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What’s the best way to test a pair of skate shoes? Skate them. Seems like a no-brainer, and it surely is, but there’s a difference between skating a pair of shoes and skating them to truly test their durability. We decided to start wear testing skate shoes in a way that really makes sense. We present to you the 100 kickflip challenge! What’s a better way to see how a shoe breaks in and handles the abrasive caress of your grip tape than just throwing it in the line of fire? If a shoe is looking good after 100 straight kickflips, then we’re guessing it deserves a spot on your feet.

After the success of our last 100 Kickflip challenge, we listened to you guys and decided to throw another pair of shoes in to the fire! You asked for a rubber toe cap shoe, so we decided to test out DC’s hot new model for Evan Smith. Poor Kevin rifled through 100 flicks, only missing 2 this time! He’s evolving! See how these shoes stood up against the flicks and decide for yourself. To cop? Or not to cop?

Shop the Evan Smith Collection here!

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