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


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.


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.


We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Several users appreciated the SB Eric Koston Huarache’s design and stylish look.
  • A good number of people commented that the shoe is comfortable on the feet. One person cited the Lunarlon cushioning in particular as giving him comfort and a great board feel at the same time.
  • A reviewer noted that the shoe’s heel counter and panels provide ample support for the shoe and help to give it a snug fit.
  • One individual was pleased that the shoe has an incredible price for something with a high-end quality make.
  • The color of the shoe got a mention from a buyer, saying the “black colorway looked so clean.”

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several reviewers were a bit unhappy that the SB Eric Koston Huarache featured a thin tongue padding.
  • A few users commented that the shoe needs some time to break in. One person found the shoe super stiff that breaking it in will take quite a while.
  • The shoe runs a bit narrow. A purchaser said he had to go up a half size higher.

Bottom line

The Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache is an attention-grabbing shoe worthy of the Huarache line. The shoe is stiff when worn for the first few times but gradually becomes very comfortable on the feet. It has good cushioning to absorb all impact landings yet feels responsive enough to give the wearer a great board feel.



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Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache History

The Huarache, one of Nike’s iconic models, was launched in 1991 as a running shoe. It was the brainchild of legendary designer/architect Tinker Hatfield and was named after a Native-American sandal. The shoe’s design was inspired by water-skiing booties. Its outside framework and sock-like neoprene lining system was christened as the Dynamic Fit.

Nike Huarache almost did not see production, but a test run at the NYC Marathon saw lots of runners lobbying for the shoe, which changed Nike’s mind. The shoe was launched with the slogan, ‘Have you hugged your feet today?’ in reference to the way the shoe’s spandex and neoprene sock hugged the wearer's feet.

Following the shoe’s successful launch, Nike soon after released a series of Huarache models across different sports and categories, from cross-trainers to basketball. And for the next 26 years, Nike would debut more than ten silhouettes and hundreds of colorways in the Huarache line. Many of these releases became very well-received, and the Huarache quickly became one of the Nike’s most well-known and best-selling line.

Meanwhile, Nike’s skateboarding line has been churning out models for and occasionally collaborating with professional skateboarders since 2002. One such person is Eric Koston, an American expert skateboarder who has previously worked with different companies in designing skateboarding shoes. He signed up with Nike in 2009 and came up with a reinvented SB Dunk. He followed that up with the SB Zoom FP in 2010 before finally launching his own signature shoe in 2011.

In 2014, Nike’s skateboarding line (SB) added another model to its roster care of Mr. Eric Koston—the Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache. This new silhouette took some elements from Koston’s signature shoe and combined it with the popular Huarache model. The shoe featured a seamless suede upper, a Huarache heel strap in rubber for stability, Lunarlon sock liner for lightweight cushioning, and mesh paneling on the tongue, heel, and side for increased breathability.

Nike SB Eric Koston Huarache Style

This low top shoe is a sort of fusion of the modern and vintage. And it gives off a definite sporty vibe. The shoes can be paired with a bright hoodie and track bottoms or jeans.

Fit & Sizing

The Koston Huarache is available in men’s sizes which range from size 6 to 13 with half sizes offered up to 10.5. The shoe reportedly runs narrow so buyers might do better by ordering a half size higher than their normal size.

Notable Features

The SB Eric Koston Huarache features the Nike Lunarlon sock liner, a soft foam that allows the wearer to get lightweight cushioning and bouncy responsiveness. The Lunarlon softens landing impacts without dampening board feel.

Additional Info

  • Available at discounted rates at select retailers.
  • The TPU exoskeleton in the heel of the original Huarache is replaced with a rubber strap in this version for a more flexible support in the rear. It is the kind of support that resonates with most skaters.
  • A pull tab in the tongue improves foot-entry convenience.