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Nike SB, Originator Of The “What The” Look, Returns To The Theme For P-Rod’s SB Dunk

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Paul Rodriguez has been a NIKE, Inc. signature athlete since 2005. Over the last 16 years, the California-native has joined the exclusive club of Nike Members with at least 10 signature shoes under their belt. For his latest project with Nike SB, Rodriguez takes a trip down memory lane to revisit some of his releases with the SB Dunk Low “What The P-Rod”.

Inspired by the skateboarding imprint’s own unconventional drop from 2007, the forthcoming pair mixes-and-matches handfuls of “P-Rod’s” colorways of yesteryear. The right shoe borrows the shimmering boxing title-inspired lace dubrae from an SB Dunk High launched in 2020, while the rest of its upper indulges in a plethora of patterns, materials and colors. From “serape” (“Mexican blanket”) to elephant print, nods to the 36-year-old’s most iconic pairs appear across both shoes, with the left side donning the latter, Air Jordan 3-inspired detailing. Tributes to “J-Rods,” P-Rod 1s, P-Rod 2s and other releases from the last 16 years are rounded out by disparate outsoles: one borrows the tri-color style of the Mexican flag, while the other delivers a light gum brown bottom transplanted from past SB collaborations.

Enjoy detailed images of the “What The P-Rod” pair here below, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch before 2021 ends.

For more from NIKE, Inc., check out the Jordan 3 “Rust Pink” reportedly arriving on April 15th.


Images: @chriscolgan