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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

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.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several purchasers agree that the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel is generally comfortable and provides a great board feel.
  • There were a few reviews noting that this shoe provides support, heel protection, and a good structure around the feet.
  • Many consumers appreciate this shoe’s stylish, versatile look, and several colorway options.
  • This updated version of the Nike SB Stefan Janoski can be availed at a reasonable price.
  • Some of the buyers commented that this particular shoe has more padding than the other Janoski models.
  • The Hyperfeel version of the SB Stefan Janoski is very light.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were numerous purchasers who got really disappointed with the durability of the Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel. Reports note that the perforations on the sides rip easily after using the shoe for only a few times. However, recent releases of this shoe got rid of the said feature.
  • There were also comments made by a few reviewers that the heel of this shoe keeps sliding.
  • Some users said that this updated version of the Nike SB Stefan Janoski takes a while to break in.

Bottom line

The introduction of the Hyperfeel technology to the classic Nike SB Stefan Janoski model makes a highly-comfortable skate shoe with an improved board feel. This feature undoubtedly impressed many skaters, sneakerheads, and casual users, in addition to being available in several colorway options at a reasonable price tag. However, despite these good points, numerous buyers had some durability issues after just a few times of wearing this shoe.


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Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel History

Nike Skateboarding, otherwise known as the Nike SB, was launched by the American shoe and apparel brand Nike in 2002 as its second attempt at establishing a name in the skate market. Nike partnered up with professional skateboarders, including Stefan Janoski.

Stefan Janoski began skateboarding in 1992 and has been known for his “switch-stance” skills and a laid-back skateboarding style. Next to Paul Rodriguez aka P-Rod, he is only the second pro-skater to have his own signature shoe under the Nike SB sub-brand. The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski, his first ever signature skate shoe, initially dropped in 2009. Janoski was hands-on with the design process of the shoe and worked closely with Nike designer James Arizumi. Inspired by a combination between a boat shoe and a classic skate shoe, it features a very simple and basic upper, a low cut silhouette, and a vulcanized sole.

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski has become a huge success not only in the skating community, but also in the sneaker market in general. In fact, it has been considered as one of the most successful Nike skate shoes to date. Throughout the years, it has been released in vast colorways and upgraded versions.  

In June 2016, Nike SB introduced the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel - the updated version of Janoski’s signature shoes with Nike’s Hyperfeel technology. The Hyperfeel adds comfort and improves impact cushioning of the shoe. Unlike the original Nike SB Janoski, this version features a drop-in Lunarlon midsole for thicker cushioning at the heel and thinner in the forefoot for more boardfeel, and a thin, web rubber cupsole with a herringbone traction pattern. It also has a hidden gusset in the tongue for a more secure and natural fit.

Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel Style

Skate in style in this upgraded silhouette of the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski classic– the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel. Exhibiting a basic and minimal suede upper with the Swoosh branding on the side panels and a low-cut profile, it can also function as casual kicks for skaters, sneakerheads, or even just casual consumers that appreciate its style.

Fit & Sizing                                                          

The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel is a men’s shoe that is available from size 4 to size 14 in D – medium width. The hidden gusset in the tongue provides a more sock-like and natural fit to the wearer. The drop-in Lunarlon midsole provides additional cushioning at the heel while simultaneously allowing more board feel in the forefoot.

Notable Features

At first look, the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel may appear to be almost aesthetically similar to the original Janoski signature shoe from the Nike SB. However, as one looks closely, this updated version has a thicker heel collar for added comfort and a gusseted tongue for a more natural and sock-like fit. It also features Lunarlon midsole technology and a thin, web rubber cupsole with a modified herringbone pattern.

Additional Info

  • Recent releases of the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel got rid of the side perforation details on the upper, which was featured in its earlier versions. This move can be attributed to the fact that there were numerous complaints before that the perforations on the earlier releases tend to rip off easily and cause huge holes on the upper.
  • The Hyperfeel concept began when Nike SB aimed to provide more board feel to its skate shoes. It debuted through other Nike SB models, such as the Nike SB Koston 3 Hyperfeel and the Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel. The Janoski model is the third shoe to have been upgraded with this feature.