Skating the Nike SB Shane Vulc

Nike SB Shane skate shoe

One has got to admire the skills of Shane O’Neill and his pro shoe is one of the best vulcanized skate shoes Nike SB offers. They are lightweight, feature thin insoles, and offer a significant amount of board feel and control, boosting your confidence.

Like most vulcanized skate shoes, the Nike SB Shane don’t require much time to break in, the upper suede feels more flexible over time allowing for more flick control. Wearing them for a couple of days first will speed up the process, though a few sessions of skateboarding will work just as well.

Nike SB Shane skate shoes

The SB Shane isn’t a head turner and looks a bit boring because of its minimalist design. Since skateboarding isn’t a fashion show, their simplicity is actually one of their strong suits.

They are true to size for those with normal feet. The toe box can feel a bit tight if you have wider feet. The only con is the lack of impact protection. Just like most Nike skate shoes, the insoles aren’t great and might not be suitable for every style of skateboarding.

Nike SB Shane insole

The SB Shane laces are a bit further back, making it less likely to rip the laces. The nose and flick areas consist of quality suede, where the rubber toe bumper extends their life span, adding extra durability to the flick areas.

Nike SB Shane wear

Great for flat ground tricks, rails, ledge tricks, smaller drops, and general low-impact transition skateboarding. Aspiring Homoki’s should at least consider replacing the insoles, they offer little impact protection.

They last between 60 and 70 hours.

Reasons To Buy:

  • Just as good as the Janoski’s
  • Affordable
  • Exellent board feel
  • Consistent flick
  • Decent durability

Reasons To Avoid:

  • Not for high impact skateboarding
  • Run a bit narrow
  • You’ll likely don’t want other shoes ever
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Ruben Vee

I love skateboarding but my age is catching up. I decided to use my experience to skate less and write more. 20 years of skateboarding allows me to offer original and unique insights for many styles of skateboarding.