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The Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium is a low-top skate shoe from the Nike Stefan Janoski sneakers lineup. It is available in men’s 3.5/women’s 5 to men’s 14/women’s 15.5 in standard width. Unlike the original Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski skate shoe, the Janoski 2 Premium features an internal cleatie construction that gives a sock-like and snug fit. Because of this construction, it could feel very tight and challenging to put on. The lace-up design mainly functions for design and aesthetics.
The upper portion features a breathable textile material that hugs the foot. Complementing it is a midfoot overlay for added foot support.
The Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium is an epitome of modern skate shoes that one could effortlessly strut from streets to skate parks. Its versatile aesthetic shows how skate shoes have evolved over the years from bulky constructions to minimally-designed ones.
Like other Janoskis, it dropped in multiple colorways, and one of the most popular is the Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium iguana/black-cargo khaki-desert ore.
Aside from the premium material upgrade, the Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium skate shoes boast features that further elevates its skate performance and street-ready façade.
First off the list is a visible Air Max Air unit in the heel for superior cushioning every step. It also has a flat rubber outsole that gives better stability and grip compared to the first Janoski skate shoe. This full rubber outsole exhibits an auxetic traction pattern that helps disseminate pressure for better performance.
Ten years after the release of the Nike SB Janoski skate shoe, giant sportswear brand Nike finally introduced the sequel to this iconic kick. It is another brainchild of Nike and professional skateboarder Stefan Janoski called the Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium skate shoes. Essentially, it is a premium rendition of the Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2.
Introduced in February 2019, the Nike SB Air Max Janoski 2 Premium shadows the signature features of the Nike SB Janoski but comes with a lightweight and breathable sock-like textile upper. This premium low-top skate shoe initially dropped in a camouflaged iteration for $120 a pair. Several colorways have been released since then, including anthracite/white/black, black/summit white/black, and parachute beige/ale brown/club gold/black.
- The insoles are removable.
- This shoe is also called as the Nike SB Air Janoski 2 PRM.