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Title: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Watson on March 27, 2018, 09:34:02 AM
Hey I was using up too much bandwidth in the Sale Gear Thread and as far as I know there isn't a thread dedicated to one of my favourite topics, so let's talk about skating in shoes that weren't made for skating, and random off-brand shoes that would be good to skate in. I think Puma Suedes are one of the best shoes to skate in of all time.

I ordered a pair of these Reebok Viennas from Ebay forever ago, and they ended up being so fucking good to skate.

(http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/ShiekhShoes/87-039.1A?$shiekh_large$)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gycfHlL9-wU/TyHbi4Co_1I/AAAAAAAANP0/mUMQMGAovUI/s400/P1070345.JPG)

What are your favourites? Post pics if you have wrecked up non skate shoes!
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Firebert on March 27, 2018, 09:40:03 AM
onitsuka tigers tokuten
(http://image.sneakerhead.com/is/image/sneakerhead/asics-onitsuka-tiger-tokuten-d3b2l4501-2?$480$)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: streetsoup on March 27, 2018, 04:26:11 PM
Toms dude
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: GAY on March 27, 2018, 05:19:47 PM
Danskins are my go-to for both skating and tap.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: botefdunn on March 27, 2018, 05:26:16 PM
only skated one pair, but something i always liked about the sugis

(https://pixl.varagesale.com/http://s3.amazonaws.com/hopshop-image-store-production/54438463/79a365987d150fb97dd29e1d5163ca02.jpg?_ver=large_uploader_thumbnail&w=640&h=640&fit=crop&s=37655cc83d938bd463d3057a9d856482)



ponys skate just like pumas, used to skate the lows a lot 10 years ago, quality may be different now

(https://kickz.akamaized.net/no/media/images/p/600/pony-Topstar-blue-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Violator on March 27, 2018, 05:28:36 PM
onitsuka tigers tokuten
(http://image.sneakerhead.com/is/image/sneakerhead/asics-onitsuka-tiger-tokuten-d3b2l4501-2?$480$)
Had that exact colorway. Loved em
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: rob on March 27, 2018, 05:46:55 PM
only skated one pair, but something i always liked about the sugis

(https://pixl.varagesale.com/http://s3.amazonaws.com/hopshop-image-store-production/54438463/79a365987d150fb97dd29e1d5163ca02.jpg?_ver=large_uploader_thumbnail&w=640&h=640&fit=crop&s=37655cc83d938bd463d3057a9d856482)



ponys skate just like pumas, used to skate the lows a lot 10 years ago, quality may be different now

(https://kickz.akamaized.net/no/media/images/p/600/pony-Topstar-blue-1.jpg)

Those pony’s are almost exactly a blazer copycat, literally the shape and stitching and all

Just the sole is different and no swoosh
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: chillclinton87 on March 28, 2018, 01:09:01 AM
got me a pair of reebok club c shoes because of lucien in the palace video.....might have to skate em someday!

anybody tried them on here???
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on March 28, 2018, 01:24:36 AM
(https://sneakerbardetroit.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/nike-all-court-2-low-qs-triple-black.jpg)
found these regular nike all court qs at the outlet
store for like 20 bucks. they were super good for
skateboarding. they held up quite a long time as
well. would love to have another pair but i cannot
find another cheap one. did not expect it, but the
leather was very strong and the laces did not rip.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: roba on March 28, 2018, 06:44:16 AM
all the adidas classics that were rereleased as skate shoes (maybe except gazelles as the gazelle soles are very thin)

i have old pairs of sambas and stan smiths that i skated in somewhere, i'll look for them later and if i find them i'll post pictures. stan smiths are ok, nothing special though but sambas are great skate shoes, if you ever find a pair for cheap buy them, they're really fucking good

puma suedes seem to be good for skating too, i've never had a pair but one of my homies did have a couple and they seemed to last a fair amount of time.

one of the non-skate shoes that seemed good for skating but weren't are the classic nb pro courts, they have soft soles that you will get a hole in after a week of skating, the skate version is much much better
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Little Debbie on March 28, 2018, 08:15:48 AM
white leather K-Swiss
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Budgie Lasek on March 28, 2018, 08:21:37 AM
Hey I was using up too much bandwidth in the Sale Gear Thread and as far as I know there isn't a thread dedicated to one of my favourite topics, so let's talk about skating in shoes that weren't made for skating, and random off-brand shoes that would be good to skate in. I think Puma Suedes are one of the best shoes to skate in of all time.

I ordered a pair of these Reebok Viennas from Ebay forever ago, and they ended up being so fucking good to skate.

(http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/ShiekhShoes/87-039.1A?$shiekh_large$)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gycfHlL9-wU/TyHbi4Co_1I/AAAAAAAANP0/mUMQMGAovUI/s400/P1070345.JPG)

What are your favourites? Post pics if you have wrecked up non skate shoes!

Damn, I've never seen those Reeboks... not bad. Club C's are pretty good with a bit of glue when the toe stitching pops. Did you have to order those from over seas/the US?
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Watson on March 28, 2018, 09:17:37 AM
only skated one pair, but something i always liked about the sugis

(https://pixl.varagesale.com/http://s3.amazonaws.com/hopshop-image-store-production/54438463/79a365987d150fb97dd29e1d5163ca02.jpg?_ver=large_uploader_thumbnail&w=640&h=640&fit=crop&s=37655cc83d938bd463d3057a9d856482)

Yooooooo those Sugis are fucking fresh! Damn!

Ahaha Zach, I know you love the non-skate shoes!
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: yourfuckingdad on March 28, 2018, 12:00:20 PM
Puma Suedes are one of the best skate shoes ever made.

Non-sb dunks are good
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: botefdunn on March 28, 2018, 02:17:19 PM

Ahaha Zach, I know you love the non-skate shoes!

haha guilty, was trying to find a pic of the my Adidas crater hiking boots circa '96, worst and most obvious ankle-roll ever. I remember taking them off on the spot and leaving them on top of an electrical box.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Mcidraque on March 28, 2018, 10:41:13 PM
Non-sb dunks are good

^^those and reebok npc II are some regular non-skate shoes i get anytime i find them on sale.

(https://www.reebok.es/dis/dw/image/v2/AAJP_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-reebok-products/default/dwb5cda858/zoom/1354_01.jpg?sh=840&strip=false&sw=840)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Mystical Leader on March 29, 2018, 12:09:13 AM
got me a pair of reebok club c shoes because of lucien in the palace video.....might have to skate em someday!

anybody tried them on here???

I've skated a pair! They have a nice shape to them and skated quite good. Cons were at least on my pair that the suede was quite soft but overall I'd still recommend them.

Stoked on this thread! Maybe like half of my skate shoes have been other than skate shoes. Indoor type shoes generally have a good grip and have more futuristic look, onitsuka tigers are good too, reedoks, regular cons are great. most lifestyle shoes have felt and that's about the only thing you have to worry about..

Thoughts in skateshoes being overrated?
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: asakusa75 on March 29, 2018, 03:19:17 AM
I wore regular Shelltoes for years, occasionally mixing it up with Fila Fitness or Nike Tennis Classic Acs. All super good for skating.
Lately I cant find proper shelltoes, they are all this new Superstar Foundation rubbish, cheap as shit and dont last at all. So the last couple of years has been back to Halfcabs, couple of pairs of DCs and Es too.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Allen. on March 29, 2018, 07:11:31 AM
Definitely agree on Samba's being absolutely fantastic to skate in. The flick on those, at least at the time, was great.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: roba on March 29, 2018, 08:33:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/coGEgp8_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)

here’s my pair of sambas, couldn’t find the stan smiths

as you can see i really tried to make them last, they were too good  ;D  ;D i think i’ve had this pair for ~4 months, the soles are still in great condition and they were like $20
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: ungzilla on March 29, 2018, 08:38:14 AM
what a fuck you to skateboarders, the regular ones have a legit second layer under the toe, then the "skate" ones don't, amazing
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: emchen on March 29, 2018, 10:22:38 AM
I second Sambas - great shoe to skate, even the usual black leather/gum sole ones, though I'd imagine suede would feel much better.

Speaking of Fila, does anyone know if they're starting a skate team or is it just gonna be Sewa (like Joe Brezinski and Puma)?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD9v5AD7iw/?utm_source=ig_embed (https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD9v5AD7iw/?utm_source=ig_embed)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Grind King Rims on March 29, 2018, 11:13:24 AM
Came to post Puma suedes, got them from a vintage fair and they were one of the best skate shoes I've had. Held up great and skated great.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Watson on March 29, 2018, 11:33:57 AM
most lifestyle shoes have felt and that's about the only thing you have to worry about..

I skated some Polo Nike GTS knock offs that I got at Ross when I was in SF. Had the felt on the sole, but dragged my foot on a few hill bombs and that took care of most of it. Didn't really bother me. One of my favourite pairs of shoes I ever skated.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1gOUKEciPTY/TSqQCdZJsHI/AAAAAAAAKWE/18Fe-xocajw/s400/P1030254.JPG)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1gOUKEciPTY/TSqTxHbfv7I/AAAAAAAAKWc/bRtBoypzsM8/s400/P1030260.JPG)

Also when I was living in New Zealand I found these no name GTS knock offs at the equivalent of Wal-Mart for $5.00. Super fun to skate as I've never skated true GTS but always loved them.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0GKFZluWcik/TZQk3aL-rhI/AAAAAAAAK64/CeBpGlOQJEg/s400/P1030946.JPG)

I skated a pair of those Reebok NPC in all white also! Had a crest on the side, got them hella cheap at a discount supermarket. They were kinda tippy cause the sole is narrow, but would skate again for sure.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Budgie Lasek on March 29, 2018, 12:48:18 PM
got me a pair of reebok club c shoes because of lucien in the palace video.....might have to skate em someday!

anybody tried them on here???

I've skated a pair! They have a nice shape to them and skated quite good. Cons were at least on my pair that the suede was quite soft but overall I'd still recommend them.

Stoked on this thread! Maybe like half of my skate shoes have been other than skate shoes. Indoor type shoes generally have a good grip and have more futuristic look, onitsuka tigers are good too, reedoks, regular cons are great. most lifestyle shoes have felt and that's about the only thing you have to worry about..

Thoughts in skateshoes being overrated?

Wasn't Lucien skating Workouts? Should watch that again, great part.

I have always felt exactly the opposite about skate shoes vs non-skate shoes... Skate brands generally take inspiration from from classic sport brand staples, but make tweaks to the silhouette and get rid of the ugly parts to make a shoe that's not only better for skating, but also looks better. For example - The Duffs KcK was better looking and worked better for skating than the Reebok Workout which it was modeled after (actually the Workout Plus), and the Club C's upper stitching doesn't hold up well at all for skating, yet it's silhouette is the inspiration for countless classic skate shoes that performed much better than the original. Skate brands also tend to do better colorways.

Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Lasernaut on March 29, 2018, 01:02:56 PM
Adidas Handball Spezial.

I found a pair in a second hand shop, they were close to free and close to the best skate shoes I ever had. I still have them even though they're destroyed BECAUSE they're not destroyed to destruction, ie. obliterated.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: the snake on March 30, 2018, 03:43:25 AM
these reebok viennas and adidas handball spezial both look great, would definitively grab a pair for cheap
(https://www.footasylum.com/images/products/medium/097572.jpg)
and sambas too, think i had some in the 90's, or maybe it was just a homie
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: patrick c. on March 30, 2018, 07:37:27 AM
Would have been cool to just post all these in the sale gear thread.  I had this pair of pf flyers and really enjoyed skating them.  No felt on the sole and they held up really well.
(http://conordohertyphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PF-5.jpg)
Don't you work at a skateshop Watson?  It doesn't bother you that people buy all these random shoes on ebay and other places?  It's something I feel kind of guilty about.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: SonictheHedgehog on March 30, 2018, 09:30:54 AM


Speaking of Fila, does anyone know if they're starting a skate team or is it just gonna be Sewa (like Joe Brezinski and Puma)?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD9v5AD7iw/?utm_source=ig_embed (https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD9v5AD7iw/?utm_source=ig_embed)

I kinda want those Filas. Also wasnt Jimmy Cao also on Puma?
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Watson on March 30, 2018, 12:20:59 PM
Would have been cool to just post all these in the sale gear thread.  I had this pair of pf flyers and really enjoyed skating them.  No felt on the sole and they held up really well.
(http://conordohertyphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PF-5.jpg)
Don't you work at a skateshop Watson?  It doesn't bother you that people buy all these random shoes on ebay and other places?  It's something I feel kind of guilty about.

Ooooh I really want to skate a pair of PF Flyers, but can never find them for cheap. A friend of mine in Japan who is a famous actor actually had his own PF Flyer colourway and ad campaign and another of my friends skated his colourway and they looked so sick.

And yeah, I basically run a skateshop that my friend owns, but no it doesn't bum me out. Skateboarding is all about being stoked as possible while you're skating. If you get off on skating some random shoes, it's all good. We have dudes on our team who sometimes skate random kicks haha. Chances are dudes who do that won't be getting every single pair from somewhere like that, so they'll eventually buy some from us. Bums me out more when someone buys from Zumiez or West 49 rather than spend their money at our store.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on March 30, 2018, 01:16:25 PM
- adidas superstar
- nike dunk lows
- adidas campus
- nike air max 1

And in the late nineties it was a 'hype' to skate nike cortez over here.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: botefdunn on March 30, 2018, 04:02:27 PM
Would have been cool to just post all these in the sale gear thread.  I had this pair of pf flyers and really enjoyed skating them.  No felt on the sole and they held up really well.
(http://conordohertyphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PF-5.jpg)
Don't you work at a skateshop Watson?  It doesn't bother you that people buy all these random shoes on ebay and other places?  It's something I feel kind of guilty about.


Just realized this pic must be a Sandlot reference. I dig it.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Allen. on March 31, 2018, 01:08:18 PM
One of my friends has been skating in a pair of Penguin shoes.

(https://dsw.scene7.com/is/image/DSWShoes/426572_209_ss_01?$pdp-open-graph$)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Fifty8mm on March 31, 2018, 03:43:44 PM
I like skating air max 95's. They remind me of Muskas early Circas. Also skated some random Nike hiking shoe it was weird but after they broke in they were comforfable and flicked good (full suede). Also skated nike spiridons. The spiridons and 95's are ankle rollers though. But my heel never hurt after bailing.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Krooked antihero on April 01, 2018, 07:50:52 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2057/2337946807_1ff9b27c8e_z.jpg?zz=1) (https://flic.kr/p/4yAA8H)

Skated few pairs of these when I was like 15, at that time they were pretty good but now that heel looks awkwardly high, just screaming ankle roll.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: roba on April 02, 2018, 04:11:22 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2057/2337946807_1ff9b27c8e_z.jpg?zz=1) (https://flic.kr/p/4yAA8H)

Skated few pairs of these when I was like 15, at that time they were pretty good but now that heel looks awkwardly high, just screaming ankle roll.

those look like them rihanna fenty shits
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: the snake on April 02, 2018, 04:24:44 AM
nike tiempo trainer are great too, long lasting vulc soles
edit: shitty stock insoles, but they're perfect with lunarlons

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/goz35.avhz4/v/vspfiles/photos/SI-NI644843-622-2.jpg?1456231556)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Watson on April 02, 2018, 09:47:48 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2057/2337946807_1ff9b27c8e_z.jpg?zz=1) (https://flic.kr/p/4yAA8H)

Skated few pairs of these when I was like 15, at that time they were pretty good but now that heel looks awkwardly high, just screaming ankle roll.

Yeah I've had a pair of the Baskets, but any time I check those out or the Clydes, the sole is just way stiffer than the Suedes. Suedes are the jam. Legitimately one of the best shoes to skate in of all time. Sucks you can't find them hella cheap like you used to.

Also I'd like to contribute how fresh this picture of Reese Forbes in the Reebok runners is.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OFxFSyBqtmo/UvhEpWFq7QI/AAAAAAAAbzA/xqqIzXriWGU/s1600/reesereeboksandrobotschrome22.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: poor alice on April 02, 2018, 01:31:04 PM
nike tiempo trainer are great too, long lasting vulc soles
edit: shitty stock insoles, but they're perfect with lunarlons

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/goz35.avhz4/v/vspfiles/photos/SI-NI644843-622-2.jpg?1456231556)

I remember these, these are good.

There are some great Tennis shoes - indoor tennis that have really nice silhouettes and build for skating.

Also I fully back Reebok classics, Nike FCs, Umbro Shell toes without the shelled toe, Do Vans slip ons count? Because that shoe is goooood to skate in.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on April 02, 2018, 03:16:37 PM
I've been curious for a while on those indoor predators. They remind me of a koston 3 laceless.
Found a sale pair today so I just ordered it. They have boost midsole, the stripes are rubberized and the toe is coated. Should last decently. I kinda dig the Colorway too... Lets see how they skate.

(http://www.prodirectsoccer.com/productimages/V3_1_Main/170243.jpg?imwidth=768)

I'll comeback to talk about more shoes but I absolutelly love to see people skating in non skate shoes. Gino in nike indoor soccer shoes, busenitz in sambas, wade D in Jordan 3's or anyone in runners... It just looks sick.

00:40 nike huaraches
https://youtu.be/dftxBoSKx7U

Jordan 4's
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWmy5pgh3d0/

Stevie in some og airmax 95's (what a G)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBmq01rJPqm/

Once I was a having some massive blisters with the huf shoes I was skating so I just changed to my nike frees that where in my bag mid session and they actually felt really good for that bit. The heel was just too unstable, but other than that I was feeling it. Mad confort, and the flex was awesome.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: j....soy..... on April 02, 2018, 03:36:14 PM
Simples.....the outfit is already hot.....
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: concerned_parent on April 03, 2018, 04:27:39 AM
Would have been cool to just post all these in the sale gear thread.  I had this pair of pf flyers and really enjoyed skating them.  No felt on the sole and they held up really well.
(http://conordohertyphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PF-5.jpg)

i've skated three pairs of PF's and all three of them were incredible. they've spiked in price recently which kind of sucks. i've been wanting to try the all-americans. me thinks they have the new balance fresh foam tech in them.

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/817vM-vLMOL._SX480_.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: behavioralguide on June 17, 2018, 04:00:37 AM
(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6806877.jpg)
https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/en_es/sport-suede-sneaker-6806.html
I wanna try these, in any color, they're only 50 E non-sale,
At first I was afraid the rubber 'd be too stiff/hard,
but i bought a pair of paladium rip offs for 25 and the rubber on that one was soft and grippy.
they got other skateable models too.
(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6802820.jpg)

They're not expensive, made in Spain and, according to their website;
[NATURAL WORLD] ensures the use of 100% organic cotton and the absence of harmful substance for the environment and health, packaging with 100% recycled material, corporate social responsibility to labour aspects and guarantees ethical trade.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: hurv on June 17, 2018, 05:03:19 PM
Can't believe I'm the first one mentioning Chuck Taylors, the good old classics and not the pro version. The best board feel and comfy as hell. The first shoes I skated, and after trying more tech stuff I still really love em.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: rip louis b.k. on June 17, 2018, 11:41:15 PM
(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6806877.jpg)
https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/en_es/sport-suede-sneaker-6806.html


if anyone sees other skateable shoes that look like these, please post em, like especially US places so shipping isn't fucked (i didn't check how shipping was on these to US but im assuming it's expensive)

love this shoe for some reason, good find
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: clintendo on June 18, 2018, 04:10:54 AM
Dunlop Volley's had a bit of a skate range in the mid 2000's but was pulled due to the 'Global Financial Crisis' (and some other reasons apparently) but have always been a staple in non skate skateable shoes within Australia.

These look the goods

https://www.volley.com.au/shop/footwear/adults/international-high-leap-2112.html
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: lampshade on June 18, 2018, 05:00:08 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2057/2337946807_1ff9b27c8e_z.jpg?zz=1) (https://flic.kr/p/4yAA8H)

Skated few pairs of these when I was like 15, at that time they were pretty good but now that heel looks awkwardly high, just screaming ankle roll.

Yeah I've had a pair of the Baskets, but any time I check those out or the Clydes, the sole is just way stiffer than the Suedes. Suedes are the jam. Legitimately one of the best shoes to skate in of all time. Sucks you can't find them hella cheap like you used to.

Also I'd like to contribute how fresh this picture of Reese Forbes in the Reebok runners is.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OFxFSyBqtmo/UvhEpWFq7QI/AAAAAAAAbzA/xqqIzXriWGU/s1600/reesereeboksandrobotschrome22.jpg)

Everyone wanted Pumas in the early 90's b/c Carroll and a bunch of other cool guys skated them. 
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: j....soy..... on June 20, 2018, 05:37:52 PM
Dunlop Green Flash.....
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Elderly Gentleman on June 21, 2018, 06:03:05 AM
(https://www.adidas.com.br/dis/dw/image/v2/aaqx_prd/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-adidas-products/default/dw13e25afe/zoom/AW4594_01_standard.jpg?sh=600&strip=false&sw=600)

I picked up a pair of the Adidas vs Pace at Burlington for around $35.  Also spotted them at Ross for under $40.  I added Footprint kingfoam insoles and they are perfect!  So far they are holding up so well, I'm thinking about buying a couple more pairs to hold onto for the future.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: finecojeffe on June 21, 2018, 08:30:24 AM
while it is Nike SB, anyone skate the Bruin max? Or the Janoski max? I guess they're technically not skate shoes but also are at the same time. I just bought both on sale, just for comfort shoes but I'm thinking the bruin might be a good shoe to skate. I like a thicker sole in general because I broke some of the small bones in my feet a few years ago and they hurt super bad whenever I land wrong.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: puff daddy on June 21, 2018, 09:14:29 AM
(https://ton.twitter.com/i/ton/data/dm/1009830831601299461/1009830823548211206/ghQFHEgL.jpg:large)

would be sick if someone skated a pair of these it wont happen cause of the price but a full suede jordan 11 low seems like a shoe that would last forever
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Made In China on June 21, 2018, 12:27:49 PM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede on top of leather, so I feel like they're going to last me a long time.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Firebert on June 21, 2018, 12:54:21 PM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede connected to leather by two rows of stitching, so they're not going to last.
Fixed
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: SodaJerk on June 21, 2018, 01:06:51 PM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede connected to leather by two rows of stitching, so they're not going to last.
Fixed
You're thinking of the skate version where they made it weaker than the original.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Made In China on June 22, 2018, 12:32:08 PM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede connected to leather by two rows of stitching, so they're not going to last.
Fixed
You're thinking of the skate version where they made it weaker than the original.
Yeah my Sambas definitely have two layers of material. Definitely a dumb move on Adidas' part to get rid of that for the skate version, I would never buy those.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: rip louis b.k. on June 24, 2018, 06:09:15 AM
while it is Nike SB, anyone skate the Bruin max? Or the Janoski max? I guess they're technically not skate shoes but also are at the same time. I just bought both on sale, just for comfort shoes but I'm thinking the bruin might be a good shoe to skate. I like a thicker sole in general because I broke some of the small bones in my feet a few years ago and they hurt super bad whenever I land wrong.

i got a pair of Bruin maxes for the same reason a couple months ago and skated them probably 6 or 7 times even though i said i wouldn't

honestly, they're one of my favorite skate shoes in a while and i usually don't even like lowtops

i dont kno if the leather (at least mine are leather) will last long at all, but they skate amazing
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Alan on June 24, 2018, 06:19:27 AM
Currently skating non skate Adidas Campuses, and I am reminded why they were some of my favourite skate shoes in the 90s.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on June 26, 2018, 04:31:09 AM
Currently skating non skate Adidas Campuses, and I am reminded why they were some of my favourite skate shoes in the 90s.

Same here. They were great.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Nth syd bear on June 26, 2018, 05:49:39 AM
Best thread..

I use to make a low key hobby out of finding non skate shoes
That I like to skate in..

Wish I was home I got some gems
Reebok have heaps..

Puma suedes and Clyde’s are just really good shoes skating or not never liked baskets

Addidas campus are sick gazelle not so much to me

Those pony’s come in a low cut too that are sick
I use ro be able to get em really cheap in black or $20 Aud.. like 12 usd

Love this thread
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on June 26, 2018, 05:50:00 AM
has anyone tried skating in weightlifting shoes
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Firebert on June 26, 2018, 06:55:10 AM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede connected to leather by two rows of stitching, so they're not going to last.
Fixed
You're thinking of the skate version where they made it weaker than the original.
Wait... you're telling me the OG sambas' leather extends to the sole?!
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: fang on June 26, 2018, 07:24:01 AM
Puma suede are some of the best of all time. I keep a pair around "just in case". I've got 2 purr of Reynolds G6, 2 purr of adidas busenitz pro (my feet hate these), and 1 purr of adidas busenitz vulc right now though. Although I think busenitz pro have been demoted to "not skating shoes" for me. Vulc are in the box waiting. Hope they don't hurt my feet. Anyway, what happened to the puma suede with the thick tongue? Got some in nz and they were boss
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Manolo on June 26, 2018, 07:50:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEJaUNig3c
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: SodaJerk on June 26, 2018, 08:10:30 AM
I'm skating a pair of the og Sambas with the floppy soccer tongue and they skate so well. The shape of the toe is perfect and the toecap is a layer of suede connected to leather by two rows of stitching, so they're not going to last.
Fixed
You're thinking of the skate version where they made it weaker than the original.
Wait... you're telling me the OG sambas' leather extends to the sole?!
Jep
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Firebert on June 26, 2018, 08:18:13 AM
Wait... you're telling me the OG sambas' leather extends to the sole?!
Jep
Damn, too bad the soles on mine are bricks. I love the sole on the ADV.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: pugmaster on June 26, 2018, 06:20:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzEJaUNig3c

That clip was fantastic, thanks for sharing.  Never saw that footage before or heard that song; style was so sick.  I kept waiting for the guitar to come in though. RIP Donnie Darko.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: behavioralguide on July 10, 2018, 04:01:42 AM
colorway on that new blazer reminds me of the shoe i posted here earlier, the blue one

(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/75x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6806821.jpg)

[EDIT] cant really find a better picture quality thats embeddable but here's a link
https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/en_es/sport-suede-sneaker-6806.html#92=16
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Mystical Leader on July 10, 2018, 07:23:02 AM
colorway on that new blazer reminds me of the shoe i posted here earlier, the blue one

(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/75x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6806821.jpg)

[EDIT] cant really find a better picture quality thats embeddable but here's a link
https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/en_es/sport-suede-sneaker-6806.html#92=16

I might have pull the trigger and get some of these. It's only 5€ to ship to where I live. But I'm not sure about the quality.. Also they have vegan versions of some other models but none of them looked skatable..
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: beatifk on July 10, 2018, 07:32:49 AM
Did you guys ever try them? Are they durable? Just dip the toe in shoe goo or something else?
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: cosmicgypsies on July 10, 2018, 08:00:45 AM
colorway on that new blazer reminds me of the shoe i posted here earlier, the blue one

(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/75x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/8/6806821.jpg)

[EDIT] cant really find a better picture quality thats embeddable but here's a link
https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/en_es/sport-suede-sneaker-6806.html#92=16

(https://www.naturalworldeco-shop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/6/8/6806821.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: heritage on July 10, 2018, 08:55:48 AM
A few summers ago I was skating the shit out of the Nike Toki mid. Exact same vulc sole as what was on the Janoski and every other vulc SB offering.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QDDMJoqWL._UX342_.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: heritage on July 10, 2018, 09:03:51 AM
while it is Nike SB, anyone skate the Bruin max? Or the Janoski max? I guess they're technically not skate shoes but also are at the same time. I just bought both on sale, just for comfort shoes but I'm thinking the bruin might be a good shoe to skate. I like a thicker sole in general because I broke some of the small bones in my feet a few years ago and they hurt super bad whenever I land wrong.

i got a pair of Bruin maxes for the same reason a couple months ago and skated them probably 6 or 7 times even though i said i wouldn't. honestly, they're one of my favorite skate shoes in a while and i usually don't even like lowtops. i dont kno if the leather (at least mine are leather) will last long at all, but they skate amazing

On the new KOTR season is looks like Zion skates daily in the Bruin Max.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: finecojeffe on August 30, 2018, 10:05:35 AM
I have wound up skating the bruin max a few times. Mine are the suede ones, so the uppers are just fine. They're definitely comfortable. Only thing I don't like is how light the sole is, and it's not very grippy. I got used to it though.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: DCLOVE on August 30, 2018, 10:15:01 AM
while it is Nike SB, anyone skate the Bruin max? Or the Janoski max? I guess they're technically not skate shoes but also are at the same time. I just bought both on sale, just for comfort shoes but I'm thinking the bruin might be a good shoe to skate. I like a thicker sole in general because I broke some of the small bones in my feet a few years ago and they hurt super bad whenever I land wrong.

i got a pair of Bruin maxes for the same reason a couple months ago and skated them probably 6 or 7 times even though i said i wouldn't. honestly, they're one of my favorite skate shoes in a while and i usually don't even like lowtops. i dont kno if the leather (at least mine are leather) will last long at all, but they skate amazing

On the new KOTR season is looks like Zion skates daily in the Bruin Max.

He’s been skating those since am scramble last year . I feel like it might skate but it just adds to my feelings on Zion having no real style and is just a manufactured Nike skate drone. He’s the worst.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: daewonbong3000 on September 01, 2018, 10:33:52 AM
A few summers ago I was skating the shit out of the Nike Toki mid. Exact same vulc sole as what was on the Janoski and every other vulc SB offering.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51QDDMJoqWL._UX342_.jpg)

I think they made SB versions of these with lunarlon
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: alraunen on September 01, 2018, 12:57:25 PM
while it is Nike SB, anyone skate the Bruin max? Or the Janoski max? I guess they're technically not skate shoes but also are at the same time. I just bought both on sale, just for comfort shoes but I'm thinking the bruin might be a good shoe to skate. I like a thicker sole in general because I broke some of the small bones in my feet a few years ago and they hurt super bad whenever I land wrong.

i got a pair of Bruin maxes for the same reason a couple months ago and skated them probably 6 or 7 times even though i said i wouldn't. honestly, they're one of my favorite skate shoes in a while and i usually don't even like lowtops. i dont kno if the leather (at least mine are leather) will last long at all, but they skate amazing

On the new KOTR season is looks like Zion skates daily in the Bruin Max.

Javier Sarmiento only skates Bruin Max nowadays.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: quadcuff on September 01, 2018, 02:07:38 PM
shelltoes
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: IHOP on September 01, 2018, 03:47:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbEc7oTt1Cs

https://kingpinmag.com/news/connor-kammerer-discusses-non-skate-shoes.html#c5eS3WkDGVMvtrpK.97


the kid from IC olan prennat skates jordans exclusively I think, and does some gnarly stuff in them too.

Pf flyers and chucks might as well be skate shoes, my favorite non skate shoes are reeboks though, most of the classics are real good.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: hey pickle on September 02, 2018, 03:33:13 AM
love this thread. reeboks are the best. just got a pair of club c's and some filas OG's for a steal on footlocker, cant wait to skate em

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/1567980.jpg)
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: Mystical Leader on September 03, 2018, 01:44:45 AM
Yeah I second reeboks! The leather is really nice and soft for the price you pay..

Currently wearing reebok exofit hi's and somehow they remind me of dunk hi's in a good way.. They have a good slim toe box and protection in the ankle area..

There is no way I'll pay close to a hundred for shoe that I'm going to destroy in a couple of weeks... So this thread has been a inspiration foe me!

Also if you don't like to wear the same stuff everybody else wears like I don't there are far more greater and stylish options to choose from.. Diversify your bonds my pals..
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: jjenkins48 on September 12, 2018, 02:18:19 PM
any suede pumas skate awesome
Jordan 1s
Jordan 3
I skated in some Air Force 1s and personally loved them
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: FROTHY on September 12, 2018, 02:34:26 PM
Yeah I second reeboks! The leather is really nice and soft for the price you pay..

Currently wearing reebok exofit hi's and somehow they remind me of dunk hi's in a good way.. They have a good slim toe box and protection in the ankle area..

There is no way I'll pay close to a hundred for shoe that I'm going to destroy in a couple of weeks... So this thread has been a inspiration foe me!

Also if you don't like to wear the same stuff everybody else wears like I don't there are far more greater and stylish options to choose from.. Diversify your bonds my pals..

How doe the reebok clubs fit compared to some other common brands? Been eyeing them up for a while. Might go well with my mustache.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: planman on September 12, 2018, 06:34:06 PM
Anyone know where I find the all black PF Flyers for the low online and in a 10? I'm having one hell of a time.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: shripshrapper on September 12, 2018, 07:08:26 PM
I really like the look of these:

(https://i.imgur.com/Z6nYLw1.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: FROTHY on September 13, 2018, 12:50:05 PM
I saw these the other day while browsing some Reebok Clubs. I like this old guy look. Matches how my body feels.
Title: Re: Non Skate Shoes Good For Skating Thread
Post by: behavioralguide on September 14, 2018, 01:49:45 AM
(http://www.martinazua.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/camper-shoes-martinazua-02.jpg)

anyone ever skated campers?

got them second hand, 2,50 euro's
 dark gum,  red corduroy ones....
they actualy have a truck graphic on the bottom as if theyre some kinda skateboard shoe,
will report back when i get to skate them