Much like the exclusive pair, the upper section here sports contemporary colour blocking, with Cool Grey on the toe and Deep Navy at the mid-foot, but this time around, the heel in covered in Cornflower Blue. A satin lining adds to the premium feel and is colour-matched to the heel to continue the simple colour-blocked styling, which is again rounded off with tonal branding. A white midsole and outsole keep things clean and add some contrast down below, whilst a two-tone blue accent on the midsole ties everything together. As we said before, sunsets can often look stunning, so it’s no surprise that the colourways they have inspired look pretty good too.
Grey / Blue
Given it’s 15 years in the game for Nike SB, we knew it was now or never to produce the epic retrospective. With over 60 pages of rock solid SB content, it's our way of paying tribute and deconstructing the era, blow by crazy blow. We catch up with Sandy Bodecker, the architect of SB, document all the key releases from day one and introduce a pair of passionate collectors who have both taken their fetish to the limit. We also uncovered plenty of unseen Dunk samples and oddities... this is what we do best! There's plenty of other top shelf stuff in this issue as well, but you'll just have to grab a copy to read it for yourself.
This issue we’ve dived headfirst into obscurity with a collector from Hong Kong obsessed with baby-sized Jays, another that’s crafted his niche with a hulking HI-TEC collection and a dedicated Nike otaku from Japan set on preserving the early years of Swoosh history – even once it’s crumbled to dust. Throw in an interview with former Supreme creative director Brendon Babenzien on his new footwear venture, the complete history of Sperry, a lookback at Reebok fitness, an interview with Chuck Kuhn (the man responsible for the immortal Jumpman!) and our Best of the Best recap for 2016 and you’ve got more than enough content to keep you reading well into the new year.