September 6, 2011 BY John Kim / 9
The cigar typically symbolizes success, as the act of sparking up the premium-grade rolled tobacco final caps off a victorious effort. Whether it be winning a race, witnessing a newborn being brought to life, or if you’re one of two chosen by the U.S. Government to upload a virus into an enemy alien mothership in the blockbuster hit film Independence Day, cigars have played vital roles in validating man’s actions. The cigar is the focus of Todd Bratrud’s Nike SB Dunk High, designed in conjunction with Skate Park of Tampa; it features a luxurious colorway of brown, earthy tones, with the cigar-skin texture used on the upper. CaliRoots just stocked these (though it appears they’re long gone), so check your local Nike SB Account for these September 2011 Quickstrikes, or pick up a pair now on eBay.