Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans – Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans – Just Released

Having recently covered some history of the Levi’s 501 jean, followed by an excellent example of 501 fades, we wanted to showcase their newest product.

Just last week, Levi’s and Nike released a collaborative effort at creating the perfect jean for skateboarding. Inspired by the success of Levi’s 511 Commuter model, which was created for cyclists, the Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding jeans are at the crossroads of modern technology and old-school aesthetic.

Produced in the tried & true 511 slim silhouette, the Cone Mills denim has been infused with some stretch and Nike’s Dri-Fit moisture-wicking technology, which is the same stuff that keeps pro athletes comfortable and dry.

For the limited edition Made In The USA Team model, Cone Mills added a heavy dose of Vectran (essentially the carbon-fibre of textiles; used to reinforce ropes, sailcloth and even bicycle tires) to help the jeans stretch more and last even longer. (Editor’s Note – Funny enough, Vectran is produced by Kuraray Co., Ltd, which is based out of Kurashiki, the denim mecca of Japandoes that still mean they’re Made In The USA?)

The 511 Skateboarding model is available in a rigid (raw) wash as well as pre-distressed varieties. As part of the Levi’s x Nike collab, the collection also includes a Trucker Jacket, an LxN Omar Salazar LR Signature Shoe, and a LxN SB Dunk Low Pro.

Details

  • Name: Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding Team Model
  • Weight: 12 Oz.
  • Fit:  511 (Slim)
  • Denim: Sanforized, Cotton/Vectran blend (Team Model only) from Cone Mills
  • Price: $98 (Standard), $198 (Team Model)
  • Other
    • Nike Dri-Fit Moisture Wicking Technology
    • Special collaborative branding

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Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

Levi's x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jeans - Just Released

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  • apayne182

    aw man, why didn’t they have these when I used to skate? Would have been so fun to see the distressing

  • dcinza13

    This pretty cool, I usually only skate in specific jeans made for skateboarding. But lately I have been skating in a pair of 14oz selvedge jeans. No stretch, really heavy when you sweat, and just hard to skate in period. The technology aspect of it is awesome, especially the vectran to reinforce them, This is key because regular jeans don’t stand a chance against blowouts in the seat area.

  • http://twitter.com/MightyRavendark Roving Blade

    I always skate Levis 511s, but black ones cuz they’re stretch. Raw would rip.

  • Poonjo


    Again guys?
    Rigid does not necessarily mean Raw…
    Similar properties, but not the same thing.

  • Pushragner

    Nice! I usually wear some cheap jeans for skatebaording. No point in spending a lot of money on jeans that probably will soon disintegrate. But I might give these a try.

    I also agree with dcinza, skating in 14oz jeans is just too uncomfortable.

  • jus schilling

    nikes technology is spot on.. and skateboardings changed from a lifestyle to a sport ever since big corps. dipped their hands into it.. with that being said- cool jeans.. but id rather skate in some normal 511′s and some old nikes, not the reproduced versions with neon colors and skateboarding technology and shit built into them.. old fashioned.. old school..

  • Charles

    I would trash these in one day skating, I will save my money

  • elevensixty

    rad jeans
    No poseurs!

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  • Bob

    Could you do a high hick wearing these jeans?

  • Jack Quinn

    My biggest concern is the high price to charge one 511 skateboard jeans to be a bit expensive b/c I can’t afford it due to my income as a college student to work at a low wage job like Starbucks. So I can buy a dozen of them nice PHAT ass 511s for a skateboarder like myself to wear them 247/365.