Osiris NYC 83 CLK Review

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Looking for the perfect pair of skateboard sneakers to take your skating skills to the next level? In that case, the Osiris NYC 83 CLK might be the shoe for you. Equipped with an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole for an excellent board grip, a molded EVA cupsole for support and comfort, and a high-top synthetic leather and textile upper for a breathable, yet secure fit, this sneaker will withstand anything you throw at it, and for an affordable price tag. So pick up a pair and start skating in style.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber outsole with superb traction
  • Molded EVA cupsole
  • Blown EVA foam insole
  • High-top synthetic leather and textile upper
  • Supportive
  • Comfortable fit
  • Retro style high-top 
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Runs narrow
  • Issues with the sole’s durability
Outsole

Outsole

The Osiris NYC 83 CLK features a durable rubber outsole, that just like the rest of the sneaker, is highly abrasion resistant for an optimal skateboarding experience. The tread pattern of this skate shoe is made up of a multi-directional design, that enhances board grip and performance, as well as provides excellent traction both on and off the skate court.
Midsole

Midsole

For their midsole, Osiris chose a molded EVA foam cupsole. First of all, a cupsole is much more durable and flexible than a regular flat sole, as it cups the feet, hence the name, and delivers a supportive and comfortable fit. Secondly, molded EVA foam is much more tolerable than, say, some other types of midsole materials, and will hold its shape and structural integrity for a lot longer without losing its supportive qualities. This makes the Osiris NYC 83 CLK one of the most supportive and comfortable skateboard sneakers on the market. Coupled with a blown EVA foam insole, wearing this sneaker will feel like walking on clouds.
Upper

Upper

The Osiris NYC 83 CLK features a high-top design with an upper made of synthetic leather and textile panels, that are stitched together for added durability and structure. Osiris also added double stitching to the high abrasion areas of the upper, such as the sides, the toe box, and the heel. This is especially useful for kickflips and many other tricks, that take a toll on the shoe. The NYC 83 CLK has a standard lace-up closure, with two additional pairs of eyelets on the collar, for an even more customizable fit and secure foot lockdown. As far as breathability goes, the upper of this high-top sneaker features a whole lot of perforations spread out throughout the entire construction of the upper, from the toe box all the way to the collar, making the Osiris NYC 83 CLK quite the breathable shoe. However, breathability does not stop there, as this skateboard sneaker comes with a soft mesh lining, for a comfortable and well-ventilated foot chamber. Additionally, the collar and tongue come with lightweight padding for added comfort and ankle support, that does not restrict the wearer’s movement in the slightest. Reviewers praised the Osiris NYC 83 CLK for its high comfort levels and support, not to mention its stylish retro design, that appeals to a large fan base of sneakerheads, skaters or not.
Breathability

Breathability

The upper of the Osiris NYC 83 CLK consists of synthetic leather and textile panels with perforations covering the toe box, tongue, midfoot area, and collar for a free airflow in and out of the foot chamber, keeping the feet well-ventilated and dry at all times. On top of that, the lining inside the shoe is made of soft mesh, enhancing this skateboard sneaker’s breathability even more. The combination of perforations and the mesh lining help keep the feet dry and cool throughout use, for a healthy in-shoe environment. While most reviewers were satisfied with the level of breathability this sneaker provides, some did note, that after a while, the shoe does get hot, due to the plush padding and the high collar. However, since this sneaker is more concentrated on performance and stability, reviewers did not mind the warmer foot chamber that much.
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is very important when it comes to any type of footwear, especially if it is used for any kind of sport. Practicing skateboard tricks and spending the majority of the day on the board can take its toll on you, so comfort is of the utmost importance when it comes to skateboard sneakers. That is why Osiris made sure to include features, that are both supportive and comfortable at the same time, for the ultimate skating experience. The Osiris NYC 83 CLK comes with an exposed molded EVA foam cupsole for all-day support and cushioned footfalls. The molded EVA foam cupsole has excellent shock absorption as well, providing soft landings for the wearer and minimizing injuries. The NYC 83 CLK also features a blown EVA foam insole for instant comfort and additional support for the underfoot. The upper of this skateboard sneaker is made of synthetic leather and textile panels, which deliver a structured and supportive fit, while the high-top collar and tongue feature plush, yet lightweight padding for a comfortable fit around the ankles, that does not restrict the wearer’s movement at all. This plush padding continues inside the foot chamber, which is lined with soft mesh for enhanced breathability, adding to the overall comfort levels of this shoe. One thing, that reviewers agreed on, was, that the NYC 83 CLK is one of the most comfortable skateboard sneakers on the market, and it makes for an equally good pair of everyday shoes, as it does for skateboard sneakers.
Durability

Durability

Osiris is one of the best skateboard sneaker brands on the market and not without a reason. Their shoes are high-quality and feature durable constructions, that can withstand some heavy-duty use, on and off the skate court. The Osiris NYC 83 CLK is no different. Featuring a durable, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole with a molded EVA cupsole, that is stitched together with the upper, this sneaker will stand the test of time and was made to be able to take a beating and keep going strong. The upper’s construction consists of synthetic leather and textile panels, that are stitched together, with double stitching on the high abrasion areas, like the sides, the heel, and the toe box, for a durable and supportive fit, that can handle tricks, like kickflips without getting too beaten up. That said, a few customers who ordered their pair of Osiris NYC 83 CLK skateboard sneakers, reported poor quality, when it came to the soles, and some even said, that their sneakers had holes in the soles just a month after purchasing. However, this problem only seems to affect those, who order online, so it is advised to be careful when buying via the internet.
Fit

Fit

Due to the plush padding, that the Osiris NYC 83 CLK skateboarding sneaker comes with, in addition to its high-top design, it is no wonder, that this particular shoe fits quite snug on the foot. However, this padding is more than necessary in order to keep the wearer secure and stable during skateboarding. Reviewers who are familiar with the brand and this skateboard sneaker model all recommend sizing up at least one full size, if not a whole size and a half in order to get the best fit, that will deliver that superb Osiris support without suffocating your feet.
Style

Style

Osiris is a skateboard shoe company, that was founded back in 1996 in California. It has since become one of the most influential shoe brands for skateboard enthusiasts all over the world and made some of the most iconic skateboard sneakers in the industry over the past two decades, with models like the Osiris D3 and the Osiris NYC 83, formally known as the Bronx. The latter has undergone several adaptations, such as the NYC 83 VLC, the NYC 83 Clone, and the subject of this article, or the NYC 83 CLK. All of these variations of the original NYC 83 high-top skateboard sneaker come with their own unique features and all bring something new to the table. The NYC 83 CLK high-top features a durable rubber outsole with a supportive EVA cupsole for a cushioned, yet stable ride, while the upper is made of synthetic leather and textile panels, for a structured and breathable fit. The cupsole is stitched to the upper, while the upper itself features stitching details as well, with double stitching in the high-wear areas of the shoe for even more durability and style. The textile and synthetic leather panels help break up the upper and make a nice contrast in the design, adding to the overall style of the shoe. Completing the look are the contrast-colored logos on the tongue and on the heel for a touch of interest. The Osiris NYC 83 CLK is available in a wide selection of bright colorways, as well as neutrals, so there is something for everybody in this collection. This high-top skateboard sneaker is the whole package, as it will add a cool factor to your style and will keep you secure on your board during tricks at the same time.
Support

Support

If there is one thing, the Osiris NYC 83 CLK takes the cake in, it is its high level of support. Featuring a durable, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole with a grippy tread pattern, this sneaker will keep you stable on your board for enhanced performance, while the molded EVA cupsole helps cushion each landing by absorbing the shock of impact, keeping the wearer safe from injuries. The EVA cupsole also provides ample support for the underfoot. Additionally, the synthetic leather and textile high-top upper helps give this shoe some structure, and once it is laced up, it delivers a secure foot lockdown to the wearer for maximum protection. The high-top collar and tongue of this sneaker are outfitted with plush padding, which helps hug the ankles in a comfortable, yet stable way, that still allows for a wide range of motion, keeping the wearer flexible in their movements. Osiris included a blown EVA foam insole in the NYC 83 CLK for an even more supported and cushioned underfoot. Be it at the skate park or your everyday life, this highly comfortable and supportive sneaker from Osiris will keep you secure in your every step.
Traction

Traction

The Osiris NYC 83 CLK sports a durable rubber outsole, which is sticky by its nature and has a multi-directional tread pattern for enhanced grip on and off the skateboard. This makes for better control over your board, as well as your movements for a smooth ride. Tricks are easier with the NYC 83 CLK as well, thanks to its high abrasion resistance and traction, making kick, toe, and heelflips a piece of cake.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Osiris is a well-established skateboard shoe company started in 1996 in California. Their high-quality skateboard sneakers are among the best in the industry and the NYC 83 CLK is one of them. Featuring a durable, abrasion-resistant rubber outsole with a grippy tread pattern, that will deliver excellent board grip, and a molded EVA cupsole for support and cushioning, this sneaker will tackle any obstacle thrown its way. The upper is made of synthetic leather and textile panels, that are stitched together, with double stitching in high abrasion areas, for a breathable, secure fit throughout use. The tongue and collar come with lightweight padding, while the lining is made of soft mesh for an even more comfortable in-shoe environment. Osiris also included a blown EVA insole in the design of this sneaker for added support and instant comfort. Additionally, this skateboard sneaker is available in a wide variety of attractive color schemes, so everybody can find a pair that suits their taste. That said, it is advised to size up at least a full size, as this model tends to run on the narrow side, due to its plush padding.