Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $65
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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.