Non-skate shoe brands have been around in skateboarding for a long time. With people skating in all sorts of shoes, often to try and save some money on properly made skate boots. Ripped Laces got Connor Kammerer to give some insight on the shoes he skates in his "Tengu God Of Mischief" section which you can watch above. Kammerer also shares some views on the ethics of shoe production, have a read of all this here.