Facts

  • Top

    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.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • 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.

  • Price
    $135
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Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A number of reviewers loved the convenience of the Velcro straps.
  • Not only for skateboarding but also perfect for daily use, said majority of users.
  • Most of the users said they will recommend this pair to their friends.
  • Thrashers highly praised the impact protection and board feels this pair gives.
  • Users praised the sense of style in an urban atmosphere that the SB Zoom Janoski AC possesses.
  • Most of the reviewers applauded the quality leather used.
  • A handful of buyers noted its durability.
  • Available in 2 colorways.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some grimaced to its slightly expensive price.
  • It has a slighty narrow toebox, as experienced by a few.

Bottom line

This latest offering of Nike SB Janoski line offers a luxurious leather with 2 Velcro straps for maximum support while wearing it. It also has Nike Zoom Air unit on heels for impact protection and improve board feels, and a high quality outsole for traction and flexibility.  This AC version delivers unparalleled comfort and classic plush street style which many have applauded for. Considering all the pros this pair gives, no wonder many suggested this to be included in everyone’s closet.

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Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski AC History

Nike has been known for constructing high-quality sneakers that never compromise comfort. With all the wide array of styles, colors and textures, premium suede, leather or mesh, you'll never need to find somewhere else for your sneaker dose.

The Nike Dunk is one of Nike’s first SkateBoard(SB) models that became an iconic style since it was released in 2002. It helped the Skateboarding project to be a worthwhile line for Nike. It has been subjected to endless collaborations. But as time passed, the Nike Dunk experienced a drop in in its luster with the rise of new and slimmer designs in the Blazer and Janoski lines.

The most prominent heir to the SB Dunk throne is the Janoski, which easily became a fundamental model for the Swoosh. In 2013, the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski took its place as one of the most popular and sought-after collaborations in the skateboarding and sneaker communities. In just a fleeting period of time, there were over 150 different releases of the SB Janoski, featuring different colorways, technology and materials. The latest version was released last December 25, 2016 and was called the Zoom SB Stefan Janoski AC. It originally came in 2 colorways.

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski AC Style

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski AC Men's Skateboarding Shoe is a limited edition design that has a luxurious appeal with a classic street fashion look. The classic hook-and-loop straps offer easiness in taking it on and off making it perfect for on the go people. Thrashers and regular street people love sporting this plush pair during casual events, paired it with jeans or short and white tees.

Fit & Sizing

This Zoom SB Janoski AC Special Edition is being offered exclusively in men’s sizes from 4 to 13 US in normal width. Nike uses two very large straps in the midfoot to provide exceptional lock down feel in this area. People with average foot measurements should readily get their comfort zone in this sneaker.

Notable Features

The Nike Zoom SB Stefan Janoski AC has 2 Velcro straps with lavish leather all over the upper, all white vulcanized outsole and embossed Swoosh to give it a luxurious flare. This ultra plush façade makes this pair extraordinary to scores of sneaker fanatics.

Additional Info

  • Made from durable leather upper with 2 Velcro straps for maximum support.
  • It has Nike Air Zoom system on heels for better board feel and impact protection.
  • The gum rubber sole with herringbone pattern is responsible for powerful grip on various surfaces.
  • The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski AC has a low-to-the-ground feel because of the autoclave construction.
  • It has perforations on the forefoot for ventilation.
  • It has decorative stitching which prompts proper foot placement.