The 9 Best Nike Gifts for Skateboarders
Find the best gifts from a brand that is embedded in skate culture across the globe.
From protective pads and helmets to the board itself, skateboarding can be no-frills as much as it can be accessory-heavy. Sometimes, finding the best gifts for a skateboarder can be difficult.
The no-fail solution: Buy skateboard accessories and clothing from a brand that represents some of the sport’s toughest athletes and is embedded in skate culture across the globe. Consider these nine gifts for skateboarders from Nike.
Nike SB Skate Caps
On sunny days at the skatepark, a wide-brimmed cap can help keep rays from impeding a skater's vision. Many skateboard caps from Nike contain adjustable, snapback closures to fit most head sizes — making them a versatile and ideal gift.
Nike SB Backpacks
For the skateboard fanatic who has it all, give them something to carry it all — a Nike skateboard backpack. The Nike SB RPM Backpack, for example, is designed to hold up to 26 liters of stuff and contains a large compartment to store a skateboard. Padded, customizable shoulder straps help ensure comfortable trekking.
Low-, Mid- and High-Top Skate Shoes
After a skateboard, a pair of well-fitting skate shoes might be the most integral part of a skater’s gear collection. The right pair of shoes will feature flexible rubber material on the outsole, fostering better grip on the board.
Nike Skate Socks
Another gift all skateboarders need (that’s nearly impossible to get wrong): a plush pair of skateboard socks. The Nike SB Everyday Max Lightweight Skate Crew Socks come in three different colors (deep red, tan and light blue) and are stitched with a “Nike SB” logo inspired by vintage climbing apparel.
Nike SB Graphic T-Shirts
Whether the skater in your life likes to sport fun, colorful illustrations on their tees or prefers a more minimal design, there’s a Nike graphic skateboard T-shirt for them. The majority of shirts are made from ultra-soft jersey fabric and feature a roomy fit that allows shoulders to move freely while riding.
Nike SB Hoodies
An oversized kangaroo-style hoodie is bound to get some use beyond the skatepark. Shop from a variety of colors and patterns, including camouflage, graphic prints and plain, all-over color. One classic type: the Nike SB Skate Hoodie, which features mid-weight French terry fabric that keeps riders cozy in chilly temperatures.
Nike Skate Jackets
From old-school, zip-up bombers to varsity-style designs, there’s a Nike skateboard jacket to suit an array of style and comfort preferences. For rainy days at the skatepark, the water-repellent Nike SB Anorak is a top choice.
Nike Skate Pants
Skate pants need to withstand tumbles — and allow the legs to bend freely and extend fully. Fortunately, Nike skate pants are crafted with comfort and durability in mind. You’ll also find each pair touts multiple pockets, meaning skaters can jump, kick and glide without worrying their keys or phone might slip.
Nike Skate Shorts
For athletes who prefer some leg exposure while riding or for days when the temperature heats up, Nike skate shorts are ideal. Most varieties, including the classic Nike SB Skate Short, contain a similar number of pockets as skate pants, each with zippered compartments for extra security. Woven fabric allows legs to move with freedom.
Words by Julia Sullivan