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How long do your skate shoes last?
« on: August 25, 2022, 06:04:58 PM »
I work on flip tricks a lot and still couldnít see myself going through anymore than 2 shoes a month unless I had a shoe sponsor maybe.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2022, 04:39:45 PM »
thats why i stopped watching 9 club, they are out of this world. 99% of us buy their own pair of shoes and so nobody would buy 6 pairs a month on a regular basis.
mine last me between 1 and 3 month depending on the model, cupsoles last way longer usually so thats why i'm sticking to those.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2022, 05:06:14 PM »
they just wanna sell axcels.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2022, 02:32:22 AM »
i skate pure flatground, around 5 days a week on average. Generally I get 10-12 weeks out of a pair of (cupsole) shoes, but I'll blow through the toe from kickflips after about 6-7 weeks and keep them going with shoe-goo until the soles start to go.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2022, 05:04:52 AM »
Gonna guess average is 20-60 hours of skating.
Sometimes I go thru phases where I pretty much stop doing flip tricks so a shoe could potentially last up to a year if I didn't just get sick of it (altho so far I've never gone off flips for even half that long) BUT I don't tend to wear my skate shoes when I'm not skating and I don't skate all day and night skating from spot to spot.

Fastest I used to go thru shoes was probably between2007-10 and it was about every two weeks but that was a lot of emerica and lakai vulcs which were just super shitty.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 08:44:02 AM »
I will skate a shoe until the sole is either worn through completely or so worn that it no longer sticks to the griptape. In the meantime, I'm using ShoeGoo, glue, tape whatever to keep that shit going. I've even stitched old strips of suede into a shoe's ollie patch before.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2022, 10:12:49 AM »
I usually skate 2 or 3 different pairs of shoes in one year.
So they last a while for me. But I also sand down Jessup grip.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2022, 02:52:30 PM »
Roughly a pair every 2 1/2 months. I buy a new chiller pair to break in and my chiller pair becomes the skate pair. I will sometimes get a couple pairs if i come up on a lick and have extra money.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2022, 03:50:12 AM »
Month or 2

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2022, 10:55:04 AM »
Depends on the shoes, but probably about 2-3 months depending on how often I'm skating.
My issue is laces. I was kinda complaining in another thread that I hate how lace protection just stopped being a thing.
I'm guessing it was discarded by most companies for  a e s t h e t i c  purposes, talk about form over function.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2022, 01:38:45 PM »
Depends on the shoes, but probably about 2-3 months depending on how often I'm skating.
My issue is laces. I was kinda complaining in another thread that I hate how lace protection just stopped being a thing.
I'm guessing it was discarded by most companies for  a e s t h e t i c  purposes, talk about form over function.

Optional hidden lace loops need to come back, 2000s Circas were brilliant for those.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2022, 09:43:57 PM »
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Depends on the shoes, but probably about 2-3 months depending on how often I'm skating.
My issue is laces. I was kinda complaining in another thread that I hate how lace protection just stopped being a thing.
I'm guessing it was discarded by most companies for  a e s t h e t i c  purposes, talk about form over function.
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Optional hidden lace loops need to come back, 2000s Circas were brilliant for those.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2022, 05:31:31 AM »
I buy way more skate stuff than I need because I enjoy it but Iíve been averaging a pair of skate shoes every six weeks or so.  I definitely could make them last a few more weeks at least if I got involved in shoe goo or replacement insoles.  I usually skate vulcs and end up blowing through the bottom before the sides cause I donít flip my board that much.   

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2022, 04:19:37 AM »
Couple week tops. I retire them not because theyíre anywhere done but just because I like wearing and skating all types of shoes. I like when stuff looks fresh. Iím too old and went through my broke kid skate rat stage. Moms wasnít buying more than 2 pairs a year growing up so now I thoroughly enjoy myself when I see shoes I like.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2022, 09:36:37 AM »
month and a half

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2022, 05:35:40 PM »
About 15 three-hour sessions or so. However, I will usually rip through the toe cap on the first or second session, no matter what shoes I wear.
I do flip my board a lot, but it's not like I have full on flatground sessions. I use Jessup as well, but still have to shoe-goo after every session, and usually end up patching it up a few times with suede. I also have to replace laces every single session.
Not sure why I tend to punish my shoes this hard, but I'm on the cupsole train, so I feel like I should try to make them last. Sometimes they're so fucked up after a few sessions that they hurt my feet though, but I patch them up the best I can manage, then use them from time to time for shorter sessions just so I feel I get a bit more value out of them.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2022, 11:19:41 PM »
dc lynx last for like 3-4 months easily
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2022, 01:20:00 AM »
Usually it is 2-3 months. I skate 1-3 days per week for like 1-3 hours, but in winter it could be 2-3 times per month due to the shitty weather.  I like flipping and need to use a lot of shoe goo, otherwise the toe area will open very fast. The longest lasting pair for me was like 5-6 months (vans ave rapidweld pro lite) and the shortest was 2 weeks (oxelo vulc canvas from decathlon). Now i have started my forth pair for this year and i would probably change it in november/december.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2022, 02:57:57 AM »
I just retired a pair of DC Lynx Zeros with four months on them.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2022, 09:07:26 AM »
I average 2-3 months on my Joslins or Maranas usually. Sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. Depends on how many new boards/new mob I go through to break in if I'm skating often.

If I'm skating anything that's not a soletech cup, it seems to last even less usually, unless I rotate them. I flip my board a lot. Almost every session i have to do at least a couple kick flips, tre flips, bs bigspins, fakie flips, heelflips before I can leave.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2022, 04:22:46 PM »
I skate 5-6 days a week, 2-3 hours per sesh usually. Mainly transition, curbs, some basic flat. I have a history of injuries to my ankles and feet so i would rather have fresher shoes for more support. That being said, my shoes last about a month. That is how long I want them to last. Anything less than a month is a failure to me. Anything longer is a bonus.

That being said, I'll almost never blow through the side of a shoe anymore unless I'm doing a lot of ollies/flip tricks. What makes a shoe dead to me is the sole losing too much grip. Once the sole is gone, i'm over it. I won't usually get a hole through the bottom just because I don't like wearing my shoes all the way down.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2022, 08:56:48 PM »
lakai Cambridge. 1 week gets them from new to used. At that point I have to put grey tape inside under the Ollie holes. with this addition they last another month or two until my big toe starts touching the earth when I push

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2022, 01:08:52 PM »
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2022, 06:10:27 PM »
i like to use all my shit to the point of pretty much dead. i skate 6 days a week easily, minimum 1 hour each skate, i do quite a bit of flipping, but i'm guessing nowhere near the amount that you 1 month/few weeks guys are . i have been skating blazers [chukkas first, but now the very high "mid"] for a few years and there's no way i'm skating more than 2 pairs of shoes in a year. it usually tends to just be the sole losing tread that stops me skating in them, so the shoes still not really even that fucked...

i do sand my grip down, always have. i thought everybody did that...
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2022, 09:32:59 AM »
I skate 1-2 times a week so 6 months potentially if I don't get bored of them

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2022, 06:15:30 AM »
Don't know how to rectify paying for shoes and getting all the use out of them but throwing them away when i need to.

Most of the shoe  is still "good" and The soles still have rubber on them but no grip and no support. I work on concrete all day and my feet hurt when i try to skate them. But they keep my feet warm and dry. I already have an old pair for cutting the lawn.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2022, 06:50:23 AM »
Just about to retire another pair of Tyshawns, by my reckoning i managed to get about 80 days skating out of this pair (maybe 130-140 hours), pretty good.

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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2022, 08:30:45 AM »
Lord God what should i do

We should probably all be switching to rubber grip, honestly. But we are all compelled by tradition and habit to keep skating the grip which destroys our shoes.
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Re: How long do your skate shoes last?
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2022, 11:53:43 AM »
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We should probably all be switching to rubber grip, honestly. But we are all compelled by tradition and habit to keep skating the grip which destroys our shoes.
Did anyone actually try that Jessup Nike grind grip?