For the very first time, the freedom and flexibility of Nike‘s innovative Free sole unit meets Nike SB with the introduction of a brand new silhouette: the Nike SB Free. Built from the ground up for the likes of Sean Malto and made to move in sync with every small movement of the foot while skating, the new silhouette facilities true natural motion while also offering uniquely close boardfeel to deliver more control, more freedom, and faster progression. Fitting the foot like a supportive glove, the design pairs the reinforced SB Free outsole with a durable suede upper and zoned ventilation throughout. Said Nike SB design director Shawn Carboy:
We’ve wanted to use Nike Free in a skate shoe for a while because the benefits of natural motion are just so perfectly suited to skating. The challenge for us with the Nike SB Free was to unlock all the benefits of incredible flexibility and feel for the skater while still making sure we protect them and give them the durability they need to skate hard every day.
Look for the Nike SB Free to be available in black and white colorways via the Nike SB App December 24 before hitting Nike.com and select Nike SB stockists December 25 and 26, respectively. Additional colorways are set to launch January 1, 2015.