Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Takashi”

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Takashi"

The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Takashi” was first released in March of 2003 as part of the third “pack” of colorways that also releases of the “Futura’s”, “Bison’s”, and the third Dunk High “Hulks.” Designed and named after the famous Japanese singer Takashi Hosokawa, these sneakers featured a much more simpler approach to color palettes and use of different materials. Though many #sneakerholics in America may not have heard of him, the Takashi name has stuck around with many future SB releases, usually deriving from this original colorway of black and metallic gold.

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Takashi" uploaded by pkballr

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Takashi” uploaded by pkballr

A definite nod to one of the original Air Jordan 1 colorways that was highly limited during their initial release in 1984, the “Takashi” Dunk Low Pro SB takes away some of the same color blockings when paired with these kicks. A metallic gold swoosh with the same color heel tab make up most of the colors, while a white midsole and black sole occupies the rest. The sneakers also features both regular leather and suede, with the latter making up rear and frontal sections while the former making up the medial and toe box.  A solid, simple colorway featured in a park that saw mostly earth toned and neutral colors, the “Takashi” stands alone by being not only representative to the roots of the Nike Dunk with Air Jordan, but also being a very uni-lateral piece of footwear. Make sure to break them out this month if you have them in your collections and add your stories about them here.

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