The Nike SB Gato blurs the lines between skate performance and soccer-inspired style. The soft and durable upper is quilted to reduce stretching throughout the life of the shoe. Cushlon foam in the midsole provides long lasting impact absorption and comfort. The tip of the toe has a suede patch that provides extra durability and flick in the highest wear spot. The full gum outsole gives excellent traction with higher density rubber in the heel and toe for those of us that like to put the brakes on with our shoe. Skateboarders and soccer players alike can appreciate the importance of a good fit, feel, and durability, whether their pushing through the streets or passing a ball across a field.
Cupsole - Cupsoles are durable, well-cushioned and provide the best impact protection against hard landings. The sole consists of a single rubber layer, reinforced with glue then stitched to the upper. Cupsoles generally last longer than vulcanized soles, but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.
Complete Grip - Comes from sidewall bellows and tacky rubber outsole.
Cushlon - Nike Cushlon is a mixture of Phylon foam and rubber to create a soft, lightweight, and responsive cushion with a bouncy feel.
High Density Rubber at Heel and Toe - This rubber is critically placed at the heel and toe of the shoe to add durability and avoid your shoes wearing out faster than you'd prefer, and if you tend to brake a lot then you're going to really love this.
Mesh Panels for Breathability - The mesh panels do what they're supposed to, keep your feet feeling comfortable.