Lewis Marnell dominated the Melbourne skate scene and was one of Nike SB’s first Australian riders. Lewis passed away from complications with diabetes in January 2013 and five years later, this Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro, a favorite of Marnell's, celebrates and pays tribute to the skater who set the standard for Nike SB in Australia. A premium upper, in a colorway Lewis made his own, is decorated with his iconic lion graphic on the heel.
"This is the shoe that got me into sneakers and fashion. I was 12 when these came out and I begged my mom to buy them for me after seeing Lewis skate them in Nothing But The Truth (took a lot of begging. As a young skate punk I was going through shoes every few weeks). Lewis was my favorite skater, his style was so effortless and he made everything look like complete perfection. Catch me in some of my old video parts completely copying some of his outfits and tricks - green flannel, black jeans and these!
I was really taken back by his untimely passing in 2013 but it’s been so great to see the community recognize his greatness with tributes over the years, and these are the absolute pinnacle for me. So great to be able to hold a new pair in my hands after 12 years.
R.I.P. Lewis Marnell!" - LES Store Manager, Daniel M. (@Dvniel_sun)