Nike SB is gearing up for the release of the Eric Koston X Heritage set to drop later this season. Multiple colorways are on the way, but here’s a little rundown (via Nike.com) of what the hybrid sneaker, led by skate pro Eric Koston himself, is all about.
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.
Two colorways of the Nike SB Koston X Heritage will launch this season, with a third coming next season. Stay tuned…