Paul Rodriguez is one of the best skaters out there, with over eight X- Games medals to his name – four of them being gold medals. P-Rod first signed with Nike SB in 2005, and this year, their partnership marks its 15th anniversary. To celebrate, Nike is dropping a special SB Dunk High inspired by the skating legend.
Rodriguez is fiercely proud of his Mexican-American heritage, so it’s apt that the color scheme of the sneaker is inspired by the green, white and red of Mexico’s flag. The predominantly white sneaker is accented with red outlines and green Swooshes on the lateral sides. The color scheme continues on the outsoles with red, white and green panels.
Another nod to Mexican culture is the wrestling-style “Paul Rodriguez” text emblazoned on the tongue tabs reminiscent of the names printed on Mexican wrestlers’ trunks. A special championship belt-shaped dubrae on the laces is a nod to P-Rod’s Nike partnership and his legacy. Even the insoles bear a special detail – a print of the skater’s wrapped fists.
The Paul Rodriguez x Nike SB Dunk High drops on January 18 at 10 am on the Nike SNKRs site, and will retail for S$199.
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