words // Zack Schlemmer

Longtime Nike SB Paul Rodriguez is now up to his 8th signature shoe, which was just officially unveiled today. Drawing inspiration from NIke's deep roots in skateboarding going all the way back to the Air Jordan 1 in the 1980's, the P-Rod 8 also looks forward with one of the most progressive designs ever from Nike SB.

Via Nike Inc:

The Nike P-ROD 8 brings 360 degrees of Nike Lunarlon impact protection to the design, delivering lightweight, responsive cushioning plus the board feel that skaters need. The Hyperscreen+ traction layer amplifies durability, and the dynamic Nike Flywire cables are the ultimate solution for an adaptive fit. The P-ROD 8’s outsole traction pattern was created to provide great grip during flicks and flips.

View a short video featuring Lance Mountain and Paul Rodriguez discussing the Air Jordan 1's place in skateboarding history and today's current progression below, and expect the P-Rod 8 to hit retailers on June 21st.