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Brand: Nike SB

Model: Bruin High

Key Features: Sculpted fit, shallow forefoot, tapered heel, tri-star pattern on foot bed for decreased weight and increased flexibility.

Release Date: October 5, 2017

Price: TBA

Buy: The Nike app, nike.com and at select retailers

Editor’s Notes: For the first time ever, Nike presents a skate shoe designed specifically for women.

“I used to look up how to modify my shoes online so I could make them fit better,” says Lacey Baker, Nike SB pro skateboarder. “I would put frozen plastic bags inside my shoes or spray them with water to stretch them out and make them feel like they were better molded to my feet.”

Now, however, the Nike SB Bruin High needs no modifications as it is built for a woman’s foot without compromising performance.

“The most important thing for me in footwear is a balance of durability, board feel, snugness and support,” Baker went on to add. “If it’s a perfect balance, then I feel the most connected to my skateboard.”

A new female-specific last enhances snugness and provides the shoe with a sculpted fit, a shallower forefoot, and a more tapered heel. The tri-star pattern on the foot bed then decreases weight and increases flexibility.

“When you put on the Bruin, it automatically feels perfect,” Baker insists. “The shape inside the shoe fits perfectly around my foot. The back of the shoe has a slight tilt that grips my heel, while the shoe is wider towards the front, which provides that balance of support and freedom.”

You can look forward to Nike SB’s new Bruin High arriving next week.

For more Swoosh, the Vandal High is set to return in an OG colorway.

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