Verdict from 7 user reviews

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 a Nike Zoom Air unit on heels for impact protection and improves 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 be included in everyone’s closet.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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 and reinterpretations. 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.

  • 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.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.