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Wearing Nike's 'What The Paul' SB Dunk: Best sneaker of 2021?

Featuring a mix of wild colors, themes, and prints, this shoe for pro skater Paul Rodriguez is as close to sneaker perfection as it gets.

Since signing with Nike SB in 2005, Paul Rodriguez (AKA P-Rod) has been instrumental in growing the brand. And this sneaker pays homage to some of the most iconic pairs from his signature line with the Swoosh’s skateboarding family.

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In case you’re not familiar with Nike’s “What The” series, these silhouettes are essentially designed to be a Greatest Hits mashup — and we’ve seen the concept on anything from Air Jordan to LeBron James sneakers.

The What The P-Rod SB Dunk is full of details that pay homage to the skater’s Mexican heritage, so you’ll see colors of the Mexican flag, as well as tapestry and embroidery mimicking materials from traditional Mexican blankets and garments.

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The result of that mixture of colorful hues, fabrics, and graphics is a beautiful design that’s definitely going to be a contender for best sneaker of the year. 2021 has given us a solid amount of gems so far, not just from Nike but Adidas, as well.

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As expected, the What The Paul SB Dunks sold out immediately when they dropped on Nike SNKRS for $150. But, if you’re willing to spend upward of $650, they’re available on resale apps like GOAT.

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