2003 was technically Nike SB‘s second official year of existence and they started the year off with a bang. With no releases during the first two months of the year Nike SB retailers and fans were treated to four Dunk releases during the month of March. Of the four, three of the colorways were Dunk Low’s while the sneaker we are featuring today, the “Hulks”, were the only Dunk High. Only the third hightop up to that point of SB’s short lifespan, the design followed the first two with an all-suede build. This particular look was designed by skater Todd Jordan, who had his hands on quite a number of early Dunk builds and like the others gained momentum after its initial release.
Nike SB Dunk High “Hulk”
The green tones used on the design of the Dunk High “Hulk” are often compared to the previously released “Lodens,” both standouts in the current day. Originally the design apparently was supposed to have a camouflage influence as well as have tumbled leather inserts rather than full suede. But at the end of the day the combination of Camper Green and Deep Forest won out. The two tones taking up most of the suede upper of the Dunk with a black leather Swoosh and black midsole added to complete the look. Like the High’s released during that time the tongue was not stuffed and the SB tag was not seen on the tongue tag yet. The nickname even came after it’s release for its comparison to Marvel’s large hero. Initially one of the many overlooked SB releases, 10 years after it’s release the Dunk High “Hulk” is highly sought after and a worthy addition to any #sneakerholics collection.