Best Skate Shoes

I have to strongly disagree.

Yes, they’re cheap and hold up well, but I learned my lesson well this summer when a pair of WalMart skate shoes gave me plantars fasciitis.

That was July, my feet are just now starting to recover. Seriously, i didn’t even put them in the charity bag because I didnt want to be responsible for them screwing up someone else’s feet as well

Hey Chris,

I’m not sure how plantars fasciitis happens. I don’t really know what it is, but did they tell you it was caused by the shoes? How does it work?

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
Plantar fasciitis

Last reviewed: March 1, 2012.
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.
You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you have:
Foot arch problems (both flat feet and high arches)
Long-distance running, especially running downhill or on uneven surfaces
Sudden weight gain or obesity
Tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel)
Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles
Plantar fasciitis is seen in both men and women. However, it most often affects active men ages 40 - 70. It is one of the most common orthopedic complaints relating to the foot.
Plantar fasciitis is commonly thought of as being caused by a heel spur, but research has found that this is not the case. On x-ray, heel spurs are seen in people with and without plantar fasciitis.

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Plantar Fasciitis - Symptoms, Treatments, Causes of Plantar Fasciitis - from WebMD

Thats the overview. Although I have had slight issues with tendinitis in my right foot since I was young, i never really had a major issue with actual foot pain.

I bought these shoes from WalMart, and after the first day my feet were a little sore. I figured it was just from the breaking in process. By the end of the second day i was hurting. Third day I decided not to wear those shoes anymore.

By that time, if I spent any time off my feet and tried to stand up, i would get a burning pain in BOTH feet where the tendon connects to the heel. Getting out of bed in the morning I would dang near fall down from the pain. It was like this for months.

Six months later and a WHOLE BUNCH of stretching and expensive insoles its starting to go away. I know now that I should never buy cheap shoes.

Foot pain is no small matter. I carry too much body weight :frowning: and poor fitting shoes can cause me some pain too. I never scrimp on shoe or boot quality and my feet thank me.

Lesson learned. It was completely debilitating.

Since I’m new to the window world is wearing skate shoes something window washers do or is there a reason?

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Some prefer to wear skate shoes for walking on an asphalt roof. They have a flat bottom, and can grip to the surface better then other shoes. After all, that’s kinda what they’re designed to do.

Great idea… I love this place.

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Alex Curry

Two words: Waffle Grip

I sk8ed a bunch in high school and college, always loved shoes, however since i been doing windows i switched to tennis shoes to be lighter on my feet, however i went back to a sk8 shoe and i remembered how much i love them, i have my eye on some supra’s or dc’s i just dont want to trash them so quick. Ipath cats are my favs

I used to rock airwalks with some shoe goo to seal up the holes from the grip tape. Pretty much only wear work boots now. Can’t find decent sneakers in 12wide so I end uo with Nike’s now

Shoes For Crews, the original slip resistant shoe!

I was checking out the web site. I like these. I’m more of a boot and casual shoe guy. I feel like if I wear skate shoes, I am too old for the look. The soles look perfect for what we do and many water resistant models offered. I always seem to end the day with wet feet.


I have been wearing them for a while. They are great for grip. The down side is the soles are designed so well, they collect and track sand, mud and muck in REALLY well.

I have’nt been on a board in years! But I still wear the shoes!!

Plus I’m surprised Cole never put his two cents in on this one :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s all about the 3 stripes for me. Adidas for life. For cleaning glass I wear Adidas Superstars. Great grip, classic look.