You can help a Coast Guard member’s Virginia Beach-themed Nike shoe come true


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A Hampton Roads native and Coast Guard member needs your help to see his Virginia-Beach-themed shoe come to life.

Salem High School Graduate Kenny Jones created the design for the #haveanikesbday contest via Nike SB News and Info, nikesbornothing on Instagram. The Nike SB are a popular skateboarding shoe.

Jones’ design uses the color scheme of the famous ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ painting, with varying shades of blue to represent the water and a beige outsole for the sand. It also includes Oceanfront’s infamous “no curse” signs, a trident for King Neptune, and musical symbols to pay homage to the city’s music legends.

“Everything about King Neptune is awesome. So the trident is the coolest part for me. You know the music note, because you know music legends, we have music legends that are iconic from anywhere, but they all come from this place, which drives it crazy. Like Timbaland, Clipse, Pusha T, they all went to the same high school as me.

And don’t forget Pharrell Williams, creator of Something in the Water and music superstar. He’s a Princess Anne graduate.

The contest winner receives a copy of their shoe design and the custom shoe will be available to the public for purchase. The contest is not affiliated with Nike.

The vote is on the Instagram account nikesbornothing. The second round of the contest ends Wednesday at noon and Jones’ design was in the lead Wednesday morning. The account contains instructions on how to vote.


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