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Beginner’s guide to skateboarding

3. Shoes

Although there’s no reason you can’t skate in normal sports shoes, you should consider investing in a pair of skate shoes. As with any other sport, a lot of work has gone into creating a shoe that will provide optimum support specific to its discipline and also help enhance performance.

Skate shoes have larger, flatter bottoms than sports shoes, which allow the skater to get a better grip. They also have reinforced side panels to minimise wear from tricks and have extra padding around the back to support your ankles.

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