May 28, 2010 BY John Kim
It’s almost been ten years since Nike SB’s inception and almost six years since we last saw a Nike SB URL model. At the height of Nike SB’s hype, the URL was removed from the Nike SB product line as skateboarding was no longer a true focus of the micro-brand. The Nike SB URL and E-Cue both shed the classic chunky skate-shoe design and went with a sleeker, almost low-top basketball shoe look but unfortunately the forward-thinking URL was way too ahead of its time. Most of our readers might not even be able to pinpoint the URL from a line-up but this unreleased scrapped sample proves that Nike may have had some creative plans for the shoe.
The pair pictured here was part of a scrapped Nike SB Beer Pack; representing Dos Equis, the beer of choice of the Most Interesting Man in the World, this special URL features a brown/red colorway with the Dos Equis logo on the tongue. We know the only shoe of the Nike SB Beer Pack that ever surfaced was the Nike SB Dunk Low Heineken, and it went on to be one of the SB Dunk GOATs. One point of interest is the presence of two different product tags that have different dates printed; one from late 2001 before the URL was introduced and another from 2003 which coincides somewhat with the release of the Heineken SB Dunk. Could this great colorway have changed the URL’s fate? Check out the images after the jump and test your auction luck by bidding on this pair from pdoggy85 on eBay.
Color: Team Red/Metallic Gold-Light Chocolate