Who should buy Nike SB Zoom Bruin

Nike SB Zoom Bruin is an ideal shoe for people that look for simple silhouette with different color combinations, vintage design to wear on an everyday basis with jeans or shorts.

Nike SB Zoom Bruin logo

Maximum suction and grip of Nike SB Zoom Bruin

The vulcanized midsole contains etched patterns mimicking weaves of thread with streaks of symmetrical vertical protrusions and miniature stars embossed at the toe front. The gum outsole has a herringbone pattern for maximum suction and grip.

Nike SB Zoom Bruin herringbone

History of Nike SB Zoom Bruin

The Nike Bruin, the forefather of the shoe, was originally intended for basketball with its low-top upper and was released in 1972. As the years came by, several competitors and even Nike, created their own style of a basketball shoe with the Air Jordans as a testament. The Bruin was then less appreciated come after.

Nike SB Zoom Bruin outsole

Fast forward to the late ’00s, Nike Skateboarding collaborates with Supreme and launched the Supreme x Nike SB Bruin. The vintage Bruin brand design was revamped with a plain suede upper with a swoosh logo on the side.

Nike SB Zoom Bruin front

It has a vulcanized midsole and the herringbone gum outsole was also tweaked to provide more grip. Both shoes were also printed with words at the heel counter with “world” on the left shoe and “famous” on the right.

Nike SB Zoom Bruin collar

In late 2009, Nike Skateboarding released the Nike SB Zoom Bruin which included a Zoom Air midsole for better cushioning and durability when doing skateboard tricks. Since then, the shoe was made available in a variety of colorways which was mainly made from suede and the classic vulcanized midsole.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike Sb, Nike Sb Bruin, Nike Zoom Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Vulc Sole, Rubber Sole
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin

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