Australian skateboarder Shane O’Neill has been a
Arriving in an airy sail makeup as well as three other styles, the SB Shane is split into three clearly defined segments: a durable nubuck forefoot, a classic canvas midfoot, and suede overlays on the lateral/medial sides. Where the first two pieces are kept relatively simple, the suede overlays pack on the detail with accents like thick stitching, artfully placed perforations and thin outlined Swooshes. O’Neill’s signature sun graphic — a possible nod to his Australian heritage — appears on the tongue and is replicated on the insole. It’s also presented on the rubber midsole’s heel badge, and a herringbone outsole completes the look.
O’Neill boasts quite a laundry list of accomplishments. He’s one of only a handful of skaters to be in SLS’s “9 Club” owing to his propensity to land hammers like switch double 360 kickflips and crooked grind nollie flip boardslides. O’Neill is also one of SB’s longest-tenured skaters alongside Paul Rodriguez. However, the SB Shane will mark a new chapter in O’Neill’s career when it releases at retailers like Renarts on February 1 for $80 USD.
That’s not all Nike SB has in the chamber for February: its ever-popular SB Dunk Low is getting a romantic crushed velvet makeover thanks to StrangeLove Skateboards.