As anyone who skates every day knows, the cost of footwear is no joke. A few sessions can easily send a pair of shoes to the cemetery, and even an afternoon of cruising stands to put some serious wear on the average vulcanized sole. No matter how sad your tale of woe, the average skateshop employee will almost certainly not be swayed to flow you a free pair of anything on the store’s wall.
But the days of wearing through your socks—or, worse, Shoe Gooing your disintegrating sneakers—are all but done. There are more skate shoe brands than ever, most of which offer a couple of affordable options for the starving skater. Here are 10 solid models for under $60.Click to start the list