Summary

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 are 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 state that the shoe is awesome and amazing.
  • Few wearers are satisfied with the shoe’s great quality as they expect from Nike.
  • A very small amount of users experience a true to size fit from the shoe and a percentage of them even state that it breaks-in easily.
  • The shoe is durable and can outlast some brands, according to very few skaters.
  • A couple of customers praise 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.
  • 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.

Facts

Rankings

A top 7% best sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
It has never been more popular than this June

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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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com