If you don’t choose the right BMX shoes, you can end up on the ground with a broken knee, or even worse than that, look uncool. But don’t that deter you from riding your BMX bike – just do it at night, on an island, alone …

Alternatively, get yourself sorted with the best BMX shoes you can afford. No not because you need to look cool, well a little, but because they will help your riding ten-fold. So get rid of those old shoes raggy, smelly shoes that you use everyday to walk to the shops, go to school or college or whatever dude, and fork out some decent cash to ride better. Afterall, what do you think turns the pedals?

Any kind of comparison between regular shoes and BMX shoes is irrelevant. The point is that you have to get BMX shoes as opposed to optional accessories like helmets, pads, and clothing. While helmets are mandatory for most BMX parks, the real thing that should be mandatory are shoes because more accidents happen from shoes than any other single piece of clothing or item that BMX riders wear. The reason is that laces can become entangled and caught in spokes. This can then send you flying with your leg attached to the wheel and ending up breaking your leg or doing worse damage to your body. Furthermore, some shoes will only fit in pedals if they don’t have laces or if they have certain materials that make them glide over metal clips with relative ease compared to the harsh rubber that is on most generic shoes. At least get Velcro shoes if you can’t afford BMX shoes.

Some makers of BMX shoes include Adio Shoes, DC Shoes, Duffs Shoes, DVS Shoes, Etnies Shoes, IPath Shoes, Lotek Shoes, Nike 6.0 Shoes, Orchid Shoes, Osiris Shoes, Rogue Status Shoes, Vans Shoes, Zoo York Shoes, Clipless Shoes and 5-Ten. Let’s take a look at some specific shoe brands and see what is so good about them.

The DC Clocker SE shoes are about £20 and come in the colour of Desert Tiger Camo. They’re made of leather, gel heel, and rubber.

BMX riding shoes are usually pretty cheap at less than £80. Most are so cheap because they are really just like modified trainers. The most distinguishing feature out of all of them is their colour.

Of course, professional BMX shoes, as compared to those shoes used for street riding and so forth are usually devoid of shoe laces, slip right on, and have a protective coating in between the area that touches your foot and the area that is exposed to the elements in case you land on your feet in a weird position during a crash, accident, injury, or fall. In that case, the shoes will protect your feet from permanent injury. Because, sometimes, jumps can be very high, and you can lose contact with the pedal. If you lose touch with the pedal, then you can be in for a big problem if you land on your foot in an awkward way. The results can be devastating and may mean that you can never ride again unless you are wearing protective shoes.