Who should buy the Nike SB Gato

This skateboarding-inspired Nike SB Gato could be a great match for you if:

  • You want a comfortable pair that features a cupsole construction.
  • You are looking for a pair that offers an appealing design as well as superb quality and excellent board feel and control.

Nike SB Gato Logo

Style of the Nike SB Gato

These low-top soccer-inspired skate sneakers are bathed with monotone colored uppers accented with gum soles boasting of a stylish design obscuring the lines between soccer and skate footwear.

Nike SB Gato Upper

This pair’s stitched-panel leather displays a quilt-like design that provides durability and stylish detail. Although style and taste are relative, most consumers agree that sneakers with gum soles make shoes automatically look better.

Nike SB Gato Mouth opening

Notable Features

The SB Gato’s soft leather upper provides durability and is quilted to slow down stretching. The suede toe mudguard provides longevity and extra flick when performing flip tricks.

Nike SB Gato Outsole

Responsive and absorbent Cushlon foam midsole cushioning offers premium comfort and response without a lot of weight. Finally, gum outsoles give excellent traction and grip on the board.

Nike SB Gato laces

History of the Nike SB Gato

The Gato model had sort of shape-shifted through the years to conform to different sports’ requirements but if you are truly a sneaker fan knowing the roots of a model should never be overlooked. 

Nike SB Gato Midsole

Four years after in 2018, skate brand Supreme tapped on the Gato silhouette for a collaboration which instantly put the shoe back onto sneaker fans’ radar once again. The Supreme x Nike SB Gato’s ultra limited nature had left some enthusiasts unsatisfied and the Swoosh brand heeded their desires and released the shoe for general release.

Nike SB Gato TOE BOX

Neutral colorways of the Nike SB Gato include white and black but other color options are also available. Consumers can choose from atmosphere grey/white, black/white/gum light brown, white/metallic gold, and black/white/black.

Nike SB Gato Heel

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike Sb
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.