Sizing: The Nike Sb P-Rod X skate shoes is the 10th Paul Rodriguez’s pro model and they run smaller than usual in the toe area, so if you choose to buy your normal Nike Sb size you will find the shoe too uncomfortable that you might not be even able to walk more than 30 minutes on these.I tried in both sizes normal and half size bigger. I thought that buying half size bigger would have been perfect but then the shoe fitted a bit big and with extra room which i didn’t like.
Boardfeel/Grip: I terms of boardfeel the Nike Sb P-Rod X skate shoes as they are a slimmed down shoe and far different from the previous P-Rod models which were more bulky, the shoe has a nice boardfeel when it breaks down.The grip of the is pretty good and you will never have a problem with grip between your feet and the board.8.5/10
Shape: The shape of the Nike Sb P-Rod X is nice and it is something in between of a pointy and a circular shape toe which is the best in my opinion.The shoes definitely keep the shape despite the period you are skating with it.9/10
Durability: All the previous years all the P-Rod skate shoes were super durable and pretty difficult to rip them.Despite the fact of the P-Rod X being a slimmer version, these are far more durable than the average slim shoes you will find out there.The suede keeps up good very good and the sole as well.9/10
Cushioning: If you have tried older Nike sb P-Rod models like his 1st or 2nd or 3rd to his latest ones you should have already known that cushioning was always the #1 point and maybe it was the part that was paid more attention.With his latest model it is supposed that there is still a zoom air heel bag inserted in the sole but in my opinion i never felt any kind of cushioning. The only thing i felt, is that the shoe has a specific kinda of an ortholite shape when you put your feet inside.It may feel a bit awkward at first but then you will start to appreciate this internal shape.7/10
Style: I always liked P-Rod skate shoes and i always wanted to review them so as to share my experience as i am a fan of his skating and his shoes. With this last model when i first saw it i thought that he wanted to pass to a better ‘sales’ shoe era and try to attract more people to buy it. This skate shoe didn’t remind me a lot of P-Rod but it reminded more the Nike sb Janoski’s shoes. This doesn’t mean that i didn’t like the way it looks.I liked it, as it is a stylish slimmed down shoe but i would like if they have paid more attention to the fit in the toe area and how they could have made it more comfortable.8/10
Check out the video and see how do they look like in real time—>Nike sb P-Rod X review video
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