Tony Hawk Loves to Wear THESE Shoes While Skateboarding- Reveals Why

Published 11/25/2021, 2:04 PM EST


Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is one of the most experienced skateboarders in the world. Nicknamed the “Birdman”, he is a pioneer of modern vertical skateboarding.

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Tony Hawk is also the founder of the skateboarding company “Birdhouse”. A legend of the sport, Hawk is the first skateboarder to land a “900” trick, which he recalls was the best day of his life.

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Recently, Tony Hawk answered some of the most common questions googled about him. Notably, he revealed his favorite shoes in one of his answers.

Which are Hawk’s favorite shoes?

In a fun bit, Hawk answered a few of the most commonly googled questions about him. These included questions like- Can Tony Hawk still do a 900? Can he street skate? Can he kickflip? and many more.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 15: American skate-boarding legend Tony Hawk performs a manoeuvre at the BOWL-A-RAMA 2018 media call at Bondi Beach on February 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. BOWL-A-RAMA is the largest professional bowl event in the southern hemisphere. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

One of the questions was about his favorite shoes and what he likes to wear while skateboarding. Answering the same, Hawk revealed, “When I skate I wear the Vans old school high tops just like I did in 1984.”

However, when not on the go, he likes to keep it cool and simple. “But if I’m chilling I’m wearing the slip ons, like Spicoli,” added Hawk.

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Can Hawk still do a 900?

Outrageous but true, it seems that many doubt if Hawk can still do a 900 on the board. To no surprise, the answer is yes, of course, Hawk can still pull off the trick he is a master of.

“I still skate often, actually. I would say three or four times a week, especially since COVID and no travel,” said Hawk.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 03: American skateboarder Tony Hawk performs at the Sydney 500 Grand Finale on the Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit on December 3, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Even though Hawk did what he claimed to be his last 900 in 2016, he is still pretty good at it. Due to the pandemic, he got the chance to stay at home more and practice his skills and tricks. Not just that, but turns out, Hawk can even street skate.

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“I went through a big street phase in the early ’90s because there were hardly any vert ramps around,” added Hawk.
However, Hawk suffered multiple injuries while street skating and, hence, decided to stick to transition and ramp skating. Well, lucky for fans, they were fortunate enough to witness a legend in the making.
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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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