80’s Skaters Wearing Classic Basketball Sneakers

August 17, 2011 BY / 15

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Owing to the durability and support inherent in court shoes, basketball and skateboarding have been entertwined over the past three decades plus.  Skaters in the ’80s took to wearing models like the Nike Blazer and Dunk along with other popular hightops like the Air Jordan 1, often with modifications like the scissoring-off that changed Steve Caballero‘s signature Vans into the Half Cabs.  But did you know that Steve himself was wearing Puma First Rounds as recently as ’87 (just two years before the Caballero’s debut).  Click through to see a sampling of riders including Caballero along with some other guys you might recognize like Chrisian Hosoi, Tommy Guerrero and Joe Johnson (no, not that Joe Johnson).  Let us know if this inspires you to check out Nike Sportswear for skate shoes or if it’s clear the modern designs reign supreme, and be sure to check out the entire feature over at Complex.

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Filed under: Air Jordan Basketball Converse Puma Skate Vintage

15 comments
JT!
JT!

Search for the animal chin and AJ 1s?!?! how did i never notice that? haha this is great!

if6was9
if6was9

Ahh the good ole day this was when I was skater we was rockin bball shoes and hell yeah I was rockin airwalks 2

Jays4Days
Jays4Days

those were the days when it wasnt about a "hype" shoe, or who's wearing this or who's wearing that, the game have changed for the worse

D_BOY_FRESH
D_BOY_FRESH

80's baby.... 06-07-88..... '80's & '90's were the best decades for fashion and sports.... '80's skateboarding is what inspired Nike SB & Jordan phat 1's....

P Millah
P Millah

Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Mike Mcgill & all the Powell Perelta skaters thrashed back then.....rocking heat. Airwalks were hot back then too. Don't forget your ollie flaps.

Bill
Bill

Those skaters girls are ugly

aaron
aaron

Damn! I feel old.......

@iRocJs
@iRocJs

The culture has always been there its just over glamorized now.

Matt
Matt

Classic stuff.

da_man
da_man

Rodney mullen, steve caballero....sweet!! Those were the days of quality!

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