Simple Footwear – Killer Kicks: A Brief History of Skate Shoes

Simple Footwear take us on a whistlestop tour through the history of skate footwear

Interesting historical over view of a selection of some of the more influential skate shoes released over the last 5 decades courtesy of Simple Footwear.
Featuring 44 shoes with silhouette outlines and brief bios on each one, this will be a welcome time-waster for all you sneaker freaks out there.

With everything from Natas Kaupas‘ ground-breaking 1987 etnies high-top, (the first ever pro skate shoe), through to classics like the 1982 Vans Slip On and the 1997 Koston 1 covered, this piece, whilst not exhaustive, contains a hell of a lot of info and offers a great overview for fans of every style.

Whilst we’re in shoe territory – take a look at our pick of 17 of the best skate shoes released in 2017 – 2018 too.

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