Skateboarding’s influence on streetwear isn’t exactly a secret. For decades, brands of all stripes have borrowed from the gear skaters rock. Footwear, of course, is no exception. Some of the most iconic skate shoes like the Vans Half Cab or the Supra Skytop have inspired legions of imitators. At the same time, though, they’ve subtly informed the course of street fashion as a whole. As their popularity grew, their aesthetic seemed to rub off on the clothes we wore with them.
With that in mind, we decided to take a look some of the skate shoes that had a serious impact on streetwear. Given the number of contenders, this wasn’t an easy list to compile, but we narrowed it down to 10.