Etnies RVS Danny Larsen ($80)
This one has a vulcanized rubber sole and artwork by Norwegian black-metal enthusiast Danny Larsen.
Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski ($78)
These kicks from the swoosh are champs. It's tough to distrust 40 years of making shoes.
DC Landau S ($60)
A nice clean looking skate shoe. Not too many bells and whistles, just the essentials—made of suede, solid rubber grip.
Vans Era Pro ($70)
The classic go-to for skating and just hanging around. The Pro version is beefed up with more cushioning and a reinforced suede outer.
Gravis Quarters ($60)
A super light, mid-top skate shoe that looks proper enough to wear out on the town.