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Why Vans Are Ranked Among the Top Skating Shoes

Posted on November 30 2015

Skateboarding takes dedication, passion, skill, and quite a few pairs of skating shoes. You know the drill, buy the coolest new pair of skating sneakers and they fall apart by the time you land your next trick.

So how can you tell if you’ve found a quality pair of skate shoes?

It’s simple. Try on some Vans.

While there are plenty of highly regarded sneaker brands out there, Vans are consistently voted in at the top of the pack. Why? Vans last a long time, are great for skating, and offer a wide variety of options for different styles.

To prove to you that you shouldn’t purchase another pair of skating shoes until you’ve tried on a pair of Vans, we’ve compiled a list of 3 ways Vans are designed for skating success.

  1. Material – While canvas may not be the #1 most durable skate shoes material, it is a favorite choice among many skaters. More reliable than suede and cheaper than leather, the double-stitched canvas seen on the majority of Vans will carry you through the trickiest move. This being said, there are some Vans available with stylish leather uppers.
  2. Padding – When it comes to padding, it’s all about personal preference. With regular sneakers padding means how much cushioning is on the insole. For skating shoes, it’s all about practical padding and how it will help you perform. Do you want heel collars or tongue padding? What about high top, mid, or low? It’s important to try on shoes and see what kind of support feels the most comfortable for you.
  3. Grip – Most Vans feature the signature waffle grip outsole to make sure you always have the grip you need to matter how difficult the trick. Ask if you can bring your board with you when you go to try on your next pair of shoes. This will help you determine how much grip feels right for you.

Skate with confidence in your new Vans from SRI Shoes.

Now it’s time to decide which Vans to get, and SRI Shoes has a wide variety of high tops, low tops, slip ons, or regular lace ups for you to choose from.

With Vans for sale at two SRI stores, one in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the other in Baltimore, Maryland, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Contact one of our helpful and friendly customer service associates with any questions or concerns.

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