Size and fit

The low-top construction of the SB Bruin Premium SE offers good flexibility with just enough support. Also, it comes with traditional laces that provide excellent lockdown.

Nike SB Bruin Premium SE Style

The Nike SB Bruin Premium SE displays a flat heel silhouette with a dominant suede upper which is appropriate for jeans from skinny to a more formal suit and slacks, depending on the colorway. It can be partnered with shirts and shorts for casual events.

Notable Features

The Nike SB Bruin Premium SE is an improved shoe of the previous Bruin model. A full leather upper of nubuck material combined with a leather heel patch. A dual stitching around the toe cap maintains the vintage identity of the model. A dual Nike swoosh logo can also be found on both sides of each shoe. Some colorways contain perforations at the top of the swoosh. A Zoom Air insole is also included for maximum cushioning and comfort.

Nike SB Bruin Premium SE History

The year 1972 witnessed the unveiling of two Nike basketball shoes -- the Nike Blazer and the Bruin. Its success catapulted the Nike brand into sneaker history and because of this, several iterations of the shoes were released subsequently.

The release of Back to the Future in 1985 replenished the sense of familiarity for the Nike Bruin when the protagonist, Marty Mcfly, was seen skateboarding in a worn out vintage white and red colorway of the shoe. Sporting an early indie look, Marty’s clothing was etched into history wearing his skinny Levi’s jeans with matching two-tone jackets and of course the ole-trusty Nike Bruins. The film and the shoe generated a cult following of fans and sneakerheads from then on.

Additional Info

  • A honeycomb constructed midsole contributes to the shoe’s low-profile look and also provides ultimate cushioning.
  • The textured outer part of the midsole is vulcanized for durability and added style intended for skateboarding.
  • In 2016, Nike Skateboarding released a Marty Mcfly retro of the Bruin Premium SE and has a full grain leather upper with the distinct original colorway used by the protagonist in Back II the future.


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