After his Nike SB Dunk High Pro-Model in 2006, things became relatively quiet for pro-skater Brian Anderson till earlier this when images of his new signature edition started to leak out. Now after months of speculation, Nike Skateboarding finally lifted the veil today and officially announced the Nike SB Project BA.
A reflection of Anderson's unique skate style, the Nike SB Project BA features an unassuming appearance, similar to skate shoes from the sport's earlier years. Rugged enough to endure his tricks, the new signature also provides more than enough cushioning and control, in part thanks to its Nike Lunarlon insole, cutout ankle design, and tread pattern. A design which harks back to skateboarding's past along with a bit of its future, the Nike SB Project BA will be available through all Nike Skateboarding retail locations starting on Friday, August 16th.
Release Date: August 16th, 2013 (Friday)
Nike SB Project BA: Shoes for Skaters by Skaters
Brian Anderson channels 20-plus years of skate experience into design of his cutting-edge shoe.
Few skateboarders can seamlessly blend the worlds of fashion, art and skate, but the NIke SB Project BA shoe shows that it's second nature for Brian Anderson. His unmistakable style comes across in his new shoe design, the innovative Nike SB Project BA.
Anderson is a time-tested giant in the industry known for his avant garde personality, unmistakable flip tricks and tendency to attack gaps and staircases with reckless abandon. His style demands shoes that provides cushioning and precision control — features he emphasized when designing the Nike SB Project BA. A drop-in Nike Lunarlon cushioning system muffles hard impacts while a low-profile cupsole is in keeping with the traditional skate shoe feel.
“With the Lunarlon cushioning you can jump down stairs all day,” Anderson says.
Lastly, the running-inspired toe gives the Project BA a classic look. Not only does it stand out, it is perfect for nailing flip tricks.
“It’s different when you’re preparing to do a flip trick if you have that curved runner toe," Anderson says. "It’s something that looks very runner, but it’s important that your heel sits low so it still feels like a skate shoe and you can feel your board.”
The Nike SB Project BA also comes in a premium version showing off Anderson's artistic side via his personal interpretation of the Swoosh and a cutout ankle for a less restrictive fit.
The Nike SB Project BA will be available at select retailers on Aug. 16.