Today’s pro skate models are better than ever, thanks to innovative materials and a more productive relationship between skater and shoe designer than ever before. Whether the pro models of today are a product of a skateboarder’s specific requests or just a company slapping an athlete’s name on their latest and greatest, there is a healthy offering of fresh releases this year that you have to consider. These are 10 Pro Skate Shoes to Look Forward to This Year.
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.