Nike SB Dunks

Nike SB Dunks

The Nike SB Dunks are the shoes that brought Nike its quick success in skateboarding. From in-demand skate shoes to hyped sneakers, regardless of Dunk Low or High - the iconic silhouette is an integral part of urban culture as well as skateboarding.

Nike SB took the 1980s basketball classic the Dunk, and gave it a makeover for skateboarding. The SB Dunks series only came out in 2002, but in which shoes did people skate before that? Apart from other skate brands, in the 70s people skated in Nike Blazer, Nike Bruin and All Court. But was this planned by Nike? Actually not no, because the skate community, at that time, found the models suitable for the sport, they skated through the streets with them. In 1985, Nike released two new basketball models that are considered to be the basic foundation for today's Nike SB Dunk. Can you guess which models they are?

If you've combined the following, such as basketball Nike, you've probably got the Nike Air Jordan 1. But what about the other model? If you've all tipped for the Nike Air Force 1, it was released in 1982, but the other basketball shoe that came out next to the Jordan in 1985 was the Nike Dunks. To keep it short, the Dunk scored in the skate community with the leather upper and in the AJ1 it was the 'Air' sole. But how is the Nike Dunk different from the Nike Dunk SB? The tongue of the Nike Dunk is labeled 'SB' if it's an SB sneaker and the Nike Dunk is just a normal 'Nike' label.

the Dunk SB features tech upgrades such as leather overlays, perforations on the toe box, a full-length EVA midsole, Zoom Air unit in the heel and a rubber outsole with pivot circle for multi-directional traction and durability. They have released in high, mid and low top Nike Dunks in various colorways and versions.

The hype for the Nike SB Dunk has impacted the sneaker game since it launched. Designed for skating, the SB Dunk features some alterations but has the same shapes as the original Nike Dunk. Some alterations include Zoom Air insoles with thicker padding in areas around the ankle and tongue. The Nike SB Dunks are highly popular sneakers that has been released in multiple colorways and been retroed. The demand for it only increases as sneaker connoisseurs will do anything to get a pair.

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