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Road

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

Trail

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.

Competition

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.

Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • This skate shoe received heaps of compliments from skaters and sneaker enthusiasts alike for its simple yet stylish silhouette.
  • Aside from skateboarding, many have worn this model for work, school as well as casual events and were pleased with its versatility.
  • The low-top Nike SB Clutch looked attractive dressed up or dressed down, confirmed by most buyers.
  • Several users thought this shoe felt comfortable. A few even wore this for 8-11 hours straight and revealed that it remained comfy the whole time.
  • One Nike fan said that the canvas material on this model was easy to clean. It also dried up quickly.
  • Based on more than a handful of reviews, the SB Clutch is solidly-built and durable.
  • These kicks took only a short-time to break in, a small number advised.
  • Retailed at $65, most buyers consider this product a great value for money.
  • This lifestyle sneaker is available in various hues.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A significant number complained about the Nike SB Clutch’s narrow construction. Some added that this shoe fits tight even for those with slightly wide feet. Others disclosed that loosening the laces did not help improve its fit.
  • The white colorway was hard to keep clean, not many mentioned.
  • A few thought this sneaker runs slightly long.
  • It lacked support underfoot, another wearer advised.

Bottom line

For $65, this sneaker is indeed an affordable skate shoe option. Skaters who have tried it were pleased with the positive ride this humble, casual sneaker was able to provide. Durable and with excellent grip and great board feel, the Nike SB Clutch is deemed skate-worthy by many.

Sneaker enthusiasts who didn’t care much about this sneaker’s performance in the park, on the other hand, desired this shoe, not only for its budget-friendly price tag but also for its versatility and durability, not to mention its clean look. Its narrow build, however, caused disappointment for some. This minor flaw, though, did not stop this skate shoe from earning rave reviews and gaining a cult following.


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Nike SB Clutch History

Global giant Nike has always stood out for their innovation-packed running and basketball shoes. Many of which are believed to be groundbreaking and regarded as iconic. However, the brand had bigger dreams. It aspired to be the best sneaker manufacturer in all sports categories, skateboarding included.

To make this dream a reality, Nike entered the technical world of skate shoe design and development in the 1990s. Their creations, however, failed to rouse the excitement of the sneaker community. Nike was considered a flop while established skate brands like Vans, Emerica and DC were lauded.

This setback, though, did not stop Nike. Instead, it pushed forward. In the year 2002, the brand was finally recognized with the establishment of sub-brand Nike SB or Nike Skateboarding. Commercial success, however, would not have been achieved without the stamp of approval of pro skateboarders like Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski and Lewis Marnell.

Stefan Janoski’s skate shoes are among the most sought-after Nike SB products. Many models in this collection are already perceived as reasonably-priced. Nike, though, aiming to bring their products to a larger population, thought it wise to release a less expensive version of the Janoski. Thus, the Nike SB Clutch was born.

Released on Feb 28, 2016, the SB Clutch, like its predecessor, remains good-looking with its classic autoclave construction. It also maintains its standards of performance. It initially debuted in two colorways namely black and dark grey.

Nike SB Clutch Style

Stand out in the skatepark and on the city streets with the low-top Nike SB Clutch. Its minimalist style has stunned skaters as well as sneaker enthusiasts of all genders and ages. Both neutral and vibrant-toned pairs can be matched with any dressy or casual outfit in your closet, including jeans, shorts, t-shirt dresses and khaki pants.

Fit & Sizing

The SB Clutch is available for all genders. Women’s sizes range from 6.5-11.5 while sizes 4-14 are offered for men. Its narrow construction may fit tight for wide-footed consumers. Thus, those with slightly wide to wide feet are recommended to get a pair bigger than their standard choice.

Built with a light, breathable and structured canvas upper and lined with airy mesh, supportive fit, as well as enhanced ventilation, can be expected from this lifestyle/skate shoe. Its low cut construction also allows unrestrictive ankle motion.

Notable Features

This Janoski look-alike’s textile upper and vulcanized sole give this shoe a clean, vintage look. Its fused midsole and outsole unit is light, thin and flexible yet durable. This type of sole is known for its superior board feel as well as maneuverability for tricks like slides and glides. The “Swoosh” logo is embroidered on the lateral and medial side to complete its look.

Additional Info

  • Adjust the fit of the sneaker using the lace-up closure with pierced eyelets and flat tonal shoestrings.
  • Comfort is improved with the addition of the flat EVA insole, thinly padded collar and mesh lining.
  • The rubber outsole features herringbone threads for enhanced grip.
  • A size 11.5 men’s sneaker weighs approximately 14 oz.
  • For branding, the Nike SB logo can be found on the tongue label and the footbed.