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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nike SB Koston Hypervulc History
Skateboarding has been around for a long time although it has only been in recent years that it was considered a legitimate sport. The skateboarding market was mostly untapped by large shoe companies until the early 2000s when they started taking notice of the sport. Nike was one of those who saw the potential growth in the skateboarding industry and in 2002, launched the SB line.
Nike’s SB line initially launched only four iterations of the SB Dunk Lows, but their collection has grown over the years to include more than ten silhouettes and dozens upon dozens of colorways. They also collaborated with professional skateboarders to design new models. One such skateboarder is Eric Koston, a well-known American pro who has worked with Nike since 2009.
Eric first did a reimagined SB Dunk, followed by the Zoom FP a year later, in 2010, before launching his own signature shoe, the Koston 1. Several more signature shoes followed until the release of the SB Koston Hypervulc in 2016.
The Koston Hypervulc features a vulcanized outsole and an upper made of one piece. An elastic gusset is placed on the shoe’s tongue to lock down the midfoot, and a molded sockliner gives the shoe additional support.
Nike SB Koston Hypervulc Style
This low top SB shoe has a classic and simple style that will go with most outfits in your wardrobe. One can pair it with cargo pants or tracksuit bottom and a simple tee when skating or with jeans and a sharp polo shirt for leisure wear.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike SB Koston Hypervulc is a men’s shoe which is offered in sizes ranging from 4 to 14, with half sizes available up to 11.5. Since some women also wear this shoe, women buyers are advised to go down at least a size and a half to get the equivalent men’s sizing. For example, a woman with a 6.5-foot size might be a 5 in men’s size.
The SB Koston Hypervulc features the Hyperfeel technology which is a combination of sensitive cushioning, locked-down fit, and a responsive, flexible outsole. It also utilizes a Vulc sole to give the wearer a superior board feel.
- The shoe has a herringbone tread pattern.
- The SB Koston Hypervulc features a lightly-padded mesh tongue.