Supreme reveals Nike shoe collaboration you weren’t expecting

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While the wait is high for Supreme’s next Nike SB Dunk Low, the two brands have come together to announce … something else. A rare off-season drop is planned for a premium leather “Goadome” with an embossed snakeskin pattern.

The luxury sneaker-boot makeover is similar to what Nike did with the Air Max 95 in 2019 – which can mean a corresponding price. This AM95 plush leather was made in Italy, retailed for $ 500, and remained available for a while. Nowadays, you can buy the sneaker well below retail, as all three color variations are available for around $ 300 on reseller platforms like StockX.

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A classic ACG boot – Equipped with Air Max cushioning, the Goadome was originally released under Nike ACG in 2007. Carl Blakeslee, senior designer for ACG, says he designed the idea long before that, when the outdoor division was in decline in 1999. In charge of making a boot, a mission he was less than enthusiastic about, Blakeslee was inspired by a friend who took him along at a New York club in the Meat District. to see the consumer spending $ 160 on boots that will never hit a trail. His friend’s words also stuck with him and were incorporated into his sketchbook: “If you want to TAKE a category, you have to DO a category.” “

The resulting Timberland-style boot was intended to be a sports boot, fitted like a sneaker and light enough to run or dance while being stylish. Blakeslee said it was “an easy equation”, but “we hadn’t done it at Nike yet in a shape or silhouette that really looked like a boot and not a sneaker trying to be a boot.”

Instead of competing with Timbs, he wanted to complement them. “Timbs and Goas should both be in my boy’s closet,” Blakeslee said. “It’s not an option to pick one. You have to have both.”

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Supreme really make a boot for the club – Supreme’s Goadome Snake Print would be right at home in a club – any time these return – but it’s still functional. Beneath the visible Air Max bubbles is a durable, contoured rubber outsole.

The tongue and collar are made of synthetic leather and a large leather “Supreme” logo appears on the heel. Supreme’s small red tag also appears above the small Swoosh on the side of the boot, with co-branding on the insole and a leather “Nike Air” tag on the tongue.

Supreme’s Goadome will be available in just two colors, a blood red with a black sole and another murdered version. It will be available at 11 a.m. ET this Thursday, January 14, via Supreme online store and physical locations. In all likelihood, a high price will allow the premium boot to avoid a quick sale – and Nike could sell it through the SNKRS app in the coming weeks as well.

The Goadome might not be the Star Dunk everyone has been waiting for, but it’s a reliable boot with a rich history. The few who appreciate it will get their hands on a sleeping blow.

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