Verdict from 9 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Timeless: Most reviewers love the Nike Killshot OG's classic, never-gets-old style.
  • Light: The feathery weight of the Killshot OG does not drag your feet down.
  • Breathable: A low-key option for the warmer months as it feels breezy on the feet, thanks to its mesh upper.
  • Versatile: With its clean and sleek look, this sneaker is the ultimate pair for dressing up or down. 
  • Affordable: The most exciting point about this kick is its low price, according to numerous users.
  • Comfortable: This sneaker feels homey even when worn all day. Some compare its cozy fit to the Nike SB Dunk and SB Zoom Bruin

2 reasons not to buy

  • Way too narrow: With its vintage shape, many find it too tight to wear. Sizing up may do the trick.
  • Inflexible: The rubber sole is a tad stiffer compared to other Nike kicks. You can actually knock someone out using this, according to a video reviewer.

Bottom line

Despite its deadly name, the Nike Killshot OG is all about simplicity. It is an accurate recall of the original look that takes us back to Killshot's roots from the 70s. This bare-bones sneaker is always good to own as it displays a style that is a pleasure to work in any outfit. Plus, Nike offers this cheaply, making this a great everyday dope sneaker to style. 

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Nike Killshot OG: An underrated courtside sneaker

Introduced initially as a performance tennis footwear in the 70s, the Nike Killshot OG is now released as a crisp casual favorite. This remastered version features heritage styling with modern technology to keep up with the current market.

Unlike the leather-covered Nike Killshot 2, the OG version is made with an airy mesh reinforced with suede overlays. Underfoot, Nike kept the old-school rubber cupsole to add character and retro flair. And on the side and heel, the Swoosh retained the heritage branding to complete its signature look. 

What makes the Killshot OG remarkable?

This Nike's special project pack flaunts a standout style as it features a few retro details. Nike kept the vintage slim shape and eye-catching low Swoosh logo on the side that further push the vibrant and bold retro vibe. This sneaker also boasts the exposed foam on the tongue, similar to the Off-Whites, to solidify the 70s look. 


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