UPDATE November 13th, 2023:
A release date is confirmed for November 27th, 2023 at select skateshops.
Founded by Shane O’Neill in Spring 2019, April Skateboards is young relative to its colleagues. Yet, the team has accomplished a lot in terms of rider acquisition, tournament placement, and public sentiment in the past four years. An impending Nike SB Dunk Low collaboration is sure to bring unprecedented attention to the nascent skate team.
April Skateboards comprises a healthy mix of industry veterans and burgeoning stars the likes of Guy Mariano and Rayssa Leal, respectively. For its first-ever Nike SB project, O’Neill’s label has seemingly combined old and new school across the beloved silhouette. Peter Moore’s modified basketball sneaker from 1985 was born in 2002, with April Skateboard’s vision bringing suede, mesh, and leather to its uppers. A vibrant blue – which has animated skate decks, t-shirts, and six-panel caps before – animates overlays throughout the sneaker, working in-tandem with silver-finished aglets, profile swooshes, and co-branding on the spines. The fourth month is etched onto the lateral heel, cementing O’Neill’s home after Primitive – which is also home base for Yuto Horigome – in the annals of Nike Skateboarding. Underfoot, outsoles boast an icy finish that complements the top-half well, while also exposing a number of rich blue details.
Enjoy stills from a recent promotional video ahead, and anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch before November ends.
For more sneaker news, check out the Air Jordan 11 “Gratitude” set to release in early December.
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Photos via April Skateboards