One thing that is an important part of the sneaker community is the creativity that goes into the design of the sneakers. Nike has done a great job of finding inspiration for colorways, especially Nike SB, and the early days of the company’s move into skateboard shoes. In the early 2000’s they began making skate versions of a former basketball shoe, the Nike Dunk. The skate edition featured a stuffed tongue and the Low Pro SB name that helped distinguish it from other designs of this now famous sneaker.
Looking through the Sneakerpedia wiki, we came across the page of our friend Sergio (@Kid_Sneakerness) from Sneakerness (@sneakerness). His collection is quite impressive but it’s one shoe that released around this day in June, 7 years ago, that we’re focusing on today.
The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Jedi colorway was one of the most memorable “inspired by” colorways to ever be placed on the Dunk silhouette. The stories of its inspiration have taken different paths since 2004, some say that it was the Star Wars character, Yoda, whose outfit was the thought behind the colors of the tumbled leather and top-grain nubuck upper. While other sneaker enthusiasts maintain that the Neon laces and contrasting stitching were chosen because they resembled the brightness of a lightsaber. We like to think both are a perfect reason that The Force is still strong in this “Jedi.”