Nike has released a pair of Nike SB Dunk Lows to celebrate the tenure of longtime team rider Paul Rodriguez, better known as P-Rod.
The new Nike SB Dunk Low called ‘What the P-Rod’ draws inspiration from a number of P-Rod’s past sneakers, from his own signature line to his numerous SB Dunk collaborations.
The shoe itself is an amalgamation of the best bits of Rodriguez’s releases. Details include the elephant-printed mudguard and eye stays from the 2005 ‘J-Rod’, a toe box that is a play on the 2006 ‘P-Rod 1 stash’ as well as a quilted lining inspired by the ‘P-Rod 2’. There are too many nods and references to count, turning this shoe into a sort of skateboard Frankenstein’s monster.
Paul Rodriguez is a senior team rider for the Nike Skateboarding division, first releasing his signature shoe with the brand in 2005. Rodriguez is one of only four athletes to have produced eight signature shoe models for Nike, he stands alongside Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Although the price is currently unknown, the shoe is set to release on relevant stockists later this year.
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