What is the most important equipment you should have when you play skateboard? It is obvious you have to own skateboard. If not possible you might borrow from someone else as long as you are comfortable with it. However, skateboard is not the only equipment you should have. You need skate shoes to complete it. Which skate shoes should you choose?
Probably if you facing this question, you will be confused since there are so many brands, colors, and price of skate shoes you can choose. You don't want to pick wrong shoes, right? If you think you already have skate shoes, check it again! It may only just regular shoes which are look like skate shoes.
Skate shoes is variation of the classic tennis shoe which are made to provide the support and durability that a skateboarder needs. Every new skateboarder player needs shoes. If you keep using regular shoes when skating, it will be harder for you to make a jump or other attraction and even sometimes dangerous. Skate shoes are also used to avoid accident because of it thick soles.
Skate shoes need to have a strong ollie pad to make the shoe last longer and should also have a thick sole so the shoe manages to stay strong. Skate shoes are also worn by bicycle BMX riders to grip the pedals and for the thick soles that can act as brakes. Skate shoes are built with a large flat bottom, to better grip the board, and often with other features like reinforcement in areas where you'll likely wear the shoe down.
There are different brands of skate shoes at the market, we can mention some of them are DC Skateboarding Shoes, Vans Skateboarding Shoes; Fallen Footwear; Globe Shoes; Nike SB; Osiris; Emerica; IPath; and Adio. Every shoe performs different advantage. There are shoes which are treated to block out water, snow and slush, with extra tread. Perfect for snowskates and snow days. But there are also which have memory foam inside the shoes that shapes to your foot, and no tongue. Most skateboarding shoes are made for men and women skateboarders.
So, are your skate shoes have fulfilled all those condition? If so, now you are ready to roll. If you're a newcomer, start by checking your skateboard. Make sure you comfortable with it. Wear your skate shoes properly and if you want to be safer, wear helmet and other protective pads for your knee and elbow.