December 2, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 11
Mallgoing sneakerheads and those abreast of Nike’s machinations within the action sports market realize that the 6.0 division has seen a marked improvement in terms of design and customer acceptance in recent years, owing at least in part to their closer imitation of big brother Nike SB. And with SBs now available more widely than ever before, it’s not entirely shocking to see some convergence in these forces at your local promenade, but this could still turn out to be some very significant news moving into 2012.
Catalog images confirm further crossover between Nike SB and 6.0, notable combinations including the upcoming Mavrk 3 and its Eric Koston 1-borrowed sole that’s a little bit more surprising than seeing the Zoom FC with the Future Primitive bottoms. Also on the way soon is the LunarLon cushioned P-Rod 5 LR and the series next rendition, the Nike SB P-Rod 6. Add to that rumors about the availability of the entire Nike SB line as it relates to traditional skate shops vs. mall retailers, and fans of Swoosh skate shoes have a curious new trajectory for the immediate future. Click through to see more of what’s in store and let us know how you feel about the potential for all non Premium or Quickstrike releases to have a wider availability. via N-SB
They really should not just merge 6.0 with SB. owning a pair of SB's is something special and you dont see them just anywhere. With 6.0 however i see little kids wearing that stuff. 6.0 can go in mall shops all it wants but Nike Sb really should remain a premium retailer item.
I'm holding off on judgement to see some better images. the only thing I will say is that I wish they would come up with a totally new shoe for the P - Rod 6's instead of keeping the old sole......