Who should buy the Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight

This solid Nike skate shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a sporty yet minimalist sneaker that can be dressed up or down for any occasion
  • You want a low-cut and lightweight shoe inspired by skating
  • You prefer a sturdy outsole for responsive traction and grip

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Logo

Style of the Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight

Replenishing the image of pioneer skate shoes, the Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight utilizes a vulcanized midsole for sleek and board feel-rich footwear. Some colorways even include tonal hues that extend up to the sole. The upper, with a blucher structure, imitates dress shoes which can be sported from everyday clothes to semi-formal outfit options.

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Midsole

Notable Features

The vulcanized cup sole construction is noticeably lighter as compared to other silhouettes which are seconded by its breathable mesh upper. Its outsole exhibits a notch on the sides with alternating herringbone patterns. A tongue patch with Nike branding displays Potrmore Ultralight wordings under the Swoosh.

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Outsole

History of the Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight

Nike Skateboarding would trace its roots of fame from a very unsuspecting shoe model in a different genre of sport. The movie "The Search for Animal Ching" was the catalyst for Air Jordan 1 to become one of the most sought out skate shoes during its initial release. Members of the Bones Brigade who are Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Tommy Guerrero, and Steve Caballero were seen wearing Air Jordans in the film and helped popularize the brand as a skate sneaker.

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Laces

Nike Skateboarding came a long way from its first introduction of the SB Dunks to a myriad of skate models that were spontaneously produced throughout the years. Nike SB expanded their repertoire from fully functional sneakers built with high impact and reinforced constructions to cosy silhouettes which ease sore feet after a long day of skating.

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Toebox

The Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight exhibits a very lightweight model made for relaxing tired feet from strenuous activity. It also doubles as lifestyle wear with its prim and proper image which adapts adequately to casual wear.

Nike SB Portmore II Ultralight Tongue

Facts / Specs

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

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Author
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.