An SB counterpoint to St. Nicholas’ bias for the well behaved, Nike and skate artist Sean Cliver introduce a collection featuring a horned hero of the moral spectrum’s darker extreme. Depicting a faun-esq type character named Krampus, the special edition kit features a custom Nike SB Dunk Hi dawning red and black colorways, tongue branding, custom graphic insoles and hits of fur lining throughout. An additional line of supporting Krampus products are also in the pipeline, including a branded hat and two t-shirts. Available exclusively through select Nike Skateboarding stokcists, the full line hits store shelves on December 5.
London’s iconic skate spot, BaySixty6, re-opens in collaboration with Nike Skateboarding, introducing the UK’s most state-of-the-art facility to date. Helmed by Nike SB, with the help of Skatepark Amsterdam’s expert design team, the sub-Westway skatepark underwent a two-month overhaul to include a 6-ft hipped wooden bowl, quarters, flat banks, rails, hubbas, driveways, wall rides and revolutionary hydraulic ledge, never before seen. Fresh concrete throughout, updated lighting schemes and a robust sound system finish the redesigned space, while a renovated shop and event area complete the venue’s reimagined functionality. Opened on September 15, the new BaySixty6 hosted a Nike Skateboarding team demo with Justin Brock, Wieger Van Wageningen, Theotis Beasley, Sean Malto, Fernando Bransmark, Korahn Gayle, Neil Smith, Chris Jones, Jak Pietryga, Joey Pressey, Daniel Kinlock and new team rider Kyron Davis. Check out Nike SB’s 1:24 intro video and images of the new BaySixty6 below. More info at facebook.com/BaySixty6.BaySixty6, Nike Skateboarding
Tapping John McEnroe’s original Nike Challenge Court, skateboard legend and SB team rider, Gino Iannucci, has re-imagined the 1984 tennis classic in his own minimalistic riding style. Drawing inspiration from McEnroe’s unequivocal demeanor and “Rebel With A Cause” lore, Iannucci and Nike SB introduce a retooled version of the silhouette, this go designed specifically for premium street performance. A ramped up version of it’s court-side predecessor, the SB Challenge Court features a nylon mesh upper trimmed in full-grain leather, extended ankle collar and bi-level hobnail cupsole, as well as the brand’s Variable Width Lacing System and lightweight Lunarlon sockliner/midsole. Straying from the shoes original red, white and blue colorway, Iannucci’s skate-adaptated delivery comes in white and tennis green, or black on black. Retailing at $80 USD, the Nike SB Challenge Court drops August 23 at select brick & mortar locations. Below check out images of the shoe and the 1:05 promo video, as the piece journey’s through New York City, where tennis and skateboard legends come face-to-face in matching kicks.Nike SB, Nike Skateboarding
Celebrating two classic American brand-icons, Nike Skateboarding and Levi’s have teamed up for a collaborative collection due out this summer. Designed specifically for skateboarders, the collection highlights an updated version of the popular Levi’s 511 skinny with a Nike spin. Featuring premium sourced denim from the coveted Cone Mills, the slim-fit style features an industrial strength Vectran weave alongside Nike’s Dri-Fit moisture management system and Levi’s Waterless finishing process. Set to release in two distinct iterations, the jeans are available in the Made in the USA 511 Skateboarding Team Edition ($198 USD) and the 511 Skateboarding ($98 USD) version, both offered in a range colors and washes. Supporting releases include the Levi’s x Nike Omar Salazar LR Signature shoe ($85 USD) scheduled to drop on alongside with the Nike x Levi’s 511 on July 4, with an August 1 release for the remaining pieces including a Trucker Skateboarding Jacket ($100 USD), and a Nike Dunk Low Pro ($98 USD).Levi's, Nike Skateboarding
Traveling East for the brand’s latest video project, Nike Skateboarding touches down in Taiwan with a heavy hitting international crew. Featuring Justin Brock, Youness Amrani, Wieger Van Wageningen, as well as European team riders Marek Zaprazny and Daiel Lebron, the 4:26 minute video captures untouched skate spots, Nike’s ‘go big or go home’ style riding and some noteworthy Asian flavor. Check out the Taiwan Trip edit above.Nike Skateboarding