The return of some groundbreaking classics has people suggesting 2014 might be the ‘year of the tennis shoe’. There is also an interesting convergence happening on the skateboarding side of things, where the appropriation-heavy genre is taking on some unexpected influences. And historians may very well remember 2014 for its Free Max SBs, with models like the Nike SB Stefan Janoski Free Max rethinking the skate sole with a casual twist. These also channel a bit of the Jacquard look that’s so popular in the retro running space where the Free Max bottom has been incorporated numerous times. Click in for a closer look at the Light Crimson colorway, then consider copping the sample currently available from fullyautomaticmura on eBay.