March 31, 2011 BY Aaron Kr.
Every exhibit of the ShoeZeum is arranged with a calculated deliberation. What may appear like a labyrinth of sneaker displays is actually a meticulous arrangement of items, an exacting process that follows the Nike history of footwear development to a tee. Right in the middle of the Air Jordan section of ShoeZeum is the Nike Dunk exhibit, consisting of several clusters of Nike Dunk Lows and Highs, separated by theme and sub-category. As we all know, the Nike Dunk served as the blueprint of the Air Jordan 1. With that in mind, the Nike Dunk exhibit suddenly becomes less of a random placement, and it becomes clear that Geller places the Dunk at the heart of the Jordan display for a reason.
Some of the more notable Dunk displays located at the center is the Nike ‘JorDunk’ display, which features all of the Nike Dunks inspired by classic Air Jordans. One that is close to Jordan’s heart is the ‘Diamond’ table, which features the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Tiffany’ as well as this own ‘Diamond’ Dunks – the very shoes he wore to his wedding. On conveyor belts are the early-2000s Pro B releases – fat-tongued Dunks that were produced before Nike SB was unveiled – as well as the Paul Brown and Danny Supa SB Dunks from the first-ever series of Nike SB.
The crown jewel of the Nike Dunk exhibit is the Nike SB Dunk display, which houses a vast collection of the Nike SB Dunk releases from 2003 to 2006. It includes all five Supreme x Nike SB collaborations, two of the Medicom Toy collaborations, and almost every other popular SB Dunk that would fetch hundreds and hundreds of dollars. The highlight of the exhibit is the entire City Series, which includes New York, London, Tokyo, and Paris, as well as a 1-of-30 SB Dunk ‘Pigeon’ with Jeff Staple’s logo and numbered designation lasered on the inner heel of the shoe. Sitting on its own pedestal is the ‘What The Dunk’, a mosaic of Nike SB Dunks of the past, and the rare Nike SB Dunk jacket, looking over the Nike SB Dunk collection like a lighthouse guiding inquiring minds closer and closer to the display.
Fortunately, this isn’t the end of the Nike SB Dunk exhibit, as countless more special colorways and releases of both SB and non-SB varieties are sprinkled all around the rest of the ShoeZeum. A huge display of general releases is located upstairs, and the many themed exhibits house other versions as well. As Sneaker News explores the rest of the ShoeZeum, you’ll certainly catch a few Nike Dunks in it’s necessary places, so stay alert! Jordan’s got another great introduction video below, so continue reading to check it out, and remember to head to Sneaker News HD for the full gallery and feature!