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So Shoe Me

Updated: May 16, 2008, 2:46 PM ET
By Tim Billings | EXPN.com

Kicks and Giggles

Hunting for the original skate shoe can leave even the even the most skillful of sneaker freaks scratching at their domes. But as the stories go, it may have started when the swell went to hell, and surfers were forced to resort to landlubber activities. After realizing the only kicks they knew (the ones attached to their ankles, a la Fred Flintstone) weren't exactly made for dipping into concrete, a compromise had to be made. The first footwear to hit the deck ...

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