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First Look: Made For Skate x Nike SB Dunk Mid “Camo”

Nike SB has been known to collab with some favorite outlets in the past, sometimes often returning for additional works. Made for Skate is once again combining efforts with the Nike SB team.  This upcoming collaborative effort is set upon the Nike Dunk Mid SB and will see the use of the ankle strap which has […]

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Eduskation

Eduskation As it is somewhat difficult to come up with “This Week in Skateboarding” weekly, I have decided to rename the section “Eduskation.” Inspired by professional skateboarder Nate Sheerwood’s use of terms like generskation, and Eduskate (which also happens to be the name of his skateshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa), I feel this section is […]

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DC x Baker Skateboards Council S

Today DC Skateboarding proudly announced the addition of Baker amateur Cyril Jackson to their already impressive roster. The announcement was paired with the release of a special edition of the DC Council S in collaboration with Cyril’s board sponsor, Baker Skateboards. The Council S is a low top vulcanized sneaker with a one piece toe […]

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This Week (Month) in Skateboarding

After a brief hiatus it is my pleasure to present the return of This Week in Skateboarding. A lot has happened in the last few weeks, but I will do my best to cover all of the important stuff which has taken place in the first few weeks of August. This past week Huf Quality […]

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Nike SB Project BA “Green/Gold”

Project BA from Nike SB has to be one of the more exciting shoes to be released in recent years. Not only is it a runner inspired skate shoe and skate legend Brian Anderson’s first pro model on Nike, each and every colorway is hand-picked and designed by BA himself. The hits just keep on […]

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adidas Skateboarding – Americana Vin

Coming Fall 2013, the three stripes originators are bringing back a 1971 introduced classic to their signature skateboarding shoe line. The Americana Vin by adidas was released to the world initially back in 1971. Now, it seems is the perfect time to reintroduce it as a low top and bring to it some of the […]

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This Week in Skateboarding

This Week in Skateboarding Ending in 7-27-13 Skateboarding’s favorite toothless son Manny Santiago has been floating around without a shoe sponsor since Axion’s demise a few months ago. With recent coverage being scarce (the last time I saw him was X Games Munich) it seemed as if despite Axion’s demise, Manny still somehow had a […]

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Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Black/Anthracite”

Since there never seem to be enough Janoski colorways, Nike SB hits us with another edition in black, this time with Anthracite accents. The black shoe comes in canvas, giving the sneaker more of a laid back feel, which is complimented by a gum outsole. Although this is not the first (and certainly not the […]

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Nike SB Project BA

As one of Nike SB’s initial team members, Brian Anderson has remained loyal to the Swoosh for over a decade. With a few Dunk collaborations under his belt and an extensive art and design portfolio under his belt, it only seems fitting that he should finally get a crack at his own pro shoe. At […]

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This Week in Skateboarding 7-15-13

Hey everybody, B. Gates here, Midwest Sole’s resident skater and skate shoe enthusiast. My passion for sneakers started around the time I was 12 or 13; this is also when I started skateboarding. Every month or so I would get my handy CCS catalog in the mail I would pour over the upcoming decks and, […]

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Emerica “Reynolds Low”

Back in April Emerica footwear unveiled the latest in a long line of signature shoes for pro and living legend Andrew Reynolds. The technology and style of the Reynolds was everything a skater could ask for, with one exception: it was a mid-top. Unlike basketball shoes where the higher profile shoes are dominant, skaters predominantly […]

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Nike SB Blazer Hi “SB Chronicles Vol.2”

In celebration of their forthcoming film about skateboarding entitled The SB Chronicles Vol 2, Nike SB has teamed up with artist (and team member?) Neckface to bring us a special edition of the Blazer Premium. Draped in an eye catching Tour Yellow, the Blazer is covered in what could easily be mistaken for messy black […]

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Nike SB Koston 2 “Anthracite/White”

Nike SB recently gave us a sneak peak of a new colorway for the Koston 2. This edition of the Koston 2 comes with an sport sued Anthracite upper with contrasting white accents, adding a little extra flare to the already stylish shoe. Outfitted with the drop in Lunarlon insole which has helped make the Koston […]

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Lil Wayne and One Distribution Present Spectre Footwear

Since his release from jail in 2010 rapper Lil Wayne picked up a new hobby: skateboarding. Weezy’s new found hobby has led to him commentating at the X Games,  starting the streetwear brand “Truck Fit” which has a skateboarding influence, to his latest endeavor:  Spectre Footwear. Housed under One Distribution  the same company which distributes Supra Footwear, Spectre Footwear is a […]

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Nike SB Koston 2 “Anthracite/White”

Nike SB is gracing skaters and sneakerheads alike with another new colorway of the Koston 2; this time the low profile sneaker comes in Anthracite with a white outsole and Nike swoosh for contrast. The white outsole has a grey speckled effect which really sets this edition apart from run of the mill grey and […]

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Nike SB Janoski “Royal/White”

Nike SB has given us a sneak peek of another new colorway of the popular pro model by Stefan Janoski. This edition gets the canvas treatment in Royal blue. The striking royal blue is offset by a white midsole, matching a white swoosh and laces. The royal Janoski comes just in time for summer and […]

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Nike SB Janoski “Digital Floral”

Nike SB has been turning out classics from day one, and the pro model for Stefan Janoski still has yet to disappoint. This summer Nike SB is hitting skaters and sneakerheads alike with an instant classic: the Zoom Janoski Digital Floral print edition. The colorway is built on a camouflage base reminiscent of the Camo […]

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Supra “Strike”

Earlier this week Supra footwear announced a new low top cup sole design, the Strike. Calling this shoe simple would only be doing it an injustice; with a one piece toe cap and simplistic construction, the real detail is in the design. Supra has designed three different colorways for the new silhouette, each with their […]

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Nike SB Koston 2 Update

A few months back we gave you a preview of Nike SBs upcoming release, the Koston 2. Yesterday Nike officially announced Eric Koston’s newest pro model along with a hilariously awesome commercial to back it. The Koston 2 is the perfect blend of functionality and fashion; drawing inspiration golf and saddle style shoes, the Koston […]

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Nike SB Zoom Janoski “Wolf Grey/Gum”

On Monday Nike SB gave us a screen shot of a new April colorway for the incredibly popular Stefan Janoski pro model, this time in Wolf Grey. This version of the  Janoski comes to us in canvas, adding not only to the shoe’s overall style, but its comfort as well. The swoosh on the side is […]

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SPoT x Lance Mountain 20 Year Dunk Low

This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Skate Park of Tampa, arguably the best known skate park in all of Skateboarding. SPoT is home to the Tampa Am and Pro, respectively two of skateboarding’s  most respected contests. This year Nike Sb is the main sponsor for the Tampa Pro, so it is only fitting […]

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Supra “The Pistol” x Deathwish edition

Last Monday Supra footwear unveiled their newest team model “The Pistol”. The Pistol is a low top vulcanized shoe, perfect for long days at the skate park or on the streets. The Pistol is a low profile vulc with a one piece toe cap construction that has become popular with Supra as well as the […]

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Axion Footwear Folds

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that Axion Footwear is no more. After folding in the late ’90’s Axion Footwear made a surprising comeback in the skateboarding world. Over the past few years Axion reestablished itself as a legitimate brand by both releasing high quality shoes, as well as recruiting a […]

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Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro “Hyper Red”

True to form, Nike SB has hit us with another sneak peak at the upcoming edition of the Dunk Mid, this time coming in the Hyper Red colorway. The sneaker comes to us covered in sued, with a mesh side panel. A white leather swoosh accompanies  the all red upper,with  matching the white mid sole, […]

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Vans “Rowley Pro”

Last month Van released the Rowley Pro to skate shops and other finer retailers. While the Rowley may seem like just another skate shoe, it also signified something that resembles a move from brands like Jordan or Nike: its a retro. Well, basically. In a video interview to introduce the shoe Vans pro Geoff Rowley talks about […]

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Supra presents “The Hammer”

Today Supra Footwear proudly presents the latest pro shoe from team rider Jim Greco. This newest offering from Supra Footwear seamlessly blends the simplicity of a casual shoe with skate technology with safety and comfort in mind. Following one of skateboarding’s latest trends, the shoe seamlessly blends the protection offered by a cup sole style […]

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P. Rod 6 February Preview

Over the weekend Nike SB gave us a preview of the upcoming February colorway for the P. Rod 6. The Nike SB twitter describes it as Black, White, Gum Medium Brown, and Medium Grey. From the picture supplied by Nike I don’t really see where the Medium Gum Brown comes in, but overall the shoe […]

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Nike SB Museum

Have you ever found yourself surfing your favorite sneaker sites and looking at a pair of shoes and wondering: Is this price for real? How can I be sure this is the right shoe? Is this release date accurate? Luckily, if you are looking for Nike SB’s, you are in luck. In celebration of Nike […]

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DC Presents The Mike Mo

DC skateboarding has proudly announced their newest shoe “The Mike Mo”, the first pro model for skateboarder Mike Mo Capaldi. This shoe is the perfect combination of style and skate performance. The Mike Mo is part of the Rediscover campaign which DC has been promoting for the better part of last year. The significance of […]

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Nike Dunk Mid Pro “Sport Grey”

Over the weekend Nike SB unveiled a sneak peak of their February colorway for the Mid Dunk Pro. This edition of the timeless sneaker comes drenched in “Sport Grey”, giving the shoe a clean, low key look. This edition if the Dunk Mid is covered in sued, with perforated leather side panels. This edition offers […]

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New Balance Enters Skateboarding

Early in December New Balance announced their entrance into the arena of skateboarding after announcing their partnership with Blackbox Distribution, makers of Zero and Mystery skateboard brands as well as Fallen footwear. The brand will release a skate shoe line entitled “New Balance Numeric”, or NB#, and will feature new shoe and clothing lines designed […]

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Eric Koston 2

Hot on the heels of the Koston 1 and the Heritage, Nike is coming at skaters and sneakerheads alike with the Koston 2. With a one piece construction similar to that of the Koston 1, the Koston 2 is updated with stitching details, resembling a golf shoe. Just like its predecessor, the Koston 2 comes […]

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Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Sequoia Green”

The Janoski has been very prevalent in 2013 previews, but this pair is already on its way to retailers. The canvas upper is a Sequoia Green, accented by Filbert hits on the tongue and swoosh, and sits on a classic white midsole. Keep an eye out for these to come to a Nike SB retailer […]

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Nike SB Team Edition 2

You may recognize “Filbert” as the shade of brown used on the Air Jordan VII J2K’s that released in August of this year,

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Nike SB Janoski Summer 2013

While we already saw a few new colorways of the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski in the Nike SB Spring 2013 Preview, but now we are getting a look at what they are planning for the sneakers in Summer 2013. Again, the lineup features a range of different colorways and materials, giving the popular skate […]

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Premier

Premier received a few new Nike SB Dunks today; a Challenge Red Dunk Low Pro, a Baroque Brown Dunk Mid Pro, and a Medium Mint Dunk High Pro. They are now available for purchase HERE.

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Nike SB Koston 1 x Air Max 90

While you’re anxiously awaiting the release of the Nike SB Koston 2, check out this hybrid Nike SB Koston 1 x Air Max 90. Featuring a great mix of influences from both the Air Max 90 and Nike SB Koston 1, these will be available in Tan/Red and Black/Volt colorways this October.

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Nike SB Spring 2013

Although there are still too many releases left in 2012 to name, we are getting a preview of the Spring 2013 lineup from Nike SB. Featuring a wide range of colorways and materials, Nike SB is not holding back in the 1st quarter of next year. Check out the preview below.

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Nike SB Koston 2

Although the Nike SB Koston 2 looks similar to the Koston 1, there are some distinct differences that make it a better skate shoe and casual shoe. The uppers of the Nike SB Koston 2 distinctly separated into panels, with the mid panel featuring perforations to help with ventilation. Check out the early pictures of […]

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Nike SB x Levi’s Dunk Low

This Nike SB x Levi’s collab featured 2 different colorways of the Nike SB Dunk Low; black and indigo denim. Both sneakers have red accents, including Levi’s logo on the heel. They are available now at some retailers, so grab your pair before this limited release is gone.

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Supreme x Nike

It seems like yesterday that sneakerheads were lining up to grab the latest Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low; but that was July 19, 10 long years after the first Supreme Dunk Low released. While many collectors may have missed out on that drop, they may get another chance in the near future to secure […]

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