NikeLab is bringing back the silhouette that started it all in the world of basketball, the Nike Bruin.
March 18, 1972, the Nike Bruin — complete with autoclave outsoles and suede uppers — made its hardwood debut in Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The moment marked the birth of Nike Basketball.
43 years later, NikeLab honors the occasion by releasing the NikeLab Bruin Leather. The new sneaker mimics an iteration of the original Bruin, with full-grain leather upper and cupsoles instead of the archetype suede upper and autoclave outsole. Today, the exclusive silhouette provided by these updates is accented by a bold red swoosh, which is particularly prominent due to the absence of heel tab and tongue markings.
Look for the NikeLab Bruin Leather to debut on October 30th at select NikeLab locations globally. The retail price tag is set at $110 USD.
October 30, 2015
UPDATE: Marty McFly’s iconic Nike Bruin that he wore in Back to the Future Part II online raffle is now open – click here. The shoe will officially release tomorrow, October 30th on Nike.com/NikeLab at 1PM EST.