Nike SB and Stüssy have teamed up for a two-piece Blazer pack, available Friday, December 7 at Stüssy; December 8 in skate shops; and December 10 in SNKRS stores. The low and mid models will have Stüssy logos on the heel and tongue, and each pair will include a do-it-yourself cheetah pattern stencil so you can get weird. A super duper limited edition of these Blazers will be hand-painted by perennial favorite, Lance Mountain, and available on at Stüssy stores (only 48 pairs will be made).
The video announcing the collab features Mountain in action, with narration that “paints” a fuller picture of how creative skaters have historically modified their gear. Here, he philosophizes about the relation of skateboarding to creative expression (and vice versa):
“Whether it’s in the terrain, riding something new or in a different way, or in the maneuvers, the story of progressive skateboarding is creating with individuality and bringing something completely new to it. It’s about the creative experience in skateboarding—the whole essence of riding a skateboard is that each individual gets to bring new ideas and breaking boundaries, open to interpretation. By doing creative things, intertwined and alongside of it, is all part of showing the inventive core—because the whole aspect of skateboarding is a creative expression.”