Outside of a typical skate shop, it can be a long process of trial and painful error when it comes to figuring out the shoes and clothing you need to feel your most comfortable when you’re about to attempt a kickflip down a short flight of stairs. Skater clothes can’t be too loose or they’ll snag under the board, and they can’t be too tight because that will restrict movement, making flexibility rigid. Skater shoes need to be able to grip the skateboard while allowing the wearer a great deal of control. Luckily, JCPenney has collected the top skate shop brands together to offer everything you need to skate your best line yet.
From Burnside to DC Shoes, Zoo York to Vans, these brands—and others—have vested interests in providing skaters the most comfortable clothes and skater shoes possible. Anyone at any time could be the next Tony Hawk, and these brands go a long way to make sure you feel your most confident while you’re careening down a half-pipe. Don’t be held back a whole rotation because your clothes don’t move properly with you. Don a pair of Dickies Poplin pants the next time you push off and get a lightweight style with the same durable quality that’s synonymous with the Dickies brand. Pair it with Zoo York’s full-zip fleece jacket for a flexible ensemble that will keep you warm while you catch 20 feet of air.
Skater shoes must be similarly comfortable. You have to be able to trust that your shoe will obey your foot when you ollie up and maneuver the board. A vulcanized rubber sole allows you to feel the board and set up your jump in the milliseconds you have to complete your tricks. And JCPenney has the brands you’ve seen on the feet of the world’s top skaters in styles you can make all your own. Visit our men’s and women’s clothing storefronts for the top brands of skater clothes and shoes so you can skate your next legendary line in style.