Nike SB team up with renowned London-based artist James Jarvis as he applies his unique style to the tech filled SB Free silhouette and a selection of tees for a special Quickstrike capsule collection.
Offered up in black and white colour options, the Nike SB Free silhouette in PRM and R&R variations feature Jarvis’ hand-drawn signature scribbles and graphic art on the entirety of the shoes upper. The recently introduced Free sole unit allows for natural movement of the foot with a reinforced outsole to deal with the rigours of skateboarding, while the upper is crafted from carefully selected materials and designed to fit like a glove, with breathability and comfort all considered. Additional details on each pair includes translucent Nike swooshes on the toe and custom cartoon style artwork on the insole.
Appearing on both the shoes and the t-shirt options, the designs are representative of Jarvis’ free-form perspective when skating, celebrating the rituals and mind set that defines skaters. Jarvis explains: “I didn’t want to reference the hammers. I wanted to ask, what is skateboarding? What do I love about skateboarding? And my take on skateboarding is that it’s a philosophy. If you skateboard, suddenly the world is a different place. It’s a different view of the world.”
The James Jarvis x Nike SB Free capsule collection is available now at nike.com and Flatspot.com, as well as in-store at Nike SB x Size? Carnaby and Slam City Skates East. Be sure to check the video below for more from James Jarvis on the collab…