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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Rafael Antonino - Friday, January 4th, 2013

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!!

Ryan Cza - Friday, January 4th, 2013

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.

Kevin Dath - Friday, January 4th, 2013

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.

sizzle - Friday, January 4th, 2013

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

Peel - Saturday, January 5th, 2013

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

bistro - Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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

JE - Friday, February 1st, 2013

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.

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