Nike SB #supportyourlocalskateshop Orange Label PT2
Launched in early 2019, Nike SB have unveiled their second release within the #supportyourlocalskateshop Orange Label project, presented with premium white leather uppers and subtle black accents across Dunk Low Pro, Blazer Mid and Bruin silhouettes. Only available through selected independent UK and US skate stores in promotion of the ‘Support Your Local Skate Store’ programme, each pair has been crafted especially for skateboarding and released as an enhanced core skate style.
The latest collection follows a distinctively fresh aesthetic with a focus on premium white leather uppers, accented with contrasting black details. Ensuring they not only look good, each style has been crafted especially for skateboarding using auxetic construction which allows the structure to expand and contract on impact. Catering to those who favour a raised ankle and retro aesthetic, the Blazer Mid remains true to its original design with a lace up fastening and an exposed foam tongue, tinged with a subtle safety orange wash. Similarly, the Bruin also utilises a highly cushioned tongue to support the top of the foot alongside a low-cut silhouette and less prominent branding with an embroidered mini-Swoosh on the side panels. Nostalgic to early skate shoe styles, the Dunk Low Pro remains a key figure within both the history of Nike SB and new releases, with a fat, padded tongue and toe perforation which work together to bring exceptional comfort alongside being able to withstand repetitive impact. Boosted with Nike Air Zoom sockliners, tacky gum rubber outsoles promote traction whilst also increasing the overall durability of each model, completed with a herringbone grip pattern suitable for a variety of terrains.
Defined by an angled version of the distinctive Nike SB Swoosh logo - launched especially for the Orange Label collection - subtle safety orange accents set the designs apart from other footwear lines and have been added in reference to the DNA of Nike, which during the 1970’s saw the tone introduced across black-coloured shoebox packaging as a bid to capture the attention of potential buyers. Following its success, the hue has remained with the brand ever since and is a defining colour (both within the name and aesthetics) of this contemporary skateboarding release. Noticeable on the lace aglets and as a subtle fabric wash across the tongues, the packaging of this release works in tune with the times, with an eco-conscious split tone box.
The second release from the Nike SB Orange Label collection is available at Flatspot on April 25th, 08:00 BST.