When it came time to build his signature shoe, Ishod Wair was all-in from start to finish. Infused with elements taken from the iconic hoops shoes of the '90s, (did you know that basketball was Ishod's first love?) and built with all the durability you need to skate hard—seriously, check out that new cupsole—the Nike SB Ishod Wair walks the line between OG style and modern skate innovation. The breathable mesh panel resembles the look of '90s basketball shoes. The reverse Swoosh on the heel nods to the Nike Air Darwin and Ishod's first love, basketball. A drop-in Nike React insole is made from a lightweight, durable foam that delivers a smooth, responsive ride and helps enhance boardfeel. The new design delivers the durability of a cupsole with the flexibility you need to reduce break-in time and maximize skate days. The skate-specific herringbone pattern on the bottom uses data to put grip where you need it the most. Midfoot strap hugs and supports your feet while you skate. Leather overlays add durability and a classic look.
- Ishod Wair
- Herringbone Tread
- Elastic Gusseted Tongue
- Nike React Insole
- Mesh Panels for Breathability
Cupsole - Durable and shock-absorbing to provide the best impact protection against hard landings. Cupsoles generally last longer than a vulcanized sole but don't provide as much flexibility and board feel right out of the box.
Herringbone Tread - The herringbone pattern is frequently used in basketball shoes for its ability to provide optimal traction on smooth surfaces.
Elastic Gusseted Tongue - Lets you wear the shoe like a slip-on when laces are removed.
Nike React Insole - Nike's React technology combines thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) to achieve a foam that is both soft and durable, thus providing a fluid and receptive ride.
Mesh Panels for Breathability - The mesh panels do what they're supposed to, keep your feet feeling comfortable.