Size and fit

The Osiris D3 2001 is among the legendary skate shoes that are available in men’s sizing. It has a low-top profile silhouette that allows the ankle to roll and move quickly. With added durability, the upper is made of a combination of nubuck, synthetic leather, and mesh material that offers decent breathability and comfort. 

With the helium tunnel compression anti-impact system, it has a pro design insole that provides supreme cushioning and shock absorption. The blown EVA RE-UP insole gives improved fit and added durability. Also, the internal neoprene toe box, tongue, and collar are richly padded for added comfort and support. 

Finally, with a cupsole construction, it has a PU midsole and airbag which deliver supreme comfort and maximum support. It has an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole for durability and ideal performance.

Osiris D3 2001 Style

Entering the skate world with a comeback from the late 90s, the Osiris D3 2001 has a unique style combined with loads of techs to produce a one of a kind low-top skate shoe. It has a lacing system designed with PVC/TPR D3 super loops. Also, there is a PU epoxy-coated logo embedded internally. 

The low-top Osiris D3 2001 can be an excellent match to a variety of casual outfits. Men can wear loose shorts or pants and match them with this sneaker as they perform their skateboarding tricks. Also, this skate shoe can look good with joggers, track pants, and other athletic outfits. 

Notable Features

After years of hiatus, the OG D3 from the 90s returned with overflowing techs in the name of Osiris D3 2001. For starters, the upper has double-layered mesh panels equipped with Eight-Point Breath-Right ventilation system for breathable wear. Also, it has a dual-density heel cup that provides cushioning and slippage prevention. 

Other striking features of the Osiris D3 2001 is the Flip-Touch System technology creating a smooth inner side panel. Also, the side panel is coasted by TPR piping, which is reinforced by Endura technology. Overall, this shoe has an iconic skate styling with reinforced high abrasion areas that delivers superior durability. 

Osiris D3 2001 History

Spreading like wildfire in 1999, the low-top Osiris D3 was initially designed by one of the Osiris founders in the name of Brian Reid. Then later, Reid together with Tony Magnusson, another Osiris founder and a legendary skateboarder released the updated version in 2001 and named it as D3 2001. 

Reid and Magnusson created and designed the boldest and most technical skate shoe. They used modern reflective materials, advanced airbag technology, and premium materials. Since its inception, the D3 2001 was released in a variety of colors and materials that you can imagine. 

For several years that the D3 2001 went on hiatus, Osiris has started to release this iconic skate shoe as a result from the much pressure the brand received from the public that wanted to bring the beloved D3 2001 back in 2011. Later, it was re-released in 2016. In fact, it has been commended as one of the best-selling skate shoes of all time. 

No shoe was as more divisive and boisterous as the Osiris D3 at the height of its renaissance. With the puffy tanks, the D3 2001 was readily adopted by ravers, skateboarders, and high-school kids across America. Also, this shoe is the stuff of Limp Bizkit legend. 

Currently, the Osiris D3 2001 shoes are being sold in a myriad of colorways including black/red/black, black/honor, black/white/green, charcoal/yellow, grey/red/black, light grey/navy, and white/navy/Westcoast. 

Additional Info

  • The Osiris D3 2001 has a variable of helium inflation ratios: back - 1.5 kg/cm², front 1.0 kg/cm².
  • It has a stabilizer midsole.
  • It has reflective side panels. 
  • A pull tab is installed on the tongue.
  • It has a pull loop and tri-coat mesh Strobel construction
  • The outsole utilizes Osiris Supergrip™ rubber compound with an aggressive tread pattern.
  • It is also available in a high-top profile called the Osiris D3H

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Skate
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Cup Sole, Nubuck / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Features: Breathable / Reflective

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