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norwalkbeast 06-07-2012 10:08 PM

wakeskate shoes
 
What are some decent shoes to use for wakeskating? Im not looking for the most expensive pair. Is there good alternatives to use besides actual wakeskate shoes? I'm just looking for suggestions and good places to look to get some.

wakemitch 06-07-2012 10:18 PM

Thin skate shoes. Padding soaks up too much water and makes them heavy.

Vans Chukka Lows are great

wvidal 06-22-2012 11:39 PM

I got a pair of these and they work great. A lot of the online shops have them on clearance

http://www.boardstop.com/images/dvs/...lumesh_med.jpg

hunter660 06-23-2012 3:50 AM

What size do you need? I may have some I'll make you a deal on.

Phoenix_Winch 07-09-2012 10:46 AM

the best shoe IMO is the DC AT-2

petrie141 07-10-2012 8:42 AM

I use non-wakeskate shoes and love them! I use a foam top skate, so I don't worry about destroying the tops of them via griptape. Before you ask, I get just as good of grip, if not better than a griptape skate. They remind me of older DVS schoes.

Saucony Jazz Low Pro

http://www.sneakerobsession.com/wp-c...neakers-03.jpg

LKASurfing 07-11-2012 6:38 AM

I run Kustom Amphibian's !!!

travisz 08-20-2012 1:33 PM

DVS and Liduid Force did a Co-Lab and made a mesh top hard sole.. Would you like me to see if I can get them for you?

migs 08-20-2012 3:47 PM

have you guys heard of Mints? Just grabbed a pair a few weeks ago. They seem to be the perfect thing for wakeskating.
getmints.com, or they have them at The Liquid Playground in the SF Bay Area.

RWmedia 01-17-2014 9:03 PM

Shoes hold water?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by petrie141 (Post 1766100)
I use non-wakeskate shoes and love them! I use a foam top skate, so I don't worry about destroying the tops of them via griptape. Before you ask, I get just as good of grip, if not better than a griptape skate. They remind me of older DVS schoes.

Saucony Jazz Low Pro

http://www.sneakerobsession.com/wp-c...neakers-03.jpg

Hey how do the shoes work in the water? Soggy/heavy or fine?
And do they smell when you dry them out?
Thanks!

scuba_steve 01-18-2014 12:29 PM

Like Mitch said, any skate shoes will work just fine. If you are worried on price just head to payless and find some chuck taylors for real cheap or anything we no foam/water absorbing material.

Those mint shoes are horrible for wakeskating.. Griptape would tear those apart your first set on the water. might be ok if you are riding a foam top board but bring some ear plugs as I imagine they would squeak every time you move your feet

Those Sandbar series DVS shoes would feel the same way.. fine for just crusing around but try riding a griptape board with them and you will tear right through the mesh.

DVS Rico Cts work great and you can usually find a deal on them if you look around.
A lot of riders swear by Nikes.. the Janoskis are popular along with the Braatas.
A few different skate companies like Globe and Etnies have shoes that will work as well.

petrie141 01-21-2014 2:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RWmedia (Post 1860531)
Hey how do the shoes work in the water? Soggy/heavy or fine?
And do they smell when you dry them out?
Thanks!

They definitely get soggy and a little heavier, but it was nothing that really ever got in the way of my riding. I only used them for wakeskating, so they never really got a chance to smell, just make sure to let them air dry outside. Like others have said though, just pick some cheap skate shoes that don't have much thick material and you should be good to go.


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