The on court debut of the Bruin on March 18, 1972 at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Portland,Oregon marked the birth of Nike Basketball. 43 years later, NikeLab is honoring this momentous occasion by releasing the NikeLab Bruin Leather.
This incarnation features a full grain leather upper and cupsoles rather than the suede upper and the autoclave outsold of the original Bruin. The updated version also is emblazoned with a red swoosh and has no heel tab or tongue branding.
The NikeLab Bruin Leather is available at NikeLab locations across the globe on October 21,2015. Follow the NikeLab Twitter account, @NikeLab , for specific release information.