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Best Sneakers for Skateboarding- Tips & shoe Suggestions for Skaters.


Having the best sneakers for skateboarding can make a huge difference in performance. Whether it be for fun, work or health purposes, many of us may have a sport that we are passionate about and embodies our personality. Due to this, we strive to excel at this sport, and having the right gear and footwear is a major factor in taking our performance to the next level.

This is especially true for sports that involve extensive movement, for example, skateboarding. In this article, we will look at some of the best sneakers and brands for skating, as well as tips on selecting the best quality footwear to achieve the best results in this sport.


Features of a Good Skating Sneaker:- Function is Everything!

Quality is an important factor when selecting footwear for rigorous activity like skateboarding. Not only does it ensure comfort sneakers and skateboardingand durability, but also a better skating experience.

Knowing this, there are certain features a good skateboarding sneaker should have. Some of these features being:

  • Stitching:- When selecting skateboarding footwear, it is important to ensure that the sneakers are stitched sneakers. Stitched sneakers are made to endure excessive movement and exercise, and are more durable than a stuck sneaker.
  • Weight:- The sneaker that you purchase for skateboarding should also be light-weight. A lighter sneaker increases mobility and comfort.
  • Cushioned:- Sneakers should be well cushioned, well fitted, and offer good foot support.
  • Laces:- Good skating sneakers should have laces.
  • Material:- Most sneakers that are better suited to skateboarding are made from durable material like ‘leather’ or ‘suede’.
  • Grip:- Skating footwear should always have great grip at the bottom.

Sneaker Brands:- Sneakers Suited for Awesome Performance!

Certain sneakers brands are more suited to a particular sport and activity than others. When it comes to skating footwear, sneaker brands with all the above listed features, should be taken into consideration.

Five sneaker brands that are popular skateboarding material are:

  1. Nike
  2. Vans
  3. DC
  4. Ethnies
  5. Converse


What Skating Sneakers should I try?:- A Few Suggestions.

Here is a list of some of the most suggested sneakers for skateboarding purposes based on reviews. All the sneakers listed below, are good quality and have the features needed to make them perfect for skating.


Nike SB Koston Hyperfeel 3:-

  • Many persons have said that this is a great skate shoe
  • Stylish design
  • Well cushioned and great foot support
  • lightweight
  • great grip

Vans 50th Sk8-Hi Reissue Pro:-

  • Leather lining
  • Has Waffle tread for grip
  • High top with laces
  • Well cushioned and great foot support
  • Stylish design
  • Flexiable

DC court Graffik Skate Shoe:-

  • 100% leather sneaker with rubber soles
  • Lightweight
  • Low-top sneaker
  • Has breathable vent holes
  • Great design
  • Great grip

Ethnies- Element x Ethnies Jameson Vulc:-

  • Also 100% leather with rubber soles
  • Stitched
  • Low top
  • Low toe box
  • Comes in a variety of colours
  • Comfortable fit
  • Great grip

Converse- Chuck Taylor All Star Core Hi-top sneaker:-

  • Great grip
  • High-top sneaker
  • Flexable
  • Stitched sneaker


What Suits You Best?:- Style and Personality.

guy at skating rinkEveryone has their own style and taste when it comes to fashion, and this is also true when it comes to the brand and style of sneakers that we prefer. Whether they be just for everyday use or for playing sports, everyone has a sneaker that suits them, as style and personality go hand in hand.

Though skateboarding footwear should have certain properties, we can all get a little creative when choosing the style and brand of the shoe. After all, we are all individuals!

For example, when it comes to sneaker brands, you may prefer a Van sneaker over a Nike sneaker or visa versa. No matter what sneaker brand it is, we all different opinions on what shoe we think would look better on our feet, so this should be taken into consideration when selecting a sneaker for skateboarding, or anything else!

Other preferences that can come into play are the style of the sneaker, whether they be high tops or low tops, the colour of the sneaker. Also the shape and feel of the sneaker can have an impact on the sneaker that is right for you.

Just remember, you know yourself best, and know what sneaker you would be most comfortable wearing.

Have Fun Skateboarding!

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Now that you know what to look for in a skating sneaker and some to checkout, all that’s left to do now is find a sneaker you are comfortable with and have fun skating!

I hope this article was helpful, and would be willing to help more if you have any questions. Also feel free to leave a comment below if you have something to add.


  • Furkan

    I don’t have online shopping opportunities in my town. However I recently saw Ethnies brand a while back. Which models of this brand do you recommend?

    • Tiara

      Hi Furkan,Thank you for your comment.
      Etnies sneakers are mostly used for skating but if you want options, you can try the ‘Jameson 2 Eco Skate Etnies sneakers’ or the ‘Fader Skate Etnies
      sneaker.’ Both of these are really comfortable durable shoes. I hope this answers your question, and if you have any further questions, I’d be glad to answer them.

  • Thais

    Hi Tiara, great post! You did a good analysis of
    Sneakers for skateboarding. I have very flat feet and I always enjoy a good pair of sneakers most of the time. Do you know a good pair of sneakers that I could wear for an office job? They should blend with corporate look sort of thing but still be comfortable 🙂 thanks for your information.

    • Tiara

      Hi Thais, and thank you for your question.
      When looking for a sneaker for the office, shoes that provide comfort, are durable and have a professional look to them are the way to go. If I had to suggest a few, they would be the, ‘Women’s wool runners,’ and ‘the Leather Street Shoe.’ Not only are they comfortable and long lasting, but they also give a very stylish, professional look.
      Thanks again. :).

  • Will

    Great breakdown, really appreciate the details in this article. I’ve always been a Vans guy when I used to skateboard back in the day. My nephew is a big fan, so you’ve given me some good gift ideas!

  • chaavi

    Hi Tiara,

    I really like your articles about skating, i have always been a fan of skating but i not really good at it.
    The first time i skate i was very afraid of it and i still have this feeling. However, by reading your article, is gives me the courage to go out and skate due to your guides and the products that you recommand.

    Thank you so much

    P.S. Waiting for your next article 😉

    • Tiara

      Hello Chaavi, I’m glad you’re facing your fears and giving skateboarding another try!
      Thank you for your wonderful comment. Knowing that I might have helped someone in anyway makes my day. :D.

  • Liliana Duarte

    I skate sometimes and my favourite sneakers are still vans as they have very good grip and they are durable and comfortable. What a great post!

    • Tiara

      Hello Liliana, thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      Vans are indeed a great choice when it comes to skateboarding because of, like you said, grip and durability. A lot of females actually prefer Vans sneakers when it comes to skating.

  • Betty

    Hi Tiara, great article. I found that it was very informative. I appreciate the the time you took to give a break down of the benefit of the different types of sneakers .Its really been helpful, keep up the good work.

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