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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 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.