Verdict from 6 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to a good number of reviews, the Nike SB Gato Supreme is a very decent-looking shoe. 
  • Like any other Nike shoe, numerous purchasers have commented that this pair is made of premium quality materials.
  • They are super lightweight, as other users have mentioned. 
  • Plenty of wearers have observed that the Gato Supreme has quite a responsive heel.  
  • Similar to other sneakers from the Nike low-top sneakers collection, they look really great on feet. 
  • Many admire how well the colors match with the materials used in the shoe. 
  • A couple of commenters love the shoe’s design and some of its colorways. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • A handful of reviewers have stated that the sneakers are not that comfortable and are not meant for long hours of usage. 
  • Some buyers wish that there are more Supreme branding details on the shoes. 
  • Based on a lot of commenters, some of the kick’s colorways get dirty quite easily. 

Bottom line

Supreme has worked again on one of Nike SB’s most celebrated models, digging into the archives and giving the SB Gato a Supreme touch. As an upgrade to the original SB Gato, this indoor soccer shoe is adopted as a skateboarding model to provide an optimal feel and a much smoother transition. 

In spite of some minor cons, the updated version is built with a few twists that make it perfect for skating as well as its intended use.  

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Good to know

The sneakers are offered in unisex sizing. Provided that the SB Gato Supreme is inspired by the original, which is a Nike indoor soccer shoe, they both have the same narrow fit. So it is suggested for one to go either a half or a full size up. 

With a lace-up fastening system, making use of flat laces, one can adjust the shoes to a more secure and preferred fit. 

Straying from the conventional sneaker, Nike and Supreme go for a soccer shoe silhouette that is both unique and vintage. Remaking the SB Gato, the recent version utilizes Calfskin leather for the upper with a prominent large Swoosh to the side. Also, other parts of the upper are comprised of nylon synthetic leather. Moreover, the lenticular panels in ribbed, mesh material with contrasting colors are found on the sides.

Nike and Supreme co-branding is seen on the insoles and tongue, while the words “WORLD FAMOUS” dress the heels. Furthermore, these sneakers come in a variety of colorways which are in black/Spirit Teal, white/Gym Red, Armory Blue, and Gym Red. Given the style of these shoes, they pretty much go best with casual or sporty attires. One can match the shoes with jeans, jogger pants, or even shorts. As for the top, one can go for basic tees, sweatshirts, and hoodies. 

Utilizing a thin Cushlon midsole, the shoes deliver enough comfort to the feet. A mesh collar lining and a tonal insole add to the SB Gato Supreme’s comfort. Moreover, the synthetic leather with triangular patterns make up the bumper and protects the upper section of the shoes.

The heel features TPU materials that provide ample stability. At the bottom of the shoes, a full-length gum rubber outsole with hexagon patterns offer enhanced grip and traction to the pair.  

Founded in 1964, the world’s leading sports brand Nike was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman, a track-and-field coach at the University of Oregon, and his former student Phil Knight. This teacher-student tandem invested $500 to import Tiger shoes from Japan to sell them in the United States. They then opened their first retail outlet in 1966 and officially became Nike, which the company takes the name from the Greek goddess of victory, in 1971. As the years progressed, the brand also progressed coming up with new shoes in the most updated technology and style. Also, Nike has become more popularized with the collaborations that it has established with some of the world’s known athletes, artists, and fashion designer icons. 

Creating new lines and restoring classics from their archives, the Swoosh brand has had several known lines and one of these is the Nike SB Gato. The Nike SB Gato was put on a halt until the shoe was re-launched in the summer of 2018 as a Supreme collaboration. Originally created as an indoor soccer shoe, the Nike Gato also gained a good reputation in the skateboarding world. This updated sneaker features a leather upper backed by a Cushlon midsole and gum outsole.

  • The pair includes extra laces with the “Supreme” brand on the aglets. 
  •  A mesh tongue provides added comfort to the shoes. 

Rankings

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Bottom 34% Nike sneakers
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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.