Throughout Nike SB’s history the most popular builds range from the extraordinary crazy (What the Dunks) to the very simple. The Dunk High Pro “T-19” falls into the latter category. The design for this particular Dunk comes from, not surprisingly, one of their team riders. Japanese skateboarding pro Iwasaki Shingo was certainly feeling the color blue when he was told to create his own version of the Dunk. Rather then promoting himself on the sneaker Shingo decided to focus on the skate team that he helped to found, the T-19’s.
Nike SB Dunk High Pro “T-19” uploaded by donthewatcher
Created during the famed Nike SB pink box era Shingo’s Japanese heritage was seen in the simple but stylish style Dunk High. A standout during its release, largely due to a body created from nearly all Sport Royal blue leather. An interesting detail on the design is that besides the usual perforations on the toe for ventilation Shingo added perforations onto the side panel of his Dunk. Offsetting the blue were the additions of a soft white mesh tongue, liner and the classic white midsole. The T-19 logo was placed on the tongue to complete the look of the Dunk. Often complemented with the optional white SB laces the contrast between the blue and white make this a classic SB one that still turns heads to this very day. Although Nike has created sneakers featuring similar looks and builds none have been as successful as the original T-19 Dunk.