The Nike Bruin is considered a classic Nike basketball shoe that made its debut way back in the 1970s. Over the year, better basketball shoes were created and the Bruin was no longer a shoe that was used on the hardwood. That doesn’t mean that the shoe was no longer being used, as a matter of fact, people who skated decided to adopt the basketball model and use it for their own sport. Now, Nike SB has officially decided to make it a part of the family by revamping the classic model and naming it the Nike SB Bruin Hyperfeel.
The shoe will feature the same look as the Bruin, while at the same time utilizing Nike’s Hyperfeel concept. The performance technology is designed to deliver the ultimate board feel, mainly because of the shoe’s construction, PU drop-in sockliner and flexible rubber outsole. The upper will come with a suede and TPU skin construction, Hyperscreen overlays and a stretch mesh tongue gusset. The polyurethane (PU) drop-in sockliner will deliver soft and responsive cushioning since it’s actually thicker in the heel to give you added protection. In addition, the shoe also has articulate grooves in the forefoot to improve the board feel. Available now through the Nike SB app, the shoes will arrive at select shops and online beginning April 1.
Good to see the Bruin transform into an actual skate shoe. Skaters were using it as is, imagine when they try this revamped version? I’m sure they’re going to love it.