Once more borrowing the soccer-silhouette for the skating world, Nike SB have released the Gato in a “University Red/White” colourway, merging the worlds of football and skateboarding for a look that’s reminiscent of the Supreme x Nike collaboration from last year.

The Gato has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance of late, with the return of the Lunar Gato II being joined by a selection of different colourways of the popular sneaker. The hugely popular Supreme x Nike hook up saw four colour options drop in August 2018, one of which was red, and it appears like this latest release for the football-meets-skateboard model has drawn influence from that look. 

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The “University Red” base is broken up only by the clean white Swoosh, heel branding and Cushlon-foam midsole, and it all strides in on a gum rubber outsole that’s finished with a geometric hexagonal tread. A touch of suede around the toe area adds another level of varied texture that also links it back to classic football shoes of the past.

You can pick up the Nike SB Gato "University Red/White" from select skate shops and retailers.