Sole Power: 12 colossal kicks

Comments by Oscar Ladd/

Contrary to popular belief, maintaining style and comfort while we shred the concrete during the off-season does require some deliberation. With thousands of shoes on the market allowing us to skate, skip or simply stand, we’ve narrowed it down to our favorite twelve based on not only looks, but performance. From three strips to the Swoosh, cowhide to canvas – check out these captivating kicks.

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Adidas Seeley Pro Shoe

Nothing can go wrong with a pair of originals like Adidas, especially when they are built to last with durable suede and consist of a formed sock liner for uncompromising comfort to keep those feet stoked throughout the day.

Price: $70


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Nike SB Team Edition Shoe

Durability and comfort is a challenging concept but Nike knows best as they utilized a finely grained suede to withstand all sorts of abuse as well as providing easy clean up. And say farewell to foot cramps with an imported drop-in midsole along with a sockliner to provide maximum relaxation.

Price: $68


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Vans Suede Stage 4 Low Shoe

Stay suave in these suede Vans while kicking ass and taking names in the office. While you’re at it you may as well bust out ollies on your way home instead of moping in rush hour with the help of heel stabilizers and a Duracap built to withstand hours of skating.

Price: $70


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Vans Women’s Stripe Binding Authentic Lo Pro Shoe

Show off your festive side at the beach, concert or in the classroom, while letting your toes breath freely without the constraints of socks in this canvas shoe.

Price: $50


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Converse KA-II Shoe

Converse took basketball by storm, now they are taking skateboarding by the horns, with integrated memory foam in the collar and tongue for comfort, while maintaining their throwback style on the streets.

Price: $75


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DC Wes Kremer S Shoe

Yes On Wes! Looks like the government finally passed the bill to legalize the Wes Kremer pro model, so make sure you get a dose of these dank kicks. With enhanced suede toes and impact S sockliner, don’t be hesitant to unleash your bag of tricks, gnarly or mellow.

Price: $70


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DC Women’s Studio LTZ Shoe

Keep it casual for a night out with friends or a sunset walk on the pier. Either way, life is better the simple way in a slender silhouette design with padded insoles.

Price: $40


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Etnies Jameson 2 Eco Shoe

Some of us aren’t willing to make sacrifices like giving up bacon, but you can still be vegan with these shoes as they will help partake in a movement of reforestation with each Eco shoe purchased. This vegan kick is constructed of recycled rubber in the outsole and recycled plastic within the PET laces while STI lite foam soles keep you walking and minimizing your carbon footprint.

Price: $44.99


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Etnies Women’s Caprice Eco Shoe

Sababa is a word that not only represents good vibes but encourages a life of sustainability and helping nature stay beautiful. So stay lovely in these form fitted shoes with recycled Dri-Lex liners and EVA cushioning footbeds for a stroll through the woods.

Price: $44.99


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Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Shoe

With pure domination in almost every sport including skateboarding, Nike does it again. Replicating Janoski’s casual but innovative style, this shoe has it all with first-class luxury of Nike Zoom cushioning, along with a modest design to keep a low profile among the noisy styles consuming this world.

Price: $80


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Supra Stacks Shoe

Sticking to its contemporary roots, this lightweight kick will keep you pushing all day with Supra styling, not to mention superb board feel and protection.

Price: $65


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Supra Women’s Wrap Shoe

Sweeten your day with these creative kicks featuring the customary CVO low top with a printed floral design blooming from the fungus of your feet. Okay, maybe that wasn’t too sweet.

Price:$55