Rock the ramp in women's skate shoes from some of the hottest brands around. Whether you’re truly riding the board or you just like the skater look, find skateboarding shoes for women right here at Famous Footwear. Cool colors and trending styles from brands like Vans, Nike, Converse and DC will take your look from amateur to pro.
So, what makes skate shoes different from other canvas shoes? Well, we’re glad you asked because we’ve got answers. Generally speaking, skate shoes have a flat grippy outsole (to help you stay on your board) and other various supportive features to keep your feet comfortable during skateboarding. The special features will vary by style and brand, but a few examples include extra stitching for support, lace protectors to keep laces out of the wheels, a mid-top or high-top for added ankle support, and extra padding in the tongue, collar and heel for shock-absorption.
Another very important feature of women's skate shoes is the outsole’s construction. Two of the most popular types are vulcanized and cupsole. There are advantages to both. A vulcanized outsole is formed when the rubber outsole of the shoes is applied onto the upper part before the rubber is completely cured. Many skaters subscribe to the belief that vulcanized skate shoes give a better board feel and find them easier to break in. A cupsole is traditionally stitched to the top part of the shoe rather than applied with heat. This allows for cupsole skate shoes to contain cushioning foam inside for more support and foot protection. While this may provide more comfort to the skater, some argue that it lessens board feel and is harder to break in to each skater’s liking.
Luckily for you, Famous Footwear offers a wide selection of skateboarding shoes for women with all the finest features. If you’re looking for stylish slip-ons or more classic lace-up sneakers, check out the latest skate shoes right here.