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The Nike SFB 6 Leather is available exclusively in men’s sizes from 4 to 15 US in medium width. Although this shoe runs true to size, some users suggest grabbing a half size up for a more comfortable fit. It has a lace-up closure with rope-like laces for a secure fit and dual heel tab for easy on/off.
The Nike SFB 6 Leather delivers a rugged look, but with added comfort suitable for the casual streetwear. This sneaker is great to be worn during the cold days as it has a thermal lining to contain the heat at the same time provide waterproof protection to its wearers. This pair also has a flexible sole that allows the natural movement of the feet on wet and snow surfaces. Sporting this is easy, most users can be seen wearing this with baggy cargo pants, jeans or skinnies with their tees and hoodies.
Many satisfied buyers noted about the rubber traction of the Nike SFB 6” Leather. They applauded the aggressive traction with large lug pattern and strategically situated rubber sections to deliver a reliable grip on wet and snowy surfaces.
The Nike has been acknowledged as the innovator in sportswear. They have been known to create functional and stylish footwear and apparel. Nike introduced the Sneakerboots collection by reworking some traditional hiking cleats and high-top classics. This collection aims at delivering a comfortable and performance footwear suitable for all kinds of terrains.
Back in the days, there is a clear line that differentiates sneakers and cleats. Sneakers being constructed with suede or mesh upper, cushioned sole units, and without ankle or heel support. Meanwhile, the cleats are toughly constructed using waterproof leather and rigid soles.
Nike launched the All Condition Gear (ACG) in 1989 who first attempted to fuse outdoor sneakers with performance athletic footwear. They continued offering hiking-specific ACGs in the 2000s using D-ring eyelets and the classic hiking sole. Not much focus was given to this team, which resulted in a drought of innovation, thus losing to a more aggressive brand, the Timberland.
In 2007, Nike ACG launched the Air Max Goadome that uses a leather upper situated on top of the Air Max sole. This model became successful, especially in states of Baltimore and Washington. During the domination of the athletics and casual sneakers fusion compounded by the revival of retro sneakers in the market, Nike introduced the Sneakerboot Collection in 2013. This collection primarily focused on providing footwear that can withstand the adverse conditions in the city.
Nike has opted to focus on the Sneakerboot category as the work cleats category, which has been fully dominated by the giants, such as Timberland, Red Wing Shoe, and Palladium. Nike provided another avenue for sneaker fans who already outgrew the sneakers by offering an alternative to the traditional working cleats. Nike took advantage of its sportswear expertise and impressive archive.
While barely young in the category, the Sneakerboot is a nice indicator of the paradigm shift in the consumer’s tastes when it comes to sports and lifestyle. Sneakerboot followers are expected to grow in numbers in the future. Nike kept hold of some of its popular models’ silhouettes and incorporated cleat features.
For the first time, Nike brought the SFB to the Nike Sportswear. Nike introduces the SFB 6” Leather under the Sneakerboot category. Featuring weather-resistant features with sneaker-like comfort and lightness.
- The Nike SFB 6 Leather has the Nike Swoosh on the lateral midsole and on the heel quarter.
- It has the Nubuck leather on the toebox, eyestay, and the heel quarter. This Nubuck leather is weather –resistant that can block-off rain and sleet.
- It has a well-padded collar and memory foam sockliner for extra comfort and flexibility.
- The SFB label can be found stitched on the nylon tongue.
- It has the ballistic nylon on the 6” ankle collar and the tongue for an added support.
- It has an injected Phylon midsole for cushioning and comfort.