Nyjah Huston gives you the low down on his new pro model shoe, the Nike SB Nyjah.
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“I was around 5 years old when I first tried skateboarding. I was so young, but that’s literally all I wanted to do. I loved it so much. I never wanted to play any other sports. There was one time, pretty soon after I started skating, that I tried rollerblading. I hated it. I took the skates off so fast and I was so mad. I just wanted to skate every single day.”
“I’m 23 now, and so stoked to have my own signature Nike shoe, the Nike SB Nyjah. Obviously, Nike SB has only done this with a few people in skateboarding (Eric Koston, Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski, Brian Anderson), all legends, so I just feel completely honored to be included in that group.”
“The most important thing to me was immediate break-in and longevity, because I like to skate my shoes for a long time. The front had to be thin and close to the foot to give you better connection to your foot and better connection to the board. You need your shoe to feel worn in but still maintain the right flick and feel right on your board. No one wants a stiff, bulky, thick, puffy shoe anymore.”
“The solution suggested was a new material rubber upper, and I thought it was sketchy at first. I expected we’d go with suede because that’s what I’ve always skated in. But we tried it, and it was so legit. Honestly perfect. It’s really thin, so it only takes a day or two to really break in. But it takes a long time to rip and I think that’s important for kids out there. They want to be able to skate in their shoes for a while.”