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    what skate shoes do you rock

    Well my old Globe shoes have just about had it. I have a set of 5.10s when I get serious, but I like to wear skate shoes when I ride to class (I don't particularly like the looks of 5.10s and skate shoes are more comfy). Anyways, I don't think that my globes grip much better than my sneakers. So what do you guys like to ride with and gives good grip?

    Just throw out some suggestions, thanks
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    Vans with the all-waffle sole like the Rowleys. Grips almost as good as the 5.10s, but unfortunately will wear out faster. The teeth on your pedals will eat those waffles for breakfast.
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    Heeleys

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    Skate shoes?






    Forget that, bmx shoes aaaall daaayyyy.

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    Well after going through a pair of skate shoes every season (Globe, Vans, DC, Etnies, etc) I am moving on to something better and more reliable. I've got a pair of Patagonia Finn shoes arriving any day now. Stiff sole, super grip, flat for plat forms, breathable, and way more sturdy than skate shoes. They seem expensive at $100 but when you consider $90 for Globes, $70 for Vans, $80 for DC...the list goes on. Plus eco-friendly if you are into that. I will post a review as soon as I can get a few rides in on them.
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    Adio Kenny Anderson v1's or Bam v2's. Both grip like crazy.

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    LOTEKS > any skate shoe.

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    Whatever's on sale at Big 5 for $20. Grab 2 or three pairs at a time.

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    Fox shoes.

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    loteks and orchids all day for riding, new lotek drops on 4/20.....wata coincidence

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    Vans low-tops for BMX back in '82. . . hi-tops for skateboarding (Santa Cruz skateboards too) into '90's. . . started MTBing in '92 in Vans (lame-ass toe-straps). . .

    Somehow, along the way, I've figured out why "true" cycling shoes are stiffer than a Viagra-overdose. . . pliable soles mean leg-cramps on longer rides. Skate-shoes are cool for fooling around on short rides and urban-sessions ending at the local pub. Longer trail-rides or all-day sessions merit a sturdier shoe - right now 661's - medium stiffness keeps the cramps away but still provide a lively enough feel for an "old man" who's known nothing but skate-shoes for the past 20 years. Besides, what the heck are you gonna do with an "ollie-pad" while riding a bike anyway?

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    vans waffle grip.....thats all

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    Vans Rowley XL3 - paid 40 bucks for em.

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    The new 5.10s V2 have an improved look and design. Haven't seen one up close & personal though, but all I've heard and read about 5.10s are that they are THE flat pedal shoe in terms of stickiness & stability.




    The Sam Hill version looks awesome, I might have to fork out some dough for this one...




    And if you really want to be pimpin' there's the Nathan Rennie version, which borrows design features from basketball sneaks.




    But I always liked Vans Rowleys for urban, short rides, & DJing. Slim profile, doesn't have that fat skater shoe tongue, sticks to pedals like a mofo, and I can wear them comfortably chillin' in a bar or restaurant afterwards. Oh, and they're 100% vegan for all you green folks .

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    Etnies calicuts and DC tags
    i ride my bi*ch hard

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    Lotek Delta
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    Etnies faction. Bit flexy, but ridiculously grippy, light and comfortable.

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    DC Radar, the soles have super grippy rubber.
    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/31457142/c/55585.html

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    Etnies Artos, best shoe I've used for far and I've been through Fallen, DVS, DC and Vans before, these suckers seem to last a hell of a lot!

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    ya those 5.10 are just about as ugly as ugly can get

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    Quote Originally Posted by snaky69
    Etnies Artos, best shoe I've used for far and I've been through Fallen, DVS, DC and Vans before, these suckers seem to last a hell of a lot!
    Thats what I rock too. My first pair of skate shoes but I like em, super comfy and pretty durable. I dig in em too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack-a-nator
    ya those 5.10 are just about as ugly as ugly can get
    Agreeeed.

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    i rock some 5-6 year old etnies. look just like the calicut.
    super grippy..and well, they've lasted quite a while -still fit great and just starting to show wear.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    this is an uber gay thread, but i'll toss my 2 pennies in.

    VOX. best bike shoe i've worn.

    5.10 too sticky (i was a climber for over 15 years, swore by their shoes and still have like 15 pairs).

    vans.. 'meh'. over priced. not made in Van Nuys anymore. s/b "Koreans". still the best LOOKING show out there.

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    I'll second the Adio Kenny Andersons, I'm riding with cheap Supras I got at Ross, really good sole, mid height... great find. Globe Chet 5's are super nice for riding a bike too. I tend to like non Gum rubber soles for biking as the gum wears out too fast

    Had the etnies Arto's, they wore out really quick

    Anymore opinions of orchid and Lo-tek? BMX specific shoe seem like a good idea...

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    5.10's are leet for grip.. but I will always ride vans for street. The waffle sole grips ODY PC's SO WELL! And bash away on the PC's - but I am in LOVE with the fact I can try new stuff, mess up as much as I want, and never have to worry about getting my calf muscle stitched back together...

    I currently ride "rad" van slipons.

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    Vans with waffle sole. Perfect grip.

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    Vans are great and you can find them cheap, but easily. Adio are awesome, so are DC's.

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    5.10s do NOT grip on skatelite or smoother wood surfaces. Have fun looking like a dope trying to run up skatepark ramps like you're on a treadmill.

    I switched over to Orchid's for this winter, and I love em. triple stiched, lace strap, comfy, stiffish sole. not extremely out of this world pricewise ($75). If you look around and dont care too much you can find them on sale in wierd colors.

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    New Balance 674s. Good grip. Flexy sole. Comfortable. Durable. Almost seem like self cleaning; no stains from anything. Looks good. Cheap. 25$ at NB outlet in ME last summer.

    I have the plaid ones with a green outsole and green outlining. Upon request I will picturize them.

    http://www.aperfectdealer.com/cgi-lo...dl8615ff266126

    Not very popular, and I think discontinued.

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    Nike Air Mogan's

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    Quote Originally Posted by stubecontinued
    Anymore opinions of orchid and Lo-tek? BMX specific shoe seem like a good idea...

    loteks=best shoes ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceebee
    Nike Air Mogan's
    Worst company in BMX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggiebiker
    Worst company in BMX.
    one of the worst companies period.

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    awesome, well thanks for all the help guys! I just ordered a set of Loteks. For $45!!!!!!!

    http://shop.lotekbrand.com/index.asp...ROD&ProdID=793

    pretty stoked. And I have the new set of 5.10s. Once again, very grippy and I love them, but just look pretty ugly. Thanks again for all the help guys.

    and a more recent pic of the ride for fun
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    orchid Van V2's. last longer then any shoe i've had and are still looking good and going strong. many skate shoe companies make great shoes, but if you ride bikes support BMX shoe companies..

    edit: good choice, i liked mine^

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    Lakai Kostons. Great for biking... if you cut groves into the sole by yourself. Use them for skating/longboarding too. Great soles, wear a little fast for street skating.

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    Only 1 shoe needed! Vans MAIDEN high top tributes!
    AWSOME...
    http://www.skatewarehouse.com/descpa...NS-VAS8MB.html
    Last edited by ianjenn; 04-05-2008 at 12:12 PM.

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    Lakais with homecut soles. Great shoes! Stiff heel as hell so it supports your ankels with manuals and stuff. Most skate shoes don't have it, but I need it ( I go to this foot-doctor dude), and I think it helps (not balance wise, just health and pain wise).

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