Nike’s skateboarding department and Michael Jordan’s personal brand have merged to create the much-anticipated Nike SB x Air Jordan 1. Paying homage to the longtime relationship between the two, the first rendition of the mashup is designed by multimedia artist Craig Stecyk. Coming in a green and black colorway that features a chroma-like finish, the inaugural SB Air Jordan 1 contains detailing in the form of a black and white polka dot print around the ankle collar and tongue. Stecyk’s signature tribal visual print adds another element, stamping “AJ One SB” on the heels and inner lining. Get a closer look at the collaborative production between two different cultures below, and prepare for these to drop in on March 15th at select Nike SB and Air Jordan dealers.
Nike Skateboarding’s premier model is simplified both constructively and aesthetically to create the Nike SB Stefan Janoski AC RS Black/Varsity Maize. Swapping out its laces for a velcro lockdown system, this rendition of Stefan Janoski’s signature features a canvas ripstop body and a flexible midsole for durable comfort. A night black upper, sole, and straps are interrupted only by varsity maize detailing on the velcro and staple tongue logo. “Strike and Destroy” tags the cork insoles on this AC RS Janoski, which is available now at Nike.
BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester lives his life on pedals, and his new collaborative sneaker with sponsor Nike SB celebrates that lifestyle. Dubbed the Nigel Sylvester x Nike SB Dunk High “S.O.M.P.” (Standing On My Pedals), this demonstrative Dunk is both rugged and refined, as euphoria nubuck, which is usually reserved for Nike Bespokes, covers a majority of the silhouette. Safari print also stands out on the collar and eyelets of this collab, while a sticky gum outsole offers the right amount of grip for a rider like Sylvester. Catch detailed images of the collaborative Dunk that captures Sylvester’s personality and style below, and stay tuned for all future info on this Nike SB style.
Both rebels of the 1980s, Michael Jordan’s shoes and skateboarding culture collide to create the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1. MJ’s first signature made waves when it was banned from the NBA, giving the model an oppositional image that lines up with the vibes of skating. The two entities officially came together when famous skaters started donning the silhouette on the ramps in the late ’80s, appreciating its supportive ankle height and Nike Air cushioning. This mashup that has been a longtime coming is inaugurated in a green and black colorway that was designed by multimedia artist Craig Stecyk, who brought his signature tribal visual identity to the model with “AJ One SB” tonally scribed on the heel and insoles. Three renditions of the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 will be released, with this first style code from Craig Stecyk kicking it off on March 15th. Tell us your thoughts on this collaboration in the comment section below, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for much more from the Nike SB x AJ 1.
The Air Jordan 1 isn’t taking a break in 2014, it’s just changing lanes. Long loved off the court and on the board, the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 sees the hardwood classic making its formal skateboarding debut. While information and imagery is slim at the moment, we do see what looks like a Black/White high top makeup in a new upload from Nike SB on Instagram. Let us know your if you’re excited for the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 and look for these to launch on March 15th.
Having each undergone a revitalization, Nike’s best skater kicks come together for the SB Renewal Collection. Achieving solidarity via the use of black uppers across the board, the P-Rod 7 Hyperfuse Max, the Eric Koston 2 Max and the Stefan Janoski Max are all in revamped form sporting Air Max units alongside flex-groove Free outsoles. With bold black used as a base, green seems to comes in as a recurring theme on the accents. The trio is set to land at local shops in Brazil and can be found hitting select Stateside spots in the near future, so stay tuned to Nice Kicks for updates. What are your thoughts on the Nike SB “Renewal” Collection?
The month of March is already shaping up to be a hard hitter in terms of sneaker releases, as the 510 Skate Shop x Nike SB Dunk High has been added to the Nike.com release roster. Street-smart with a camo-printed canvas upper, the kick is infused with hits of olive khaki on the side Swoosh branding and tongue. Providing a welcome addition of bright color, the tongue tagging and shoe laces peek over the horizon in sunset orange, with speckles of the same color seen against the white midsole. Taking it from there, a gum outsole fits in appropriately on the bottom. Scope the sneak in the photos below and hit up Nike on Saturday, March 1, to grab this collaborative SB Dunk for $120.
The Nike SB Eric Koston 2 is the latest skate sneaker to get Max’d out, and the shoe is now seen in an aptly titled “Max Black” colorway. Engineered sans seams, the kick opts for the taped variation instead, creating a smooth transition from Koston paneling to Air Max styling. The monochromatic black upper is accented with pine green, with the skater being treated to a combination outsole comprised of Air Max and Free technology. Available now at Flatspot for £95 (~$157), hit them up now to cop a pair for yourself.