A Nike with blade frames
Your eyes are not deceiving you, that’s a Nike SB Dunk High LR Premium with blade wheels, blade frames (with a groove!), a racket buckle and strap… and a big ol’ Nike swoosh.
The collaboration is through Nike SB and skateboard outfit Skate Mental. Why did they put blade frames on the soles of these shoes? A quick trip to the skatemental.com website is explanation enough: it’s ironic, man. SM appears to have cornered the shock schlock market and may or may not be a subsidiary of Girl Skateboards. I don’t really care so that’s as far as I dug on Google. Though an email inquiry was started, it was never sent.
So anyway blade world, here you go. It’s not the Nike blade you were maybe hoping for or expecting, but it’s definitely a Nike on blades.
What’s your favorite detail? The groove? The racket notches on the strap? Totally hate it? Tell us in the comments.
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I didnt like it, I love my blades, but as blades not a shoe that looks like a blade! I definetly thought a ugly one!!
Wow, the damn thing is pretty heavy on the detail. Maybe next they’ll make a shoe with replaceable plastic “grind inserts?” Y’know… to be ironic.
I like ’em. It’s another crafty way of letting the world around me know that I’m a fan of the shadow sport known as blading.
anyone else notice how the artwork on the front of the frame is fucked up? looks like some bush-league psych-out stuff… laughable, man. Ha! #justsayin #designsnob
Serendipity at its best, I. Didn’t read the skate mental article yet but it seems like an opportune place for a blade appearance. Go blading! X
je I think they are just making fun of the fact that a lot of blades are “trying” to look like skateboarding shoes so why not make fun of it with the inverse. I dont really take this as any sort of a compliment, they are making a subtle joke about a skateboarder trying to be a rollerblader
It’s definitely not a compliment. Never thought it was. But good call on the skates trying to look like shoes, so switch it up.