Friday, May 20, 2011

Eric Koston x Kobe Bryant Nike SB Eric Koston 1

What would you get if two superstar athletes from totally different sports joined forces? I don't know exactly, but Nike knows what would happen if their sneakers did! By now the story's out that skateboarding innovator Eric Koston, and 5 time NBA World Champion Kobe Bryant have collaborated to create the hybrid sneaker called the Nike SB 'Kobe x Koston' Zoom Eric Koston One.  The purpose is to celebrate the launch of Koston's first signature sneaker from Nike SB with all proceeds going toward improving LA playgrounds. 

It features the Zoom Kobe VI upper laying on the Koston One sole, seamlessly bridging the gap between the two schoolyard sports both literally and metaphorically.  A well executed plan indeed.  Releasing on May 2st in an extremely limited run of 24 pairs, these kicks come with custom wooden humidor with Eric Koston Golf balls and a luxurious suede bag inside.  It is only available at the Nike Vault at the Staples Center, though, so if you're finding this out now consider yourself one of the unlucky ones that won't get a pair, simply because people are already camping out waiting to get theirs!