Needless to say if there was no Phil Knight there would be no Nike. The story of Nike goes as such, Knight was a graduate of the University of Oregon where he ran track under then coach Bill Bowerman, who would later help co-found Blue Ribbon Sports which turned into Nike. Initially selling his designs out of his Plymouth Valiant at track meets, Knight’s vision and drive created the biggest sneaker brand in the world. From running to basketball to skateboarding, Nike changed the way footwear was perceived by the public. There are a few things in the world that Phil Knight has an undying love for and the University of Oregon is one of them. A major sponsor himself and with Nike, the Oregon alumn will represent green and yellow until his dying day. One of the first special colorways from Nike Skateboarding (Nike SB) was dedicated to the Nike founder.
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Buck” uploaded by DruNYC
As with most Nike SB Dunk Low designs back in ’03 the design is simple. The upper created using a mixture of Classic Green suede with Del Sol yellow to represent the University of Oregon. White leather paneling is coupled with black on the tongue and liner to complete the coloring on the sneaker. On the heel the normal Nike logo is replaced with Buck, which was Knight’s nickname in college, which he received running track. One of the most sought after Dunk Low’s from the silver-box era, where do the Dunk Low “Buck” fall in your top Nike SB builds?