Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Shoes

Minimal and Modern Design

Nike struck gold with their skateboard-specific shoe, the ‘SB Zoom Stefan Janoski,’ which debuted over ten years ago. 

The SB Zoom Stefan Janoski has a simple-design, with a focus on board-feel, designed to have little interference when skateboarding.

“The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski RM pairs soft, durable suede with an incredibly flexible, lightweight sole—one that minimizes break-in time so you can maximize skate days.” –Nike.com

The SB Zoom Stefan Janoski’s success pushed it to Nike’s Top 100 shoe list, and is available in eleven different models with 1,530 versions.

Large Sizes

The SB Zoom Stefan Janoski is available in U.S. men’s extended sizes (sizes 15-18) in a variety of different styles, including slip-on and mid-top versions.

I believe the reason for the manufacturing of larger sizes, suggests the popularity and demand for the SB Zoom Stefan Janoski, otherwise Nike likely wouldn’t sell larger shoe sizes because of sales.

I appreciate Nike designing larger shoes sizes with a stylish design like the Janoski, which can be worn casually or for skating in.

In contrast, other Nike SB models are available up to men’s size 15, while the Stefan Janoski model is available in men’s 16, 17, and 18!

Pricing

The SB Zoom Stefan Janoski retails on Nike’s website for a MSRP of $85, but can be picked up for much less at other on-line retailers.

I found a pair of the SB Zoom Stefan Janoski in sizes 15 and 17 for my brother and myself online at Nordstrom Rack for $36.97/each, and with shipping and tax the total was $87.62.

Sustainability

On Nike’s website, there are programs in place for sustainiality, with a goal for zero carbon and zero waste in manufacturing waste.

Most recently, the Nike SB Janoski Flyleather uses the new Flyleather upper, which according to Nike is ‘made from at least 50% recycled leather fiber.’

Also, the SB Janoski Flyleather is made up of 3% of Nike Grind materials, which is recycled rubber from manufacturing discards and used shoes.

As part of their sustainability program, Nike has adopted the, ‘Reuse-A-Shoe,’ program which recycles used shoes into other performance products and sports surfaces.

To find a participating store to drop off any brand of used sneakers as part of Nike’s ‘‘Reuse-A-Shoe,’ visit their website.

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