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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas is available at an affordable price point.
  • Many users shared that they enjoyed the lightness of this pair.
  • A couple of users liked that the SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas is easy to maintain.
  • This pair generally runs true to size.
  • A handful of Thrashers revealed that this pair delivers a superb board feel.
  • The lowered heel counter was noted by some users as this gives them the freedom to maximize the range of motion.
  • The majority of the users applauded the durability of this shoe.
  • It is well-cushioned, said some users. Few wearers shared that this is a good sneaker for high jumps and tricks.
  • Few users praised the ventilation of this shoe.
  • Some skaters mentioned that they enjoyed the sleek and narrow shape of this pair. Some of them preferred this shape for their flip tricks.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer criticized the uncomfortable arch support of this shoe.
  • Few reviewers complained about the narrow width of the Nike SB Bruin HYperfeel Canvas. They suggest grabbing a full size up for a comfortable fit.

Bottom line

The Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel has been given a canvas treatment to deliver a more breathable and durable sneaker. The SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas features elements that are hard and strong yet soft and comfortable on the inside. This model boasts about its excellent board feel that is credited to the Hyperfeel system - a combination of secured fit, decent cushioning and flexible outsole. It provides comfort and control with a real eye-catching design. With a wallet-friendly price point, the Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas is highly recommended for hardcore skaters and non-skaters.



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Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas History

In 1972, Nike gave birth to the silhouette that paved the way for the rise of the popularity of Nike Basketball. The Bruin debuted as a basketball footwear featuring a simple design with fat-belly cobalt red Swoosh. It also displays a herringbone-pattern autoclaved rubber outsole for superb traction. The Bruin was named after the successful NCAA team, the UCLA Bruins.

The Nike Bruin was first turned famous as it was seen worn by Michael J. Fox in the classic “Back to the Future” movie.  It features a very simple silhouette with leather upper, integrated Zoon Air unit and autoclaves outsole. The Nike Swoosh was in cobalt red which became a very noteworthy feature for many buyers.

Recently, certain variations of the Bruin were released in the market. Nikelab re-launched the Bruin as the Bruin Leather, and the Skateboarding Project had its version too. The SB Bruin became one of the simplest models in the SB line. The Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel was released in 2016 carrying the exact profile of the original classic Bruin. It is the second model to carry the Hyperfeel technology; the first one is the Koston Hyperfeel. The Hyperfeel technology focuses on the sole and provides exceptional cushioning without sacrificing the board feel.

Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas Style

The low-top Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas features a clean and straightforward profile. It displays a breathable and durable upper that is versatile for any casual event. It also has a soft fabric sockliner and leather on the heel to provide support and adds comfort for all-day use. The straightforward look of the SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas is usually styled with baggy jeans, activewear, shorts and even with joggers. 

Fit & Sizing

The Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas is available in men’s sizes from 4 to 15 US in medium width. This pair generally runs true to size. However, some found this pair narrow. Thu0,s they suggest grabbing a full size up than the buyer’s usual size. This shoe also features the traditional lace-up closure for a secure fit. It has drop-in PU sockliner that is designed to flex with the outsole for an excellent cushioning, board feel and stable ride.

Notable Features

Many users noted about the clean and simple silhouette of the Nike S Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas. Nike stayed authentic to the original iteration and inserted some innovative technical features. With its uncomplicated profile, the versatility of this pair is further enhanced.

Additional Info

  • The Hyperfeel technology combines cushioning, incredible board feel and control.
  • The internal gusset delivers powerful lockdown and excellent control.
  • It has flexible, thin, web pattern on the rubber outsole for superior ground traction.
  • The toecap is slightly wrapped and double-embossed for enhanced durability.
  • The mesh lining of the SB Bruin Hyperfeel Canvas delivers ventilation and comfort.
  • It has textured sidewalls to help you control the flick.
  • It has the drop-in PU Hypercush sockliner for a stable and firm cushioning suitable for high impacts protection.