July 21, 2011 BY John Kim
We’ve been through this before, haven’t we? As recently as this past April, another ‘hyped’ Nike SB Dunk release was rumored to be cancelled due to copyright mumbo-jumbo, leading to a hike in prices on eBay. Just a few weeks after the originally set release date of April 20th, the Cheech and Chong SB Dunk High was in fact released to the public. A similar path is being taken by the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Light Out’, designed to commemorate the final season of the widely-popular hit show Entourage. After initial reports of a quickstrike ‘GR’ release later in the year was rumored, SB Dunk fans were disappointed to hear that this shoe was strictly a Friends & Family product as HBO would not allow Nike to release a shoe with the trademark Entourage show logos. More recently, sneaker re-seller croatianstyle added fuel to the fire by tweeting a picture of his own personal stash of the Entourage Dunks, further confirming claims of a cancelled release.
However, new rumors of the possible release of the ‘Lights Out’ SB Dunk have surfaced; news of a possible August 2011 quickstrike release has been floating around, but more interestingly, a release on 11/11/11, pushed by Nike as well as the crew at Entourage, has been stirring about as well. One would think that all of this confusion/cancellation could be avoided by releasing the shoe without any of the Entourage symbolism, but based on previous tales from the Nike SB vault of unreleased specialty shoes, a ‘lite’ version may not occur. So what are your thoughts? Will these stay forever in the Friends & Family category and never be made available to the public, or do you have faith that Nike SB and the participants over at HBO will let these run free in the retail market? Check out the new images of the Entourage x Nike SB Dunk Low courtesy of ShoeWolf and let us know what your thoughts are, and if you’re willing to pay up the big prices for a pair, check out the available pairs now on eBay.