Verdict from 100+ user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • The Osiris Protocol is budget-friendly, pleasing a lot of shoppers.
  • Its vintage low-profile skate silhouette looks so cool and stylish with any casual clothing, according to many wearers.
  • A good deal of customers proudly share about getting loads of compliments when putting on the Osiris Protocol.
  • Some testers remark that it’s comfortable.
  • Others noted that the shoe is lightweight to wear.
  • This sneaker has tons of support, cushioning, and padding that protect the feet, according to some reviews.
  • Its perforations make it a fairly breathable nubuck leather sneaker, a skate shoe reviewer has pointed out and recommended it for the summer season.
  • Several customers like to wear the Protocol as a staple sneaker for daily work.
  • More than a handful of buyers are so delighted with its variety of colorways that they plan on getting different pairs.
  • A few users mention that it has excellent grip.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A considerable number of users bring up durability issues after a month or two of wear: soles falling off unglued, seams ripping and fraying.
  • A handful of wearers complain that the Protocol fits too snug, particularly in the toe area, and recommend going up half a size .

Bottom line

Osiris equips the Protocol with the essential skating requirements. This slightly bulky silhouette features a reinforced nubuck-mesh upper and a thickly padded tongue and collar. It sits atop a supportive, yet flexible VKLN cupsole (a vulc-cupsole hybrid). More so, an EVA drop-in midsole accommodates an impact-resistant heel insert.

As simple and subtle as it looks, the Protocol has some double-stitch details and micro-perforations throughout. It adds durability and breathability. Moreover, a dual-density PU RX insole cushions the feet. Underneath that is the grippy herringbone-tread outsole. This skate shoe sits at only $56.

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Good to know

The Osiris Protocol is a skateboarding shoe offered in men's sizing, which ranges from 5 to 14. It has a low-cut design, which allows the ankles to have full mobility when skating or walking. It runs on a combination lace-up system (with seven eyelets) to provide an improved custom lockdown fit.     

The Protocol has that certain tough, gritty look only found in vintage skate shoes. Without effort, it thrives in the streets, schools, offices, and malls—anywhere in the urban jungle. That said, any casual, comfortable clothing should fit the Osiris Protocol. These shoes easily look at home in staple wears such as a pair of jeans, khakis, chinos, and shorts.

Moreover, the Protocol comes in dozens of colorways, which encourage fans to begin a collection. Here are some of the sharp colors: red/black/white, charcoal/white/black, tan/black/gum, surplus/turner, and grey/light grey.

What may be the most striking characteristic of the Protocol is its uniquely large-volume silhouette. It looks some degrees lesser than what one could call bulky and a few degrees over what one could call slim. In its silhouette hides a package of technology, which delivers first-class service (comfort, cushioning, support, traction, and whatnot) to the feet.  

Founded in 1996, Osiris has grown into one of the biggest skate shoe brands worldwide. In 1999, Osiris first made their huge breakthrough in the skate scene when the brand won the Transworld magazine’s poll for the best skate video.

Then on their groundbreaking skate designs got more exposure and began breaking more ground. In 2001, Osiris released what became legendary, beasty silhouettes, the D3 and the D3 2001, which became all-time best sellers and an iconic series. The shoes went on hiatus but made a comeback in 2016. Osiris goes strong and continues to break more ground, like they always do, churning out more iconic skate silhouettes. The Osiris Protocol is one of the brand’s best drops in years.     

  • Osiris branding is detailed in the tongue, vamp, heel, and outsole tread.


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