Facts

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Low Top

Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

Mid Top

Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

High Top

Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

Good to know

Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

Inspired from

Sports

Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

Casual

Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

Good to know

Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

Collection

Good to know

Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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

10 reasons to buy

  • Majority of testers felt that the Nike SB Trainerendor Leather was comfortable on the feet. One of them compared it to walking on air.
  • The shoe’s midsole adds extra comfort to the wearer while walking or running, a buyer added.
  • Most of those who reviewed the shoe were appreciative of its design and aesthetics. A user described the shoe as stylishly sporty and a “fresh shoe concept.”
  • One individual loved the seamless look and the round laces.
  • Several people called the shoe inexpensive with many saying it’s a great shoe with a great price.
  • A few people found the shoe 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 noted. Another user said he has had his pair last for about two years.
  • According to a reviewer, the shoe molds to the foot and provides “awesome lockdown support.”
  • One user stated that the shoe’s thick mesh is awesome and gives the shoe a little something extra.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Many users stated that the Nike SB Trainerendor Leather is too narrow for wide feet and not true to size. They suggest going up a half size bigger at least or to wear very thin socks.
  • Several 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), wrote one reviewer.
  • The shoe is a bit hard to clean unless you have a specific cleaner for it, noted one purchaser.
  • One consumer said that the material at the ankle makes it a bit of a struggle to put on and may not be ideal for people with wide feet or thick ankles.
  • A buyer was not pleased that the SB Trainerendor Leather is only available in limited neutral colorways.

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 too narrow according to several reviewers, but this could be solved by going up in size.


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Nike SB Trainerendor Leather History

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 model as well as a leather iteration—the SB Trainerendor Leather—which reminds one of the original ACG model.

Nike SB Trainerendor Leather Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

This men’s shoe is offered in sizes that range from 6.5 to 15. Half sizes are available until 12.5. Nike provides a large midfoot strap for locking down the foot in support and comfort.

Notable Features

The SB Trainerendor Leather 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.

Additional Info

  • The shoe has a heel pull tab, rope laces, and a multi-directional patterned tread outsole.
  • A synthetic mesh bootie inside the shoe gives the wearer a snug fit.
  • The upper is made of smooth suede while a synthetic midfoot strap helps keep the foot more secure.