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

6 reasons to buy

  • This skate shoe gained a lot of positive reviews for its comfortable in-shoe feel.
  • Many described the low-top Nike SB Delta Force Vulc as stylish, awesome and cool. Others added that they get complimented a lot for these kicks.
  • It comes in a variety of neutral and vibrant colors.
  • It is affordable.
  • The sneaker looked exactly as advertised, a few buyers confirmed.
  • Based on some reviews, the SB Delta Force Vulc is well-cushioned. It also provided good support and board feel.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some were turned off with the SB Delta Force Vulc’s narrow fit. Others added that this model particularly felt tight around the toes.
  • A few were disappointed with its quality.
  • Its leather creases quickly, not many revealed.

Bottom line

This 80s hoop classic turned lifestyle shoe is perceived by many as a budget-friendly skate sneaker option. For $55, the majority of its users were pleased with its fashion-forward aesthetics, eye-catching colors, not to mention its comfortable fit and reliable performance in the park.

However, just like any other sneaker, this also had its share of bad reviews. A few were disappointed with the quality of its materials as well as its narrow build. Despite its attractive price tag and its appealing silhouette, this shoe remains underrated.


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Nike SB Delta Force Vulc History

In the year 1986, Nike debuted the Delta Force. This hoop shoe flaunted a silhouette that closely resembled the design of the classic Nike Dunk, which was released around the same time. The Delta Force, however, did not get as much exposure as its sibling the Dunk.

16 years after, global giant Nike thought it was high time to cross over to the equally technical world of skate shoe manufacturing. Nike SB, short for skateboarding, was established and the first shoe under this line, the SB Dunk, was introduced. A modified version of the 80s b-ball shoe, its padding was increased, its insoles were replaced, and its traction pattern was altered to meet the demands of skaters.

Fast forward to the year 2004, Nike SB decided to give the Delta Force a chance to shine. With the help of renowned NYC skateboarding shop and clothing brand Supreme, the Delta Force was turned into a skate-worthy piece of footwear known as the Supreme x Nike SB Delta Force ¾.

Made with a chunky silhouette and a work boot-inspired ankle collar, the SB Delta Force ¾ was released in three colorways. Although a product of Supreme x Nike collaboration, which has been known to produce instant classics, this particular model didn’t get much attention. In fact, it is among the most underappreciated creations of this team up.

Since its first release, less than a handful of colorways and versions have been introduced. The Nike SB Delta Force Vulc is just one of its few variations.

This rendition kept most of its predecessor’s design intact. Built with a low collar and a vulcanized sole, it is known for its unrestricted ankle motion as well as enhanced board feel and maneuverability.

Nike SB Delta Force Vulc Style

Ollie and grind in style with the low-top Nike SB Delta Force Vulc. Commonly clad in leather and suede, this skate/lifestyle shoe looks great with jeans and shorts as well as tees and hoodies. It is available in a variety of tones. The black, white and gray pairs are desired for its versatility while the red colorway is capable of elevating any outfit in a snap.

Fit & Sizing

Crafted with synthetic leather, count on this shoe to supply supportive fit and enhanced durability. The mesh lining and tongue as well as the padded collar and foam sockliner are added for a more comfortable feel around the feet and underfoot.

This men’s sneaker is available in sizes 4-14. It generally runs true to size. Its narrow build, though, provides minimal toe space.

Notable Features

The Nike SB Delta Force Vulc’s leather upper overlaid with suede is reminiscent of the iconic Air Jordan 1. Perforations on the quarter panels as well as the addition of a mesh tongue and lining improve the shoe's breathability. Its traditional autoclave constructed sole offers not only a streamlined look but also flexibility and a low-to-the-ground feel.

Additional Info

  • Some colorways (e.g., anthracite and all-white) are made with an all-leather upper.
  • A locked-in fit is achieved with the help of the 6-eyelet lacing system with flat laces.
  • Its rubber outsole features a pivot point on the forefoot for multi-directional traction.
  • The famous “Swoosh” insignia is added on the lateral and medial side of the SB Delta Force Vulc to complete its look.
  • For branding, a Nike callout is printed on the heel. The Nike SB logo is also displayed on the tongue label, undersole, and footbed.