Rock n’ roll and sneakers go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Over the years Nike SB has created a number of music-inspired kicks especially ones based off the instruments used by rock stars. Recently we featured the “Joe Strummer” Dunk Lows and today we take a look at some more Dunks taking styling cues from the Gibson guitar case. Much like Strummer’s guitar distressing the unique look of Gibson’s brown/pink case was a unique look that the SB team wanted to mimic.
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Gibson” uploaded by ess
Although not all Gibson cases have brown/pink combination, many of the most historic and highly valued Les Paul guitars were contained in these unique cases. The look of the Dunk Low took on the personality of the cases. The brown, often distressed brown exterior is transformed into the Dunks upper. The rich brown leather upper is accented with camel accenting on the Swoosh. Black and camel branding is added to the heel and tongue. The brown look flows downward towards the semi-translucent midsole and gum outsole combination. Just like the case, fuzzy pink is featured on the
inside liner of the sneaker. Special insoles featuring spare change, like throwing money into the case of a working artist, finish off the theme of the sneaker.
Whether worn with matching brown laces or the optional pink laces these Dunk Low’s from 2007 stand out from the crowd.