Whether it’s for hitting the half-pipe or for every-day street stylin’ we’re pretty fond of skate shoes. Skate silhouettes have become a sneaker-staple both for making your feet look sweet and for making your ride super comfortable. We took to the park to test out the skate shoes you need to know about now.

Nike SB Janoski skate shoe in monochrome

We can’t promise that they’ll make you skate like Stefan but the slick lines of the Nike SB Janoski will have you looking the part, while the Zoom Air sole unit will make those kick-flips feel that little bit easier.

Lakai Manchester skate shoe in burgundy suede

Lakai was founded by pro skate-boarders, so you know these are going to skate well. It’s a total bonus that the burgundy Manchester suede looks sweet too

Vans Lampin 90s style in navy suede with black accents

There’s been a lot of 90s reminiscing recently – and the Vans Lampin takes us right back to 1993. Pulled from the Vans archives these are a retro classic.

Converse ka3 heavy canvas in navy heritage style.

Nod to the early days of skating with the heritage feel Converse ka3. Not to worry though, these sneaks have been updated with all the modern day Nike tech you need for comfort and steez.

Diamond Supply Lafayette skate shoe in red with blue accentsDiamond Supply Lafayette skate shoe in red with blue accents

Want to add a premium touch to your skate-style? The Diamond Supply Lafayette is the shoe for you. Not only do these look slick, the durable vulcanised sole unit will give you all the time in the world to perfect those tricks.

Vans Old Skool in Monochrome colour-way with classic side stripeVans Old Skool in Monochrome colour-way with classic side stripe

And finally, if there’s a shoe that perfectly embodies Vans’ skate style it’s the Old Skool, and you can’t get any more classic than this monochrome colour-way. Decked out with the now iconic side-stripe, and finished with a fabric and suede upper – consider this uniform.

No excuses now for not nailing those tricks!