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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2014, 03:47:38 PM »
The "its a fad" and "cool kids do it" comments are a little ironic considering that people have been skating in Chucks for as long as skateboarding has existed.

I haven't owned a pair since 1990, probably never will again, but would also never be surprised to see anyone skating in them. It looks painful but they aren't my feet so no reason to be concerned about it.

It is a trend though. Skating Classic Vans got played out to be novel skaters started picking a similar not really made for skating shoe. I have a suspicion that most skaters, or at least trendy skaters that are more visible are much more privileged these days so they can (or their parents) can afford to buy a new pair of Chuck Taylors every week.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2014, 09:33:08 PM »
chuck taylors can last a lot longer than a week. a little bit of super glue in specific places can go a long way. i've skated every type of chuck taylors and i love them. they work for me and my skating. i'm not jumping or hucking these days, but then again i've always been a low impact skater. if i can't jump up it i'm not jumping down it. they work perfectly fine for flip tricks. it's a simple, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and easily skateable shoe
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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2014, 10:56:52 AM »
I wear them when not skating or just cruising around. I'll definitely admit that I hadn't worn them since I was a kid before they became popular a couple of years ago. For me when I comes to really skating I find they don't have a good flick. I don't like how the sole seems to roll up at the toe. I'm assuming it makes them better to run in but for me it just doesn't feel right. When I think back on the best tricks I've ever done that didn't involve stairs it seems like I was usually wearing era's. Played out for sure but the best performing shoe ever in the two week window before the sole goes so floppy that I get heel bruises skating flat ground.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2014, 11:35:59 AM »
Im currently skating a pair of canvas chuck lo's. not the skate ones, and i like them, idk why, they just work great for flip tricks, i skate alot of stairs, which is the only bad thing about them, you will be sore for days if you skate something big.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2014, 02:42:22 PM »
Once you rip the felt off, put some duct tape on the inside and a little shoe goo on the outside, and they are the perfect shoe. The toe and outsole last really long.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2014, 05:45:42 PM »
I just bought a pair of the "Pro Skate" lows. They are definitely more padded in the sole than regular Chucks thanks to the Lunarlon insoles - kind of like Jack Purcells on steroids. I'm not sure if I will end up skating them but that's because I'm more of a cupsole guy. I don't think the sole padding is much worse than most Vans models.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2014, 06:27:46 PM »
 THEY LOOK GOOD AND ARE CHEAP I LEARNT HOW TO OLLIE ON THEM

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2014, 10:49:12 PM »
I just bought a pair of the "Pro Skate" lows. They are definitely more padded in the sole than regular Chucks thanks to the Lunarlon insoles - kind of like Jack Purcells on steroids. I'm not sure if I will end up skating them but that's because I'm more of a cupsole guy. I don't think the sole padding is much worse than most Vans models.

Canvas or suede? I had some skate chuck taylor lows in canvas when they first started back up the skate shoe program, didnt like them as much as standard chucks, but they were still good. Wouldnt mind getting those new vol 4 collab ones.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2014, 10:50:36 PM »
They make em in suede now


Are those the skate ones, or normal ones?

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2014, 11:05:56 PM »
^^ skate ones, lunarlon insole

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2014, 02:08:42 PM »
I just bought a pair of the "Pro Skate" lows. They are definitely more padded in the sole than regular Chucks thanks to the Lunarlon insoles - kind of like Jack Purcells on steroids. I'm not sure if I will end up skating them but that's because I'm more of a cupsole guy. I don't think the sole padding is much worse than most Vans models.

Canvas or suede? I had some skate chuck taylor lows in canvas when they first started back up the skate shoe program, didnt like them as much as standard chucks, but they were still good. Wouldnt mind getting those new vol 4 collab ones.

I got the canvas ones. I actually tried skating in them today and was pleasantly surprised that my heel didn't hurt but the forefoot felt incredibly thin. Thinner than regular Chucks. I realize a lot of people dig that but it was not enough padding for me to skate in for very long.

FWIW, there have apparently been about 4 different iterations of the Skate All Stars, with different insole, toes, etc.

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2014, 06:21:38 PM »
The ones I can think off the top of my head are the cts, with the padded collar and tongue in all suede or canvas with rubber toe, then there's the ct ls with the thin rubber toe piece, the ct xl with the different side panel, and the more recent ctas, no little to no padding in the collar or tongue and come with lunarlon insoles

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2014, 02:51:58 PM »
I skate them cause there is no other thin shoe that is that cheap and durable.  Mine last me longer than an era pro would cause I don't mind putting shoe goo on them after every sesh.  The toe is great.  I never get through it.  Plus they look and feel great!!
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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2014, 03:00:39 PM »
I skate them cause based on my sig and pic, I'm a dick riding, trend hopping teenager. I would gladly let Jason Dill turn me out.  Plus they look and feel great!!

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Re: What's the deal with people skating in Chuck Taylors?
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2014, 05:43:43 PM »
For $60 I shouldn't have to put shoe goo on a goddamn thing.

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