Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Loden 2012′
Nike SB did some interesting things with the Dunk in recent years. After defattening and refattening the tongues on the Lows and flirting with strap removal surgery on the Mids, the Dunk Pro SB got a new sole construction and traction pattern in 2011 along with improvements to the cushioning and overall feel. This past year also saw a marked increase in ‘Un-’ style colorway reduxes, whereby classics from the past decade were reworked and applied to different silo heights. And now somewhere between those appropriations, carryover models like the ‘Griptapes’ and true retro releases comes this new Nike SB Dunk Low that you’d be hard pressed to call anything other than ’Loden’. That’s because they look quite a bit like the 2002 pair by that same name, but Swoosh skateboarding hasn’t gone so far as to officially link them or suggest further tributes. So what say you, Sneaker News reader? Should Nike SB retro some of its beloved classics, should they continue to push the envelope with new themes and references, and which pairs would you be more excited to add to your collection? via N-SB
Even if retros come out OGs will still carry value. Jordan's don't go down in price when they get retried and look @ the concords there 400+ and climbing. I don't think they will anytime soon but it will happen
If they re-retro sbz I'm gonna be out of shoe game all the classic color ways gonna be on ever body feet which is not cool.
only people who wouldnt be cool with this idea are the re-sellers still trying to get $400 & up for some used OG SB'S...here's hoping they finally retro the ROSS DUNKS
you cant call it retro if the shape nowadays is waaaayy off.....dangit!! i really dont like the new toebox!! thumbs up if ya down with me XD
An overpriced market for 2012 SBs will never develop because there is no demand. I really don't understand how people manage to get themselves riled up over these holy sneakers that nobody has given a serious shit about in five years
no wtf are they doing im against retroing sbs that shit aint right then theyre gonna end up like jordans and shit
i hate the whole concept of buying kicks not to where them the more i like them the more i wear them its only todays generation that buys shit not to use it like shopaholic women
i have work shoes too i dont mean beat everything to death. Shitty dunks and reebok battlegrounds. But all other shoes are worn to school gym field anywhere.My old 99 v's crumbled but i still have them. Im gonna go to get a super thin sole put on (like wrestling shoes) and make them gym shoes cause the soles are dead but the uppers got years more of life. All my old unsavable shoes get dissected. I go all the way haha.
I thumbed up your comment digging where you're coming from, but I disagree with the today's generation comment. I'm in my 30's and tend to not wear my sneakers as much as I used to. Some of it has to do with the amount of rotation and most if it has to do with my career not being a place I'd want to wear my sneakers, I'm a union carpenter. As a kid I'd wear my sneakers right out of the store and beat the hell out of them, all of them. Now I tend to want to take care of the items that I was so blahzay about in my youth. Strange? Probably, considering they'll get old and crumble on their own. I retired my IV's from 99' today because of the crumbling and I'd only wore them 8 times in the almost 13 years of ownership. Not at all saying that this is the way to go, just pointing out that it's not always a generational thing. By the way, love the screen name. "say car RamRod". Peace.