Nike SB is toying with a set of throwback MLB colorways in 2022, as we’ve already seen a Dunk Low dressed in the maroon and powder blue donned by the Philadelphia Phillies in eras prior. Another NL East franchise will be joining as we get a first look at a Nike SB Dunk High “Mets”.
Dressed in their signature Away grey uniforms, Nike SB adds the double-layered Swoosh with exposed stitching to mimic the authentic jersey patches used for the player names and team logos. On the interior side of the tongue is a purple circle with a number 7, an obvious nod to the 7-train that connects the Willets Point Blvd. station to either Flushing Main St. or Hudson Yards. The opposite tongue features a red apple with a miniature Mets skyline logo with “Home Run”, a call-out to the stadium’s giant apple at center field that pops up while a Home player rounds the bases after blasting a no-doubter.
While these are clearly a must for any fan of the Metropolitans, he connection that Nike SB has with the New York Mets starts all the way back in 2002 with the first-ever series of SB Dunks. Danny Supasirirat aka Danna Supa, given the opportunity to color his own Dunk model, quickly looked to New York sports teams for inspiration; he arrived at an orange blaze and game royal colorway with white, quickly appealing to the New York skate community.
Release info has not yet been confirmed, so stay tuned for updates.
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