Who should buy the Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II

This low-top Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II could be a great pick for you if:

  • You want a comfortable sneaker that has a thin, vulcanized construction that provides excellent flexibility, which makes these great to skate in.
  • You are looking for a comfortable shoe that has a removable footbed.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Logo

Style of the Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II

If you’re a fan of the minimal look, then these kicks may be for you. Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II shoes blend a modern fit with a basic retro look. The shoes are classical, in a way, and could be versatile.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Upper

They don’t look too casual as to be restricted to jeans. Chinos and khaki pants will also do for these shoes. There are several colorways available for these kicks, including olive, black, wheat, and anthracite.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Midsole

Notable Features

Nike kept the design of the Solarsoft Portmore II sneakers to a minimum to let the comfort and functionality of the kicks shine through. The Solarsoft in the name of these shoes refers to the brilliant sockliners that give the shoes their exceptional cushioning.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Insole

The tops of the Solarsoft sockliners, which meet the feet, are soft and cushy for comfort. They have deep cups to keep the feet steady and provide arch support. The bottoms are firm enough to give the protection you need for hard impacts. 

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Collar

History of the Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II

In 2016, Nike came out with a pair of shoes called Check Solars. These were the first skateboarding kicks to debut the popular Solarsoft technology that the brand had already applied to its different shoe categories.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Outsole

The solidly-built sneakers became one of the SB lines’ best performing models. This led to a whole range of SB Solarsoft kicks becoming launched, a pair of which includes the SB Solarsoft Portmore IIs.

Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore II Mouth opening

The Nike SB Solarsoft Portmore IIs are basically upgraded issues of the brand’s Portmore shoes. These kicks carry the same design and mostly the same materials, with the exception of the new inclusions—Solarsoft footbeds. 

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike Sb
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Vulc Sole, EVA / Fabric
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Colorways: Black / Grey / Blue

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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.