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Flatspot - Nike SB x NBA Re-Edit

In conjunction with the Nike SB x NBA collaboration, here at Flatspot we’re stoked to share with you our exclusive Nike SB Ballin’ in Paris re edit. Racking up some clips and kitted out in fresh gear for the new season, Ballin’ in Paris features Eric Koston, Paul Rodriguez, Kyron Davis, JB Gillet, Yann Garin and Vincent Touzery, with filming and editing by Augustin Giovannoni. Soundtracked by the Scientists' - Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, Frosty is on fine form with some early 90’s hammers, accompanied by the synonymous buttery style from P-Rod and all terrain slaying from Kyron. 

Collaborating with the NBA, Nike SB draw influences from basketballs enduring aesthetic impact on skateboarding, highlighting classic silhouettes with distinctive crossovers from both cultures. Connected by footwear and style, skateboarding and basketball have always met somewhere in the middle, drawn to one another through functionality and an undeniable streetwear aesthetic, the Nike SB x NBA collection captures this essence, offering five pieces of apparel and three revamped footwear options. Each piece of clothing in the capsule collection houses the National Basketball Association’s revered Jerry West logo, operating as an iconic symbol of the league and the unparalleled impact the icon has made on a number of cultural style movements.

The inauguration of Nike basketball sneakers in the 70’s and 80’s saw skateboarders defying the status quo by taking notice of the capabilities the silhouettes provided, with impact protection in place, often coupled with boardfeel and functionality - the match was suited perfectly. Through the post millennia birth of Nike’s skateboarding subdivision, Nike SB sought to bring the iconic silhouettes into modern skateboarding, offering retooled features with engineered methods directly pursuing skateboarding optimisation. The apparel crossover between the two cultures has long been evident, skaters wearing basketball jerseys, warm up jackets and track pants has featured strong for years, the free flowing, often loose fitting apparel is just at home on the streets as it is the hardwood.

The Nike SB x NBA capsule collection houses a custom satin bomber resembling warmup jackets of the 80’s, coming in a duo of colourways, crafted in premium materials for a sleek finish, alongside a pullover hoodie for some seasonal appropriate layering, both adorning the oversized association logo in a finely executed embroidered patch. The entirety of the SB footwear offered in this collection fittingly originated from basketball sneaks, with the Blazer Low, Bruin Ultra and Dunk Low exhibited in a trio of custom colourways, signed off with collaborative insoles.

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