For those that may not be familiar with Nike's Air Mowabb, It is yet another classic Nike sneaker designed by the one and only, Tinker Hatfield. The Air Mowabb dates back to 1991, when Tinker Hatfield was pumping out what would come to be classic designs for Nike. After Tinker and Nike rolled out the classic Nike Air Huarache, the legendary designer looked to build a lightweight sneaker boot atop the Air Huarache sole. Fast forward from 1991 to 2014, where Nike SB, which is Nike's Skateboarding department, has been pumping out some great general releases and a bunch of even better quickstrike releases. The list of quickstrikes from 2014 includes some great dunks, both low and high that draw inspiration from all different walks of life, many of which are collaborations between Nike SB and the core skate-shops thats carry the popular SB line. Also included in this years quick strikes releases from Nike SB, are the Diamond dunk high aka "Tiffany dunk high" and the Cali dunk high, both of which were once released in low top form, and now were granted a re-release in the form of a high top dunk. As you can see, Nike is not new to the idea of using past colorways on new models and when collaborations come about, brands and shops often reach deep into the Nike catalog for colorway inspiration. With that said, the latest quickstrike offering from Nike SB comes in the form of a collaboration with the skateboard/streetwear heavyweight, Acapulco Gold.
Acapulco Gold takes us back to 1991 with as the original Air Mowabb colorway finds a new home on the Nike SB Dunk High. While Acapulco Gold isn't the first team to use the Air Mowabb as inspiration on a collaboration with Nike, they sure gave any other Air Mowabb inspired shoes a run for their money. The Air Mowabb inspiration is very obvious, and well executed through the use of a predominitely tan upper that uses hits of orange and blue to help bring the Mowabb theme together. AG used a speckled black midsole and outsole to pay homage to the Mowabb, which is one of the originators of the speckled sole. A big "AG" was placed on the lateral heel to represent the collaborative efforts between Acapulco Gold and Nike SB. The shoe also features a modified Nike SB tag on the tongue of the sneaker, along with a nice set of royal laces that feature white and orange speckles to complete the Mowabb look. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a longstanding love for the SB line that dates back to the early days of Nike SB, a love that has never died, with that said, these are definitely on my hit list for October. The Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High "Mowabb" is confirmed to release online at the nikestore on October 1st. No word on an in-store release for your local SB retailer but we have to assume one will be announced sooner than later.
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