Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
The latest edition to the SB range comes from the Professional Skater, Eric Koston. The Nike SB Koston 3 uses the most advance technology to create the perfect skate shoe.
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Are you in the market for some new skate shoes? Look no further, the Nike SB Koston 3’s have just dropped and they will have you connecting with your board like no other.
The Nike SB Koston 3
The Nike SB Koston 3 Hyperfeel Unisex Skateboarding Shoe (Men’s Sizing) delivers unparalleled boardfeel thanks to the Nike Hyperfeel system: a combination of sock-like fit, articulated cushioning and outsole flexibility that allows the shoe to act as a natural extension of your foot.
A drop-in Lunarlon sockliner with a built-in Nike Zoom Air unit is specially designed to flex with the outsole, offering responsive impact protection and enhanced boardfeel.
A thin-web rubber outsole with a Koston-approved tread provides superior grip and flexibility, while a textured sidewall helps you control your flick.
With a breathable Flyknit collar and midfoot Flywire cables, the Nike SB Koston 3 Hyperfeel delivers a sock-like fit and excellent lockdown.
- Mesh quarter panel enhances ventilation
- Reinforced suede provides added durability in high-wear areas
- Internal no-sew construction feels smooth against your skin
- Multidirectional flex grooves add flexibility
Borrowing from the Magista football design, Pro skater Eric Koston designs a signature shoe for Nike that will change the way you skateboard. The Nike SB Koston 3 uses the Flyknit collar, with this technology the skating is more streamlined and you feel a connection from board to floor.
Eric Koston has moved way past his days of duct taping his trainers and have been working on the design for the past 2 years, going through 5 or 6 samples before finally coming to this marriage of designs.
I’m always trying to think of ways to make skate shoes perform better. Any sort of advantage gain to the skater by making the shoe better, I want to keep trying to figure out.
– Eric Koston, Professional Skater
The use of the Flyknit technology means you feel locked into the boot around the ankle, this in turn means you have more stability when riding the board. Nike analysed wear-map data from Koston’s previous shoes and placed grips where applicable to key areas. This means the sole and sidewall are slim in texture and are fitted with web-rubber for extra traction. Koston wanted to keep the suede upper as he felt the fabric was reliable and familiar for skate shoes.
Original Release Date:
1st March 2016
Original Model Name:
Nike SB Koston 3
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