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I know some people on here skate, and I'm in the market for some new skate shoes, so I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations. I'd prefer them to be reasonably inexpensive, since they won't be (one of) my main pair(s) of shoes. I also have wide feet, another point to consider, though I think most skate shoes tend to be pretty good on that front.

Also, even beyond recommendations, are there any skate shoes companies that you guys just plain like? Any preferences?

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I'm pretty much on a Vans kick these days and am not really feeling any other skate shoe brands... Half Cabs or Chukkas, that's it... Although recently I've been tempted to skate in some Reebok Workout Lo's or Mids or some Fila Original Fitness again....

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Edited by Selegna on Jul 7, 2005 at 04:09 PM

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the only SB's worth skating in are Dunks or FC's and they don't last any better than half cabs or chukkas! Besides, discrete shoe-goo touch-ups keep 'em going for a while... bapesta's? i hope you -are- lying

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Edited by Selegna on Jul 7, 2005 at 04:09 PM

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Vans TNT are nice for a couple of skates and then seem to blow out - people swear by Andrew Reynold's pro model - never tried them myself ...

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Edited by Selegna on Jul 7, 2005 at 04:10 PM

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THE MOST SLEPT ON SKATEABLE SHOE HAS GOTTA BE THE

trainer_1_premium.jpg

TIM O'CONNER COULDN'T OF PICKED A BETTER ONE TO KNOCK

SERIOUS POINTS OF CONSIDERATION:

MID HEIGHT

WIDE BED

LEGIT STRAP - OTHERS MODELS HAVE 'EM BUT LOOK OUT OF PLACE

GOOD LEATHER

NOT AN SB

PURE STEE

JUST RUN A PAIR AND YOU'LL BE SOLD

SHIT IS WACKâ„¢

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es kostons have always been good for me as well ... and there are new ones comning out so the 6's should be cheap and cheerful

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Van's Mike Caroll in the mid 90's were sick. As well as the Es SLB 23.

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Edited by Selegna on Jul 7, 2005 at 04:10 PM

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I have a thing for being able to feel my board. And a thing for vulcanized natural gum rubber outsoles. Call me crazy.

I skate in cheap Vans Era's, a half-size too big, with an SB insole from a pair of dunks. Crazy board feel and super cushion. Put on a thin layer of shoe-goo with an ice cube to prevent them from blowing out too quick.

Vans Rowley Originals and Slims I dig too. As well as Emerica Reynolds 3's

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THE MOST SLEPT ON SKATEABLE SHOE HAS GOTTA BE THE

trainer_1_premium.jpg

TIM O'CONNER COULDN'T OF PICKED A BETTER ONE TO KNOCK

SERIOUS POINTS OF CONSIDERATION:

MID HEIGHT

WIDE BED

LEGIT STRAP - OTHERS MODELS HAVE 'EM BUT LOOK OUT OF PLACE

GOOD LEATHER

NOT AN SB

PURE STEE

JUST RUN A PAIR AND YOU'LL BE SOLD

--- Original message by JUPAFETT on Jul 1, 2005 07:51 PM

got to agree, although the savier o'conners got the ill padding, these are probably my favorite shoes to skate in ever. Those air trainer max 91 Bo Jackson joints were nice too...

Looky here, it's just the way the cookie tear. Prepare to get hurt and mangled like Kurt Angle, rookie year.

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jup, nike did make a trainer sb. only one colorway i think.

"thrust, kill, destroy, stress"

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I just got the nike team edition sb, they are great cool shoes, but I don't plan to skate in them.

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eS Accels are the best shoes I've ever skated.

Dunks feel great but wear out way too fast.

Shoe Goo is godsent.

My buddy is skating some of the DGK Reebok Workout; I'm tempted to try em out too.

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I used to skate on a pair of DC mantecas, now its just vans old skool cause I can rock them when I am not skating also, nice.

-don't hate, appreciate-

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the SB cartharts are real durable.

Life...I wonder...will it take me under?

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sum of the new stuff from TASkateboarding outta Japan looks nice

2000AD Hectic Homeboys Lace Themselfs on a Daily Basis

Be Advised: Morgan Nixon AKA Moman631 AKA Moman6040 is a fraud.

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accels for sure.

definently one of the best skate shoes in circulation.

simple design stands tall above the rest.

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believe it or not, the vintage rod lavers are good for those who like more feel of their board..

the adidas Comptown STs are pretty dope too, for those with wider feet, though those don't have the best ventilation - think they're coming out with mesh versions in a couple months.

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