Born from Basketball, remixed for skateboarding. The Nike SB Zoom Bruin Ultra NBA shoe is made with a durable upper with a single toe piece allowing for even wear. The vulcanized construction gives you optimal boardfeel, yet there are many features that bolster the support and impact protection. Built in geometric shapes in the midsole expand and contract in all directions spreading the impact evenly across the foot, protecting crucial pressure points like the heel and the ball of the foot. The grippy herringbone tread outsole has been thinned out to give the shoe extra flexibility and excellent traction. The sockliner has a Zoom Air unit in the heel, and also an NBA logo.
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.
Auxetic Midsole Design - The midsole is designed with geometric shapes that expand and contract in all directions, allowing equal pressure dispersal throughout each step, and giving added flexibility.
Decreased Rubber in Outsole - Less rubber means less weight, and this outsole also happens to feature a skate specific tread pattern for more flexibility and traction.
Herringbone Tread - The herringbone pattern is frequently used in basketball shoes for its ability to provide optimal traction on smooth surfaces.
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.
One Piece Toe Box - This design offers improved durability by removing seams, each seam offers a weakness in that the threads holding together the fabric are invariably weaker than the fabric that is attached. Without the seams you're able to skate your shoes longer.