Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max L Style
A vigorous session of skateboarding can be tiresome for the feet. Thus, it wouldn’t hurt to give it some love by surrounding it with comfort.
The low-top Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max L's minimally-styled upper’s aesthetics is automatically upscaled thanks to its all-suede material and its woven mesh fused tongue. The equally attractive Air Max midsole, on the one hand, gives this after-game skate shoe a unique, appealing look that’s perfect with jeans and tees, shorts and hoodies, leggings and loose tops and other sporty or casual outfits.
While it carries Stefan Janoski’s signature design with its 4-eyelet lace-up closure for optimal fit and one-piece midfoot to heel overlay for extra hold, it’s the well-known Air Max sole with its unconcealed air bubble unit that makes this model distinct.
Able to supply uncompromised comfort and impact protection minus unwanted weight, the shoe can still be reliably used for skateboarding. The Free outsole with its deep horizontal and vertical grooves is equipped with herringbone pattern treads for flexibility as well as multi-directional traction and superior grip.
Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max L History
Back in March 2002, Nike, a brand lauded for their high-performance running and hoop shoes, entered the skateboarding world. The Dunks ruled, and a myriad of variations was introduced. However, times changed and new models invaded the market. Rising on top is the Stefan Janoski’s line. Launched in the year 2009, it quickly became a staple model of the Swoosh brand.
American professional skateboarder Stefan Janoski became a household name among skateboard enthusiasts for his mad “switch-stance” skills. A skater who would instantly take risks to do a perfect flip, his shoes embodied his attitude towards skating emphasizing function over protection. His casual style can also be recognized from his shoes' low-profile, minimalist yet eye-catching designs.
Over five years have passed, and Janoski’s reign continues. With at least over 150 versions being released, the shoe’s color, material and construction have been modified every so often. Its DNA, however, remains intact. Nike, though, unpredictable as it is, chose to take things further.
By combining SB Stefan Janoski's DNA with their revolutionary Air Max midsole and Free outsole, they created a hybrid which they aptly dubbed as the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max. Built with a mesh upper, it was lighter and more comfortable than any of its forerunners. Its success led to other iterations, the SB Stefan Janoski Max L included. This rendition, though, is made with an all-suede upper which instantly gave it a classy look not to mention added durability.