Monday, September 5, 2011

Nike SB - "The Cigar"

Nike SB’s “Cigar” Dunk High Premium is a September quick-strike (limited quantities produced) collaboration by the legendary Todd Bratrud and the SPoT (Skatepark of Tampa). Todd Bratrud being an iconic skateboard artist managed to spark a new idea. You may have seen some of his previous work with Nike such as the “Send Help”, “Skunk”, “Brain Wreck”, and this year’s “Cheech & Chong”. The Skatepark of Tampa helped contribute with their local friends at ‘Ybor City’ (a cigar factory). The “Cigar” plays a large part of Tampa’s past. Tampa was accidentally found for having an ideal climate for cigar production back in the late 1800′s.

To focus on the shoe itself, the majority of the upper is a suede with leather panels that rests on a black mid sole and grey outer sole, while the swoosh is a contrasting team red.  When you skate with them, you will soon realize that there is a second layer of material underneath the ‘cigar like blunt skin’ textured leather.

R. Mack

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