Affiliation: Vans

Not many people would argue that Vans still holds the crown for the number-one spot when it comes to skate shoes. At the helm for Vans is Steve Van Doren, who has been with the company since the age of 10, when his father first launched the business in 1966. Needless to say, Steve has been an important part of the success that Vans has seen in recent years.