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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

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.

Collaboration
Ishod Wair

Good to know

A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

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
$90

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

10 reasons to buy

  • The design of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair got the most positive comments from reviewers.
  • A lot of testers found the shoe comfortable to use. A user added that this is the best skate shoe he’s ever used.
  • Many skaters welcomed the shoe’s durability. One, in particular, stated that he usually blows through toe caps within the first two to three sessions but that these shoes are “still near perfect six to seven sessions” The shoe fits true to size according to many. A buyer said that other models have a narrower fit, but this pair fits just right.
  • Several people loved the color scheme of the shoe.
  • A good number of consumers mentioned that they liked the shoe’s padding which gives substantial impact protection. A skateboarder said he didn’t get any heel bruises while skating.
  • A few said the SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair is a solid shoe with a great price.
  • One buyer noted that the shoe has decent arch support.
  • An individual reported that the shoe allows him to get a good board feel.
  • A purchaser commented that the shoe would be perfect for the summer or during hot weather.
  • The shoe’s updated Zoom insole has more grooves underneath which one skateboarder feels adds more flexibility to the shoe.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe had to be broken in, based on many reviews. The shoe felt a bit tight and rigid when first worn.
  • The breaking in period depends on how you skate, noted a user. It can be fast or may take days.
  • Several buyers were disappointed that the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro lacks the puffy tongue and collar which characterizes most SB Dunk shoes.
  • The sole isn’t very grippy according to one tester.

Bottom line

The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair is a solid skate shoe that will see wearers through all kinds of body turns and flips. It has all the functions and performance you would expect of a pro skater shoe as well as the stylishness of a lifestyle shoe. The SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair does need a bit of breaking in, but once that’s done, it can be one of the most comfortable shoes once can ever wear.


Rankings

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair compared to 2397 sneakers:

Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 44 ratings

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Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair History

The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair comes from the legendary Dunk line which was released in the year 1985. The Dunk was initially intended for the basketball court but became popular with skaters as well. In 2002, Nike re-engineered the Dunk specifically for the skateboarding market and launched the SB line.

Nike’s first SB launch included four SB Dunk Lows: the Mulder Dunk SB, Gino Dunk SB, Forbes Dunk SB, and Supa Dunk SB—all named for the pro skaters who helped with the design of the shoe. The Supreme Dunk Low followed in the Fall of that same year, releasing in two colorways. The SB shoes featured Zoom Air cushioning and thickened tongues for extra padding and impact protection.

Throughout the years, Nike would release various colorways and iterations for the SB Dunk line, occasionally collaborating with pro skaters to create a new model. On December 31 of 2015 (January 1,  2016, in some stores), Thrasher Skater of the Year 2013 Ishod Wair’s first signature shoe debuted.

The Ishod Wair model was designed with hardcore skaters in mind. The upper is constructed using high-quality suede, and reinforced double-stitching in the ollie area gives the shoe long-lasting wearability.

Nike would follow this model up with another homage to Ishod in January 2017. This new pair in a Dark Grey/University Red colorway featured a speedometer graphic on the right insole while a New Jersey outline and license plate are on the left.

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair Style

Skaters need baggy clothes to allow for plenty of movement. The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair would look great when paired with cargo pants topped off with a hoodie. For non-skaters and those who don’t like the baggy look, jeans and tees would work just as well.

Fit & Sizing

This low top shoe is available in men’s sizes which range from 7.5 to 14. Half sizes are offered up to 12.5. The large overlays, including the very prominent Swoosh logo, provide excellent hold and support.

Notable Features

The SB Dunk Low Pro utilizes Nike’s Air Zoom technology in the airpad insole, giving the wearer a snappy responsiveness and quick off-the-ground feel as well as impact protection.

Additional Info

  • The shoe uses flat laces.
  • Nike Zoom technology in the heel enhances cushioning and absorbs shock.
  • There are perforations in the upper for breathability.
  • A PU midsole stretches the entire length of the shoe for lightweight cushioning.