When it comes to providing an authentic and expert experience to the skateboarding community, Missouri does it right. From Kansas City to St. Louis, skate shops are offering up skate camps, custom builds, safety equipment, and all the great gear you’ll ever need. Here are the 10 best shops in the state.
Escapist Skateboarding has served the KC community since 2000 and provides the top skateboard products, with brands like Anti Hero, Doom Sayers, and Quasi. With employees that have several years of skating experience, they are ready to help you with your skating needs and can point you in the right direction for a new board, gear, or clothing. Check their website for more information on their location and hours of operation.
Open seven days a week, Parkside Skate Shop provides the Columbia area with the best apparel, long boards, and footwear for skaters of all levels. Along with the selling merchandise, the shop also offers events, like skate camp, to help new skaters with the fundamentals of the sport. Visit their website for more information on their hours and their location.
With a passion for the sport, 41/7 Skateboard Shop has a variety of boards, gear, and clothing for skaters. Open since 2011, the store’s owner Jose Rojas-Natal provides the highest level of customer service to meet the expectation of everyone who comes to the shop. Check out their website for more information on their hours and directions to their location.
Opened in 1986, Future SK8 store is one of the oldest stores around the area that provides a large selection of skateboards and longboards. Whether you are looking for some gear or needing help with a full build, this shop is ready to help you with all your skating needs. For hours and how to find them, visit their Facebook page.
For 15 years Infinity Skate Shop has operated as a skater-owned store with a passion for the local skating community. While having a massive and ever-changing stock of inventory, the shop also brings in pro skaters for demos and supports local skaters through their social media outlets. Check out their website for more information.
Wood and Wheel Skate Shop provides locals with skating apparel and name brand boards, while supporting the skating scene in O’Fallon. Open seven days a week, their shop aims to be a place where skaters of all ages can come and find exactly what they need. With 15 years in the business, they want to continue to help the skating community to grow through their support and well-stocked shop. Visit their website for more information on their hours and how to contact them with any questions.
Established in 2001, Ramp Riders is an experience all to itself. This shop offers skaters to opportunity to buy boards and accessories from their shop and, after signing a waiver, try out an indoor skate park as well. With 30,000 square-feet of ramps of all shapes and sizes, you can try out some old or new tricks on a ramp just right for your skill level. Visit their website for more information on their park and hours of operation.
Located across from the Governor’s Mansion in historic downtown Jefferson City, The Nook is a cross between a skate shop and a tattoo parlor. The full skateboard shop has a variety of equipment to suit everyone from new riders to skate gurus and anyone in between. Come chill in the “at home” atmosphere, while find yourself a new board or gear for your next ride. For more information on the business, check out their website.
From custom builds to well-known brands, Wheel Sports Bicycle Shop and Skateboards provides the area’s skaters and bicyclists with professional service and help with all their needs. This family owned and operated business has long board, custom builds, and safety gear for all level of skateboard enthusiast. Check out their website for hours and directions to their location.