Summary

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

6 reasons to buy

  • Many have described the low-top Nike SB Delta Force Vulc as stylish, awesome and cool.
  • It is among the Nike sneakers that have gained a lot of positive reviews for its comfortable in-shoe feel.
  • The sneaker looked exactly as advertised, a few buyers have confirmed.
  • Based on some reviews, the SB Delta Force Vulc is well-cushioned. 
  • The Delta Force Vulc  also provided good support and board feel.
  • This iteration from the Nike SB line is affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some are turned off with the SB Delta Force Vulc’s narrow fit. 
  • A few are disappointed with its quality.

Bottom line

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

Despite its attractive price tag and its appealing silhouette, this shoe remains underrated.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike SB
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Vulc Sole
Price: $55
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, White
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 6/10
Comfort 8/10
Traction 8/10
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
Top 4% most popular sneakers

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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. It is available in men’s sizing.

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.

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.

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 cleat-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.

  • 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.

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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.

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