non-skate shoes

After watching PJ Chapuis' Under Paris section earlier this week, and seeing him rocking a pair of Nike Air Max TNs, we got thinking about other instances where people filmed tricks in non-skate shoes.

We've tried to find more interesting examples than just other pairs of sports shoes mind, click through to check out tricks going down in clown shoes, Crocs, clogs, flip flops and more...

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Simon Woodstock was well known for his variety of strange outfits, boards, and general approach to skateboarding. One of his more common guises was as a clown, so here he is kerb grinding in oversized clown shoes.

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On a break from his job as a chef, National Skateboard Co. and Lost Art representative Andy 'Evz' Evans films a few tricks in his work shoes.

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It's tempting fate a bit skating with a recently broken wrist, Shaun Hover decided to do it in flip flops.

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Ali Boulala acid drops the MACBA 4 in a pair of clogs.

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non-skate shoes Cory Kennedy Birkenstocks

Now a King of the Road staple, here's CK1 bringing skating in Birkenstocks to a South African mini-ramp.

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This Pepe Martinez clip is probably the first that would spring to mind for most people, people of a certain age at least. Legendary stuff from the True Mathematics video, Prosperity.

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Sliding in your DMs. Matt Hensley front lips in a pair of low top Dr. Marterns in the 1989 H-Street video, Hokus Pokus. You can read more about DMs brief relationship with skateboarding in this piece by Chris Warsop.

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non-skate shoes Drake Jokes Hiking Boots

"My favorite part of that ad is that it just says, “skateboarding." That’s the beauty of it. There is no format to skating. It doesn’t matter what you wear or where you got it. It’s an expression of who you are. It will always be an art form to me and not a sport, which is why I never skated in contests. I started skating to get away from being judged."

Drake Jones Chrome Ball Interview.

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There's plenty of barefoot clips we could have picked for this one, but there are few as iconic as Jamie Thomas' Gonz gap ollie.

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Just kidding...

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