Vans Half Cab Pro ($75)
(The extra 10 bucks is well worth it, regular Half Cabs retail for $65)
You can’t go wrong with Vans. The grip, the style, it’s all on point. Especially with the Half Cab, it’s the best of both worlds. A little hi and a little low, middle of the road type, but don’t mistake balance for indecisiveness—it’s proper for all types of skating. This Pro Classics update has all the features of the regular Cab with a little more support and cushion in the sole. A little extra material around the toe, too, for added durability. Fit for your feet.