The 10 Best Skate Shoes of 2013

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bestskate2013 The 10 Best Skate Shoes of 2013

This year saw technical advancements play a major role in the pro models segment of the skate footwear market, but many of the shoes listed here come from a minimalist direction. That “everything on the inside and not so much on the outside” formula has been working lately in skateboarding and you can imagine that trend will carry on into 2014. For now let’s take a look at the companies who got it right this year with The 10 Best Skate Shoes of 2013.

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Reggie Altema is a Haitian writer from New Jersey who grew up obsessed with music and skateboarding but despised east coast winters, so the former Fat Beats New York employee escaped to Los Angeles where he could skate all year round. When he’s not out walking his pitbulls, he listens to Bebop and contributes to ESPN Skateboarding and Sneaker Report.

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  • vlagtr

    Osiris… really? Why no NB#?

  • Vojtsin

    Any list with a Nike SB is completely nonsens. Real skateboards don´t wear fucking SBs

    • diegosmarines

      LOL.. r u serious? You’re an ass! Why skaters can’t fckng use Nike SB? U hate janoski?

      • drg

        Nike is not an skate brand

        • Funkyfoot

          the blazers were on the first cover of thrasher

        • atomik

          Nike SB is a skate brand. Regular Nike’s aren’t. But the SB stands for Skate Boarding.

    • Aj

      A lot of skaters use Nike SB, they make some of the best skate shoes

  • J-nads

    osiris makes some of the worst skate shoes. if you inserted in a great skate shoe that has been around forever go check out vans this site is garbage………nigga

  • Rick Stevenson

    I would tend to lean towards Osiris and Etnies myself. But in reality it’s whatever gives you the best flexibility and durability to perform at your peak. http://bestskateshoesguide.com/

  • rodney m

    Vans sk8 hi should be the winner…but my personal favor is es aura 1995. my first skate shoe… leather is thick..cushion ..padding insole are superb..sole gum are grip n sticky when wear its new breakin. cant find it anymore…in ebay…now i will go for etnies sal 23.

  • joaquincito

    People, what about SUPRA??? It works so so good ahh

  • DC SKATE FOR LIFE

    ok so im a average skater, and I bought the globe Sabbaths. well let me just say this now. They. Suck. their Ollie patch just makes your ollies very low despite high jumps as they don’t drag well. Also, the grip on the bottom went out in 2 DAYS! and I only skated like a hour a day for those 2 days and my griptape isn’t very coarse.