Loud, proud, colorful, and full of energy, respectfully. That’s froSkate, a Women and POC–centered skate crew based in Chicago, founded by Karlie Thornton in 2019. In just three years froSkate’s not only grown exponentially but become a global example of empowerment in skateboarding through inclusion, positivity, and being unabashedly real.
For their first collaboration with Nike SB, froSkate designed a Nike Dunk Pro High SB that reflects their diversity, style, heritage, and personality, using every inch of the classic silhouette as a platform for their mission statement and swag.
Nike SB caught up with founder Karlie Thornton and Lauren “L Brew” Brew to learn about their journey in skateboarding, founding froSkate, and turning their collective creative into a video and shoe that reflects the soul of froSkate and the community they serve in Chicago and beyond.