Levis 511 Skateboarding Team Edition
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012 by Wit-E
Dropping July 4th at SPoT Ybor is the new collaboration between Levi’s & Nike SB. Originally the jeans were designed to be the USA BMX Olympic team uniform, but the Olympic Committee's feelings that denim is not an appropriate material for an Olympic uniform squashed that notion. Thankfully Levi’s & Nike SB decided to go ahead with a “Team Edition” release for the public.
The jeans are Levis 511’s. made in the USA, and packed with tons of features worthy of the $198 price tag. First, they are constructed from Cone Denim with Vectran technology, which is pound for pound five times stronger than steel. This means they will be extremely resistant to cuts, snags, tears, and any other abuse you may put them through during wear. Second, they are crafted with Nike's Dri-FIT technology to resist sweat and bacteria, which means no soggy balls while skating. It also means these jeans don't need to be washed after every wear. Third, they are manufactured with materials that allow a stretch-to-fit comfort level, meaning as you break them in they will relax and become slightly more roomy. They are slightly tapered in the leg and sit below the waist and are available in waist sizes from 28” – 36". All are sewn with a 32" inseam.
There are also some nice design details such as Nike SB rivets, and the pocket material has the same look as the tissue paper inside a Nike SB sneaker box. Each pair is also individually numbered from one to 2,000. They are available in two different looks, the first is a raw denim while the second is a pre-worn style.
This is the beginning of the Levis x Nike SB collaboration, which is also set to include a second pair of jeans, an Omar Salazar signature sneaker, a Dunk Low, and a denim jacket. All are set to release within the next few weeks at SPoT. Stay tuned for more info on upcoming releases in addition to updates on how the jeans perform.