Facts

Top
Inspired from
Collaboration
Collection
Price
$90

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

8 reasons to buy

  • As the legacy of the pro skater Paul Rodriguez progresses, shoe models that carry his name also possessed an increasing technological breakthrough from year to year when it comes to comforting and cushioning.
  • Elements found on the Nike SB Zoom Paul Rodriguez Ten largely contributed to the skate shoe's superb durability from the introduction of premium materials like suede and leather uppers to a high-traction cupsole.
  • The silhouette boasts a sleek and low profile sneaker that enhances the boardfeel for skaters for them to conveniently perform tricks like flips and ollies.
  • The overlay at the front of the skater shoe, resembling that of the Nike Dunks and Air Forces, adequately protects the toe area from consistent ollies and kickflips.
  • The installation of a Zoom Air was highly commended by some users as it aids them to perform high impact tricks.
  • The shoe with its modern dress shoe image and high function as a skate footwear was an excellent product overall.
  • A buyer loved the shoe so much that he ordered another pair in another colorway.
  • Borrowing hints from coveted Nike shoes, the P-Rod X displays a beautiful silhouette that not only functions as an excellent skater sneaker but can also be sported with casual and semi-formal clothes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • For a couple of reviewers, the Nike SB Zoom Paul Rod Ten runs a little bit narrow as compared to their usual size.
  • One user experienced leaking of colors in his red colorway which taints the white midsole red in just a few days of wearing during summer.

Bottom line

Going back to the basics, the Nike SB Paul Rodriguez Ten harnesses a low profile sneaker with exquisite hints of contemporary style. Brilliantly choosing suede and leather for its upper, Nike had improved the 2017 release of the latest P-Rod skate shoe regarding durability in a stylish image.

Aside from the outer materials, the Zoom Air Heel was also enhanced up to 33% more than the previous P-Rod 9 CS for maximum cushioning and lightweight impact protection. Behind the master silhouette that can be mistaken for business wear, is a high-performance sneaker that took a decade in the making.


Rankings


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 7 ratings

5 star
43%
4 star
43%
3 star
14%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.

0 / 100 based on 0 expert reviews

Show moreless reviews
Apply to become an expert

These are visual presentations, not reviews


Nike SB Zoom Paul Rodriguez Ten History

It was a rough start for Nike to penetrate the skating universe at first. Attempting to introduce models adequate for skating started during the late 90s that continued up to the early 2000s when they released the SkateBoarding version of the Nike Dunk. Sales for the Dunk were non-compensating at first and was never heard of until the time they brought rebel superstars into the game.

Paul Rodriguez Jr.'s inclination for skating started when he received a skateboard Christmas present when he was 12 years old. From then on he continued to practice at the dock of Albertsons every day until he mastered his flicks and drops.

Envisioned as one of the rising stars to ever ride a board, Paul was rostered in different skate and board shops which ended up having signed for a shoe brand with Nike in 2005. Nike followed Paul's departure from the footwear company eS and saw Paul as a role model has a promising career winning gold medals for the X games since 2004.

P-Rod's journey with Nike didn’t stop there. For more than a decade, the collaboration between the two had produced ten versions of Rodriguez' skate shoe which were only upheld by a handful of athletes in the world. This elite circle was composed of Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and of course, Michael Jordan which possess more than ten signature models.

The Nike SB Zoom Paul Rodriguez Ten displays a simple, minimalistic design in a low top suede-leather upper for flexible movement. Though basic in its design, its elements harness supreme durability and boardfeel which also has high impact protection attributed to the Zoom Air positioned at the heel. A strategic Nike Dunk overlay at the toe covers the constant stress areas made by ollies and flips which adds to the essential character of the skating apparel.

Nike SB Zoom Paul Rodriguez Ten Style

For non-skate fans, the sneaker can be conveniently partnered with everyday clothes as well as a business casual look due to its back-to-the-basics image that replicates modern day shoes. Its low profile appearance is perfect for jeans and also khakis depending on the sneaker's colorway.

In some colorways, the Zoom Air heel's color matches the upper's hue. The released color variations include White, Dark Team Red, Black with the White midsole, and Tonal Black.

Fit & Sizing

Fastening the shoe is accommodated by the durable waxed laces for a snug fit. The partial inner sleeve construction hugs the feet as supported by the elastic bands attached to the tongue which also holds it in place. Cushioning is provided by the cupsole with a Zoom Air in the heel which is 33% bigger than the previous P-Rod model.

The shoe runs true to its size. A size ranging from 4-14 in a D medium width is made available for men.

Notable Features

A suede overlay giving homage to the Nike Dunk can be seen at the toe cap which extends up to the mid shank. The upper is divided into two parts resembling a yin-yang: leather covers the heel up to the vamp laces, and suede wraps the toe part of the foot.

An ergonomic Zoom Air heel displays a colored outsole which color deviates from the full cupsole. A smaller embroidered Nike Swoosh logo is placed at the laterals. A tonal single flapped heel tab also sports the Nike SB branding. The tongue patch has a Rodriguez Nike SB print on it.

Additional Info

  • A limited edition release in premium leather initially introduced the model to the public in June 2017 but was only available in ten pairs for both colorways: Velvet brown with a gum sole and Redwood with black sole.
  • The outsole of the sneaker exhibits two meticulous concentric circle patterns at the heel, and the ball created especially for high traction skate maneuvers.
  • University students and US Colleges can acquire the discount provided by the sneaker.