One of the most popular of the extreme sports has to be skateboarding. Out of all the more extreme sports it has to be the one that has lasted the longest over the years that have passed so far. One of the coolest things about skateboarding is that is requires so little to get started. With other sports, you have to gear up with all kinds of equipment but with skating all you need is a skateboard. Of course, you should also have safety gear like a helmet and pads.
This sport can be extremely dangerous so good safety equipment is a must as well. One last important thing to have when you decide to get into this sport has to be the shoes. You will definitely want to pick some with good foot protection and ankle support.
You will also want to make sure they fit properly as well because a shoe that does not fit right can cause its own set of problems. Shoes that do not fit properly can cause issues like blisters and foot sores that will make skating very uncomfortable and painful. When you are trying on a new pair of skate shoes they should be comfortable because you will want to be wearing them for long periods of time. They should also be able to take a lot of abuse during a skater's use. One more thing is that they need to have good treads that grip well to the board. Another part of the skate shoe that you should look at is the show laces.
It's important to have heavy duty type show laces due to the amount of abuse they can take during the various skating tricks. Regular shoe laces do not stand a chance to the amount of use that they get and it would be a horrible thing to be in the middle of a good skate session and you have to quit for the day because of a pair of broken shoe laces. The tread is something that is needed to keep the feet on the board. You don't want to be slipping around while trying to perform the raddest trick ever. It is true that sometimes these types of skate shoes can become quite expensive and cost a lot of money, but they can be just important as the board itself. Get yourself a good pair and they will last you through the entire season this year.
Corey Palmer is a pro skater and owner of his own high end skate shop. http://rageskatepark.com/