Yesterday I switched from my normal free run shoes, with thin, flat soles similar to Vans skate shoes to thick soft soled running shoes and had the smoothest and most comfortable ride ever.
I think it is because the heel is raised about an inch above the toe relieving strain on the calve muscles.
@JacoNZ Yes I completely agree, I always ride with running shoes, it's way more plush than saddles or my Tom's
I switch between my Vans MTE SK8-Hi's and Slip-On Lites. I'm a big fan of the waffle pattern's grippiness.
I definitely agree that having some sort of heal on your shoes helps a ton with the OneWheel. At first I was wearing normal completely flat skateboard shoes, and then I tried some skateboard shoes that have a heal and noticed a huge difference. So now I always ride with normal running shoes or my skateboard shoes that have an elevated heal. Regular skateboard shoes just don't seem to have as much control / contact while riding the Onewheel which is the opposite that I would expect.
Aaron Broward FL
Picked up some new Vans UltraRange. Should be here in three days
I just got back from taking my first ride with the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max.
I got them because I wanted something from a skateboard line, but was also looking for some added support/padding under my heels. I thought they were great. I liked my stance on the board, the flexibility for foot bend, and the solid grip you'd expect from a skateboard shoe. I'll just have to wait and see how the durability is over time, but so far so good.
Sockless boat shoes are my favorite in warm weather.
Closest to being barefoot.
I added some gel heel inserts into my shoes and wow it's been great.