Nike Sb Project BA Black / Dark Grey
This new Nike SB trainer is part of the Brian Anderson signature pack.... but we don't want to talk about that. As a skateboarder he's well documented, so we certainly don't want to talk about that. Lastly, everyone is going to tell you about his artwork and shoe design... so lets just put all that aside and talk specificity about this shoe.
The Nike Sb Project BA is a rugged, hard wearing trainer that has been brilliantly built to provide maximum comfort, dexterity and support. That is what we're all about here.
The upper is weaved from layers of synthetics and suede all crafted together like a meshed jigsaw. The tongue is sewn into inner panels that act like one continuous sock running right down into the toe. It is really comfortable, but also enabling the sides of the outer and toes to have optimal ventilation. The inside of the foot has a really original breathable mesh panel that is framed with hardwearing leather. This part is particular reminiscent of the revolutionary Nike Air huarache. They've really thought about these things!
There are two toughened leather straps that wrap the top of your feet and link into the laces helping to further support and strengthen the shape of the shoe on your foot. Likewise, a pull on leather tag on the heal that is sewn right into the base of the heel. Lastly there is the Nike Lunarlon midsole.
What is Lunarlon? Glad you asked. Lunarlon cushioning features a soft, yet resilient, foam core that is encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. The innovative Lunarlon foam, invented by Nike, is 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon and allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed, which helps reduce painful pressure points on feet.
This all sounds like a tank right? Far form it, the shoes silhouette and main construction is actually quite slim and has taken it's cues from Nike's revolutionary running footwear design, remaining lightweight but tough.
* Upper with increased layers of suede for comfort and enhanced durability in high-wear areas
* Perforations at forefoot help maintain airflow
* Lunarlon midsole for soft yet resilient cushioning
* Flex grooves allow for natural range of motion and flexibility
* Reduced rubber outsole for long-lasting durability and minimal overall weight
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