View Full Version : Epic Skate Shoes From Past And Present

12-15-2011, 01:40 PM
Since most my skate buddies have moved on or don't skate anymore, there isn't a lot of people to discuss how awesome some of the shoes made for skating are. I'd like to start with how awesome a certain pair of Axion's were. it was the original pair of Guy Marianos. those had a great aesthetic to them. i would even go as far as to say that his last pro model for them was equally as awesome. anyone else have a favorite pair that they have bought over and over or still have?

12-15-2011, 02:01 PM
I've got 5 pairs of Vision Street Wear right now. I loved their products in the 80's and I love them now. Very comfortable and they last through alot of abuse.

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12-15-2011, 03:40 PM

I loved these back in the day for the stash pocket...

12-15-2011, 03:47 PM

aw yes. the original sheep line was sick. rick mccrank took one of their models and made an es model out of it.

12-15-2011, 08:37 PM

I loved these back in the day for the stash pocket...

oh shit, haha, saw the title of the thread and this was the first pair of shoes that came to mind. had 'em in the blue/grey/yellow...and didn't just stash weed in 'em.

12-15-2011, 08:56 PM
Ha, the old Muska's.

I was always partial to these


12-15-2011, 09:01 PM
I loved these back in the day for the stash pocket...

Then you would love Kangaroos.

12-15-2011, 09:06 PM

I am a Nike SB whore

12-15-2011, 09:26 PM
Can we make a hypebeast thread?, haha.

Mr. Porter
12-15-2011, 09:43 PM
SB Janoski, the only SB's I bought.


12-15-2011, 11:13 PM
I thought this was about those shoes with wheels.

12-16-2011, 01:06 AM
the original kostons were pretty amazing as well. had those and the marc johnsons for like 4 years straight, i still have a pair of emerica johnsons but the ones the brought back and called the OGs. now im pretty much just a nike whore.

12-16-2011, 02:15 AM
Okay, maybe I'm going to show my age or how long I've been skating but...

I loved the Converse Cons mid tops that Natas Kaupas and Rodney Mullen wore. Every time I got a new pair I swore I could ollie an extra 3 inches. While everyone else wore Vans that stained the toes of your socks or Chucks that bruised your heals, B-ball shoes were where it was at. I heard the Jordan 1's were great, but my mom wouldn't pay $100 to ruin a pair of shoes.

AIrwalk NTS's were awesome even though the ad had two different colored shoes, in order to get that, you had to get two pairs. I also got a pair of the Bowling shoes they have but I never skated in them.

As far as modern skate shoes go, I've always been a DC guy up until they sold out to Quiksilver. I got the 1st Colin McKays, Rudy Johnsons, Dyrdek 1&2, Syntec, Way 4's, Cosmos, and Embarko's and I know I'm missing a few others. Most people don't realize that DC shaped modern footwear.

I now am a slave to Sole Technologies. I've only wear Es or Etnies. I guess it started with the Mike V's. Then the Ronnie Craggers and now the Ryan Shecklers which I have two pairs that I currently rock. I also have 4 pairs of Lo Cut Golf shoes that I bought at the Camarillo Outlets. One pair that I wear on the course, one that I wear to work(after I took the spikes out) and two on ice.

12-16-2011, 11:31 AM
Early 90s - vision, airwalk, Nike force

Mid 90s- vans, addidas

Late 90s-Etnies (sal barbier 23, mc rap, skol)
Es(kostons,accel) Axion (Kareem Campbell)

2000s-vans, Es(Rynolds 1,2), I path

Anything with gum soles and natural colors always did it. I loved the accel because of the thick tounge.

12-18-2011, 01:48 PM
the original kostons were pretty amazing as well.

God, yes, those were great shoes.

EDIT: Good call on the Kareem Campbells, goat, I had those in white with blue trim. Shit was clean.

12-18-2011, 06:06 PM
I always preferred the Koston 2's compared to the original ones. Also the Rowley 3's for Vans were pretty awesome.