Every skate fan knows how important it is to have good skate shoes and some of them have learned it the hard way… like falling while skateboarding on the dean's office roof (see previous post)…
It's important because if you don't have good sports shoes you might fail when trying to do an ollie in front of a couple of hot chicks and that may end up costing you an invitation to their "no pajama party"… not to mention the damage to your street rep and to your ego. Ah yes, and you might brake an ankle or something in the process.
So here are some skate shoes suggestions that I've just found at a shoe's store in their Men's Shoes category to help you prevent those situations (see picture above).
These are new arrivals and they 're really cool for skaters! I especially like the iPath Reed Mid Black Suede shoes but maybe that's just me. These iPath shoes cost $59.95 and of course there are many other prices to chose from. Also check their Sanuk shoes page, they look great!
And the shoes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to skate board gear, if you have the money and want to look the coolest skater in the block here are some other apparel items to consider:
Skate clothes.. t-shirts and sweatshirts. Suggestions: the "Plan B publicity zip-up sweatshirt" for sale in the same store mentioned above, because everybody needs a plan b); and the black "Zero Skull Emblem T-Shirt" because I love t-shirts with skulls (that's so 90's, I know).
More suggestions: the famous Toy Machine Beanie. There are some to choose from their catalog, I would go with a (you guessed it) black one.
Ups, I almost forget about the most important item of the all: the skate itself. And of course, don't forget the safety gear. There two items that I consider extremely important when choosing a good skate board:
it's chick magnet effectiveness and it's safety and versatile aspects.
Now, if you really want to make an impression and have money in your pocket the best thing you can do is go with a full set of items.
Here is one that I saw the Sephyr Sports Store, it's the "Grom C Biz C11 Scriber Complete Skateboard" kit. This comes with the (you guessed it) skateboard, 1 t-shirt, 1 tool set, and 1 promo DVD. The price is $149.95 which is a good price considering it's a full set.
You should now be the coolest skateboarder around, but if you want more, here is another item I saw in a different store but can't remember where right now: matrix sunglasses. This should do it.