One of the biggest questions surrounding skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo this summer is what the uniforms would look like. Obviously, the typical spandex jumpsuits aren’t going to work for most the pros that are participating. Nike secured the Olympic uniform contract for 2020, and tapped Piet Parra to bring his unique design style to the apparel that will be worn by skateboarders competing in the Tokyo Games. The options include everything from tank tops and shorts to polos and cargos, which will allow the skaters to express their individual styles on the world stage. Head over to the Nike SB website to view the the gear and read an interview with Parra about the design process.
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“Although opinions might vary within the skate community about the participation of skateboarding in the Olympics, I’m just very happy Nike SB got a team of people together that actually skate and understand the culture to make this happen.” — Olympic Kit Federation designer @PietParra We caught up with Parra recently to dig deeper into the design process, creating pieces for multiple countries and how art has played a big part in the history of skate. Continue reading at NikeSB.com.