April 24, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 18
Eric Koston proved upon the very launch of his first Nike SB signature sneaker that it could blend seamlessly with cutting edge basketball designs, and being the devoted sneakerhead that he is, Koston simply couldn’t stop there. For his latest project, Swoosh skateboarding’s mad scientist reached back into the vaults for a model that debuted a few years before he turned pro, which feels like a lifetime given how many of our readers weren’t even born then. The Nike SB Koston 1 x Air Max 90 offers a re-written trip back through history as we see the beloved ‘Infrared’ motif redone with added emphasis on suede for skating purposes. The entire shoe is still under wraps, but after seeing the custom branding on the heel and lateral badges, we’re starting to get the sense of this as a unique and lovingly crafted project. Stick with Sneaker News to view the Koston 1 x Air Max 90 in full and click through to see more in the meantime.
Anyone remember when SB was at the top and skaters were saying anyone that if you didn't skate you couldn't wear SB's? Where are they now that Nike SB jumps on air max and Jordan? I forgot, those skaters are now lining up for Foams and Yeezy 2's.
are these the kostons 2? i highly doubt that a collab would be a new sig. plus this shoe still has the nike sb branding
N-SB.org has images of these :o) http://n-sb.org/192370/koston-x-air-max-90-mashup...
Let me guess, Koston will sell the real Koston 1 x AM90 in a pack of ten for "charity" at a pop-up store some where, while the GR will be a shitty redesign that's only reminiscent of the original. This is the Koston Kobe situation all over again.
look boring, but thanks for the link. No wonder they paused with the teasers, the design in whole is a let down.