Eric Koston’s second shoe from Nike Skateboarding, the Nike Koston 2 Shoes are almost in stock, and they’re not going to disappoint. The Koston 2 offers complete control. Similar to the Koston 1 but with some slight variations.
New contoured shape adds more support and a more conforming fit
Re-engineered outsole with improved flex and stability
Mesh rear exhaust and perforated side panels keep you cool with added interior airflow
The Nike SB Challenge Court Shoes in Swan/Green/Black are a legendary kick, featuring a retro inspired design based on the footwear of the great John McEnroe. Nike blends an ’80s style with the style of Gino Iannucci. It’s not Iannucci’s signature shoe from Nike, but he does present it in a classic and much anticipated video.
The Challenge Court is a mid top design with Nike detailing throughout. It sports a suede, leather, and synthetic upper with stitching at ollie area and toecap, and a thin tongue and collar. The Lunarlon foam drop in sockliner has been used for years in Nike running shoes and now joins the world of skateboarding. The Lunar foam sockliner makes for a skate shoe that is lightweight with a soft but super responsive cushion bed, protecting your feet from multiple impacts but not dampening the connectivity between your feet and the board.
We threw up some photos Nike SB added to their blog post about the Challenge below, as well as the video for the shoe .
From sock puppets to Creature, from Consolidated to “Send Help”, Todd Bratrud does what he does like a bad ass. The newest book to hit the pages of Skate Warehouse is the super awesome I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud where Bratrud’s work is laid out in a quick and painless publication.
Today he is the owner of High Five Skateboards, but Bratrud started out as the art director for Consolidated Skateboards back in 1999. Since then and throughout the years the guy has done graphics, stickers, ads, and apparel for practically everybody worth mentioning in the Skateboard biz, from Consolidated to Flip, Birdhouse, Enjoi, Black Label, Creature, Real, Nike SB, and Volcom, Bratrud has had a part. He is also an illustrator and blogger for The Skateboard Mag. I Hate the Art of Todd Bratrud is published by Mark Batty Publishers and is available now at Skate Warehouse. Click the pictures below or head over and get your copy HERE.