Nike Takes Heat Over SB Dunk Nickname

March 14, 2012 BY

RATE THIS
0.00 / 5 (NO VOTES YET)
RATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THISRATE THIS
Loading...Loading...

Sneakers have become a mainstream topic of conversation, but is it for the right reason? Recent stories involving the releases of high-profile items like the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ and the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ have generated quite a bit of controversy, but this latest headline that has been swirling around goes beyond the simple desire of a shoe into an area where ‘controversial’ becomes ‘offensive’ to some. The recently released Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Black & Tan’ was originally intended to help commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with an inspiration from the  popularized alcoholic beverage that mixes a dark beer and a pale ale (typically Guinness and Harp), but it has since come to light that ‘Black And Tans’ also signifies a military group from the early 1900’s that became notorious for attacks on Irish civilian populations.

According to Yahoo, Nike has since issued an apology, but it must be made clear that Nike had no hand in the naming of the ‘Black & Tan’ and that these nicknames (particularly with SB Dunks) are usually generated outside Nike walls. Not since the Nike Air Bakin’ controversy with the ‘Air’ logo has a sneaker caused a level of uproar in a cultural demographic, but it certainly raises awareness on the issue, while inadvertently and inevitably giving the SB Dunks ‘Black & Tan’ a sexier appeal. Your thoughts on the matter? Let us know in the comments area below and cop your own pair from select SB retailers like DQM or on eBay.

 eBay Marketplace Logo "Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 White" "nike Sb dunk black tan"
view all 53 items on ebay
disclaimer
Loading...

Filed under: Dunk Nike SB

Tags:

latest posts
Loading...
Load more posts

Get the latest News and Releases to your inbox

New Videos

Nike x NBA "Statement Uniform" Launch by SneakerNews

The Most Advanced Air Jordan Sneaker Yet by SneakerNews

Popular Posts

730045

Supreme x Nike Air Humara ’17 Releasing FW17 by Sneaker News

729977

What FlyLeather Means For The Future Of Nike Footwear by John Kim

730034

The Jordan Generation Brings In New Design Elements To The Air Jordan 12 by Sneaker News

729878

The Next Wave Of Nike Vapormax Colorways For Fall/Winter Is Coming Soon by Zack Schlemmer

729947

adidas NMD R1 Primeknit With Camo And Pink Hits Releasing In October by Zack Schlemmer

Top Categories

  • Select Category

Archives

Sneaker Archive

MENU