Introducing: The Nike SB Heritage Vulc
Commencing its first season in 2020, the Nike SB Heritage Vulc is a game-changing sneaker that fuses past with present to deliver unrivalled boardfeel and revolutionary skate-specific comfort. Taking inspiration from archival athletic profiles and parent-brand Nike’s endless ode to innovative function, the Nike SB Heritage Vulc elevates conceptualised premium-grade sports quality to a whole new level in line with the evolving decade.
Set to be an ‘instant classic’ thanks to its fuss-free aura and its fine-tuned profile, the Heritage Vulc remains loyal to its inherent namesake. Hosting striking similarities to old-school track-and-field favourites such as the pioneering 1979 Daybreak and the iconic racing Air Tailwind profile, the stripped-back silhouette lets function do the talking as it honours sporting excellency in its rawest form. Nestling in amongst more contemporary, skate-specific profiles such as the medium-flex Nike SB Team Classic and the revolutionary Nike SB Bruin React to share in their next-generation remodellings and odes to modernised formulations, the Heritage Vulc is backed by a timeless appeal that sets about celebrating all-sport legacy through its clean and performance-driven design. Kick-started by the conceptual, khaki-toned debut release from Finnish team-rider Eniz Fazilov, the Nike SB Heritage Vulc is set to become a firm favourite of any fast-paced skater or intrepid urbanist thanks to its multifaceted appeal and its intergenerational guise.
Two refreshing Summit White colourways have landed to join Fazilov’s earthy rendition in the form of a classic NBA-citing Cardinal Red colour palette and a striking Lucky Green tonal-twist that similarly references courtside ties through its figurative honouring of Michael Jordan’s memorable 63-point performance against the Boston Celtics in 1986. Merging vulcanised methodologies with a remastered gum-rubber outsole and a custom-foam sockliner that harbours a bootie-like interior similar to that seen on the previously mentioned Team Classics, these full-vulc sneakers aren’t marred by their dusky vintage-inspired aesthetic. Both mixed-material, suede and canvas designs share in celebrating improved circulatory comfort across the perforated toe-box, with Nike SB’s remastered sole and underfoot rehashing the once track-exclusive grip to suit even the most demanding of street-led terrains. The Lucky Green profile delivers a vibrant pop of prosperity across the draw-back leather side-wall Swooshes, the cushioned ankle collar and the iconic ‘Nike’ embroidered brace, while the Cardinal Red instalment turns its attention to a more intensive shade for amplified effect. The pairing of brushed-suede across the overlays with reinforced and lightly-padded canvas mid-walls harks back to the design’s time-honoured transcendency from its track-and-field inspiration, with the recently revived exposed-foam tongue offering a playful dedication to yesteryear basketball aesthetics from Nike’s early-day fruition.
Celebrating evolutionary continuation when it comes to sporting function and skate-specific necessity, the Nike SB Heritage Vulc is a sneaker that lives up to its enduring identification. Streamlined formations keep it deliberate in its exemplary intention, whilst the creative new-season colourways that have followed its timely release prove whole-heartedly that this silhouette is here to stay.
The Nike SB Heritage Vulcs in Cardinal Red and Lucky Green will be available at Flatspot on Friday 6th November 2020 at 08:00am (GMT).
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