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Any devoted Jordan disciple will be aware that very few non-Jordan sneakers have been adorned with the iconic Jumpman logo in its 30-year-plus history. It’s no secret that Nike SB team skater Paul Rodriguez is a huge Michael Jordan fan, and several of P-Rod’s signature shoes have taken inspirational cues from the Air Jordan brand over the years – the 2005 Tinker Hatfield-designed special edition P-Rod 1 comes to mind.

Paying tribute to the longstanding relationship between Nike SB and Paul Rodriguez, the new Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 9 Elite QS offers up a tantalizing mixture of SB and Jordan motifs. The iconic Jordan elephant print and Jumpman logo are utilized on Paul’s ninth signature silhouette, saddled on a P-Rod 9 Elite Outsole.

Watch for these to drop from Nike.com on Saturday, December 19.

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