Discover a wide selection of skateboarding shoes at NOTE Shop in Manchester. Our stockade features arguably some of the best skate shoes from the top brands like Nike SB, New Balance, Adidas, DC Shoes, Lakai, ES, Emerica, Converse, and Vans. From true classic styles like the Nike SB Dunk and Vans Old Skool to the freshest and most innovative designs like Adidas Tyshawn and New Balance Numeric 480, we have something for every skater. Whether you're a casual skateboarder or simply looking for some new trainers to bob round town, our collection caters to all. Explore our cupsole and vulcanized skate shoes in suede, leather, and canvas materials. Shop now and enjoy free UK delivery and hassle-free returns.
Welcome to NOTE Shop, your ultimate destination for skateboarding shoes in Manchester since 1999. While we’re not one for self-congratulation, our selection of shoes is pretty in depth with a diverse range of brands, designs, and styles to suit every skater's preference.
Brands We Stock at NOTE Shop
Our collection boasts renowned brands like Nike SB, New Balance, Adidas, DC Shoes, Lakai, ES, Emerica, Converse, and Vans, ensuring you have access to the best in the industry.
Well-known Skate Shoe Models and Timeless Classics
Over the years we’ve housed loads of iconic trainers, from the Nike SB Janoski, Dunks and the Nike SB Blazer to the Vans Eras and Vans Half Cabs and Adidas Superstars to the Converse One Star Pro. These days we’re still getting the best from around the industry while also getting the latest brands and designs like Last Resort AB - VM001, VM002, VM003, CM001 models - from Swedish Legend Pontus Alv and Hours is yours from Baker lifer Bryan Herman.
Pro Skate Shoes
The Pro skate shoe is still a trophy and life ‘Hammer’ all skaters dream of and at NOTE we keep up-to-date with the latest pro models. The Pro models we stock include the Nike SB Ishod Wair Premium, Converse Cons AS-1 Pro, the Alexis Sablone pro model, the Adidas Tyshawn and New Balance Tiago Lemos 1010 to name a few.
Characteristics and Attributes of Skate Shoes
Apart from the upper and sole, skate shoes possess several distinctive features.
Stitching: To ensure increased longevity, skate shoes often incorporate double or triple stitching in areas prone to wear and tear.
Padding: Many skate shoes are equipped with cushioning on the tongue and ankle, delivering enhanced stability and comfort during skating sessions.
Reinforcements: Certain skate shoe models integrate rubber toe caps to counteract the high levels of abrasion experienced in this particular region. Some designs even incorporate an additional layer of protection beneath the upper material.
Technological advancements: Numerous skate shoe manufacturers have developed various technologies aimed at maximising durability, cushioning, and overall comfort.
These are some of the features that distinguish skate shoes and contribute to their functionality and performance.
Vulc or Cup Sole?
Skate shoe soles come in two main types: vulcanized (vulc) soles and cup soles. Vulcanized soles are made by welding the outsole and intermediate elements to the upper material using a lateral rubber strip called a foxing tape. These shoes offer excellent board feel and flexibility, with a short break-in period. However, they provide less cushioning compared to cup sole shoes.
On the other hand, cup sole shoes have an outsole and sidewall made of one piece, similar to a flat cup. The upper, cushioning midsoles, and cup outsole are glued and usually stitched together. Cup sole shoes offer good cushioning properties and durability, with added stability. However, they are less flexible than vulc shoes and require a longer break-in period.
Ultimately, the choice between vulcanized and cup sole shoes depends on personal preference and the specific needs of the skater. Some prefer the enhanced board feel and flexibility of vulc soles, while others prioritize the cushioning and durability of cup soles
Which Material Upper Should You Choose?
When it comes to buying skate shoes, durability is a crucial factor to consider. Skate shoes are designed to withstand constant contact with the griptape, which makes them prone to wear and tear. Skate shoe uppers can be made from various materials, including suede, leather/nubuck, and canvas.
Suede is a popular choice due to its durability and flexibility, making it a common material used in most skate shoes.
Leather and Nubuck
Leather and nubuck uppers are treated with dye and additional layers to ensure durability, giving skate shoes a clean look.
Canvas is another material used in skate shoes for its breathability and lightweight properties, making it a suitable choice for less stressed areas of the shoe. Additionally, canvas skate shoes without leather are a great option for vegan skaters.
The Choice is yours!
Whether you're a seasoned skater, just starting out or just into sneakers and the culture, our collection is designed to meet the diverse needs of skaters at all levels. From casual skateboarders to dedicated amateurs, we have the perfect pair for you. Even if you don't skateboard but appreciate style and streetwear, our collection is sure to pique your interest.
Shop with confidence at NOTE Shop, knowing that we offer free UK delivery and hassle-free returns. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and ensuring your satisfaction with every purchase. Discover the perfect skateboarding shoes that combine style, performance, and quality—shop with us today.
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