3. Vans Half Cab
The Half Cab is regarded by most as the best skate shoe ever created. Steve Caballero's signature model became what every other skate sneaker desired to be over the years and countless trends in sneaker design, skateboarding and its surrounding culture, all can be attributed to Half Cabs. From mid-cut skate shoes to vulcanized soles and extra padding, to the fact that signature models even exist in skateboarding, Vans really paved the way for skate shoes with the Half Cab.