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October 2022


Way back in the early 90's, Converse shoes we’re fashion and if you didn’t have them you sucked. When it comes to skateboarding, you need a shoe that is durable and flexible. Let’s take a look at what Converse Skate Shoes have to offer and if they are really meant for skateboarding.

Converse has a wide range of shoes on the market, and they have an entire line dedicated to skateboarding, the Converse CONS. These shoes are specifically designed for skateboarding, with many features that make them a perfect choice.

While there are many shoe manufacturers who make shoes that would work well for skateboarding, Converse are one of the classic brands and have been found on the feet of skateboarders for years!

What Makes Converse Skate Shoes Good for Skateboarding?


Your favorite Converse icons remastered for skateboarding, lots of options to keep you rolling in the streets. Converse CONS, but for skateboarding. 

The Converse CONS line offers classic Converse style rebuilt with skating in mind. It is also considered as one of the most durable skate shoes like the adidas busenitz vintage or the adio skate shoes.

Across the different models and colorways you’ll find a rubber backing and rubber soles made of Converse’s proprietary CONS Traction Rubber. This material offers increased durability, grip, and flexibility, allowing skateboarders to feel the board beneath their feet.

CONS models have more cushioning inside the shoe for better shock absorption and distribution. While the old-fashioned Chuck Taylor All-Stars were slim, these newer models protect the foot better and way more comfortable whilst retaining the Converse style.

Many shoes in the CONS line offer other options ideal for skating, such as an elasticated tongue, toe-cap, and coming in mid- or high-top variants for better ankle protection.

Their latest release is the one pictured above, the Converse Cons Louie Lopez Pro Mid skate shoes

Converse Cons Louie Lopez Pro Mid

The Converse Cons Louie Lopez Pro Mid black and gum suede skate shoes have a mid-top silhouette and comes with a vulcanized construction. It offers plenty of boardfeel and features sockliner cushions, a gum sole, and CONS traction rubber outsole that provides ample grip.

Converse CONS Louie Lopez Pro Mid Black & Gum Suede Skate Shoes Product Details:

  • Louie Lopez Mid Black & Gum Suede Skate Shoes from Converse.
  • Signature Louie Lopez pro model shoes.
  • Premium suede upper and butted seams for durability.
  • Lightly padded leather-lined collar with soft textile-lined interior.
  • Lace up closure with recessed eyelets & poly-cotton blend laces.
  • CX foam sockliner for cushioning & impact support.
  • Vulcanized construction for optimal board feel.
  • CONS traction rubber outsole for grip.
  • Converse logo & Louie Lopez pro detailing throughout.
  • Imported.

 Where to buy Converse Cons Louie Lopez Pro Mid

You can get these bad boys on converse.com for $75.

The Nike Air MAG is the shoe most of you guys will think of if I say "Back to the Future shoes," but don't forget about the Nike Bruin that Michael J. Fox wore as Marty McFly in the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy.

Originally introduced back in 1972 and seen on the feet of McFly in the original Back to the Future, NikeLab re-released the Bruin 'Marty McFly’ way back in October 21, 2015 (the date Marty McFly and Doc traveled to in Back To The Future II — marks “Back To The Future Day”). Are we to expect another release this year? We'll just have to wait and see in the coming days. But if you really want to get your hands on these highly coveted skate shoes, you need to shell out thousands of dollars on eBay.

NikeLab Marty Mcfly Bruin


There's a cheaper option though... and that is to buy its modern reiteration, which almost looks exactly like it - the Nike SB Bruin React Summit White!

Nike SB Bruin React Summit White


It features a full-grain summit white leather upper with a redesigned cupsole construction with a React insole.  The look is accented with off-set University Red Swooshes and reworked heel tabs.

Nike SB Bruin React Summit White Product Details

  • Style CJ1661-102
  • Colorway SUMMIT WHITE/WHITE/UNIVERSITY RED
  • Retail Price $100

Where To Buy the Nike SB Bruin React Summit White


You find can these Nike SB Bruin React Summit Whites on We LegendaryYou'll also get a Black Stubath which you can use to maybe purchase a limited item or claim free promotional stuff from the store. It is also available at SkateShoesPH via Shopee for only 4499 (SRP 5095). 

BLACK STUBATH



Vaporwave Skateboarding is chill wave for the mind, disco funk for the soul, and 8bit psychedelia explorations for the digits. Journey to infinity and try to skate as long as possible through and increasingly difficult worlds.

Vaporwave skateboarding is an art movement which emerged among the internet this fluidity there are common themes of counterculture, uncanny presentation of the past and future, and a particular nostalgia towards somewhere in time around the last fifth of the 20th century.

Sonically, vaporwave is commonly constructed around manipulation of samples, sometimes minimalist and other times entwined in original instrumentation, in a plunderphonic manner. Typical sample sources can include television broadcasts (specifically "weather channel music" or commercials from around the world), formally-released music from the '80s and '90s (pop, lounge, jazz and "elevator music" being typically associated with the genre), and even video game soundtracks. Visual styles usually follow suit of the samples themselves, combining a retro-revitalization idea with current-day netart. This combination of modern, retro-inspired and "true retro" concepts allows for a wide variety of interpretations musically and thematically. Uniquely, the genre is more of a philosophic approach to music than a rigid set of principles.

Vaporwave Skateboarding Video


Vans Half Cab 33 DX 30th Anniversary Multicolor

Paying tribute to the brand's first ever factory in Anaheim, California, the Anaheim Factory Half Cab 33 DX borrows details from the original Half Cab while offering modernized comfort with upgraded Ortholite® sockliners. Along with the OG details like the original style number, higher glossed foxing tape, original drill lining weight, and cotton laces, this iconic mid top #skateshoe honors the 30th anniversary of Steve Caballero’s signature Half Cab with vintage-inspired suede uppers to complete the look. 

Vans Half Cab 33 DX 30th Anniversary Multicolor Features

• Original style number 

• Vintage-inspired suede uppers 

• Ortholite® sockliners 

• Higher glossed foxing tape 

• Cotton laces 

• Signature rubber waffle outsoles

Where to buy Vans Half Cab 33 DX 30th Anniversary Multicolor

As of this writing, these are available on Vans.com

Vans x Thrasher Old Skool

Thrasher is known as the best-selling skateboard magazine of all time. With a team dedicated to defining the skateboarding evolution and the adventurous spirit of their readership, the brand has continued to grow beyond the page. Today, it’s bigger and better than ever.

They have collaborated with Vans for a new exclusive collection that celebrates both brands’ storied histories, the Vans x Thrasher Old Skool showcases Thrasher’s iconic flame logo on our original sidestripe silhouette. Made with a mix of suede and 10 oz canvas uppers, this skateshoe celebrates two of the most iconic names in skateboarding industry with a classic “Off The Wall” style.

Vans x Thrasher Old Skool Features

• Vans x Thrasher collection

• Vans’ original low top, sidestripe shoe

• Durable suede and 10 oz canvas uppers

• Allover Thrasher flame logo

• Lace-up closure

• Re-enforced toe caps

• Supportive padded collars

• Signature rubber waffle outsoles

Where to buy Vans x Thrasher Old Skool

As of this writing, these are available on Vans.com 

Nike SB Dunk High Turdunken

Nike SB Dunk High Turdunken is a collab effort between Concepts and Nike SB way back in 2020. These skate shoes take inspiration from mallards and Thanksgiving traditions. It holds iridescent material on the tongue and Swoosh to represent the bird’s colorful head and feathers. The shoes' side panels feature textured leather, that mimicks bird feathers, while plush materials on the heel and toe imitate down jackets worn by the bird hunters. A Hyper Orange outsole adds to the hunting-season aesthetic.

Nike SB Dunk High Turdunken Product Details

  • Style: DC6887-200
  • Colorway: BROWN/BLUE-ORANGE
  • Retail Price: $120
  • Release Date: 11/23/2020

Where To Cop the Nike SB Dunk High Turdunken

As of the writing of this article, you can find these on eBay.




Nike SB Dunk Low Summit White Wolf Grey

Released in 2018, the Nike SB Dunk Low Summit White Wolf Grey features a suede and leather construction in Summit White and Wolf Grey and premium Wolf grey leather bases with Wolf grey suede overlays on the upper. It also comes with a grey tongue and lacing system. Even its soles feature an impressive colorway of Summit White midsoles and grey rubber outsoles. Grab one of the neutral hues sneakers and achieve its minimalist look. 

Nike SB Dunk Low Summit White Wolf Grey Product Details

  • Style: AR0778-110
  • Colorway: SUMMIT WHITE/WHITE-WOLF GREY
  • Retail Price: $90
  • Release Date: 06/25/2018

Where To Cop the Nike SB Dunk Low Summit White Wolf Grey

As of the writing of this article, you can find these on eBay.


Nike Dunk Low SB True Red

The Nike Dunk Low SB True Red came out way back in July 2003 and are also known as the Vampire, or UnVamps, or the Reverse Vamps, due to its same color scheme (in reverse though) used on the Vamp Dunk Low SBs. The name True Red comes from the official colorway of the skate shoe. It features a True Red premium leather and suede construction with black on the Nike swoosh, tongue patch, heel tab and outsole. It also comes with a foam-padded leather tongue and a Zoom Air-cushioned insole.

It's a grail for me and I was glad to track down a used pair for a decent price. Before the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October, these were it!  

Nike Dunk Low SB True Red Product Details

  • Style: 304292-601
  • Colorway: TRUE RED/BLACK
  • Retail Price: $65
  • Release Date: 07/01/2003

Where To Cop the Nike Dunk Low SB True Red

As of the writing of this article, you can find these on eBay and on Shopee.








Lakai x Black Sabbath Collaboration Skateboard Deck

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary rock band Black Sabbath from England, a collaboration deck with Lakai has been released. The background of the collaboration is also related to the fact that RILEY HAWK, a rider belonging to LAKAI, is a band that was greatly influenced by his musical activities. The Lakai Black Sabbath collab deck features a print image of the man Ozzy Osborne himself on stage taking in the love from all his fans. This has been printed on a Purple wood stain background with Lakai x Black Sabbath branding on the tail. Buy Now.

Lakai x Black Sabbath Collaboration Skateboard Deck Features & Specifications

  • Width: 8.25 inches
  • Length: 31.5 inches
  • Wheel base: 14.25 inches
  • Concave: Medium
  • 7 ply 100% Canadian maple
  • LAKAI x Black Sabbath Official Limited Collaboration Deck

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