If you are a fan of Nike SB then you probably know the name Todd Bratrud. The Minnesota artist has teamed up with brand plenty of times over the years creating easily recognizable and classic builds. The “Send Help” and “Skunk” Dunk Highs are just a couple of the feathers in his cap. Knowing design and creating graphics are nothing new to Bratrud, who has done work for all of the big name skateboarding companies as well as his own brand over the past decades.
Nike SB Dunk High “Brain Wreck” uploaded by BanAnnaDash
In 2009 Bratrud created these “Brain Wreck” Dunk Highs, one of the sleeper hits from Nike SB that year. A creative design that showcases the concept of the brain throughout the sneaker design. Probably the best design element is the puffy, brain-mimicking stitching used on the inner liner of the Dunk. Also on the inside are special insoles featuring the image of a literal “brain wreck” with a street light. The exterior takes a more simple build. A suede upper is created from two shades of grey with leather Swoosh. A Vivid Pink tongue and toebox create a unique contrast to the exterior. To finish it all off stitched on the heel are “BRAIN” on the left heel and “WRECK” on the right heel.
Released along with the sneakers were not only a host of matching accessories but skate shops created their own matching gear to go along with the Dunk High. The Todd Bratrud and Nike SB combination tend to result in great designs and we can’t wait to see what the next sneaker they create together.