James Jarvis x Nike SB
Last Friday, James Jarvis sat for a Q&A at Slam City Skates regarding his recent shoe collaboration with Nike SB. Read about the shoe in their own words below, check the clip with James Jarvis above, and click through the next few pages for some photos from the night courtesy of Maksim Kalanep...
Nike SB has teamed up with legendary London based illustrator James Jarvis to create a collection of two Nike Free SB shoes and t-shirts featuring his striking graphic designs.
Jarvis’ work for the collaboration channels a love of skateboarding, comic art and architecture into iconic imagery and a rolling exploration of everyday life.
James Jarvis has designed each piece in the collaboration to celebrates the rituals and the mindset that defines a skater. “I didn't want to reference the hammers. I wanted to ask, what is skateboarding? What do I love about skateboarding? And my take on skateboarding is that it’s a philosophy. If you skateboard, suddenly the world is a different place. It’s a different view of the world."
The collection features Nike Free SB shoes in two distinctive colourways – the black/white Nike Free SB PRM (RRP £85) and a white/gym red/black Nike Free SB R&R QS (RRP £75) along with two t-shirts, ‘Double Time’ in black/white and ‘Art Thief’ in black/white (both RRP £25).
The Nike SB x James Jarvis collaboration is available on nike.com on April 25th.