Words by Corey Copeland
As 2017 winds down Nike is gearing up to celebrate “15 Years of SB Dunk.” As part of the celebration, the company is revisiting the iconic designs which founded the Nike skateboarding imprint 15 years ago.
After signing a two year deal, Danny Supa’s original namesake SB Dunk Low silhouette has been upgraded to a high-top in his return to team Nike SB.
If you are unfamiliar with the history, consider this your introduction to The Source Magazine’s school of culture. We teach for free but pay attention so you can get the latest on other stylings from this collection.
Nike SB began in 2002, aimed at competing with established skate brands such as DC and Vans. The first silhouettes much like the street skaters who inspired them, they were rugged and raw. Supa, a Bronx, NY native rose to fame in the late 90’s by skating through NYC. Dazzling fans with raw footage of him doing ollies and kick-flips over large gaps.
The original “colors by” shoe was released in 2002. The shoe pays tribute to his hometown and the hometown team. This retro release mirrors it’s “OG” counterpart. The shoe features a white and orange leather upper, accented with royal blue laces, swoosh’s, outsole and tongue branding which bares the Nike SB logo. The midsole and mesh tongue are white, which is complemented by a royal blue bottom.
These are perfect for the Knicks fan in your life. With a white Knicks Starter jacket you will feel like, “you got the juice now.”With these colors don’t be surprised if you spot these beauties court-side at MSG on Spike Lee. If you jumped ship with Melo,’ these can still match your brand new OKC jersey.
This shoe is rather simple but is still guaranteed heat. Although originally designed for skateboarders, the Nike SB line has become a staple in streetwear. If you don’t want to break the bank on Jordans or Foamposite you can count on the Nike SB Dunk to be to on your side.
Retailing for $110, the orange complements the fall season. If you want these on nike.com now! The new “Danny Supa” SB Dunk High was released on October 7,2017. In-store purchases will only available at select Nike skate shops. If you can’t find your size go to after-market retailer, Kixify or check Ebay.