Nike SB – Paul Rodriguez 6 | Preview

By - December 22nd, 2011

For years we’ve heard rumors about Nike’s plans to revamp its Nike Skateboarding product line. That is about to come true next year with the introduction of Paul Rodriguez 6. While similar alterations have already took place on the signatures of Janoski, Koston, and most recently, Omar Salazar. The changes on the Paul Rodriguez 6 will be more notable simply because of Rodriguez’s popularity. It also round off all four signature footwear on Nike SB’s product portfolio.

Overall, the differences between the current Paul Rodriguez 5 and the 6 are quite minute. There won’t be any changes to its Lunarlon cushion midsole. But designers added a plastic heel counter, much in the likeness of Air Huarache’s.  The vents have become larger as well.  Another significant change isn’t performance related but more of branding instead. Rather than the typical “Nike SB”, it will just be “Nike” on the tongue tab now.  The Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 6 will be available Fall of 2012. via: N-SB

Not your avg fan
Not your avg fan

Looks good except for the back shroud. Why?, Nike, would you put that ugly thing there? I understand that it's for support but why not make use of newer technology (Flywire) instead of this thick piece of ugly plastic? It even covers the tail end of the main Swoosh on the side. FAIL