This shoe offers classic performance and style. A mid-top silhouette provides extra ankle support, while the vulcanized construction allows for maximum boardfeel. Nike hooked it up with a Zoom Air unit in the sockliner for responsive cushioning, as well as a tacky rubber outsole that offers both flexibility and traction.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Herringbone Tread - The herringbone pattern is frequently used in basketball shoes for its ability to provide optimal traction on smooth surfaces.
Bootie Construction - For all day comfort; a 1-piece bootie designed for a close second-skin-like fit.
Elastic Gusseted Tongue - Lets you wear the shoe like a slip-on when laces are removed.
Zoom Air Unit in Sockliner - Nike Zoom cushioning is incredibly thin and brings the foot closer to the ground for enhanced stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements.
After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re on.