questionswhat's the most durable brand of skate shoes?

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I'm not a skater, but please allow me to reccomend the Addidas superstar shell toe. These are the best shoes i have ever owned, to the point where I have 5 active pairs right now. The durable toe and soles will make sure you're not replacing them after a week.

http://www.zappos.com/search/adidas+superstar/filter/gender/%22mens%22

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Nah, not heelies. Shoes intended for use with skate boards. Van's, DC, Etnies, eS, Emerica, Duffs, Circa, DVS, Element, Osiris, Vox, Globe, and Axion to name a few brands.

Typically gum-soled low-tops with decent ankle support and a padded tongue.

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@woothulhu: Cool, thanks. I had a pair of Adidas crosstrainers that were about the best shoes I've owned -- sadly discontinued. They even came in wide sizes!

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@eneref: Also, the soles of a skate shoe are typically flat to allow for more contact with the deck, translating to more control.

@gatzby: Is there a reason for the thick tongue? I've always wondered...

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@woothulhu: Yeah, it's about protecting the top of your foot/ankle from flying skateboards. (Or curbs, etc.) Think kickflips gone wrong, or landing on your foot.

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@gatzby: did anyone else notice the css.com ad promoting skate shoes next to this thread? MARKETING WIN.

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@woothulhu: Heh, CCS? I hadn't noticed, but I've used them since high school. Their primary competer, CSE, went out of business, I think. I believe it stands for California Cheap Skates.