Perhaps the Koston 3 marks a new era in skateboarding footwear. Taking a massive design deviation away from the flood of simple vulcanised models that have characterised the current period, the sock-rocking Nike has somewhat split opinions. And that’s to be expected, it’s not always easy for pioneers. We’ve seen a number of colourways of the hybrid lately but this black number might be the best so far. The K3’s breathable Flyknit collar, welded panels and multi-directional outsole are all steeped in black while the Swoosh shines in Silver. Finished with a hit of ‘Clay Orange’, the snug shoe leads the race for technical advancement in skateboarding footwear.
The Nike SB Koston 3 Hyperfeel XT is available from select Nike SB stockists including Flatspot.