October 4th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The Nike SB P-Rod V followed Eric Koston’s first Swoosh signature as pioneers in what we’d have to expect will be a growing mass of LunarLon-cushioned skate kicks, but it was Nike Running who led the way some three years earlier with a rippled space age foam sole on the LunarRacer+. That signature shape has given way to sleeker profiles just as the original LunarLite was replaced by its superior, but this Nike SB Lunarod V helps us imagine a totally mixed up world where the LunarRacer sole is reproduced with LunarLon and strapped to the body of a P-Rod 5. It’s apparently a rough world, judging by the damaged midsole that reveals that especially for something as abrasive as skateboarding, the cushioning is probably best embedded within a traditional cupsole. Click through go get a better look and let us know what you think about this curious hybrid set for a super-limited release next summer. via N-SB/planbprod.
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September 20th, 2011 by Brendan Dunne
While there’s still a gang of must have SB’s set to drop before the year’s end (with the Entourages at the top of that list) it’s never too soon to set your sights on the future. With that in mind, we have an extensive look at the Spring 2012 collection from Nike SB, ranging from Dunks to more functionally oriented skate shoes like the various Koston and P-Rod offerings. On the Dunk side of things Nike SB is dead set on carrying on with the strapless version of the Nike SB Mids, with the re-released ‘Grip Tape’ Nike SB Dunk Mids being perhaps the last time we’ll see that form of support on a pair of SB’s. Other releases in the dunk range include a familiar looking colorway in the Un-Tiffany’s, a flip on the highly sought after Tiffany SB’s from 2005. The other Dunk Low previewed here is something totally new, with a bone grey pebbled leather on the upper paired with a reptile green swoosh in faux-snakeskin. For the newer models we’ve got a look at a few P-Rod colorways as well as Janoski Mids and Koston 1′s. Take a full look at all these and more after the jump and let us know which ones you’ll be making room for in your spring rotation. Via n-sb.org
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