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.
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Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max History
In 2002, the Swoosh joined the skateboarding scene by creating the Nike SB. Among the several of the popular skateboarders who joined the fold, Stefan Janoski was easily one of the most recognizable and well-loved. Janoski’s work in the Zoom Janoski 2009 brought a new level of attention to Nike in the skateboarding world.
Not only was the shoe very much a streetwear figure, it was also designed for performance as Janoski practically built it from the ground up. From this shoe, their partnership gave way to even more silhouettes that are almost always a sure fire hit among sneakerheads.
The Air Max 1’s history is something that will always be hugely popular in the sneaker world. 1987 saw Tinker Hatfield introduce a shoe that was almost a rebellion against Nike’s own vision and the sneaker world’s expectations. The shoe unveiled for the first time the visible Air Sole technology. While Nike was trying to make the technology smaller, Hatfield wanted to make it larger and visible to everyone.
In the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max, the upper silhouette is quite clearly from Janoski’s work while the Air Technology in the midsole of the Air Max sits in the shoe’s engine room. A Free outsole for maximum freedom of movement completes the cast.
Based on the number of people who have made reviews about this shoe, it is highly unlikely that its popularity will drop in the near future.
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Style
A nice blend of modern, sporty look and a classic appeal rest in the heart of the SB Stefan Janoski Max. It is tailor-made for those who like to mix their style. It is a really good option for casual and sporty wear. Jeans, joggers, and shorts are ideally suited for this shoe.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max offers good hold and balance courtesy of its skateboarding roots and as designed by Janoski himself. It has adequate room for multiple foot shapes and sizes. The men’s sizing are from 4 to 14 while the women’s are from 3 to 12. It generally runs true to size.
Nike took its ingenuity to a new level when they decided to use the Air Max sole in the SB Stefan Janoski silhouette. As fans of Nike know, the iconic Air Max became such a hit because of the visible Air bag that was previously hidden from public. It was a testament to Tinker Hatfield’s guts and fashion sense that made the visible Air sole possible.
The incorporation of this Air Technology to the already formidable Stefan Janoski shoe gives the SB Stefan Janoski Max a whole new character that can only grow in influence and popularity.
Nike’s inclusion of the Free sole is another expression that it is not afraid to combine some of their best technologies. For skaters, the Free sole gives very good board feel while freedom of movement is very much allowed. Nike ably refreshed the Stefan Janoski silhouette by providing fans a tried and tested outsole technology.
All in all, these features combine to give the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max the attention and cultural savvy of a modern and sophisticated shoe without losing the elements of its past.
- Buyers have several options regarding upper material depending on their preferred color.
- Nike uses a bootie construction for a snug, yet comfortable fit.
- A sockliner is added in the interior for enhanced cushioning and plush feel.
- For flexibility and freedom of movement a series of flex grooves are utilized in the outsole.
- The visible Air Max Technology is paired with a full-length Phylon foam for shock-absorbing features.
- A herringbone pattern together with the rubber pods provides adequate feel for skaters and longboarders.
- The mesh upper offers excellent ventilation, particularly during summer.