If skateboarding is your passion, you need to start with the perfect pair of skate shoes. Every skater has their own preferences for what they want in a skateboarding shoe, but Vans creates a shoe that has all of the essentials, while remaining stylish for everyday wear. The Authentic Platform Gum by Vans are designed for optimal board feel and increased durability for continual contact with grip tape. Strong canvas uppers lessen wear and tear, while the enhanced grip of the manmade sole allows for enhanced traction. Whether you are excited to skate, or just looking for a stylish and dependable shoe, these Authentic Platform Gum skateboarding shoes are durable, versatile, and just what you need to kick off every day.