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practicing what i preach
« on: June 24, 2011, 12:37:54 PM »
*Disclaimer* This is not a consumer whores topic, it is a response to an old, dead thread. please don't move it.

recently i have made attempts to practice what i preach more.

So, a few months ago there was a topic on skate shoes for Parkour where i condemned them straight to hell. I decided that i should actually try them before i truly rule them out. So i got my old half-cabs and saw what needed to be done to make them work. Unfortunately they have a very thick inner sole glued to them. So i took a utility knife and gutted the sole, it was a quarter to half an inch. i then replaced it with my ariake shoe soles. After doing so, they where incredibly flexible and and thin. The gripped sucked, but everyone knows if your form is good grip becomes slightly irrelevant. So i used them for my training shoe equally as much as i used my tigers and KOs. I found that as long as form is good they work pretty damn well, while still being cool looking. i recently bought a pair of chukka lows to see if they will preform just as well (still breaking them in). My point being that i was wrong, it depends on preference and the shoe itself. my half cabs are beat to hell, but they lasted longer than any other shoe i have used. This is not to say all skate shoes will work, or that new people should use skate shoes because it takes good form or you will wreck yo shit. But if you know what you are doing, there is nothing wrong with using skate shoes. and i apologize. And was hoping we could re-evaluate this topic of skate shoes use in Parkour.




Also, i got into an argument with a skater awhile back who said skating is harder than Parkour, so I started skating again to get a better comparison, and i have to say that skating is different, but in no way harder.
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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 01:57:29 PM »
Don't knock 'em till ya' try 'em.

I think skateboarding is an awful lot harder than pk.
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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 02:53:51 PM »
Skating harder then PK? Yes.

Skating harder then Tricking? No.

But my opinion on skate shoes is still the same. I like to be able to run in the same shoes I climb walls in.
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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 03:13:10 PM »
the half-cabs, once broken in, work suprisingly well for running. I'll admit they are less maneuverable than some shoes, but the trade off is durability.
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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 04:44:36 PM »
I find shoes I use for Parkour more appealing than skate shoes anyways (meaning I wear them for everyday use, not just Parkour), so it doesn't really matter. Same goes for pants, I wear either sweat or harem pants for everyday use, not just Parkour.

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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 04:58:41 PM »
I find shoes I use for Parkour more appealing than skate shoes anyways (meaning I wear them for everyday use, not just Parkour), so it doesn't really matter. Same goes for pants, I wear either sweat or harem pants for everyday use, not just Parkour.
well that is kind of what im getting at. the shoes i train in i wear everyday. but i like how some skate shoes look more than say, the KOs. So in the end it is preference.
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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 05:00:48 PM »
I find shoes I use for Parkour more appealing than skate shoes anyways (meaning I wear them for everyday use, not just Parkour), so it doesn't really matter. Same goes for pants, I wear either sweat or harem pants for everyday use, not just Parkour.
Well, I've been told countless times my shoes don't work well with Parkour. ( Chuck Taylors/Converse. ) Anyways, I wear the same shoes I train in everywhere.


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Re: practicing what i preach
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2011, 08:14:42 PM »
Well, I've been told countless times my shoes don't work well with Parkour. ( Chuck Taylors/Converse. ) Anyways, I wear the same shoes I train in everywhere.

i hate converse with a passion.... but its preference.
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