Nike SB’s Bruin Hyperfeel is another Nike classic upgraded for the rigors of the modern world. While the Hyperfeel’s superior impact protection and boardfeel are the stars of this show, the Bruin also features upgrades such as a drop-in sockliner, snug tongue gusset, and a flexible herringbone outsole. None of which would have been made if it weren’t for simple fact that the Bruin’s classic style makes a damn fine looking shoe. The Bruin originally debuted in 1972 with a simple silhouette and functional herringbone outsole. After years on basketball courts, skaters eventually took notice and made it their own. The Bruin’s classic construction became a beloved staple in skateboarding footwear for decades to follow.
Nike’s focus on the Hyperfeel technology, which provides both enhanced boardfeel and top-of-the-line impact protection, will be appreciated whether you prefer skating ledges or big gaps. The Bruins are the second pair of shoes Nike has rolled out in 2016 that combine cutting-edge footwear science with the timeless style we’ve come to expect from Nike SB.
- Hyperfeel technology provides incredible comfort, boardfeel, and control.
- Drop-in sockliner
- Snug tongue gusset
- Thin, flexible outsole
- Perforations on the lateral side help increase ventilation