A Long-Awaited Sequel


In April 2011, ROM debuted their limited edition custom sneakers with the release of the Samurai I’s.  Within no time they became a sneakerhead favorite and people were already asking for a part two.  A little over a year later and after plenty of teaser pictures, ROM has now released the Samurai II’s.  These sneakers seem to have everything that was so loved about the Samurai I’s, like Japanese inspired art, nice details, and an overall clean design, but this sequel definitely has some new touches that will make it just as desirable.  The whole design is based on a black, blue, and pewter color way, in my opinion, speaking to the stealth of the samurai and the notorious sleekness of ROM.  The back panel features samurai art created by ROM himself in blue against a black background.  To add to the details within the design, the shoe sports a pewter to black fade, while the swoosh has a blue to black fade to match it.  As a final touch, the ROM tag stands out in red on the heel.

As opposed to its Samurai I brother, the Samurai II’s can be ordered straight off of the new ROM webstore and are available in Nike Dunk lows ($260) or highs ($300).  Did I mention that only 20 pairs are being made?  If you’re interested, you might want to act fast.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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