Dropping tomorrow 8/14 is the Concepts x Nike SB Collaboration Quick Strikes. A huge swing in terms of a unique shoe design. Is it a home-run? Or is it a miss for the Nike SB Creative Department… Looks like pretty mixed reviews on the interwebz. And the fact that Concepts own store packaging (shoe box) has more hype than the actual shoe, coincides with that mixed feeling.
The boxes they designed are pretty f*ckn bad ass by the way, has a retro 01 B.C & 01 A.D feel. Something reminiscent of an Indiana Jones Movie crossed with the Saint Paul Cathedral in England.
Both Dunk High & Max will be available online at Idboardshop.com & we have a pretty huge size run. Should be good to go. Links below: Both Retailing for $120 /w $7 Flat Rate Shipping (Free shipping not qualifying for this release)
Nike SB Dunk High – Holy Grail – Here – STYLE# 313171-606
Nike SB Janoski Max – Holy Grail – Here – STYLE# 749678-614
All in all I will say its a unique looking shoe, and that’s what they are pushing. Each Nike SB Dunk High has a CUSTOM Print mimicking stained glass. That alone is a mind f*ck. They say each shoe is different from the rest…dude what kind of quality control squad they got over there? Maybe they’re starting to give raises out in China.
As far as I can tell, the shoes I randomly selected did differ from the rest…Whoa
Nike also put some crazy plastic-y looking layer on top of the stain glass design to give it a shine for the Dunk Highs.
Now for the Janoski Max…These bad boys were toned down with a cracked leather look, multi-colored panels and adorned with some gold blinged laces. Still a pretty far push with the color scheme, but hey…always gotta be pushing that bar upwards right?