Levi’s® x Nike SB 511 Skateboarding Collection
By Samuel Trotman

Nike and its skateboarding imprint have joined forces with Levi’s for a collaborative collection due out this summer.

Jul 11, 2012


Based on a like-minded design philosophy of creating products with intent and purpose, these two iconic American brands have come together to build on their heritage and craft for excellence to introduce the world’s best performance denim: the 511TM Skateboarding Collection.

Levi’s® took the industry by storm last year, introducing their innovative Commuter Collection of cutting-edge performance denim designed for the urban cyclist. This season sees the brand follow up on this hybrid concept, teaming up with Nike SB for a skateboard-centric collection.

Like the Commuter range, the 511TM Skateboarding collaboration features the popular fit of the Levi’s® 511TM Skinny, incorporating Nike’s cutting-edge performance-enhancing fabric technologies to make the denim stronger, lighter and more comfortable. In addition to these industry-first fabric technologies, all the denim products are built using copper rivets, extra-strength thread, and bar tacks to reinforce crucial stress areas. The jeans are offered in multiple colors and washes and will be accompanied by a small assortment of collaborative products including a skateboard-specific denim trucker jacket. As part of the collection, the two brands worked with Nike team rider Omar Salazar to create a special edition of his signature shoe.

Below is a breakdown of the two performance jeans offered within the collection:

Made in the USA 511TM Skateboarding Team Edition Jean

Developed exclusively in collaboration with the legendary Cone Mills, the Team Edition of the slim-fitting 511TM Skateboarding denim fabric is one of the most advanced performance denim ever built for skateboarding. Performance enhancing fabric technologies include super strong Vectran weave, adding strength and reducing weight, Nike’s Dri-Fit moisture management system (previously used on their P-Rod line), wicking moisture from the body, as well as the right amount of stretch to increase mobility and comfort.

511TM Skateboarding Jean

This 511TM Skateboarding jean is crafted from another proprietary Cone Mills denim fabric, which has been co-developed by both brands exclusively for this collaboration. Performance features include Nike Dri-Fit, advanced stretch and Levi’s® industry-first Water<Less™ finishing technique, a wash process that conserves water while giving the jean a super-soft, worn-in feel.

The Made in the USA 511TN Skateboarding Team Edition Jean and Nike X Levi’s® Omar Salazar LR Signature Shoe are available now at select core skate shops worldwide. The 511TN Skateboarding Jean and Denim Trucker Jacket as well as the Nike SB X Levi’s® Dunk Low Pro will be available on August 1st at a wider range of skate shops and select Levi’s® stores, as well as online at eu.levi.com.

Levi's® x Nike SB 511 Skateboarding Collection

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