The warm weather is here and longer summer days mean more time to work on your 360 flips. But all those hours spent at the park can start to feel like eternity under the glaring sun if you don’t have the right gear. Just like you change your wardrobe with the seasons, you also have to switch out your skate gear to keep riding your best.
To make the most of your summer sessions, start with a good shoe. Go for a pair that comes in light colors with a lot of breathability and ventilation. With the vast array of skateboard brands that have high quality summer shoes, you will definitely be able to find one that best fits your skating style, but here are some of our favorites:
DC Mike Mo S: DC running shoes inspired pro skater Mike Mo Capaldi to design a skate shoe with unbeatable comfort. These ultra lightweight shoes have a no-sew upper so they won’t tear and an open mesh tongue for extra breathability. These shoes also give all the support and you’ll need this summer.
Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski: Nike uses its lightweight Lunarlon foam cushioning to more evenly distribute the force of impact to keep you comfortable even after sticking some tough landings. The mesh upper and lightweight breathable protection makes this a stylish summer option.
DC Spartan Hi WC SE: Add a little color to your summer with these high-tops. With ventilation holes in the upper for extra breathability, these shoes will keep you looking cool even on the hottest days.
Supra Stacks: These low-tops can transition seamlessly from the park to the street. The padded mesh lining is highly breathable and comfortable for all-day wear. Suprafoam technology uses a shock-absorbent injected midsole that adheres to the rubber outsole and upper material without the need for adhesives that can prohibit flex and add weight.
Vans Lindero Skate Shoes: Sport a classic like Vans in your favorite colors to draw the attention to your footwork. The molded footbed absorbs impact and supports your foot for high-impact tricks.