October 15, 2012 BY John Kim
The landscape of Nike Skateboarding has changed quite a bit since it first opened up in 2002. Today, it’s the series of pro-models in the name of Koston, Janoski, Rodriguez that dominatesthe scene, but for the first four years SB’s existence, it was all about the SB Dunk. The Dunk experienced an easy transition into the skate scene because the Dunk was already a popular skate-shoe option in the 80’s and 90’s, but in the 2000’s the SB Dunk was the object of sever desire for sneaker collectors around the world. Artistic collaborations with Supreme, Pushead, Zoo York, and transformed the SB Dunk into a rehashed skate shoe to a legend and firestarter of the sneaker culture today, so we’ll focus this week on five notable SB Dunk Lows that paved the way.
Starting off, we’ll take a look at this August 2005 release of the Nike SB Dunk Low, designed by Nick Diamond of Diamond Supply Co. as part of the ‘Team Manager’ series. The Team Manager series included this SB Dunk as well the Zoom Team Edition, the Zoom FC, the Blazer, and another pair of Dunks (by Stussy). There’s no question that the pink-box Diamond Supply Co. design was the most coveted of the bunch, as it borrowed the iconic colors of Tiffany & Co. to create this luxurious pair – unquestionably one of the most popular SB Dunk Lows of all-time. More of this Classics Revisited below, so take a look and stay tuned for more SB Dunk Low goodness as the week rolls along.
Nike SB Dunk Low