Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’
When it comes to big sports brands in skateboarding, people tend to gravitate towards the remakes of old classics rather than the freshly designed “skate” shoes. With Nike SB in particular, the popularity of their original SB models such as the Bruin pales in comparison to reworked classics such as the Dunk or the Blazer. One exception to the rule is the Janoski. Between skateboarders and collectors, this shoe definitely give those other two a run for their money. The shoe is the result of Stefan Janoski, a skater’s skater, remaining steadfast that Nike give him the shoe he designed as he designed it. His stubbornness paid off, because not only has the Janoski become a skate staple since its release in 2009, shoe collectors and Nike enthusiasts have also shown it a ton of love. We’re excited to see his Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ making its rounds starting September 27th, hot on the heels of his ‘Pink Digi Floral,’ which dropped this past Spring.
Nike SB always gives their shoes a plethora of colors, and the Janoski has been no different, appearing in a lot of incarnations over the past few years. With that being said though, once in a while they’ll really go all out and make something special. This Quick Strike release is one of those times. The ‘Blue Digi Floral’ has a canvas upper that mixes a desert camouflage with pixelated floral print to create a truly unique tapestry. Black accents line the overlay, the stitching, and the metal eyelets, providing clear cut lines to define the shoe. Contrasting all the madness is a classy bright white swoosh, managing to stand out even amongst the intricate print. On the bottom you’ve got the classic white vulcanized sole that makes it so good for skating, with a black wrap around pinstripe separating it from the upper. Inside they stick to the tried and true Zoom Air heel unit that has been preventing bruises since Nike’s re-launch back into the skate world.
Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ are going for $90, and will be available at UBIQ in-store September 27th at 10AM EST. For now though we leave you with Mr. Janoski’s breakout part in Habitat’s Mosaic. If you look closely, he is wearing Savier shoes throughout the part. Savier was an offshoot brand of Nike that came after their first unsuccessful attempt at skateboarding, serving ultimately as a test run for them before their re-entry as Nike SB and absolute takeover of the industry. Janoski rode for that company and was moved onto the SB roster when that shift occurred.