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7. adidas

As the ‘80s became the ‘90s, street skating eclipsed vert, and almost overnight, everything looked completely different. The era of bulky high-top skate shoes was definitely over. If they didn’t cut their kicks down, skaters were wearing shoes by brands like adidas and Puma, neither of which had anything to do with skating at the time. When it came to the former brand, it was all about Campuses, Gazelles, and more than anything, Superstars. With their rubber toes, the classic leather low-tops became a go-to for many skaters for years to come. If you owned a pair of white ones with black soles, you commanded respect.

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