Skateboarding is how a lot of people got into sneakers. This is because skaters go through sneakers so quickly that they're constantly thinking about what sneakers to buy next. Unfortunately, though, a lot of skaters hold onto sneakers for way too long.
It's become part of skate style to walk around with ripped-up sneakers, but there becomes a point when the kicks need to be thrown away—no questions asked. And it's not just an aesthetics debate of torn sneakers looking gross, sneakers are made to protect feet and it can become a safety issue. But they are both legitimate angles to why a pair of shredded skate shoes need to tossed in the trash can. It might hurt to let them go, but here are 10 Signs It's Time to Throw Those Skate Shoes Away.