Over the years, Nike SB has collaborated many times with illustrator/artist Mr Todd Bratrud. He has been coming out with the craziest and dopest sneakers causing sneakerheads all over the world to break out their portable chairs and sleeping bags. He has also designed many things other than sneakers such as skateboards, t-shirts as well as bikinis.
The first ever collaboration between Mr Todd Bratrud and Nike SB was the Send Help Dunk High. Released in 2006, this sneaker featured an all suede upper with hits of light blue, white and black. He executed the sneaker with a matching light blue outsole. He also added a skeleton illustration on the insole. These features made this sneaker a memorable start to Mr Todd Bratrud’s long term collaboration with Nike SB.
The next sneaker by Mr Todd Bratrud was named after the artist himself. This Dunk High featured many interesting materials and colors. Most of the upper is a brown suede and along the back we see blue denim with a contrasting pink patent leather Swoosh.To compliment the pink Swoosh, the shoe features a pink bottom sole and pink sock liner. This mix of colors and materials caught many sneakerheads’ attention.
3 years after the release of his first sneaker with Nike, Mr Todd Bratrud released his craziest sneaker yet. This was the ‘Brain Wreck’ Dunk High. This sneaker features a mainly grey suede upper with a contrasting pink metallic toe box and tongue. The material Nike SB used on the Swoosh was rubber which speckles of glitter in it. This rubber is usually found on Considered Design Nike SB Soles. The sneaker also has the words ‘Brain’ and ‘Wreck’ at the heel and these words are also made from rubber that you see on the Swoosh. The inside of the sneaker featured a brain design which was stitched onto the padding. This is definitely a sneaker that will catch many peoples’ eyes.
Mr Todd Bratrud then designed another Dunk High in 2010, in the spirit of 4-20. Dubbed ‘The Skunks’, this shoe features a rough suede all over the sneaker. The suede on the shoe is mostly green but the interesting thing about it was the many shades of green featured on the sneaker. Also, the purple Swoosh really added a nice contrast in the sneaker. The tongue on the Skunks has an inner pocket which was a really special part of the shoe.
The next sneaker designed by Mr Todd Bratud was the ‘Cheech And Chong’ Dunk High, based on the two drugged out comedians Cheech and Chong, this sneaker features a canvas material around the toebox, the eye-stay, side panels and on the toebox of the Cheech and Chong. The special thing about this sneaker is the fact that when you burn the canvas ,it reveals a green accent. This one of a kind feature is definitely a reason to call the ‘Cheech And Chong’ Dunk High a special sneaker. The heel feature the pattern on Cheech and Chong’s bandana. He really pushed it with this sneaker.
The most recent release of a Todd Bratud collaboration was the ‘Cigar City’ Dunk Highs. This sneaker was inspired by the Tampa Cigar. This sneaker was not only a collaboration between Todd Bratud and the Nike SB crew but also SPoT skateshop. The sneaker is of many shades of brown and also has a red swoosh that gives the sneaker another shade of colour. The upper is mainly suede as well as a leather material. There were a limited amount of pairs that came in special boxes that come with special posters. The sneaker was definitely an interesting sneaker by Mr Todd Bratud.
The man has been at it for awhile now. We’re definitely looking forward to more dope and crazy designs by Mr Todd Bratrud. He has been using new materials, colors and concepts for each shoe and we definitely hope that this streak of crazy designs will continue on.