Well here’s one collab we didn’t see coming! Hockey, sister brand of Fucking Awesome, has really pulled one out of the bag for Summer 2018, collaborating with skate heavyweights Nike to reinvent the iconic Killshot tennis shoe. With a variety of updates to improve the shoe’s skating performance and a super clean colourway, these are sure to be a hit.
Staying true to the original form of the Killshot, a full leather upper has been utilised, offering great flexibility and durability – the perfect combination for skating. Stitching has been recessed in a variety of areas to reduce the likelihood of the shoes blowing out, and the tongue features a thin layer of padding to improve comfort. As can be gathered from the title of the shoe, Nike SB’s classic Zoom Air pod features in the heel of the sockliner, providing excellent cushioning. The shoe also features an autoclave construction, improving durability significantly. Nike has opted for the classic herringbone pattern on the sole, which offers supreme traction when skating.
As far as the colourway goes, things have been kept minimal – and to great effect. The large Swoosh normally associated with the Killshot has been switched out for a smaller Jewel Swoosh, which comes in red to match the Nike SB logo on the tongue and the shoe’s internal lining. Hockey’s smashed logo features in red on the heel, complementing the overall aesthetic of the shoe very nicely, and the sockliners also feature custom Hockey graphics.
The Hockey x Nike SB Zoom Killshot 2 is live on our website right here, and can also be found in our Colchester store.