Pro skater Kevin Bradley dropped one of the most interesting and personal collaborations of the year. Titled “Kevin and Hell”, the Kevin Bradley x Nike SB sneaker collection drew inspiration from memories Kevin holds very close to heart. Here’s a closer look at the two-sneaker pack.
The first sneaker is the Kevin Bradley x Nike SB Blazer Low “Heaven”. Kevin’s grandmother can take credit for this heavenly rendition which came from her love for clouds and rain. Baby blue suede covers most of the upper, with a large white nylon tongue and leather toe box cutting down the middle. Black velcro straps replace the usual laces while a black mudguard is added at the toe for extra protection.
The white leather Swoosh appears in a cloud-like form with similar hand-drawn motifs continuing on the insole and a “Nike KB” logo under the heel. The tongue tab has the same logo added as well – truly reinforcing the collaboration. To top off all of grandma’s favorites, an embroidered raindrop also features on the leather heel tab.
If there’s a heaven, there is a hell. And there’s no escaping the sneaker dropping alongside the heavenly lows – the Nike SB Blazer Mid “Hell”. The sneaker features a deep, red velour upper – a complete contrast to the “Heaven” Blazer Low. Matching black laces, Swooshes, nylon tongue, and midsole add on to the hellish theme. Just like the Blazer Low, the tongue tab and insole has the same “Nike KB” branding.
As if the details weren’t hellish enough, the insole also sports a print inspired by the terrifying Darth Maul from Star Wars. The character’s signature body tattoo print features all over the insole along with two “Sith Eyes” embroidered on the mesh heel tab.
Just like plenty of Nike SB’s latest releases, the Kevin Bradley x Nike SB Blazer Low “Heaven” and Blazer Mid “Hell” dropped exclusively at Orange Label skate shops on May 30. But if these are too good to pass up on, look them up on Stockx.com for some good deals.
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