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9 reasons to buy

  • The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather is available at a very affordable price.
  • A handful of users liked the fashionable design of this shoe.
  • Many users applauded the durability of the Janoski Leather.
  • A lot of thrashers enjoyed the fine board feel.
  • Many users liked the pointed shape of this pair. Flip tricks are easier with a pointed shoe.
  • SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather runs true to size.
  • A number of skaters liked the flexible outsole.
  • Many users said that they will recommend this pair to their peers.
  • Available in multiple colorways.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The break-in time is longer because of the thick leather, disclosed by some users.
  • Some online buyers criticized the narrow width.
  • This shoe doesn’t deliver enough comfort, said many users. The cushioning of this pair is unsatisfactory for some users.
  • A few critics revealed that this pair has no enough arch support.
  • Some claimed that this pair has no sufficient ventilation.

Bottom line

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather displays the classic Janoski SB silhouette. It has a low profile with lightweight performance. The upper is autoclaved to the outsole for a simplified look and feel. Nike threw in their latest Zoom technology to add comfort to the wearer.

The heel to midfoot overlay provides modernized support while the outsole is vulcanized for a better board feel. With the comfort, traction, support and the style this pair offers,  it is hard to come up with a reason not to try this sneaker.

Facts

Inspired from: Skate
Collaboration: Stefan Janoski
Collection: Nike SB Stefan Janoski
Price: $90
Colorways: Black, Brown, Gold, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Nike sneaker
A popular pick

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The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather has a cushioned collar and a lace up closure system for comfort and support to the wearers.  This model runs true to size and is offered in medium width. Men can choose from sizes 4 to 14 while women have a size range of 5.5 to 15.5 US.

The low-top Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather offers unique comfort and a street fashion. The premium leather upper enhances the lavish look of this pair with a heel to midfoot overlay for support and for added flair. This low-profile with cushioned collar shoe delivers comfort for city cruising.

Thrashers and sneaker fans wear this with their favorite jeans, joggers or shorts and tees or plaid polos. On the other hand, some ladies match sneaker this with their favorite shift dress to add boldness to their girlish look. It is undeniable, this Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather is a classic casual-trendy skate sneaker in the making.

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather is made up a premium leather upper which contributes to the luxurious impression of this pair. The thick vulcanized outsole plus the embossed Swoosh on the side adds a plus flare to this pair.

Nike released its first SkateBoard (SB) iconic model in 2002 in the mold of the Nike Dunk. Since the Dunk was released, the SkateBoarding project was also able to reach the mainstream market. However, despite all the different collaborations the Dunk has undergone, that model was not able to sustain its luster.

Nike resorted to releasing slimmer models of the SB shoes. The Swoosh company released the Janoski line in 2013 which later on became their most popular SB model. The SB Janoski is tagged as the most sough-after model for collaborations. As per the latest sneakerhead’s count, there are over 150 versions of SB Janoski, featuring various colors, profiles, technologies, and materials.

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather version was released to offer their loyal patrons a skateboarding shoe that has a street style with a seamless luxurious look. The leather version uses the same silhouette of the classic SB Janoski model and is inserted with the Zoom technology to provide a better comfort.

  • The Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Leather is made of a very durable leather upper.
  • The toecap has double stitch and slightly perforated.
  • It has vulcanized outsole for an improved board feel, flexibility, and great traction.
  • The inner collar is padded and lined with leather or suede for comfort.
  • The Stefan Janoski custom branding is stitched on the tongue.
  • It has a lace-up closure system for personalized secure fit.
  • The rubber outsole has a herringbone pattern for better traction.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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