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

9 reasons to buy

  • A very good number of wearers highly commended the shoe’s appearance, stating that it looks great.
  • The Nike SB Bruin Premium SE is specifically designed for skating with ease and some users were astonished by its great boardfeel.
  • The shoe displays an awesome variety of colorways and this caught the interest of more than a handful of buyers.
  • With its prime and vintage design, a few users stated that the shoe is awesome and amazing.
  • Few wearers were satisfied with the shoe’s great quality as they expect from Nike.
  • A very small amount of users experienced a true to size fit from the shoe and a percentage of them even stated that it breaks-in easily.
  • The shoe is durable and can outlast some brands, according to very few skaters.
  • A couple of customers praised the shoe’s lightweight silhouette.
  • Enhancing the materials and including the state-of-the-art Nike technology to the classic Bruin model, the Nike SB Bruin Premium SE caters supreme comfort.

2 reasons not to buy

  • More than a handful of the buyers of the shoe experienced a tight fit and suggests to other potential customers to purchase a size larger than their usual.
  • The feet of a certain user started to hurt after skating with the shoe for a few hours.

Bottom line

Equipping the vintage pioneer with enhanced features and superior quality materials, the Nike SB Bruin Premium SE surpasses its forefather models with its upgraded comfort and boardfeel. Its low-profile silhouette enables flexible moves for a skater as well as an awesome casual look for various occasions. Improving the parts of the shoe provided excellent durability and street performance. Throughout the years, it continues to progress while still maintaining the original design.



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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.

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.

Fit & Sizing

The shoe runs generally true to size in a men’s D width. It is available in US sizes ranging from 4-15. The low-top construction of the SB Bruin Premium SE offers good flexibility with just enough support.

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.

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.