The Nike Skeet skate shoe is not just another release from Nike under its relatively new skateboard line, it is far more. The Nike Skeet encompasses a beautiful blend of style, durability, and performance. Designed as a skateboarding sneaker, it also possesses the looks and styling to be a fashionable addition to your casual look.
It comes in a variety of eye-catching, yet understated, colors. Whether you are throwing down in a skate park or hitting the city streets, these nice kicks are definitely “where its at.”
In skateboarding, like any other sport, having the right equipment is paramount. Everyone’s personal needs will vary, but these sneakers definitely have all the necessities covered, and some. Nike, as per usual, has done a great job with research and engineering, bringing to the market a product that is well designed for its intended purpose. Of course, nobody has perfected the art of fusing technology and footwear quite like Nike. This Nike Skeet features a durable rubber outsole with a mix of leather, suede and Nubuck on the upper. The resilient outsole provides a balance of protection, cushioning and excellent shock absorption. As expected, it has a flat base which exposes a herringbone treading that provides excellent traction and grip. The midsole is made from a special lightweight material named Phylon which gives a pretty responsive feel to the shoe. This gives way to a sole that molds and adjusts to the form of the foot while in motion, giving a very springy resistance. The use of these lightweight materials drastically reduces the overall weight of the shoe as it only weighs in at a little less than 15 ounces. As mentioned earlier, the upper is made from a very stylish combination of leather, suede and Nubuck which not only looks great, but helps to make the unit extremely flexible and breathable.
Even though the Nike Skeet is lightweight and flexible, comfort was in no way compromised. Nike made sure to include ample cushioning. The collar and the tongue of the sneaker are heavily padded which lends to a very cozy feel while on the foot. This heavy padding in the collar provides crucial protection and support to assist in avoiding injury.
The Nike Skeet also comes in junior/youth sizes. If you have a young one that is excited and enthusiastic about skating or you are just looking for a reliable pair of sneakers for them to kick around in the school yard, then the Nike Skeet Jr. may be the answer. It also does not hurt that you can get the wonderful Nike styling for a moderate price. The Nike Skeet Jr. also comes in the same exciting, but not loud, colors.
Not trying to master a “nollie heelflip” or a “backside 50-50 grind”? Ok, even if skating is not your cup of tea, the Nike Skeet makes a great casual sneaker. Its sturdy, yet lightweight design coupled with its generous cushioning makes it a very practical and comfortable everyday shoe. They come in a plethora of colors and the price is nothing to scoff at either. The very moderately priced sneaker is definitely bang for buck. The Nike Skeet skate shoe; comfort and style wrapped into one economic and practical package.
Whether you are looking for a skateboard sneaker with excellent performance, backed by a brand (Nike) that has a history and reputation of athletic excellence, or you are looking for a great pair of casual shoes for a great deal, then the Nike Skeet may be exactly what you are looking for. Still reading? What are you waiting for? In the words of Nike, “Just do it!”