In the late noughties, a group of young skateboarders, driven by their love of the sport and DIY attitude teamed up and shot a home-made documentary about their friends, lives, family, and of course, skateboarding. The documentary, “Dirty Money“, is about a generation of skateboarders who revolutionized urban culture in Brazil through skateboarding, during a time after a government economic plan broke the industry and skateboarding scene. “Dirty Money” was became an instant hit in Brazil and among skateboarders, but it has been long overdue on an official theatrical release. Nike SB had just previewed the film yesterday at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, and to celebrate the film release, Nike SB had also created two collaborative shoes.
The “Dirty Money” Nike SB Blazer and Dunk Mid are inspired by the film, and aside from a liberal mix of materials such as denim and suede in fiesta-ready brights (the Dunk Mid is party ready in purple and the Blazer comes with an interesting color-blocked orange/tan laces), the sneakers feature lace locks emblazoned with the dollar sign, paying tribute the how money can affect the skateboarding culture. Sadly, these kicks are a Brazil-only release and will be hitting stores on May 10, the day of the film’s release.via: N-SB/sneakersbr