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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.
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.
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.
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 board feel, 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.
- 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.