Stefan Janoski is a nice guy. There’s always a quirky smile on his face, he’s known for his nonchalant humor, and his overall good-natured spirit translates to his smooth skating. He’s a surfer on a skateboard. Obviously, the people at Nike SB though so, too. Quickly after receiving pro status, Stefan had the honor to create his own shoe model – the famous Nike SB Janoski.
If there’s a defining shoe model for the last, say, 5 years, it’s Stefan’s pro model. Its clean, slender silhouette is the epitome of the modern skate shoe: lightweight and flexible, free from unnecessary ornaments, and highly durable. Aside from being an easy-to-wear sneaker, the Janoski also proved to be a great canvas for collaborations. Like the Dunk, it has seen its fair share of colorways and limited editions, ranging from camouflage to flower prints, from denim to luxurious leather versions. The original model, which will be re-released as Janoski OG, featured leather laces reminiscent of boat shoes. In short, the Janoski combines the effortless style of sneakers with the elegance of men’s shoes. Recently, Nike SB increased the Janoski’s appeal even further by adding the Jansoki Max. Featuring Nike’s legendary Air Sole, the Janoski Max is a mix of running and skateboarding shoe.
Apart from the look, the Janoski also checks all the boxes when it comes to actual skateboarding, being one of the best-selling skate shoes in, like, ever. Cherished by many skateboarders out there, the Janoski is a safe bet when it comes to combining style with quality. Because of Nike’s Lunarlon technology, you will feel as smooth as Stefan on your board (even if your skating isn’t). So be nice, be like Stefan. And wear those Janoskis with a smile.