Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Majority of purchasers were reasonably satisfied with the affordable price tag of the Airwalk Brock.
  • A lot of owners described this sneaker as nice looking.
  • Some wearers noticed that this shoe is great for the winter as it keeps the foot warm inside.
  • Many of those who have tried this kick commented that it is very comfortable. One said that it felt better on foot compared to his Vans skater shoe.
  • This sneaker felt lightweight, according to a few users.
  • The Airwalk Brock is great for work and school, based on a number of reviews.
  • A couple of sneakerheads with foot problems recommend this shoe as it offers the support that they need.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Numerous customers were disappointed with the quality of this shoe. They said that the soles started falling apart or getting holes after 2-12 months of wear.
  • Several comments mentioned that this shoe runs small.
  • The laces are too long, said one person.
  • Another individual did not like the back of the shoe saying that it is too low and felt as if the foot can easily slip out.

Bottom line

A comfortable and stylish low-top sneaker comes in the form of the Airwalk Brock.

Several users can attest that is also lightweight and can keep the foot warm, especially during cold days. However, there are some issues when it comes to the shoe’s sizing and durability. It received many comments regarding the sole falling apart after a few months of use. But for those who are looking for a budget-friendly skater shoe that can also be worn to school or work, the Airwalk Brock is not a bad choice.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Airwalk Lifestyle Shoes
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede
Features: Breathable
Price: $70
Colorways: Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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Fit & Sizing

This shoe is exclusively available in men’s sizing. Several reviewers noted that it runs small. Therefore, it is recommended to get a pair that is slightly larger than your usual size. With the laces, though, the shoes can be adjusted according to the wearer’s foot width.

The Airwalk Brock features a synthetic upper with faux suede accents. The shaped ankle collar and perforated exit holes not only offer comfort and ventilation, respectively, they also add to the modern aesthetic of the shoe. A shoe that is part of Airwalk’s list of lifestyle sneakers, it looks great with most casual clothes including jogger pants and denim shorts.

As a skating shoe, the Airwalk Brock uses a gripped sole with flex grooves. They are great in providing traction and increasing flexibility, respectively.

Airwalk is the brainchild of Bill Mann and George Yohn. Founded in 1986, Yohn and Mann wanted to create durable and functional skate shoes even without skateboarding experience themselves. Because there were very few options for skateboarding shoes then, the company had successfully entered the European market and made hundreds of millions each year. Their shoes have become a staple for skateboarders.

The early 90s saw the decline of Airwalk’s vert skating shoes’ popularity partly due to the change in the sport’s culture. This led to the launch of street skating shoes, such as the Jim Shoe and Solo 2. They also sought to expand their market to become a brand that is relevant to the youth no matter what their hobbies and interests are.

Nowadays, Airwalk is reviving their skateboard shoe line. Their recent releases include the Airwalk Brock men’s skate shoes. With its padded tongue and Airwalk branding, it is a cool and modern addition to the list of skateboarding shoes under the company’s belt.

  • This sneaker comes with a cushioned insole for a comfortable ride.

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Author
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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com