Inspired by his favorite activity other than skating, the Daan Van Der Linden Nike SB Blazer Court is the latest instance of fly-fishing-inspired graphics popping up with popular brands. When he’s not on his skateboarder, Daan loves to fish around his hometown of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Compared to other recent street-style forays into fly fishing, these shoes seem the tamest while still featuring references to our favorite pastime, when compared to something like the hyperpolarizing Supreme drop last month.
This collaboration features a custom patch showing off a colorful rainbow trout. Connected to that patch are two embroidered flies across both of the swooshes on either side of the shoe. Hidden inside the shoe is a clean, fly-fishing-inspired Nike SB logo on the insole.
We’ll see how the fly fishing community reacts to these (drop your thoughts in the comments), but with all the other “disingenuous” fly fishing designs out there, this editor thinks these might be one of the better ones to hit the market.
You can find the shoes, here, on Nike SB’s website, or at a select group of skate shops around the Globe.