In 2005, no one wold have predicted that the Paul Rodriguez signature line would be one of the longest running and most successful shoe lines in skateboarding. The first namesake skate shoe put out by Nike SB refocused the sportswear giant towards the potential performance of a skate shoe. With the trademark Nike Zoom Air unit in the heel and tough materials, the shoe was a benchmark for the industry, but at the same time, also a glimpse of what was to come.
The P-Rod 2 rolled out in 2007 after a two year hiatus. The shoe carried over the Zoom Air Unit along with the rest of the best features of the first incarnation of the signature model, including the tongue. The second P-Rod also took notes from the newly released Nike SB shoe, the Zoom Tre. The P-Rod 2 took the flex grooves in the outsole amongst other attributes to keep the shoe-line progressing. Many memorable color schemes including Cinco-De-Mayo, a Jordan-inspired blue and cement print, as well as others