September 8, 2009 BY bam
Did you scope out the Omar Salazar Pro Model during the Nike SB footwear and apparel Spring 2010 preview? For those upset that Nike didn’t come through with that fresh quilted leather Blazer sample resembling the Supreme Blazers, you might not be so ill-hearted once you get a closer look at Omar and Nike SB’s final product.
With much excitement, honor and anticipation for his own signature shoe, Omar put a lot of thought for making today’s ultimate footwear in skateboarding. Alas, this is the first in the SB line to include Flywire technology, making the shoe a significant amount lighter with maximum heel stability. For further cushioning, the Zoom Air Bag is integrated directly into the midsole rather than the insoles like all of the other Nike SB’s. The back of the shoe isn’t getting all of the innovative attention. Knowing true skaters beat the hell out of the suede overlays of shoes, the toebox is reinforced with TPU rubber to ensure durability and form. And as if all these weren’t enough- Omar opted for a zippered tongue to making a padded tongue an option. This might be great for sneakerheads who love the aesthetics of the shoe, but not necessarily a fan of thicker tongues. A fan to skater and non-skaters alike, Omar also asked for the shoe to include an almost hidden heel tab to facilitate getting the shoe on. Not only a dope skater, but Nike SB should be doubling this kid’s duty as one of their footwear designers. via N-SB.org
Be sure to check the video of Omar Salazar and James Arizumi, of Nike SB, running through the specs of Nike SB’s new pro model skate shoe…