What Do You Think?: SB Dunk Classics Re-releasing in Different Form
We can’t recall the number of instances we’ve reverently looked back at the history of the Nike SB Dunk and the unorthodox path of travel it took to the status of legends. The shoes acted more like wearable pieces of art that the Nike team riders, skateshops, and artists got to go all out on, utilizing colors and materials that no other shoe at the time even thought of employing. The first two seasons of Dunk drops definitely hold that hero status for being the first of the wave, but it was the silver and pink-box era that really stepped it up in terms of creativity. Shoes like Diamond Supply Co.’s Dunk Lows, the UNKLE high-tops, the Jedis, and the like represent that sick time of SB dominance, but they were treasured more for their probable “one and done” release which made them true collectors items. Recent developments have a high-top version of the aforementioned Diamond Supply Co. Dunk pegged as a future release, and the response has been rather mixed for a number of reasons.
While the possibility of variations of classic SB Dunks was something we could only dream about, it looks like we’re approaching a reality. While there hasn’t been anything solidly confirmed yet regarding the Diamond Supply Co. Nike SB Dunk High (although Nick Diamond did hint at an upcoming SB collaboration), the “Retro” of SB Dunks in different from (i.e. a Low as a High, a High as Low, and so on) has internet chatter at an all-time high. The concept is playful, but it speaks on Nike Skateboarding’s inability to get truly creative with new designs and a refusal to let icons stay icons. What do you think about some of the greatest Nike SB Dunks returning in an altered Dunk form? Or better yet, what do you think about SB going full-on Retro? Get the discussion going in today’s What Do You Think? topic below.
Nike is just waiting for the right amount of demand for something like this. The internets are not buzzing enough with a demand for an SB retro onslaught yet. You better believe it is something that Nike is going to do, all the way back to the Thanksgiving Dunks, but then, with the way they do business they will go overboard and make packs that use the OG color-ways and force feed and flood the market like they do with JB, and then the fun is gone. If they keep it simple and bring back what the people really want then the "new" SB Dunks might have a new life breathed into it as well...
@sneakernews oh gaaaaaaaawd
@sneakernews crazy but wonderfull
@sneakernews stoops same show just high tops reverse color or something make it different from the lows
@sneakernews when they came out ?
@sneakernews not really crazy it would be the same custom we see every year step it up
I'm down. I skate the shits. It sucks when sneakernerds buy fucking size runs and resell them thus depriving real skateboarders from putting the shoe to the use they were actually meant for. If you squids only knew the shoes I skated and tossed you would lose sleep.
I'm DEFINITELY on these....but this just shows the severity of the decline in Nike SB Dunks over the past 3-5 years. No great colorways, boring ass designs. It sucks that Nike has to continually GO BACK to old styles to keep buyers happy.
Somebody once said Nike should do all the early SBs collabs and QSs into reverse meaning the "What the Dunk" would be retroed into a High Dunk instead of a low. I think it's a alright idea. I mean Nicky did say this wasn't the collab, but included was a all-black low dunk in the future. So we will have to wait and see what happens in 2014.
great idea because the people with the og pairs wont be unhappy with the fact everyone now has their shoe an the people who didnt get them the first time have a greater chance now , OMG if some supreme highs release.........
I really wouldn't call these retros because unlike the originals they are high tops, not to mention the original was not a diamond collab.
@iname i agree with you on the low/high part but the first one was a collab (they released as part of the manager series with the stussys)