Skateboarder Clothing and Footwear – What to Wear While Skateboarding

Skateboarding ClothingSkater clothes can be used interchangeably with surfing clothes. These sports are directly related in style and attitude. Skateboarders and just like surfers, but do it on land. Skaters need at least a few cool T-shirts. These should be edgy and made with quality. Skateboarders may fall off their boards at some point. Your clothes need to be a bit thick, so they do not get ripped immediately after the first wipe out.Good quality jeans that allow you no move are a good start for the skater’s wardrobe. Read: No skinny jeans please. Skaters need to be able to move, twist, jump and roll, all without being constricted. Loose jeans are better. Quicksilver makes a great loose fitting skater style jean. Belts are going to be the accessory of choice, because baggy jeans need to stay on somehow. Skaters do wear shorts, but these are long surf board style shorts make from thicker materials.Skateboarding Footwear and Skater BrandsGreat skater footwear brands include but are not limited to the following: Zoo York, Element, Etnies, Vox, Ipath, Vans and DC. These are just a few popular brands. Skate shoes are made with a heavier non-slip grip sole, designed to help the skater balance and stay on the board. These shoes are also reinforced at the seams. The manufacturer knows the people wearing these shoes need them to withstand impact, and wear and tear.They can be made from suede or soft leathers so the feet can maneuver without being constricted. This is very important when it comes to safety. The laces holes will need to be able to keep laces tight and snug without binding or bearing down on the top of the foot. The companies that design shoe especially for skating have taken all of these elements into consideration and know that there is a competitive market for top quality and cool looking brands.Skater Must HavesSkateboarding is all about expressing yourself. Never copy someone elses style. If you want to wear a crazy hat then you need to find one that no else has. Many skateboarders wear hats to protect themselves from the sun or just to look cool. Hats may not do a lot to protect your head when you fall but thicker beanies can provide a little bit more cushioning when meeting the pavement. Unique T-shirts can be anything from your favorite concert T-shirt, from a show you saw years ago.Concert T-shirt make great skate gear. Many skaters want to look good while they skate; but do not wear your most expensive “prized possession” T-shirt you would wear out to a club. There is a good chance you will tear it. Most skaters know you can never have enough T-shirts. They will get dirty, so opt for any color but white. White T’s are often a bit more thinly on the average.Skateboarding AccessoriesSkaters may often choose to wear a chain wallet. Not only does this look pretty cool, but it helps if you are at the skate park and you need to pay to skate. You are going to need to put your wallet in your pocket. If you wipe out on the pipe the last thing you need is to have your wallet fly across the room where some punk could steel it. You wallet will attached to your jeans, so you will never lose it. Carry your skateboard, as an accessory.You can wear cut off gloves if you are going to be skating in a free zone. It helps if you fall and do not to shred your skin on the bare street or sidewalk pavement. Wear your iPod if you are certain you won’t ruin it. Keep it in a protective sheath and opt for ear buds instead of headphones. Headphone can get busted a little easier than small, rubber coated ear buds would.