5.31.2010

gearing up for getting down

so when Nike approached me about designing my own colorway for a shoe, I told them that I needed two things:

1) I wouldn't do it without Neil's ok...




and 2) It had to be a throwback.





I'm glad it all worked out...



july.

p.s. If you don't like hi-tops, feel free to cut 'em off... I supplied the scissors.

35 comments:

chops said...

crazy, right?

thank you everyone.

big up to mr. rob.

Anonymous said...

WOW! PERFECTION! THAT ENIGMA IS MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE SKATE SHOE! GOING TO BUY THREE PAIRS1

CONGRATULATIONS CHROME BALL!

Anonymous said...

Holy shit!!
Absolutely amazing! The best Dunk hightop colourway ever!! The Enigma is back!
Congratulations dude, you are taking Chrome Ball to the next level!

DR said...

Good to know Neil is down for it...

Keith said...

8)

Been waiting so long for you to make the announcement! Congrats E and Chrome Ball!

Brian Lotti shot is awesome!

Coals to Newcastle said...

Alright, brother. This shoe cooks.

Paul said...

What?!congratulations!!!This is really amazing!This must feel amazing.
Now we need a Dan Watson Black Metal Nike shoe!

Royce said...

=) 1up Chops!

dylan said...

amazing! congrats chops!

Cheaps said...

sweet thing bro.

Anonymous said...

Do you get any of the profit that this shoe brings in?

Anonymous said...

wow

smorales said...

wouldn't usually buy Nike, but fuck, those are cool.

Loo Ganida said...

Congrats!
Can't wait
to get those!

Anonymous said...

feel like they were also least subconsciously inspired my neil's shoe and sock combo here:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/SF33vTNuHXI/AAAAAAAAAg4/yah2dDRlKBI/s1600-h/blenderwolveschrome.jpg

Anonymous said...

Like the above poster asked, are you getting paid for this? If so, I'll buy a pair. You've been killing it, especially in 2010. You deserve it.

ciaran said...

Most definitely a well deserved honour there Chops. Leading where others follow, props!

JayCee said...

Can't wait to rock those!

Anonymous said...

I was disappointed to see these come up on sneaker fetish sites dating back to January, just from typing "chrome ball incident" in a google search.

Not that sneaker people would get it anyway, but it's too bad you can't determine which individual shops can get the shoes and just limit it to a handful nationwide.

Justin said...

That's awesome.

Watson said...

WOAH! You just became officially the most hype blog ever.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are getting some shine, you deserve it. I've been following your blog daily since early on.
-anonymous 2-

joshua said...

Respect. I'm going to try to pick these up.

JRog said...

Yeah Chops...congrats again on those. When do these come out and where?

Mika said...

this blog is crazy nice! Takes me way back everytime. The SB's? are nice also

jason from oz said...

Nice work mate! Congrats!

jamesinger said...

you are always so on point.
I have not worn a pair of Nikes since the OG Jordans were the skate shoe of choice but the Enigma was my favorite "skate shoe" in its time. I might have to break some serious decades of NOT buying Nikes to get on this! Nice work E!! Much respect!! Your blog is HUGE!!

Anonymous said...

looks like nike just bought another slice of credibility.

Andy said...

So good. Much deserved recognition. Keep up the great work.

-A Stone

Anonymous said...

KEEP SKATEBOARDING UNCORPORATED!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the shoe, going to get a pair asap. How about some Jeremy Deglopper, Jeff Taylor or Will Harmon

chops said...

Thanks guys. Glad the majority of you seem to dig 'em. These have been a longtime coming.

To be honest, CBI was supposed to end in September '09 until a longtime friend of the site over at SB presented me with the opportunity to do this. Designing your own shoe can serve as a great motivator, and although CBI can really be a pain in the ass sometimes, I'm glad I stuck with doing it. The Dunk really gave me something to work towards.

There have been a few financial inquiries made here that make me uncomfortable in answering, so I'm not going to.

But I want to make it clear that I'm not trying to "sell" you anything. If you like the shoe, great (cause I do)... and if you don't like it for whatever reason, that's cool, too. I just thought it was a rad idea.

I'm just glad to have people dig the site. Thanks guys.

chalker said...

how do i get a pair? i must have skated a crapload of those airwalks. man i havent seen that color way since 91-92ish. old taste with a new flavor.

Anonymous said...

GREAT SHOE, E. known quantity in Florida, you are!
"Will skate for food" Remember?

ATM said...

Hey chops, do you know of any place where I could grab one of those CBI shirts? My local shop doesn't carry them and the only mailorders I know don't have them in stock.