Nike SB Dunks
The Nike SB Dunks are the shoes that broughtNike its quick success in skateboarding. From in-demand skate shoes to hypedsneakers, regardless of Dunk Low or High - the iconic silhouette is an integralpart of urban culture as well as skateboarding.
Nike SB took the 1980s basketball classic theDunk, and gave it a makeover for skateboarding. The SB Dunks series onlycame out in 2002, but in which shoes did people skate before that? Apart fromother skate brands, in the 70s people skated in Nike Blazer, Nike Bruin and AllCourt. But was this planned by Nike? Actually not no, because the skatecommunity, at that time, found the models suitable for the sport, they skatedthrough the streets with them. In 1985, Nike released two new basketball modelsthat are considered to be the basic foundation for today's Nike SB Dunk. Can youguess which models they are?
If you've combined the following, such asbasketball + Nike, you've probably got the Nike Air Jordan 1. But what aboutthe other model? If you've all tipped for the Nike Air Force 1, it was releasedin 1982, but the other basketball shoe that came out next to the Jordan in 1985was the Nike Dunks. To keep it short, the Dunk scored in the skate communitywith the leather upper and in the AJ1 it was the 'Air' sole. But how is theNike Dunk different from the Nike Dunk SB? The tongue of the Nike Dunk islabeled 'SB' if it's an SB sneaker and the Nike Dunk is just a normal 'Nike'label.
the Dunk SB features tech upgrades such asleather overlays, perforations on the toe box, a full-length EVA midsole, ZoomAir unit in the heel and a rubber outsole with pivot circle formulti-directional traction and durability. They have released in high, mid andlow top Nike Dunks in various colorways and versions.
The hype for the Nike SB Dunk has impacted thesneaker game since it launched. Designed for skating, the SB Dunk features somealterations but has the same shapes as the original Nike Dunk. Some alterationsinclude Zoom Air insoles with thicker padding in areas around the ankle andtongue. The Nike SB Dunks are highly popular sneakers that has been released inmultiple colorways and been retroed. The demand for it only increases assneaker connoisseurs will do anything to get a pair.