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I received an email recently asking for strongest skate shoes.

"I have a pair of leather skate shoes, they are almost destroyed after 3 weeks...any suggestions for some new shoes that will last longer, please? Thanks for helping me out...also, it should be a reasonable price, I can't afford to spend much money on skate shoes"

Here's my reply:

Leather, Suede, Nubuck are pretty common materials for skate shoes and are the best skate-resistant. Canvas is definitely the worst believe me - they will rip very, very quickly.

I recommend Vans. But if you are lucky to find some Nike SBs or Supras on sale buy those instead. Globe is also good choice.

Also, make sure that if you get Vans you get the proper skate models, I got some Vans that weren't actually made to withstand skating, ones like Half-Cab, TNT etc. are the Vans you want to get. That being said Vans aren't amazing for durability, they're good but not great. Although I like to skate Lakai shoes the most, I've found Globe to be the most durable over the years of skating different shoe brands. They're a bit chunky for my liking, though. Also, Nike SB does last a long time too but are the most expensive of all brands.

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