Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nike SB “Brain Wreck” Dunk Hi October 2009

Offering a solid look into Todd Bratrud’s continued designs for Nike SB, Minneapolis-based Familia Skateshop hit us with images of the long awaited “Brain Wreck” Dunk Hi. The kicks, switched up a bit from earlier samples, feature a primarily Grey suede upper with Pink leather tongue and toe box and BRAIN WRECK font on the heels in White. Receiving first dibs on the kicks, Familia look to celebrate the occasion in style on October 9th, with a special launch party/art show featuring music by Plain Ole Bill (POS’ tour DJ) along with various special goodies in store.

Familia Skateshop
2833 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Nike SB Stefan Janoski x Michael Lau “Friends and Family” 10th Gardener Sneakers

Aside from the version releasing this Saturday, Nike SB worked up a special friends and family version of the Michael Lau 10th Gardener Stefan Janoski sneakers. The kicks are a bit more subtle than the pair being released, featuring a canvas upper with a more distorted print.

Nike SB Stefan Janoski x Michael Lau “Friends and Family” 10th Gardener Sneakers

Aside from the version releasing this Saturday, Nike SB worked up a special friends and family version of the Michael Lau 10th Gardener Stefan Janoski sneakers. The kicks are a bit more subtle than the pair being released, featuring a canvas upper with a more distorted print.

Nike SB October 2009 Tre A.D

The technically advanced Tre A.D from Nike SB comes in a solid purple and teal colorup for October 2009. Features the standard thermoplastic “hook” mesh toe for ultra durability and super high toe to grip feel, for those of you who actually skate in your sneakers. Expected to drop the second week of October at UNITE.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The RZA: The Tao of Wu Book

The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop culture’s most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he’s learned on the journey that’s taken him from the Staten Island projects to international superstar, all along the way a devout student of knowledge in every form he’s found it—on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess, in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary life and part spiritual and philosophical discourse, The Tao of Wu is a nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation —an engaging, seeking book that will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.

The legions of Wu-Tang fans are accustomed to this heady mix—their obsession with the band’s puzzlelike lyrics and elaborate mythology has propelled the group through fifteen years of dazzling, multiplatform success. In his 2005 bestseller The Wu-Tang Manual, the RZA provided the barest glimpse of how that mythology worked. In The Tao of Wu, he takes us deep inside the complex sense of wisdom and spirituality that has been at the core of his commercial and creative success.

The book is built around major moments in the RZA’s life when he was faced with a dramatic turning point, either bad (a potential prison sentence) or good (a record deal that could pull his family out of poverty), and the lessons he took from each experience. His points of view are always surprising and provocative, and reveal a profound, genuine, and abiding wisdom—consistently tempered with humor and peppered with unique, colloquial phraseology. It is a spiritual memoir as the world has never seen before, and will never see again.

The book can be pre-ordered through the Penguin Books website for $25 USD, with an official release scheduled for October 15th, 2009.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nike SB Spring 2010 Omar Salazar Signature

We give you a first detailed look at the upcoming new Nike SB signature shoe with Omar Salazar. The Omar Salazar Signature comes in black/mercury grey and in team red/matte silver. Both feature a suede/canvas upper with Firefly details. The mid top looks solid and is a nice edition to the Nike SB collection.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nike SB “Debacle” Blazer Available September 2009

Celebrating the release of their most recent movie, Debacle, Nike SB had produced a special Blazer. The Blazer comes in black suede with white Swoosh and features a Debacle embroidery on the heel as well as a print on the in-sole. Limited to only 24 pairs, the sneaker can now be purchased from The Berrics.

October 2009 Nike SB releases

It might still be September, but the SB releases from the October section of the Holiday ‘09 catalogue have started to appear in UK shops. So far, there’s the aquamarine/electroline Blazer Premium, green spark/hoop orange Dunk Low Premium, midnight fog/sport red P-Rod III, Jordan-esque royal blue/black Dunk Mid Pro and black leather Zoom Classic.

Still to drop is the grand purple/black Zoom Tre A.D.

Look for them at UNITE.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nike SB P Rod 3 – Cinco de Mayo 2010

It could possibly be the 2010 version of Paul Rodriguez 3rd Generation of his Nike SB pro signature model. An exact date has yet to be released but expecting a Spring / Summer 2010 release, naturally falling under May 5.

Nike SB P-Rod 3 Sport Red September 2009 Quickstrike

One of the more sought out models of Paul Rodriguez 3rd Generation signature model introduced by Nike SB in their presentation recently in Souther California to select accounts has now been released this month.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Micahel Lau x Nike SB Stefan Janoski for Gardener 10th October 2009

With the much blogged-about Gardener Tenth approaching quickly, MINDstyle offers a closer look into the collaborative Nike SB Stefan Janoski sneakers. “In celebration of the Gardener 10th anniversary and his first USA exhibition; Michael Lau has unveiled his colored figures (randomly packed) that are included with the highly anticipated Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski sneakers set! The woodgrain theme carries over from his other figures for the Los Angeles event, in addition to the all new special packaging for the boxed set.” The shoes and art toy will releases on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at De La Barracuda.

MINDstyle presents Gardener Tenth by Michael Lau
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California
(323) 852-7179

Saturday, September 19, 2009


This is what has been rumored as Eric Kostons Dunk from the Nike SB setup @ the SPoT Tradeshow awhile back. It features lace protection for those that prefer skating dunks and not having your laces torn to shit from flip tricks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Michael Lau x Nike SB “Gardener 10th Exhibition” Stefan Janoski October 2009

In celebration of the Gardener 10th anniversary, and his first USA exhibition; not only is Michael Lau releasing a series of exclusive woodgrain figures, but he is also releasing a pair of Nike SB Stefan Janoski sneakers! The woodgrain theme carries over from his Nike SB Dunk Low seen a few years back, while at the same time referencing the current toy release. The shoe is embossed with the date “09.29.2009″ – the first day of the exhibition – though a release is said to take place on the final day of the show; October 3rd, 2009.

Have a detailed look at the Michael Lau x Nike SB Stefan Janoski for Gardener 10th Exhibition sneakers after the jump.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


With Paul Rodriguez latest revision of his Nike SB pro sneaker, its aesthetics and functionality have been respected with praise by collectors and skaters, the 2.5 is a unique take with a vulcanized sole. Some samples were seen with slight variance in color but most likely this will be the final revision dropping in summer 2010 for $75 USD.

Nike Zoom Bruin SB Orange / Black – Summer 2010

With the Nike SB line focusing more on what their purpose rest on, making shoes for skaters, the Nike SB Bruin is starting to garnish some decent colorways. We have the Orange / Black Nike SB Bruin dropping in Summer ‘10.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nike SB Spring 2010 Dunk Mid Pro SB, Dunk Low Pro SB

Today we can give you an early look at two of our favorite styles from the Nike SB Spring 2010 Collection. The Dunk Mid Pro SB comes in an all black colorway, featuring leather and suede on the upper, a white Swoosh and matching white laces. The Dunk Low Pro SB comes in a varsity red/white/blue colorway, also featuring leather and suede on the upper. The tonal Swoosh works well and overall the sneaker reminds us of some recent boat shoes that were released. Both the Dunk Mid Pro SB and the Dunk Low Pro SB will be released for Spring 2010.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nike SB Eugene Backpack Black/Green/Yellow

Take a look at the latest Nike SB Eugene Backpack, once more the admired model has been reworked, this time in a seasonal Black/Green/Yellow/Orange colourway. The bag is once more made from ballistic nylon and features plenty of compartments including a laptop sleeve, as well as the standard skate-friendly pockets and straps. Available soon at local SB dealers like UNITE.

Nike SB Blood Splatter Blazer October 2009

The noble scholars over at got ahold of pics of a new Nike SB Blazer release set for later this year. Clean no doubt, most likely tying in with the Skate Mental releases later this year.. no Krugers though

Nike SB Black / White Pro Mid January 2010

Here is another upcoming Nike SB Spring 2010 release we saw from the video that leaked awhile back. It caters more toward the colorways of the skate shoes of the 90’s with a suede front base, and leather all the way around with a gumsole. Look for this Nike SB Mid to drop in January.

Nike SB Grand Purple / Black Dunk – Summer 2010

While we have dove into a large portion of the upcoming Spring 2010 Nike SB line, here is a first look courtesy of Woonick of a Summer 2010 drop. The colorway as the title states for the folks who can’t read is Grand Purple with a ever so faint hint of Black. Enough perforated holes to keep the smell of ass out of your foot.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Supreme x Damien Hirst Skateboard Decks Part 2

Judging from these images that Andrew Bunney presents from a recent Supreme Japan shoot, you can expect a second run of Damien Hirst x Supreme Skateboard Decks. The decks seem to be coming with the iconic Hirst dot design.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Nike SB Bird Chirp SB Low Sample

Nike SB definitely throws some crazy shit in the mix once and awhile, we have seen rollerblade mockups of SB Dunks and now we have the some SB’s that chirps when pressure hits the tongue.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nike Delta Force High AC October 2009

Previewing another set of their upcoming vulcanized offerings, Nike gears up for a busy Holiday season as the brand remakes new versions of their more timeless silhouettes, including this Delta Force High. Two different colorways will see a release in October/November, both featuring a simple two-tone approach and classic tonal colorup.

I know I am a SB head and I shouldn't be posting non-SB kicks but these are looking fresh.

Nike SB DEBACLE Blazer September 2009

A new release for September 2009 for Nike SB is the DEBACLE Blazer. The Blazer and Janoski are popular amongst alot of the riders on the SB Team, fitting well with the release. While the video, all shot in HD by Jason Hernadez was a free download, it is now available at SB Accounts in Blu-ray.

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