Annapolis, MD 21401 (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Nike SB Koston X Heritage:
Roots and Influences Examined
Pure Board Shop knows the anticipation for this one has been high ever since a few unauthorized photos found their way out a couple of months back. So, without further adieu, Pure is proud to announce the arrival of the limited edition Nike SB Koston X Heritage.
Drawing from two of Nike’s all-time favorite models, the Koston X Heritage is a unique hybrid of the Eric Koston 1 crossbred with one of Frost’s personal favorite running shoes, the equally legendary Nike Air Max 90. A blockbuster union if there ever was one, but don’t get it twisted: this ain’t no potato head job quickly slapped together by some footwear Frankenstein, but a full overhaul personally supervised by Koston himself in his typical hands-on approach to make sure the details came out just right.
The obvious thing that jumps out with the Koston X Heritage is the incorporation of the rubber back and heel details, but there’s a whole lot more going on here. In addition to its full-length Lunarlon insole, the Koston 1 provides the perfect blank slate for the enforced collar and wavy seamwork that are classic staples of the Air Max 90 design. While the Koston X Heritage represents a clever and curious experimentation, it remains first and foremost a high-performance skate shoe. Koston wouldn’t have it any other way.
Original launch colors of the Air Max 90, which inspired the colors of the Koston X Heritage.
Ever since that first wave of boards evolved out of the ocean and grew wheels, appropriation and the ability to adapt have always been at the heart of skateboarding. With an open-mind and focus on utility, skateboarding incorporates a hearty mix of the world’s best elements in order to keep it moving forward. As long as something works, the source of its inspiration is of no matter when stoke remains as the bottom line. Just as the Air Jordan 1 unintentionally became the official shoe of launch ramp-era to those new moonscapes currently being charted by a Lunarlon expedition once relegated to strictly-running, not only would it be difficult to prevent dipping into Nike’s vast back-catalog for future innovation, it would also be unwise. As such Nike Skateboarding standards as the Dunk and the Bruin prove by example of past models being revamped in our labs for the streets and parks of today, the Koston X Heritage is just one more tinkering in the spirit of “what if?”
Pure Board Shop opened its doors on May of 2005. After co-owning Evolve Board Shops in Annapolis and Bethesda Maryland from 1993 to 2003, Robby Roberts put Pure on the streets a few years later. Its ease of access and parking make it a destination shop for riders and urban street wear fans alike. With their mix of products and variety in skate, snowboard , surf and exclusive street wear and shoe brands Pure’s customers extend far beyond their Annapolis location. Pure prides itself on customer service being its number one priority, with product knowledge and having the right product mix a close second. The store and the website feature an ever growing inventory from brands such as Nike SB, Nike Snowboarding, Travis Rice, Lib Tech, Adidas skateboarding, Vans, Levi Skateboarding, Diamond, HUF, LRG, Neff, RVCA and The Hundreds, as well as a large selection of Sunglasses and other accessories. The shop also prides itself on having the largest inventory of longboard equipment in the area; with brands like Landyachtz, Rayne, Caliber, Cult, RAD, Abec11 and many more. Pure puts on skateboard jams and video premieres at their local skateboard park as well as sponsors many longboard slide jams and races in the Metro Area.
Contact Pure at 410-267-7669.
Their new website will be up soon