Hey, skateboarding ain’t just for guys. It’s good practice for surfing and snowboarding and improving your balance, and it’s frankly a lot of fun when tooling along the Venice Beach boardwalk (which should really be renamed “skate-boardwalk”). Vans has been making these flat shoes with strong gripping sole for decades. Originally more for sailing, they were adopted by the skaters back in the 70’s and are now part of the standard gear for all skateboarders. The new Atwood for women blends comfort with support and cool skater-chick styles. They breath but are still pretty durable. Comes in both Black with Pink and Gray/Black with Teal. Both are cute.