Since foundation in 1996, Concepts has been built upon the skate culture. Continuing their long withstanding history with Nike SB, Concepts has teamed up once more to bring together their largest project to date.
The Grail Collection truly meets the definition of a grail; an earnest pursuit, something that is sought after. The Concepts team was tasked with challenging their past work, and pursuing a collection that will rank among the most sought after Nike SBs in their archival history. The collaboration is made up of three sneakers in total, focusing on the Janoski Max, Nike SB Dunk High, and the Nike SB Dunk Low
Nike SB Janoski Max “Mosaic”
Working on one of the latest models to the Nike SB line, the Janoski Max takes inspiration from mosaic tiling. With each piece meticulously hand laid, the mosaic process was extremely tedious process for ancient laborers. Blending faded pastels onto the upper, the sneaker replicates the cracking process of timeworn mosaic. As the sneaker is worn, the upper wears away revealing the pure white suede underlay, creating a unique design for the wearer. The sneaker comes packaged in a custom mosaic box exclusive to Concepts, and also features Stained Glass detailing in each sneaker footbed.
Nike SB Dunk High “Stained Glass”
Replicating the beautiful stained glass art found around the world, the Nike SB Dunk High features a custom made stained glass print. The design pulls from techniques and styles over several centuries. Each pair is entirely unique, with no two prints having the stained glass design in exactly the same places. The process in making the shoe involved multiple steps of printed leather with textured clear overlays being bonded together to replicate the look and feel of stained glass.The shoe also features custom branded Concepts insoles, as well as a smokyblack outsole.
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The Concepts x Nike SB “Grail Collection” will be available Saturday, August 15th in-store at 10AM. Unsold pairs will be put online Monday, August 17th at 10AM EST. Both will retail for $120 each.