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Best Men’s Skateboarding Shoes for Comfort, Control & Style

When it comes to skateboarding shoes, it’s all about control, comfort and durability. Let’s not forget, looking good while doing it isn’t so bad either. That’s why we’ve done the research for you and curated three men’s skateboarding shoe styles that’ll help make sure your performance is as best as it can be.

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1. Nike Men's Sb Portmore Ii Solar Ankle-High

Nike is a dominating force in nearly every sports category, that’s why its technical expertise makes the men’s Sb Portmore Ii Solar Canvas ankle-high sneakers a top contender for your feet. They’re available in several colors with attractive accents.

Pros: The shoes are lightweight and flexible; they’re designed with breathability in mind with a mesh canvas upper and mesh lining. The vulcanized construction adds to a board-feel, and the sticky rubber outsole enhances durability.

Cons: You might need to go up a half-size and break them in.

Nike Men's Sb Portmore Ii Solar Canvas Ankle-High Skateboarding Shoe

2. Adidas Men's Seeley Skate Shoe

The Seeley design reflects the sportswear giant’s heritage style, but engineered for skateboarding. As a bonus, they’re comfortable enough to wear to work or any other outing.

Pros: The upper is made of abrasion-resistant synthetic suede, so there’s no need to worry about wear and tear. The vulcanized rubber outsole helps you stick to your board. Inside, the textile lining enhances comfort. They come in several stylish colors.

Cons: Consider ordering a half size up if you have wide feet.

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3. Etnies Men's Kingpin Skateboarding Shoe

This option is inspired by the popular Fader model, with its fat, plush tongue and all. But there’s a reason why this style from Etnies is called Kingpin — quite simply, it rules.

Pros: This shoe will get you through the streets, ramps and everywhere else. The upper gives your feet room to breathe via perforations. The tongue provides protection around the ankle, and the herringbone-treaded 400 NBS outsole enhances grip. Also, these are plush and comfy.

Cons: The toebox might be narrow for some, so consider sizing up.

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