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Title: Flatland Shoes
Post by: fBYOUNGl on September 05, 2009, 05:01:35 AM
I'm going to be buying a pair of shoes this weekend and I was wondering if theirs a type of shoe that works well with flatland. 
I was looking at the DC Tactics(http://www.danscomp.com/723778.php?cat=SHOE (http://www.danscomp.com/723778.php?cat=SHOE)) and DC Breaker(http://www.danscomp.com/723341.php?cat=SHOE (http://www.danscomp.com/723341.php?cat=SHOE)) both BMX shoes,
then i decided to make a post to get some experienced flatlanders opinions, because I've been riding for about 2 years.
The pair of shoes I have right now are Globes and I've had them for 7 months and they have been pretty much destroyed for about 5 months now. 
So I at least want a pair that will last me longer than that.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Levi on September 05, 2009, 09:43:06 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum.

try to use the search button before posting. there are a lot of trheads about shoes allready.
a lot of people will say addidas is good, some will call out some other brands. at the end you will have to choose for yourself. people on the internet don't know what you like in a shoe. what works for me does not automaticly work for you. some like thin soles, others thick...
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: havok on September 05, 2009, 04:31:29 PM
Nike 'Bangers'.
i've been wearing mine for a year.
they have a great sole for scuffing.

and welcome to G-F ;D
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: stvnlpsly on September 05, 2009, 09:55:58 PM
I hate to sound like a broken record but... Flatlandfuel.com

Lotek Kicks!!!
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: RobHarmer on September 05, 2009, 10:22:02 PM
26 eye doc martins.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: S.C.aifey on September 06, 2009, 08:57:42 AM
26 eye doc martins.
:huh: can you ride flat in those
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: DennyPhiL on September 06, 2009, 11:12:42 AM
combat shoes are awesome :wub:
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Nails on September 06, 2009, 01:34:15 PM
adidas are the best imo. This thread comes up all the time.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: flatargento on September 06, 2009, 06:27:26 PM
(http://www.superpies.com/images/664819_a.jpg)
Adidas superstar
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: SERGI8 on September 06, 2009, 06:52:10 PM
ADIDAS SUPERSTAR SKATEBOARDING.



(http://www.galaxysports.co.uk/images/detailed/d_1230.jpg)
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: loneronabike on September 06, 2009, 07:06:43 PM
Well to be honest over the year's I've skated, flatlanded, and rode a little dirt.. and globes have always been amazing skate shoes, but horrid to ride in. Personally I don't like the spongy feel of thin shoes, which is what you'll get with the adidas. They're great shoes, but flex a little too much on small pegs. DVS, and Etnies have pretty much been a prefered shoe of mine for years. Both make great shoes, that I don't burn through the tread in a month. DC's I've tried many times, and they kinda go both ways, I've gotten some very flimsy shoes from them, and others that worked well for me. But the all time best in my book was the etnies 'vesta', don't think they make them anymore, but any shoe with that tread pattern will last forever.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Fat Tony on September 09, 2009, 12:22:40 AM
http://fattony.transworld.net/2009/01/21/my-favorite-shoes/ (http://fattony.transworld.net/2009/01/21/my-favorite-shoes/)

(http://fattony.transworld.net/files/2009/01/fox1.600x399.jpg)
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: the beard on September 09, 2009, 12:48:12 AM
They stopped selling these at my store, but I still recommend Adio Kenny Anderson's if you can find them. Really good shoe that lasts. Stiff, comfy, good grip, light weight.

(http://www.customriders.com/prod_imgs/SHAD7879.jpg)
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: sbroflatland on September 09, 2009, 01:02:53 AM
iv always rode in globes i think they are good shoes
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: wookie on September 09, 2009, 06:44:27 PM
NIKE Air Flight 89's.
Don't bother with the Jordans, they are more of a casual shoe with an athletic shoe look.  I have a pair of those too and the sole cracked right on one of the flex areas.  I only rode in them a couple times and just wore them around.  WTF.  Sticking with the Nikes

Brian
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: TGK on September 10, 2009, 05:09:25 AM
Nikes the way to go.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: lJohnnyTheFoxl on September 10, 2009, 06:15:56 AM
Nike Dunk SB.  Lightweight, great feel all-around, and thin for those of us who like that.  I recommend wearing them when you're out too (for a while), they get better as you wear them in.  I bought Loteks and it felt like I was riding with bricks on my feet. 
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Budz on September 10, 2009, 06:40:32 AM
26 eye doc martins.
:huh: can you ride flat in those

back in the early/mid 90s i used to help run the gates at the Secaucus bmx track in my 20 hole Docs, then ride in them after the races.
they are hard to ride in and the soles will wear fast if u scuff, but it is possible to ride in them.haha....definitely not recommended tho. :P
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: andyson on September 11, 2009, 04:03:35 AM
I have Lotek Coastals in white and there pretty good. They hold up very well, and they have good bottoms. I went over them with sharpie to make them more "me"
Pics:
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0015.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0013.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0014.jpg)
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Lísias Tabarelli. on September 11, 2009, 04:14:21 AM
Etnies Flatland Sapatos.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: fedee_flat on September 11, 2009, 10:22:43 PM
(http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/nike-air-zoom-oncore-white-red-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Gensanity on September 11, 2009, 11:14:57 PM
Why doesn't Terry/anyone else that has shoe sponsors jump on here & pump their brand?

It seems something like this would be the perfect opportunity

I've tried lotek, etnies, & adiddas and adidas always win.  I just wish that they made a shoe w/ the same rubber material on the toes and put it on the insides of each shoe as well, where the shoe wears down from constant contact w/ forks/chainstay...


there are 2301203431749073890729072304 shoe threads btw
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: Paul Chamberlain on September 11, 2009, 11:18:33 PM
Cheap
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: RobHarmer on September 13, 2009, 01:17:45 AM
26 eye doc martins.
:huh: can you ride flat in those

back in the early/mid 90s i used to help run the gates at the Secaucus bmx track in my 20 hole Docs, then ride in them after the races.
they are hard to ride in and the soles will wear fast if u scuff, but it is possible to ride in them.haha....definitely not recommended tho. :P

No i dont ride in them. That was just frustration since my favorite shoe, lotek throwbacks, arent made anymore. nothing quite compares, at least for me.
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: wookie on September 13, 2009, 01:56:06 AM
I have Lotek Coastals in white and there pretty good. They hold up very well, and they have good bottoms. I went over them with sharpie to make them more "me"
Pics:
([url]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0015.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0013.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk209/andyson776/DEMO0014.jpg[/url])


These are most likely terrible shoes for riding flatland.  Typically anything with a Vulcanized rubber sole is bad news.  Old school Vans, Chuck Taylors, etc.  No support and super flimsy.

Brian
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: TGK on September 13, 2009, 03:46:30 AM
Yes,

I went on a bmx trip a few short weeks ago and I left my riding shoes @ the camp site. I ended up having to ride for the day in my Lakai mj2 selects.

Long story short;
It sucked and my feet felt like I was rock climbing barefoot all day long. 
Title: Re: Flatland Shoes
Post by: laughingmonkey on September 13, 2009, 08:07:12 PM
I have the Ipath bob burnquist Brazil shoes and they have really nice grip on the soles.
(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww249/laughingmonkey/ipathgrasshoppersole.jpg)
and they are VEGAN! :wacko: