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80′s Skaters Wearing Classic Basketball Sneakers

August 17, 2011 BY / 15

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skaters in basketball shoes summary 80s Skaters Wearing Classic Basketball Sneakers

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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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

@jbrasco
@jbrasco

um, dudes use to get killed for their Jay's back then! How is that better??

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....

T.M.
T.M.

HAHAHA you referencing the 80's and 90's as if you REALLY lived it is the funniest shit I've read in a long time......you were TWO FUCKING YEARS OLD in 1990.......what'd you enjoy about the 80's? Free diaper changes? Un-DS'ing baby bottles? Boxfresh baby wipes? Shit, what the fuck about the 90's do you even remember? Going to the store to buy Nas' Illmatic? Hmmmm, probably not since that was 92 and you were only 4yrs old.......walkin' to the mall to grab some Air Max 95's?.........errrrrrrr, probably not since again, you were only 7yrs old by then.........can't people stop frontin' like they were "there: for certain shit and just enjoy things for what they are now?

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

retrotek
retrotek

And they're probably middle aged now. I'm sure they thought when they had their picture taken 25 years ago they really thought sneaker heads would be debating whether they were a good piece of ass.

tee
tee

Who cares, bro

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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