It's more central really, but i really don't feel stable on a skateboard unless I use that stance. Maybe I should start scootering.
What shoe's are you wearing?
Doesn't matter man. It's got to go. When i first started out i was pushing mongo too, but I quickly found out that it's not acceptable.
For skating i usually stick to vans, once you get used to that grip there's no turning back. Right now i'm skating rowley 99s