Nike Skateboarding Shoes Rule

If you skated in the late 1980’s or early 1990’s, then you are familiar with the golden-age of the basketball shoe as a skateboarding shoe. We would pick up discounted pairs of air-force ones and b&w Adidas at Marshall’s and TJ Max(x) and skate them into the ground. They were cheaper than ‘skate shoes’, and lasted much longer. By 1993, funky soles and the ‘air’ trend had ruined basketball shoes for skaters everywhere.

Nike hasn’t forgotten, and now has a rubust line of skate shoes – many of which are nearly identical to those classic flat-bottom hoops shoes we all loved. I picked up a pair a few months ago, and they simply rock. And while I didn’t get the color I wanted (see below), I am very happy with both the function and fashion of these shoes. 5 stars!

I really wanted these – I mean, talk about fresh:


By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.


  1. Dude, get with the times. Adio skate shoes are the sh*t! P.S. What color ARE those?! They look pink, brown, and white.

  2. Nice kicks. I’ve been sporting the I-Path brand for the last 6 pairs of skate shoes. They are usually a bit more “earthy” in appearance compared to most skateboarding sneakers out on the market. I never get a chance to use the “stash pocket” located in the tongue of the shoe though.

    some day, perhaps.

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