October 31, 2012 BY John Kim
The folks at Nike SB in charge of all the collaborations must’ve had a distinct taste in music; with names like J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Slayer, and The Melvins in the mix, it’s clear what sort of tunes these guys rocked out to. In the Fall of 2005, Nike SB released a limited edition collaboration with 80’s band The Melvins in two different colorways – both featuring a mix of designs and graphics from the band’s previous album artwork. The macabre details like the skull-and-crossbones on the black and the chinese character for ‘blood’ on the white is a sure representation the band’s subject matter, which often used sludgy, slow-rock sounds that eventually inspired other Seattle-based rock bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden. A look at tonight’s Classics Revisited is just below, so give it a look and tell us which of the two you like better.
Nike SB Dunk High
White Melvin/Blood Melvin-Black
Black Melvin/Dark Charcoal-Black