perform tricks and wish to prolong the life span of the shoes, you can buy Shoe Goo, a silicone material which is applied to the tip of the shoe. Then it will create a protective layer to the most vulnerable place on the shoe.
Even though skater shoes have special features to make them apt for skateboarding, many people choose the shoes solely because of the cool design and because they are comfortable to wear.