Nike SB X NikeSoccer: Sole Brotherhood

12.14.13 – Kevin Wilkins

NikeSB and NikeSoccer have formed an alliance. Their meta-sporty Brotherhood Of The Feet is a fraternal nod to skaters’ and ballers’ intimate connection to our chosen activities through, not only our bros, but our feet. To kickstart the mashup, the Swoosh gathered a group of skaters, soccer nerds, artists, and icons to pitch them the idea behind this newborn sole brotherhood.

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To say there was a bit of mystery to the evening is an understatement.

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The big reveal. Championship football, Olympics, World Cup Soccer, and, you know, us.

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Alex is nonplussed.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA What if we treated all fat asses the way we treat skateboarders?

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A few statements.

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SB’s offering to the sibling harmony — the NikeSB ElGato.

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Soccer nerds call these boots, which is weird. We’re weird, too, so this brotherhood may work out. Nike Soccer’s Tiempo.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A bit of the classic — Koston thinks Nike Tiempo 94 smells like heritage.

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NikeSB’s Brian Craighill gives us the breakdown.

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Night light.

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Here’s the skate/soccer mashup frozen in carbonite.

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Geoff McFetridge in front of his BOTF mural.

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Mia Hamm is down for the skate side of BOTF.

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Mars Blackmon and Koston.

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Brother’s gotta eat.

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I don’t care what your real name is.