When it came time to build his signature shoe, Ishod Wair was all in from the start. Infused with elements taken from the iconic hoops shoes of the '90s, (did you know that basketball was Ishod's first love?) and built with all the durability you need to skate hard, the Nike SB Ishod Wair Premium walks the line between original style and modern skate innovation. This premium version has all the performance features of the original, now dressed up in velvety nubuck.
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Baron_De_Roho - 01 Nov 2022
This shoe has not been given the proper respect it deserves...from the fit, comfort, style, and innovation, this shoe is phenomenal! Fit, initially a little narrow, once broken in, (little to no time), these fit like butter. Comfort...these have a react insole that sits deep within the bed of the cupsole, giving you a low to the ground / board feel, and crazy comfort, as Nike React is supposed to. Style, from the various colorways, (of which I have purchased ALL), there is a colorway for you to match with any outfit! You can use these to skate, rock casually, or for work (my everyday work shoe). There are even premium styles that you can wear dressed up if you like. As for the innovation, you have a Vulcanized midsole, that is perfectly paired with the cupsole, to give you unmatched board feel for flip tricks and outsole / midsole durability. Speaking about durability, I have seen some people whine about these not coming with extra laces...that is because Nike and #TeamIshod thought abut you and added a secondary lace feature to allow you to keep your laces protected from the harshness of the grip tape. Complete / practice your flip tricks until your heart is content with the piece of mind that your laces will not be compromised. Can't talk laces without talking "Lockdown" the mid foot lacing system offers an inner and outer lace lockdown system that keeps your shoes snug without having to over tighten the laces. Between the 3rd and 4th eyelet, there is a reinforced "bridge" to help with wear overtime for those that like to do the crazy flip tricks that will find your foot bending and contorting in all different angles. To help with that bending and contorting, as well as ventilation, the side paneling has a see-through mesh, with TPU waves that help keep the shoe shape, without adding any additional weight. The SB signature "Fat Tongue" has been appropriately minimized, but is still more beefy than your traditional tongues, a beautiful touch in my opinion. The tongue is also built into a sock like feature, but is open enough on the sides to allow your foot to easily slip in. No issue with tongue shifting. To add to the points of innovation, even the outsole traction pattern has been reimagined to a pattern that I do not believe has ever been used before, and it is amazing! A few points about the styling, they seem to take quite a few hints from some popular Nike staples, but even nod back to more avant-garde styles from the DRC shoe that introduced the reverse Nike Swoosh...takes me back to my H.S. days...I love it! Pros: All of the above Cons: Slightly Narrow, (if you have a wide foot...no wide foot options)...this shoe will not fit everyone correctly...(my daughter cannot wear this shoe, unfortunately)...a wide version would change that...@Nike Wink Wink*