Facts

  • Top
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $85
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Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

14 reasons to buy

  • A large number of wearers deemed the general feel of the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas as comfortable; one user reported the shoe is comfortable enough for long runs/walks.
  • Many were delighted with how good-looking and stylish the sneaker is, with its classic, clean and minimalist aesthetic.
  • The shoe possesses great quality, some observed.
  • One commented on the good impact protection the shoe provides.
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the shoe’s colors, a couple were glad that the shoe is offered in a wide array of colors/colorways to choose from.
  • The sneaker fits well being true to size, many users reported.
  • A couple of users noted that the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas provides good support.
  • The shoe is great for skateboarding, some purchasers remarked.
  • A handful commented on how sturdy and durable the sneaker is.
  • Several were happy with the shoe’s versatility, saying that it is great for walking, for hanging out, for lounging, for sporty activities, for casual wear, and as an everyday shoe.
  • The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas is a fashionable choice and makes a cool statement, a few purchasers remarked.
  • Some were impressed that the shoe goes well with practically any outfit, and can even pass for a dress shoe with its simplicity, one even reported it went perfectly with a wedding suit.
  • The shoe is good value for money, a few buyers commented.
  • A couple remarked that the sneaker is great to wear for BMX riding.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Some purchasers were dismayed that the sneaker runs narrow and small.
  • One purchaser was disappointed that the sneaker fell apart after having been worn just 5 times.
  • A couple remarked that the shoe is a bit expensive.
  • The sneaker can be uncomfortable the first few days, requiring a break-in period of a day, to a few days.
  • A couple remarked that the profile of this shoe is too low.

Bottom line

Designed to perform, the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas was created to be durable to reduce the probability of blowouts. Its low-profile cushioning allows being as close to the board as possible for maximum board-feel, while providing the support required for skating. For comfort, breathability and style, this sneaker features a durable allover canvas upper.

The minimal yet stylish shoe is very hard not to like. It goes quite well with practically any outfit and so it is no wonder the shoe has transcended the skateboarding sport. Without doubt, the shoe has evolved into one of Nike’s most popular signature sneakers ever. For many, it has become the go-to casual yet smart choice.

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Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas History

It was in 2002 when Nike launched the SB (skateboarding) brand, which is an extended line of footwear and apparel, specifically created for the skateboarding community. During its first years, Nike SB released nothing but Dunks: Dunk Highs, Dunk Lows, Limited-Edition Dunks and Collaboration Dunks. The Dunks gave birth to the SB category.

However, times have changed, ushering in the rise of new SB lines. The most prominent of which is the Stefan Janoski signature line, which was first released in 2009. The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski was designed by the legendary professional skateboarder himself. His focus was to keep the shoe clean, low profile, lightweight and highly skateable.

It did not come as a surprise that the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoskis was an instant hit in the world of skateboarding. Pared-back, vulcanized, canvas shoes always had a following in the sport. And when the sneaker was introduced, skaters had been opting for simpler shoes. What is fascinating was how quickly it gained popularity beyond skateboarding. The line has become very successful and wildly popular, it has become an extremely important part of the Nike brand.

Without a doubt, the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas showcases the simplistic skate shoe that quickly became a classic favorite since its release.

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas Style

Although specifically designed for performance as a skate shoe, there is no denying how enormously popular this sneaker is among non-skaters. It has become a stylish choice without sacrificing comfort and durability.

It’s really hard to go wrong with the shoe’s low-profile silhouette that sport a classic, streamlined look. The sneaker goes well with practically any outfit, its simple yet stylish design, easy to match with sporty, casual, business casual, and even dressier clothes. And since the sneaker is offered in a wide array of different colorways, consumers are likely to find pairs that match different styles.

Fit & Sizing

Like most of Nike SB’s releases, the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas is unisex. With its skateboarding origin, the sneaker promises a comfortable fit with superb impact protection and a streamlined support.

The shoe is offered in men’s sizes 4 to 17, in medium width. For the usual fit, women need to go 1.5 sizes down.

Notable Features

For low-profile cushioning and lightweight performance, the sneaker features Nike Zoom Air in its sock liner. The Zoom Air Unit provides responsive cushioning without sacrificing board-feel. And because it is very thin, it brings the foot closer to the ground, promoting better stability, particularly needed during quick cuts and multi-directional movements.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker’s streamlined look and feel is largely due to its autoclave construction, which fuses the outsole to the upper.
  • For streamlined support, the shoe features a one-piece heel to midfoot overlay.
  • For added durability and superior grip, the shoe features a rubber outsole with the tried-and-tested herringbone traction pattern.