Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of testers feel that the Nike SB Trainerendor Leather is comfortable on the feet.
  • The shoe’s midsole adds extra comfort to the wearer while walking or running, a buyer has added.
  • Most of those who reviewed the shoe are appreciative of its design and aesthetics, which they describe as stylishly sporty and a “fresh shoe concept.”
  • One individual loves the seamless look and the round laces of this shoe from Nike’s SB line.
  • Several people call the shoe inexpensive, with many saying it’s a great shoe at a great price.
  • A few people find this sneaker from the Nike brand flexible and light.
  • Two persons have mentioned that they highly recommend the shoe for walking, running, exercising at the gym, or “basically anything at all.”
  • The Nike SB Trainerendor Leather is pretty durable and can be worn year-round, except when there’s snow on the ground, one purchaser has noted. 
  • According to a reviewer, the shoe molds to the foot and provides “awesome lockdown support.”

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many users have stated that the Nike SB Trainerendor Leather shoe is a bit narrow. 
  • Several have commented that the shoe is not good for skating and is more of a lifestyle shoe.
  • The shoe needs a little breaking-in period (about a full day), writes one reviewer.

Bottom line

The SB Trainerendor Leather is a comfortable shoe that will last you a long time. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used for a variety of activities. Since the shoe is quite stylish, you won’t go wrong with it as fashion wear. It does have disadvantages, such as being slightly narrow and not really being suited for skating, but it is, overall, excellent casual footwear.

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The Nike SB Traineredndor Leather sneaker provides a large midfoot strap for locking down the foot in support and comfort. In addition to this, a lace-up closure comprising of five pairs of eyelets and round laces bring enhanced foot lockdown security.

Heel and tongue pull tabs give the user a convenient easy on and off access to the shoe. 

The fit of the shoe is supposedly narrow. Users suggest going up a half size bigger at least or to wear very thin socks. 

The SB Trainerendor Leather is a versatile shoe that would not look out of place anywhere, whether hiking in the woods, hitting the streets, or chilling indoors. It looks just as good with Selvedge denim as it does with slim jeans or track bottoms. 

The SB Trainerendor Leather sneaker features a midsole made of Phylon foam which gives it prime cushioning comfort. A sticky rubber outsole makes the shoe perfectly at home in the mountainside or city sidewalks.

The SB Trainerendor started out as a Nike ACG (All Conditions Gear) shoe, which is all about combining style and practicality into one fully functional kick. It was released in 2013 as the ACG Trainerendor. It had a clean and streamlined look and all the hard-wearing capabilities of an ACG shoe. 

The first shoe release was in a black colorway with a suede upper and white speckled midsole. An olive green colorway followed in September of that same year.

The ACG Trainerendor returned in December 2013 as part of the SB line. The SB Trainerendor is basically the same shoe with the ACG tech incorporated into the skateboarding kick. It was tweaked to feature a mesh material in the upper aside from suede and leather but retained the patterned heel pull-tab, midfoot strap, and speckled midsole of the original. 

Various colorways have been released for this newer model as well as a leather iteration—the SB Trainerendor Leather—which reminds one of the original ACG model.

  • The shoe has a multi-directional patterned tread outsole.
  • A synthetic mesh cleatie inside the shoe gives the wearer a snug fit.
  • The upper is made of smooth suede and the midfoot strap from leather.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com