Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7 Premium
Earlier this month Sneaker News and Nike SB signature athlete Paul Rodriguez took some time to chat about his newest pro-model by the Swoosh – the Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7. For a guy who has been under the Nike label for almost a decade (and boasts one of the longest sig-shoe lineages in the brand’s history), Rodriguez continues to maintain that fresh-faced energy as he thrashes skateparks around the globe. It’s this sort of energy that makes the athlete and the product bearing the name that much more of a draw, but it’s the pure design and function of the shoe that has us impressed. Nike has always captured the essence of the skate shoe while incorporating some next-level technology that other brands are still working to achieve, but the design and detail is what makes the brand the undisputed industry leader.
Today Sneaker News has a full detailed gallery of the Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7 Premium, which is currently slated for an official release at Nike retailers early next month. This Premium-grade trim lives up to its billing as it presents a sick Safari-stripe texturized graphic on the upper with one of the best LunarLon outsoles we’ve seen on a sneaker – period. The key feature of the P-Rod 7 is that it is “Impact Ready” at all angles which skaters simply can’t get enough of, but rest assured that it provides the breathability and cushioning that P-Rod and his peers find necessary! The Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7 will launch on Nikestore this July 5th with this Premium model and five base models being up for grabs, so check out the detailed gallery below for a thorough, detailed look and check out our interview with P-Rod here.
The Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7 launches on July 5th with a retail price of $90 ($95 for Premium).
I skate. Im mexican. I buy at least 1-2 pair every year since the first white n black ones. Shit i even got the mexican blankets. Over the years i questioned some of the styles but the comfort and support was always there. It feels good knowing that my grandparents are around to see a pro mexican skater get his own signature skate shoe with Nike, it makes the future that much brighter. -j.o.
The P-Rod line has taken a turn for the worst as far as style is concern since the P-Rod 2...which is still one of my favorite SB's ever (particularly the black and gold ones). But with all of the SB's out, they're all about the advancement in technology to maximize the performance for skateboarders. Thats what I appreciate i guess...skaters are concerned about the way a sneaker skates...the style and the skater behind it is just the initial appeal. I think the introduction of lunarlon insoles starting with the Koston 1's were great for their line...but idk about all the ridges they've been putting on the soles like these and the hyperdunks. I guess its like branding Lunarlon but it isn't an attraction from a stylistic standpoint. I also don't like the toebox on these...gonna crease like a muthafucka. I guess im just a critic since the P-Rod 2 though.
the premium ones were sold out for pre-oders on nikestore. it shows people still got love for skateboarding shoes... if they really wanted to make money off of it it would've sold out quicker... right? haha
im feeling the laser cut but im personally not a fan of the lunar sole on any shoe. Still a cop for me though