Posted on January 25, 2011 in
Nike SB have this week released the all new Nike Dunk Pro SB with an in-store only low top in a Bison/Varsity Purple colourway designed by Theotis Beasley.
The Dunk originally debuted as a basketball shoe way back in 1985 but was quickly adopted by skateboarders as it’s construction and materials perfectly suited their needs.
The Dunk, without doubt, has become one of the most iconic and influential skate shoes of all time and it was no wonder that the style became the cornerstone of the Nike SB range when launched back in 2002.
So to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the SB Dunk, Nike’s athletes and design team have scrutinised the shoe and completely revamped it to add comfort, support and withstand the rigours of modern day skateboarding.
The shoe’s silhouette hasn’t changed and at a casual glance, the Dunk appears the same. However under closer examination (and once it’s on your foot) the updates become more apparent…
THE UPPER – features a simple but effective hidden lace system offering lace protection, and a turn and stitch toe that adds durability.
A REDESIGNED OUTSOLE – offers more grip and the cupsole has been cored out (reducing weight and bringing the foot lower to the board). A ‘Phylon’ midsole has replaced the original EVA wedge and it’s light, flexible and offers more cushioning.
INTERNALLY – seams near the toe have been moved to eliminate pressure points and heel lining pods have been added to enhance the fit and prevent heel slippage.
The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Premium in Bison/Varsity Purple is available (in limited numbers) from our Bournemouth store.