words // Brandon Richard
After a few teasers being dropped over the last couple of months, skateboard shop Brooklyn Projects and owner Dom DeLuca have finally unveiled their new collaboration with Nike Skateboarding. Dubbed the "Reign In Blood" SB Dunk High, the shoe sports a colorway inspired by the cover artwork from the 1986 album of the same name by iconic metal band Slayer.
Initially, the album was left without distribution due to Columbia Records removing themselves from the picture because of Slayer's controversial lyrics and imagery. Slayer eventually landed a distribution deal with Geffen and released the album, which became their biggest mainstream effort to date.
The "Reign In Blood" SB Dunk High features a mixture of brown suede and black leather on the upper. Red accents the look on the Swoosh border, tongue branding and midsole, which is finished off with a gum bottom. Like the album, this release may be a little controversial as well. Rumors have these kicks limited to 666 pairs, though that's yet to be confirmed. Will they be on your radar when they drop?