Killshot Killer

These Nike SB’s Look Like Killshots – and They’re Just Half the Price


September 14, 2018 Style : Shoes By

One of the bright spots in J.Crew’s dark recent history has been its Killshot sneaker collaboration with Nike. First released in 2016, the vintage styled tennis shoes have inspired a cult-like following. Unfortunately, this enthusiasm — combined with the shoe’s limited quantities and periodic releases — have inflated the resale price of the sneaker (currently around $125 on StockX) and made them hard to find. But hunting for a used pair online isn’t the only way to sport that attractive colorway on your feet.

Nike’s SB Team Classic sneakers boast much of the same appeal, and cost just $65. The upper features a suede toe and heel counter along with a textile mid and blue swoosh. Those elements paired with the gum sole give these sneakers the same old-school look that made the Killshot so popular — for just about half the price. And in addition to being more affordable, Nike’s SB Team Classics feature a stretchy, gusseted tongue along with a unique traction pattern on the sole for a comfortable sock-like fit that can be worn all day. Not bad, considering they’re such a steal at full price.

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