Levi’s announce a very interesting collaboration that focuses on denim for skateboarding, enlisting the help of Nike SB and pro rider Omar Salazar.
Previously we gave you a look at the Levi’s Commuter series that gave us a small collection aimed at making your cycle into work that little bit less stressful than it already is. Some cyclists out there might not have been convinced by the collection, so I am interested to see the reaction to this skateboarding focused collection. The Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding Collection looks at a key style of jean for the Levi’s brand – the skinny fit 511 jean, a favourite amongst a lot of skaters.
The aim here for Levi’s is to add performance materials and technologies to their denim to enhance the wearers experience whilst skateboarding. This collaboration features two styles, the 511 skateboarding jean as well as the Made in the USA 511 Team Edition jean (of the skinny fit cut) and are both exclusively made in the famous Cone Mills (known for being one of the worlds leading producers of denim). The jeans feature Nike dry-fit technology and extra stretch, which for me are two no brainers when thinking of denim and skateboarding. The Made in the USA jean is a slight step up featuring a Vectran weave process, adding super strength to the denim. These all sound great but I wonder how all these extras effect the quality of the jeans and how they feel and fit?
The collection also features the Trucker jacket and the Omar Salazar SB lo Dunk pro model, more images of these are soon to come, but from what we can see they both look like clean basic items that can slot into most wardrobes. I am sure they will be featuring the same technologies as the jeans, but again it will be interesting to find out if these compromise the fit that we are all used to from both brands.
The Levis x Nike Skateboarding Collection will be available on August 1st from Levis.europe.com and selected skate shops around the country.