The latest collaboration between Michigan’s Premier skate shop and Nike Skateboarding, the Nike SB Fish Ladder pack, hits stores this Saturday, November 14.
Consisting of the Nike SB Dunk and the Janoski Max — as well as some non-Nike gear and decks — the new collection is inspired by the persistent commitment of the salmon, whose long journey upstream is mirrored by skaters’ natural instinct to find the skate spot.
Drawing aesthetic cues from the salmon itself, as well as Fish Ladder Park in Premier’s hometown of Grand Rapids, both shoes utilize uppers split between scaly black suede and patterned pink leather. The result, simply put, is stunning, as ornate graphics and sharp contrast combine in looks that are surprisingly sleek and cohesive.
All pieces in the collection will launch at Premier on November 14: 8am in-store, 11am EST online.