March 5, 2010 BY John Kim
Recently Sneaker News previewed an upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low Quickstrike that was thought to be a St. Patrick’s Day colourway. Given the color-blocking and release timing of the pair, making the St. Patty’s Day connection seemed obvious, but the beer-drenched holiday actually has no bearing on the inspiration behind the colourway. The shoe is actually a tribute to a small pam tree that grew on the steps of the Wallenberg Four, a famous skate spot in San Francisco. The midsole represents the second step of the Wallenberg Four, with the dark-grey colored upper midsole assuming the role as the waxed ledge. The insoles are a close-up image of the tree that rooted itself in the historic skater landmark. Check out new images of the shoe as well as the tree that “planted” the idea behind these SB Dunks. via ctothejl.