Nike SB continues to drop new iterations of their Janoski model this time utilizing their Hyperfeel technology. Embedded Zoom cushioning and a pliable outsole makes for a shoe that fits like a glove, perfect for skaters looking for complete control. Stylish enough to rock off the board, these are currently available for $120 via Premier; click the link below to check them out.
Nike SB is planning to kick 2016 off with a bang, they recently announced the release of a new dunk low dubbed the “Bigfoot.” One look at the shoe proves the name is no fluke, brown suede sits atop a tan sole (not an actual gum sole) making for a safe, but clean colorway. Not too many concrete details regarding these, but word around town is these can be expected on shelves in mid-January.
Nike SB recently linked up with 2 Cincinnati skate shops on a pair of dunks commemorating Cinci’s World Series win in 1990. That year the final series came down to the Oakland A’s and the Reds, Cinci would go on to sweep Oak-town with ease serving as one of the most devastating World Series’ in recent (semi) history. Both kicks are suited in each teams colors with the high dressed in A’s green & yellow, while the low is dressed in Red’s colors with champion gold linings. History buffs will appreciate the American flags on each heel paying homage to the beginning of the Gulf War which coincided with the World Series. These are available now at Familia skatshop in Uptown, or click the link below to order them via Rock City Kicks.
Nike SB has cooled off quite a bit since the beginning of 2015 but it appears they still have a few releases in the vaults. Their latest drop comes in the form of an all blue SB Dunk low, a homage to Arrested Development’s Tobias Fünke. For those who don’t know, the character Tobias had an obsession with painting his entire body blue (various situations) after going to a Blue Man Group concert. These should be available at your local SB retailer or you can click the link below and grab them now for $100 via Premier.
Nike has began winterizing all of their notable models in anticipation for the upcoming winter season, the above Dunk CMFT (Comfort) Sneakerboot being the latest iteration. Dressed in obsidian premium leather, the CMFT also comes equipped with boot laces, a more rugged sole and fleece on the inside for extra warmth. You should be able to find these at select retailers soon, be on the look out for more info.
The city of Minneapolis is known for many things: Jucy Lucy’s, snow, Funkytown, Lakes but street wear shops are not one of them. Sure the city has it’s classic shoe stores like Robert’s (now closed) on Lake or Freidman’s off Broadway, but the true boutiques are few and far between. The good guys at Studiiyo 23 are trying to change that one step at a time. Located in Minneapolis’ Uptown area at the top of “The Wedge”, Studiiyo 23 has quickly risen the ranks to become one of the city’s premier street wear boutiques. As the name reads, the shop has a strong focus on Air Jordan’s but provides a fine selection of other brands including Obey, FreshJive & Artful Dodger; just to name a few. They also take consignments providing some of the rarest kicks for you true sneaker hunters. Getting fresh in the city of lakes may still be a struggle, but Studiiyo 23 is here to ease the pain, if you’re ever off Hennepin; stop in and check out their selection.
This November Nike plans to release their highly anticipated Air Max 1 “Camo’s.” Clean as any pair of camos we’ve ever seen, the Air Max 1s are pretty much a must cop for serious sneaker heads. No concrete retail price yet, check back for more information as we get closer to the release date.
Local Minneapolis skate shop, Familia, celebrated their 10th anniversary in June with multiple big bangs. The cherry on top came in the form of a quick strike collaboration with Nike SB that released at the end of the month. Highly coveted within the sneaker community, the Dunk High “Blue Ox” can still be found for relatively cheap considering the hype that surrounded their release. If you’re still dying to get your hands on a pair, you’ll be happy to know that multiple re-sellers can be contacted via Ebay with the shoes going for around $150 on average. Click the link below to take a look for yourself and stay tuned for more.
2015 has been a great year for the Nike Dunk and things don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. The latest release under the Dunk umbrella comes in the form of a “Red October” version dressed in red suede and nylon. Taking obvious cues from the Yeezy “Red October,” these kicks might be one season too late, but they’re still a solid addition to any sneaker head’s closet. The Nike Dunk High “Red October” should be available now at select Nike retailers for $120, if you like what you see contact your local Nike retailer to see if they have them in.