Nike SB x Daan Van Der Linden
Marking the first signature release for 25 year old Daan Van Der Linden, this latest tackle-tainted capsule collection casts its net wide to honour the team rider’s personal appreciation for angling. Featuring three unique interpretations of the all new hybrid Nike SB BLZR Court and two accompanying tees to match, Nike SB and Van Der Linden hook up to commemorate both past time preferences and performative styling in one.
Dubbed the Netherlands’ greatest skating export with constant speculation as to whether or not he was born on a skateboard, Eindhoven’s Daan Van Der Linden has continued to make a name for himself ever since he landed his first spinning 540 as a nine year old. Taken under the wing of Dutch legend and 100% Skateshop owner Jeroen Sars at a young age, Van Der Linden was swiftly assigned to the Vans Europe team when he was 13, with countless sponsorships arriving thereafter from the likes of Independent and Spitfire, with appearances in Volcom’s ‘RV Rampage’ from 2017 joined by a stint in the collaborative Antihero x Nike SB ‘18’ skate video that debuted the same year he joined the Blue Ribbon Sports’ skate centric crew.
This isn’t the first time that Nike SB has turned their attention to past time preferences and personified profilings across signature releases, with the Orange Label drop from team rider Kevin Bradley styled with tribute to his love of the Star Wars character Darth Maul and his own love of wet weathered ventures, and the Nike SB P-Rod Dunk High Premium a colourful reflection of multi talented Paul Rodriguez’s love of boxing and his Mexican heritage. An ideational and creative aesthetic inspired by each skater’s unique character and passions outside the skate remit, this signature Nike SB Daan Van Der Linden release is one that finds itself well placed next to the latest releases from the likes of Stefan Janoski and competition champion Nyjah Huston.
Arriving in three freshwater colourway interpretations of the 2021 debuting Nike SB BLZR Court in honour of its fishing themed muse, skate mastermind Daan Van Der Linden introduces a grain, dusty olive and baroque brown DVDL BLZR Court into the mix. Crafted with uppers styled from premium canvas with overlaid tonal stitchings and lateral forefoot rubber ollie patches, the BLZR Court receives an innovative update greatly influenced by the skater’s preferred off-board pastime. Auxetic overlays across the rubber foxings complement the thinned out midsole and outsole for increased flexibility and noted boardfeel, whilst the streamlined 7 eyelet lacing system secures the tonal flat laces across the arch of the foot to keep the ‘Nike SB BLZR Court’ branded tongue in place across each given design. Yellow top eyelets on the baroque brown silhouette are mirrored by colour matched trims across the embroidered ‘Daan Van Der Linden’ trout decaled ankle patches, whilst both the dusty olive and grain instalment are styled with same tone eyelets in keeping with the colour blocked aesthetic. Inspired by Van Der Linden’s love of fishing, each subtly scaled quarter panel Swoosh is embroidered with hook, tackle and line detailing that flows from the rear, with custom ‘Daan Van De Linden x Nike SB’ insoles a complement to the design’s laid back and personalised undertone.
Styled with similar reference to the three BLZR Court’s, both a black and white Daan T-Shirt also arrive as part of the release, crafted from 100% premium cotton and tailored to a leisurely fitting to suit its recreational blueprint. In keeping with the collection, embroidered ‘Daan Van Der Linden’ Nike SB branding is displayed above the hem, with a freshwater trout displayed across the left chest in reference to the skater’s love of stream, creek and river fishing pursuits.
The Nike SB x Daan Van Der Linden will be available online at Flatspot on Saturday 15th May at 08:00AM (BST).
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