Johnny Tang Skater Profile
Sponsors: Nike SB, Fly Skate Shop, Gift Skateboards, Cart Wheels, Knowledge Clothing
Hometown: Shanghai China, Stance: Regular, Age: 32, Status: Pro
Last Update: Sunday, August 18, 2013 Submit an Update
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Cincinnati’s Anonymous skate shop and UNheardof sneaker boutique team up with @nikesb this fall for a special collaboration on the Dunk High and Low celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hometown baseball team’s underdog World Series win. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds, a rag-tag crew of players propelled to stardom by the “Nasty Boys” trio of dominant relief pitchers (Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble and Randy Myers), came into the World Series facing the heavily-favored Oakland A’s with their own Bash Brothers (Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco) and ended up sweeping the series in four games and taking home Cincy’s first championship in 14 years. The local shops pay homage to the Reds with this set of Dunks, consisting of the Dunk High in Oakland team colors and the Dunk Low in a Reds makeup also featuring gold Swooshes as a nod to the championship trophy. Each colorway also features American flags representing the same patches each team wore on their uniforms in observance of the Gulf War in progress during 1990. - @sneakernews #Birdseyeviewofmyshoe
In a twist on the whole South Beach motif, the insole displays a cartoonish flamingo graphic with a turquoise backdrop, but the upper doesn’t let the inside steal all of the shine thanks to an art deco-like texture. The clean cream and cracked grey of the shoe’s monochromatic base is offset thanks to a Tour Yellow and Hyper Pink @nikesb tag and Hyper Jade finishes things off on the lining and midsole. - @sneakernews #birdseyeviewofmyshoe
@nikesb x @mcfetridge Blazer SB. collaborator Geoff McFetridge is teaming up with the brand once more, this time reworking the SB Blazer with a sloppy look. McFetridge, who previously remixed the Nike Vandal and the Nike Dunk High, pretty much builds the Blazer from scratch here, erasing the shoe's standard branding and rewriting it himself. The result is a shoe with an imprecise Swoosh and "Nike Skateboarding" branding that's more direct than that of any other model. - @solecollector #birdseyeviewofmyshoe
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