Nike SB Archives: The First Series of Dunks

February 25th, 2014 by

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Our Nike SB Archives series began last week with a look at those selected 2005 collaborative efforts known as the ‘Team Manager Series’. In examining those drops, we noted that Nike SB had succeeded in the 2000s where earlier Nike skateboarding efforts had failed, in large part because they learned to embrace the existing structure of independent brands integral to the sport. The genesis of this movement could be seen as early as the very first series of Nike SB Dunk releases from March 2002.

The first four Nike Dunk Low Pro SBs took the Low Pro B that had been fat-laced since around 1999, and further connected it to the streets with a quartet of colorways, each designed by a team rider. It was the start of something incredible, the beginning of a line that transformed sneaker collecting and ushered in a new era with fresh concepts that had never before been applied to footwear. The first set of Nike SB Dunks was a game-changing release; let’s examine each pair in detail:

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