Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Supa”

Danny Supa Nike SB AdDanny Supa Nike Dunk Low Ad courtesy of N-SB.org

In 2002, Nike launched the Nike Skateboarding brand. Although they had created a variety of skateboarding specific shoes before, this was the first time they had a team of skateboarders under its own SB sub-brand. One of the team riders who helped launch Nike SB into the spotlight was Danny Supa.

Supa, a goofy-footed skater from New York City, was chosen as the first of the newly assembled team to have a signature colorway released. Supa’s New York Knicks inspired colorway of the Nike Dunk Low helped launch the new skate-ready version of the former basketball shoe. The Nike Dunk Low Pro B featured a more substantial amount of cushioning than the traditional Nike Dunk thanks to Zoom Air, as well as padding around the collar and a stuffed tongue. Initially, the Nike Skateboarding series of Dunks struggled to compete with other skate shoes on the market. However, we all know how that changed.

The Nike Dunk Low Pro B colorway by Danny Supa, commonly referred to as the Supa SB Dunks, has become one of the most highly collectible shoes from the initial years of Nike SB. There are a number of other popular “orange box” Nike SB releases from the initial launch ten years ago this month, like colorways by Reese Forbes, Gino Iannucci, Richard Mulder and others, that we still need uploaded to the wiki. Let us know if you can help us out with an upload.

Nike Dunk Low Pro B uploaded by Ben "Slam" DunkleyNike Dunk Low Pro B uploaded by Ben “Slam” Dunkley

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s