“In the twenty years since his artwork graced the cover of legendary skate tape ‘Finally’ by NorCal skateshop FTC, Teren Jones changed the spelling of his stage name, posed as a cartoon gorilla and fought evil corporate robots in the future. So much has changed that many Sneaker News readers have never used a VCR, and that’s why the doodles by the man best known as Del the Funky Homosapien make this otherwise conservative colorway on the FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Finally’ so special. The handstyles somewhere between Oakland graffiti and John Kricfalusi create every bit the early ’90s time capsule feeling you’d get from hearing Del’s ‘Worldwide’. And speaking of global trends, our report here concerns availability now in Europe, so check out some new images of the ‘Finally’ Dunk SBs below and stick with Sneaker News for the US release date.” -via SneakerNews.com
Del and The Hieroglyphics Crew made some of the best music ever used in skate videos during skateboarding’s Golden Age (the 90’s . . duh). A combination of jazz samples, boom-bap drums and lyrics that actually told you something landed them in numerous skate videos after “Finally.”
The first time I walked into a skateshop in Pacific Drive in San Diego, a Hieroglyphics crew track was playing. Long live Hiero.
Nike SB x FTC “Finally” Dunk Low SB Premium Drop Details:
- One pair per customer
- Shoes release at 12pm on Friday June 7th
- Box Price
- No holds or shipments til after the weekend.
After you get your shoes, hang out in the Southside (even if that means all day) because you will want to be at the Tile Record Release at The Burners on Friday June 7th too. . .