Drawing from two of Nike’s all-time favorite models, the Nike SB Koston X Heritage Shoe in Silver/Sunburst is a unique hybrid of the Eric Koston 1 crossbred with one of Frost’s personal favorite running shoes, the equally legendary Nike Air Max 90. A blockbuster union if there ever was one, but don’t get it twisted: this ain’t no potato head job quickly slapped together by some footwear Frankenstein, but a full overhaul personally supervised by Koston himself in his typical hands-on approach to make sure the details came out just right.
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The obvious thing that jumps out with the Koston X Heritage is the incorporation of the rubber back and heel details, but there’s a whole lot more going on here. In addition to its full-length Lunarlon insole, the Koston 1 provides the perfect blank slate for the enforced collar and wavy seamwork that are classic staples of the Air Max 90 design. While the Koston X Heritage represents a clever and curious experimentation, it remains first and foremost a high-performance skate shoe. Koston wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Rubber back and heel details
- Suede and synthetic upper
- Lightly padded tongue and collar
- Full-length Lunarlon insole
- Cupsole construction
- Rnforced collar and wavy seamwork
- A high-performance skate shoe
“When the 90 came out, it became an instant classic. It has managed to sustain a long life simply because of how sick the design is. It's been through some other remixes like the Fuse, Free, and Vac Tech that were all amazing, so why not let me take a crack at it? Let's keep its legacy alive!,” says Eric.
Ever since that first wave of boards evolved out of the ocean and grew wheels, appropriation and the ability to adapt have always been at the heart of skateboarding. With an open-mind and focus on utility, skateboarding incorporates a hearty mix of the world’s best elements in order to keep it moving forward.