Skate shoes represent the latest evolution in footwear for youth. The first shoes to become a fad were Converse All-Stars or Chucks. Originally boys basketball shoes, they became street wear in the 50's. They re-emerged in the 60's and in each youth generation since. They became the first skateboard shoe, then Vans (old school) emerged in the late 60's. Nike became popular youth shoes in the 80's and dominated the youth culture until the advent of serious extreme sport skateboarding (new school). As skateboarding became mainstream and see as an extreme sport
skate shoes have dominated youth footwear. Such names as DC, ES, DVS, Etnies, Osiris, Adio, Ipath, have competed heavily in style, grip, color scheme, and functionality. The youth cult embraces extreme sports and their leaders, as Shaun White, Tony Hawk, Ryan Sheckler, and others.
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