Nike SB takes inspiration from a variety of different things to help create their unique colorways to their sneakers. From alcoholic beverages to television shows the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Oompa Loompa” may be the build that can be spotted for the non-sneaker aficionado. This special colorway was named after and was created from the candy making small men in the childhood classic movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Oompa Loompa” uploaded by ciuffo
As seen in the image above the design of the Dunk Low is directly taken from how the Oompa Loompa’s looked. Done up in all leather their white overalls are represented on a few panels as well as the laces. Their chocolate shirt is seen on the side panel, laces and heel along with the unique placement on the midsole. The Oompa Loompa’s dark green hair are represented strongly on both the liner and outsole, we can’t recall any other Dunk with a dark green sole. To finish if all off their orange tone was set off on the toebox as well as optional fat SB laces.
Created during Nike SB’s famed “pink box” era, probably one of the most recognizable SB Dunks created the sneaker’s released during March of 2005 just before prime chocolate and candy hunting season during Easter. Oompa Loompas (both the characters and sneakers), love them or hate them you probably remember them. The design was so popular in fact they are one of the few that Nike SB turned into socks as well.