To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk, VICE Magazine recently released a documentary which explores the unique intersection of sneakerheads and the skate community brought on by Nike Skateboarding’s shoe line. The video looks back at when Nike SBs weren’t “grailed” items, examining the conception of Nike SBs and the internet subculture that progressed as the “hype” grew. Talking to shop owners, collaborators and skateboarders who helped make the SB Dunk become legend the documentary displays the importance of Nike SBs for the worlds of skateboarding and sneaker culture.
Check out HYPEBEAST illustrated list of the most iconic Nike SB models here
In 1987, the Air Max 1 changed the world of footwear forever. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the icon made the invisible, visible with the arrival of visible Air Max cushioning. Through the years as the debut Air Max captured the hearts of many, the design was upgraded and slightly altered to elevate comfort while meeting the needs of everyday casual wear. As the changes and upgrades continued, Air Max connoisseurs across the globe began to yearn for the “Golden Era” shape and build that took over the late ‘90s and early 2000s.
Take a look and see how the Nike Sportswear design team takes us through the process behind the design of the newly crafted Air Max 1 . Also one of my favorite shoes I might add.
Clear Weather links up with The Shoe Surgeon to mesh Nike and Adidas together in an super crazy customized sneaker. Titled the CorTamba project, The Shoe Surgeon crafted a one-of-a-kind sneaker that is inspired by the Nike Cortez on one side, while the other is inspired by the Adidas Samba. This exclusive run will only see 40 pairs made, and each pair is packaged in a custom wooden box that comes with a T-shirt and a keychain holder. The shoe will debut on the first day of ComplexCon, and The Shoe Surgeon will be on hand to stitch logos on for buyers. I would just love to get my hands on a pair of these. Let us know in the comments below how you like/dislike the shoe.