Nike SB often revamps classic lifestyle silhouettes to serve modern-day skate purposes, and the latest result of this past-meets-present ethos is the SB Adversary. Drawing its name and much of its style from the old-school Nike Adversary — a lightweight tennis shoe conceptualized by Air Force 1 designer Bruce Kilgore in 1982 — the SB Adversary serves up a tennis-inspired look that’s more than ready for a skate session.
Lightweight and flexible, the skate-ified Adversary offers a low-slung mesh upper with suede overlays, a thick EVA foam midsole with embossed SB branding and a classic herringbone outsole. It’s debuted in four colorways thus far, the standout of which is “White/Pine Green,” a seeming nod to another heritage silhouette, the Killshot. There’s also a “Midnight Navy/University Red” that gives off Olympic Games vibes and a simple “White/Black.” Last but definitely not least, a “White/Photo Blue” style draws inspiration from Richard Mulder‘s SB Dunk Low “Mulder,” a shoe from the original “Colors By” series that helped launch SB in 2002.