I have no problem admiting that I was bummed when Nike SB jumped on the skateboarding bandwagon and I have no problem admiting that I’m a big fan now. It took some time to accept corpo, but what can you possibly hate on now? From the “suits” to the designers to the reps to the skaters, everyone involved is amazing. And although I knew all that awhile ago, I was never attracted to the actual product or advertising…
In the past year, Nike SB has seriously fucked me up with some knowledge. First, the Ferris Bueller inspired Dunks. Got ‘em. Then the Winter at the SB Warehouse video and Debacle trailer were released. Great videos, but I still wasn’t ready to lace up to skate. That is until Stephan Janoski’s minisite was launched. Great video, experience, design, website, nice dude, and most importantly, great shoe. Even if you don’t skate, you should really check out the amazing site.
I’m officially down to rep some Nike SB. I laced up my Stevie Janoski’s today.
UPDATE: I’ve been skating them for awhile now. They took some getting used to, but I love them now.