Nike SB decided to give world renowned professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez his 9th signature sneaker this past Summer with the Nike SB P-Rod 9 Elite.

The debut colorway came in a Deep Burgundy/Red combination on the upper with Black and White detailing. This weekend we’ll be seeing a new colorway release that may appease not only to Nike SB fans, but also Air Jordan enthusiasts. Set to release on December 12th on Nikestore Europe is this┬áNike SB P-Rod 9 Elite that has been hit with elephant print on the entire mudguard to give it that Air Jordan 3 inspiration. The shoe also features a grey upper with white detailing on the Swoosh and tongue patch, and a black Jumpman on the heel.

No word on a U.S. release yet but we’ll keep you informed as more details develop.

via: Nike
h/t: SC

Author’s Take

It’s always cool to see elephant print used on other Nike sneakers because it goes to show you just how influential and iconic this creation by Tinker Hatfield was. As for this new P-Rod 9 Elite, it’s not a show that I could really see myself wearing.


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