Is leather good for skate shoes?
Yes. Strong skate shoes are usually made out of leather, suede, or similar durable material. Authentic skate shoes need to be triple stitched together to make the most difficult tricks look effortless. Plus, sturdy canvas, suede, or leather uppers are a total must-have while you ride.
Are you tired of replacing your skate gear every couple months and checking prices on repeat? We get it. Long-lasting leather construction provides reliable durability that saves all of our skateboarders major time and money. Our skate shoes are engineered to withstand the abuse of the Vans Pro Skate Team so you can kickflip into the weekend with ease.
Leather picks like The Simpsons X Vans Bart Chukka Pro Shoes are specifically engineered to deliver the best in boardfeel, flex, and traction. Upgraded for enhanced performance, you can protect your feet and catch some major air thanks to sturdy suede uppers and Van’s original waffle outsoles.
Looking to level up your durability factor? The Van’s Old Skool Pro Shoe is a low-top, lace-up shoe that’s lined with 56% leather. Plus, padded collars level up support and flexibility and reinforced toe caps are engineered to withstand repeated wear.
Here at Vans, we’re all about all-around support, flexibility and comfort so that you can skate in style. If you’re looking to get those creative juices flowing, use your customisation tool to make your skate shoes totally one of a kind.
From laces to leather accents, you can customise literally everything to find your perfect fit. What are you waiting for? Get started today.
Are gum soles better for skating?
Yes. Gum soles are the best type of rubber soles for skating. Not only do they resist sliding and general wear and tear, but they also offer extreme grip. While cupsoles are an option, vulcanized soles like Van's signature rubber outsole offer better flex and traction for technical tricks.