I love a good themed dunk, not necessarily to rock on the regular, but for the work that goes into the fairly substantial task of making a skate shoe reference something completely alien, and look pretty decent in the process. Nike SB’s latest Dunk project is titled ‘The Cigar’, and with help from design don Todd Bratrud, they’ve pulled out all the stops once again.
Following his work on the ‘Cheech & Chong’ and ‘Skunk’ Dunk Highs, Bratrud continues his trilogy of smoking themed shoes, using the make up of a traditional Cuban cigar for the upper of his latest creation. Lush brown suede and leather take over the whole upper accented by a deep red swoosh (and laces, should you chose to use them). The upper panel borrows the cigars familiar texture, and like those that have come before it, there’s talk that once skated, you’ll find more cigar hidden within.
This is a story I’ve loved watching unfold, and these are set to become just as much of a collector’s item as Bratrud’s previous SB work. The Cigar is available in limited numbers from Scene now, in-store and over the phone.