November 17, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
Some have argued that the greatest contribution from the Star Wars x adidas Originals capsule is that the designs are so good, they make the Saga’s symbols relevant even to those who aren’t card carrying sci-fi fans. The same can be said of this new Nike SB Dunk High, though this Tauntaun-inspired colorwayclearly goes about things less directly. Instead of familiar faces and insignias, we get a sick combination of tonal grey suede with varying degrees of nappiness that comes together even with an even colder look than the creature’s home on Hoth. Designer Shawn Baravetto hit the target dead on with this one, though they appeared markedly bluer in the initial preview images which also featured a twill material for the Swoosh and overlay. Would you have preferred the sample style or will you be hitting up your local Nike SB retailer to get in on the neutral goodness? US and Euro skate shops are seillng their Quickstrike shipments as you read this, but perhaps an in-store only policy like the one at the UK’s Scene makes it more enticing to buy them now on eBay.
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