In the midst of the heyday of Nike SB in the mid-2000’s we saw a special pack that took inspiration of the taxi cab. This special “Taxi Cab” series consisted of two Dunk Lows inspired by Tokyo cabs, an Air Classic for London and the Zoom Team Edition seen here for the iconic black/yellow New York City taxi cab.
Nike SB Zoom Team Edition “New York Cab” uploaded by Jeff Ortega
Even those who haven’t visited the Big Apple recognize the black and yellow taxi cabs made famous in movies like Taxi Driver or the television show Taxi. The build was simple with leather used on a majority of the upper. Yellow is the main color featured on the build seen on both smooth leather, perforated leather on the toebox and mesh on the tongue. Black contrast strongly against the base and is featured on the midsole, perforated suede side panel and suede eyelet attachment. White balances out the whole sneaker featured on the Nike Swoosh and outsole. Special checkered laces are added to finish off the exterior design while on the inside custom “taxi cab” insoles are featured.