August 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 39
Though it might not be as obvious a connection as the mere 225 miles from Miami to Havana, Tampa, Florida does indeed have a well-established cigar scene. The city has quite a few smoking bars and even cigar factories, so when Skatepark of Tampa wanted to follow up on 2008’s Dunk Mid SB ‘Moat’, they called upon a guy who clearly knows a thing or two about exhaling grey vapors. Todd Bratrud was the artist behind the ‘Skunk’ and ‘Cheech and Chong’ Dunk High SBs (among several others), and his latest collaboration is on the SPoT x Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cigar’. This Quickstrike release for September features some of the nicest suede and nubuck we’ve seen on a SB Dunk, the earthy shades descending into a black/grey mid/outsole that represents ashes. The side panel on these tears away to reveal a tobacco-like texture just like the Cheech release from earlier this year; does the special packaging make this one even better? Click through to see more angles, let us know if you plan to grab a pair of these and stick with Sneaker News for the Skatepark of Tampa Dunk High SB ‘Cigar’ release date. via N-SB
I like these... great fall shoe... and dont break the bank! God knows the pine greens will shut my account down lol...
I dont understand the sole 2 ( ashes ... ok but it just doesnt fit right ), but those dunk are pretty dope ... I have a adidas superstar '' blunt cigar edition '' that really look like cigar leaf ( I dont know if any of you know what model Im talking about ), so they could fold more of the leather making a tobacco leaf-like texture on those sb ... but anyway, those are very nice, nice job !!!
Pretty plain, dull, boring colors but I expect them to sellout fast. You put a special label on any SB and people will fight their mother for them.
VERY NICE! I want to see pics of them with the side panels torn off. It's a definite cop regardless though.
Grey and yea for the ashes from the cigar... It goes wit the theme of the shoe... I have to kop these